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Your identity is secured by TWO Caesar ciphers! [Chet Chat Podcast 217]


Listen to the latest episode of our computer security podcast - from cyberd├ętente to cyberknitting...

Cryptocurrency startup Gemcoin busted for alleged $32m Ponzi scheme


The US SEC broke up an alleged scheme that promised to mine amber and pay profits in cryptocurrency.

Would you like to buy a Replay? 60 Second Security

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Founder of collapsed Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox arrested, charged again

Mt. Gox infamously imploded with hundreds of thousands of bitcoins "missing."

Finding out what happened is an ongoing exercise...

"The breach lasted a year. Or was it two?" [Chet Chat Podcast 213]

Join Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our security podcast.

A fun quarter-hour of "news you can use"...

That's "Dead PIGEON", not "Dead PARROT"! 60 Second Security

Our weekly 1-minute security video.

Forget dead's the Dead Pigeon sketch.

Law enforcement is learning to navigate the Dark Web

INTERPOL trains law enforcement to navigate the Darknet

Police from 11 countries got to role-play as vendors, buyers and admins on a virtual Darknet, replete with illicit marketplaces and cryptocurrencies.

Mt. Gox founder Mark Karpeles arrested - but not over missing Bitcoinage

Mt. Gox founder Mark Karpeles has always denied any wrongdoing in the implosion of his Bitcoin exchange.

But he's just been arrested anyway, apparently for overstating his financial situation by US$1,000,000 almost a year before the bankruptcy..

DEA agent who lined his pockets with Silk Road bitcoins pleads guilty


Carl Force confessed to routing bitcoins into his own accounts while investigating the black market site.

Silk Road coupon forger charged with wire fraud

Silk Road coupon forger charged with wire fraud

US law enforcement's infiltration and takedown of the Silk Road underground marketplace has turned up yet another court case, with a New Orleans man charged with selling counterfeit shopping coupons through the site, and its successors, on an epic scale.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Here are last week's stories in one convenient place so you can catch up on what you missed!

Feds subpoena Reddit for personal info of dark web forum members


The subpoena demands information on five users of the Darknet Markets subreddit, all of whom discussed the recent fall of Evolution, a mega-mart for drugs.

Dark Web's 'Evolution' market vanishes along with $12 million

Dark Web's 'Evolution' market vanishes along with $12 million

The owners of the drugs/guns/malware market 'Evolution' have vanished with about $12 million in Bitcoin.

Fancy a cryptocoin miner with your Torrent client? "Foistware" back in the spotlight...


If product X suddenly wants you to install product Y as a "recommended extra", is that a good thing or a bad one?

In the latest brouhaha, X = torrent client and Y = cryptocoin miner...

Hackers force closure of Canadian Bitcoin exchange Cavirtex

Broken Bitcoin. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Canada's largest Bitcoin exchange - Cavirtex - has announced its closure, saying the latest in a string of hacking attacks may have left hashed passwords and 2FA "secrets" compromised.

The end of the Silk Road for Dread Pirate Roberts - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our weekly "60 Second Security" video.

Enjoy a fresh and entertaining take on the latest security news in just one minute...

SSCC 180 - Surely zero-days come from cybercrooks, not from Silicon Valley? [PODCAST]

Enjoy the first 2015 episode of our popular weekly security podcast.

In this episode: zero-day politics, leaky security features, Bitcoin news, and a shout out to our New Year #sophospuzzle winners!

Bitstamp loses $5 million in BTC after security breach, suspends service

Bitstamp logo

Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp suspended operations on Monday after hackers swiped up to 19,000 bitcoins (worth approximately $5.2m) over the weekend.

The mystery of the missing Bitcoins - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's this week's 60 Second Security video for your viewing pleasure. the news in just one minute!

Japanese newspaper makes bold claim about Mt Gox's giant 2014 Bitcoin loss

Japan-based Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox imploded in 2014 with the loss of $0.5B's worth of Bitcoins.

The question is, "Where did they go?"