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Camelot warns of ‘low level’ National Lottery hack

Image copyright Camelot National Lottery owner Camelot has warned of a “low level” cyber-attack that affected 150 customer accounts. It has asked all of its customers to change the passwords on their accounts as a precaution. The hackers used credentials gleaned from a list circulated on the internet to get ...

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Virtual cash helps cyber-thieves launder money, research suggests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cyber-thieves are moving away from Bitcoin to other digital cash systems, suggests research Crypto-currencies and digital cash systems have become a key way for cyber-thieves to launder stolen funds, suggests research. Alongside its use in ransomware, virtual cash was also helping clean up other ...

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The German entrepreneurs celebrating their mistakes

Image caption Max Riedel speaking at one of Berlin’s “Failure Nights” Max Riedel has just admitted to losing hundreds of thousands of euros before the age of 30, and he is being enthusiastically applauded. The Berlin-born business owner is addressing an unusual audience – young techies gathered on a Thursday ...

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Cryptocurrency ad bans are a step in the right direction – TechCrunch

Google just banned cryptocurrency and ICO ads, a move that follows Facebook’s decision to do the same. The language is stark: You are no longer allowed to advertise “Cryptocurrencies and related content (including but not limited to initial coin offerings, cryptocurrency exchanges, cryptocurrency wallets, and cryptocurrency trading advice).” This is ...

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