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CoinHoarder Steals Over $50 Million in Cryptocurrencies Using Google Ads

According to a report published Wednesday, February 14th by Cisco’s Talos Intelligence Group, a team of Ukrainian hackers dubbed CoinHoarder has stolen more than $50 million in cryptocurrency from users who were under the impression they were accessing Blockchain.info, one of the most popular providers of virtual currency wallets. The report details how thieves preyed on their victims using a ...

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News Site Salon Gives Users ‘Choice’ To See Ads Or Min… | News

American news outlet Salon is now offering visitors the bizarre option of either disabling their ad blockers or allowing Salon to access a visitor’s “unused computing power”, a veiled way of apparently asking users to allow Salon to mine cryptocurrency via the user’s computer. Salon frames its request to users around supporting the company, stating in a pop-up on the ...

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ClearCoin Is Ready to Fight the Growing Trend of Digital Ads Fraud

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. The digital ads market has grown to more than $550 billion. But who will fight the fraud? Digital advertising is ...

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Regulators Pressuring Google To Follow Facebook In Banning Ads Related To Binary Options, ICOs, And Cryptocurrencies

Following Facebook’s announcement last week that it was banning all advertising for binary options, cryptocurrencies, and initial coin offerings (ICOs), a Canadian regulator has called on Google to do the same. On January 30th, Facebook announced it was banning all advertising for binary options, cryptocurrencies, and ICOs following pressure from the FBI and Canadian securities regulators, as both groups step-up investigations into ...

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Bitcoin-related Super Bowl ads Spark Some Major Discussions

The yearly Super Bowl event is mainly known for its interesting commercial and half-time shows. Even though it’s sports event watched by millions around the world, the ads are always most talked about. This year, we have seen a surprising as by TD Ameritrade talking about Bitcoin futures. This took a lot of people by surprise. Additionally, there’s also a ...

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With China Tightening Regulations, Crypto-related Ads… | News

Cryptocurrency-related advertisements have stopped appearing on Chinese search engine Baidu and social media platform Weibo, amidst reports of China’s government tightening cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offering regulations on Sunday, Feb. 4. The Financial Times of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) was told today, Feb. 4, that China will further increase regulatory pressure on cryptocurrency exchange sites and Initial Coin ...

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Those ‘Crypto Genius’ Ads Cost James Altucher $2.7 Million

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. “The face of bitcoin” — that’s how one recent article described James Altucher, the self-proclaimed “crypto genius” behind those online advertisements that seem to have stalked you since the first time you typed “Bitcoin” into Google. Altucher’s ads follow cryptocurrency enthusiasts everywhere. Twitter? Yes. YouTube? You betcha. ...

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Facebook Bans Cryptocurrency Ads | Is Fraud to Blame?

Social Media Giant Facebook Bans Cryptocurrency Ads In what comes as a somewhat unsurprising move, social media giant Facebook has now banned all ads that promote cryptocurrencies — including bitcoin and ICOs — to protect its users from deceptive financial products and services. Source: Facebook As a result of Facebook’s new policy, we won’t be able to see ads featuring ...

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Malicious YouTube Ads Secretly Used By Cryptojackers To Mine Cryptocurrencies

Cryptojackers have been hijacking YouTube ads to harness viewers computer processing power in order to mine digital currencies, in this case, Monero. The issue was reported by technology publication and science Ars Technica after people took to social media to report that antivirus programs had detected cryptocurrency malware on YouTube.  Attackers abused Google’s DoubleClick, which develops and provides internet ad ...

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YouTube CoinHive Hack | Ads Hijacked for Cryptocurrency Mining

Have you ever visited or watched a video on the Website YouTube? I’m sure most of us have at some point. Last week it was discovered, in a YouTube ad hack, that hackers have used the video streaming giant to mine cryptocurrency on users computers. Just recently the company started implementing more advertisements into its videos, as it has always ...

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