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Japan’s NEC buys Swiss software company Avaloq

Japan's NEC agrees to purchase Switzerland's largest software provider Avaloq to banks for SFr2.05bn ($2.2bn). The purchase is NEC's biggest raid into the worldwide fintech space as...

Twitter CEO sees Bitcoin and blockchain as part of platform’s future

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has since lauded the concept of cryptocurrency, specifically, Bitcoin, and blockchain. How will this shape the platform's future? Twitter is a...

Man offered $1M in Bitcoin to plant malware

A Russian national offered to pay a man US$1 million in Bitcoin or cash to install malware on his employer's computer system. The Russian...

Regulators shut down BitMEX in Ontario

Canadian regulators have forced the BitMEX cryptocurrency exchange to halt operations in the province of Ontario. The BitMEX shutdown was carried out due to the...

Browser-based cryptojacking surges to 163%

Cybersecurity company Symantec reports that there's been a massive 163% surge in browser-based cryptojacking in Q2 2020. The company notes that there had previously been...

Illegal dark web marketplace mysteriously went offline

A popular dark web marketplace popular for its wide offerings of illegal drugs and substances mysteriously went offline recently. As of this writing, the dark...

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