CookieMiner Malware Tries to Hack Mac Users’ Cryptocurrency Exchange Accounts, Report

A new form of malware steals cookies from cryptocurrency exchanges and other data in an attempt to hack user accounts, cybersecurity research team Palo Alto Networks reported on Jan. 31. CookieMiner, a progression of OSX.DarthMiner, is a malware targets Mac users, stealing saved Google Chrome passwords, iPhone SMS messages and…

Canadian Cryptocurrency Exchange QuadrigaCX Files for Creditor Protection in Nova Scotia

Following months of financial and legal troubles, major Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX has filed for creditor protection, according to an official announcement on Jan. 31. Per a statement on the exchange’s website, the firm filed an application for creditor protection in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court today in compliance with…

Top Exchange Binance Adds Support for Credit Card Purchases of Major Cryptos

Leadingcryptocurrency exchangeBinance is adding support for credit card crypto purchases through its partnership with payment processor Simplex, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Jan. 31. Changpeng Zhao, Binance’s CEO, said that the firm “want[s] to provide Binance traders with fast and easy access to crypto, in the most…

Report: Alipay and WeChat Pay Require Huobi to Remove Payment Methods from OTC Desk

Alipay and WeChat Pay reportedly requested that crypto exchangeHuobi remove their payment services from its over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk, local media agency Sina reported on Jan. 25. Major Chinese digital payments providers, Alibaba’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Pay, have reportedly sent legal letters to Huobi, claiming that using both their…

Untraceable Payments and Unlinkable Transactions: Startup Offers “New Generation” Coin

A startup named Pyrex says it has created the “next generation cryptocurrency,” which enables untraceable payments and unlinkable transactions. Its ecosystem includes three separate but interchangeable blockchain payment methods, together with its own crypto bank, cloud mining platform and multi-currency exchange. Secure and private The first blockchain payment method is…

Report: New Zealand Cryptopia Exchange Hack Continues

Two weeks after it first reported a hack, New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia is still compromised by cyber criminals, according to a blog post from blockchain infrastructure firm Elementus on Jan. 29. The exchange suspended services after detecting a major hack that reportedly “resulted in significant losses” on Jan. 15.…