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NBA and NFL players allegedly targeted in social media phishing scam

The Department of Justice has charged two men who hacked social media accounts belonging to pro NBA and NFL players. Image: Patrick Lux/Getty Images By Matt Binder2020-09-30 23:22:43 UTC Two men were charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly hacking the social media accounts of NBA and NFL players.  Both men, Ronnie Magrehbi,…

KuCoin hack turns Uniswap into crypto laundromat

Uniswap has become a popular place for laundering stolen coins. Several projects appear to be less decentralized than expected. KuCoin hack teaches us a couple of costly lessons about the decentralized finance (DeFi) industry. Some of them may become a revelation for investors. KuCoin's story: the summary On 25 September, an unknown hacker exploited the…

Palantir’s big day and the six degrees of Peter Thiel (PLTR)

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. If you're not already subscribed, click here to get Insider Tech in your inbox every week. This week: Palantir's long path and the omnipresence of Peter ThielToday is the day that Palantir begins trading as…

Build The Truth Block By Block

Chief Evangelist at Rockmetric. CXO Advisor, Author, Startup Mentor, TEDx Speaker and Dogfather. getty There is nothing new about fake news. It has been in existence for centuries, albeit without t…

Reef Finance Raises $3.9M for Cross-Chain DeFi on Polkadot

Sep 30, 2020 at 13:00 UTCAs the limitations and costs of running decentralized finance (DeFi) apps on Ethereum continue to ride high, a growing list of projects are lining up on competing blockchains.Adding to this trend, Polkadot-based Reef Finance has closed a $3.9 million seed funding round for its cross-chain suite of DeFi services, the…

Negotiating with Ransomware Gangs

Really interesting conversation with someone who negotiates with ransomware gangs: For now, it seems that paying ransomware, while obviously risky and empowering/encouraging ransomware attackers, can perhaps be comported so as not to break any laws (like anti-terrorist laws, FCPA, conspiracy and others) ­ and even if payment is arguably unlawful, seems unlikely to be prosecuted.…