One afternoon I followed Heather West, a detective reviewing the gray compliments in the license plate database, and Josh Terry, an analyst who discovered the kidnapper with a Cowboys jacket, to fly a drone over a park where a city golf course stands on the edge of town. West was on command; Terry followed the drone’s path in the sky and maintained a “situational awareness” for the crew; another detective focused on the iPad, showing what the drone saw, as opposed to where and how it was flying. Of all the devices under the hood at the real-time crime center,
The rising incidents of hacking worldwide are not just having financial implications on companies, but they are also denting their brand credibility and taking customers away from them. Compounding the problem is the fact that as per a recent report by Sophos only 8% of Indian IT managers have a skilled cybersecurity team. The scarcity of talent in enterprise cybersecurity means that the demand for cybersecurity professionals is quite high and the job role is emerging as a high-paying option. Ethical hacking is fast-emerging as a good career choice for tech professionals. What is ethical hacking? Hacking is a process of finding vulnerabilities in a
Analytics firm Coinfirm says the US Department of Justice (DOJ)’s seizure of digital assets associated with the now-defunct Silk Road left behind tokens worth millions of dollars. According to Coinfirm, there are still valuable balances held on forked addresses originating from that wallet. On November 5, the DOJ announced that a hacker known as Individual X had cooperated with law enforcement and agreed to relinquish control of over $1 billion worth of bitcoins. At the time of the seizure of the 69,370 BTC, news.Bitcoin.com reported the DOJ confirming that 1HQ3-the address that was controlled by Individual X also contained approximately 69,370 BCH, BTG, and BSV.
Bitcoin is back in the news. As a wave of institutional liquidity pours into Bitcoin’s markets, even some of its staunchest critics are finding it hard to dismiss the 12-year-old asset as its price surges to new all-time highs. At the very least, these past three years have proven that Bitcoin is certainly not dead. At the most, it gives credence to the investment thesis of its most bullish proponents: that it is one of the most revolutionary technologies of its time. Subscribe to Blockchain Bites, our daily update with the latest stories. SUBSCRIBEBy signing up, you will receive emails about CoinDesk products and you agree to our terms &
As dogecoin’s frenzy keeps making the headlines in the crypto sphere, some people are not happy with it. Billy Markus, Dogecoin’s cofounder, has been a target of long-lasting online harassment, which still doesn’t end, he claims. Markus Sold All His Doge in 2015 The so-called meme coin, DOGE skyrocketed well over 325% in a single day, specifically on January 29, 2021. The dynamic was the similar one followed by the Gamestop/Wallstreetbets saga. In this case, a Reddit group called Satoshistreetbets was allegedly behind the recent dogecoin’s pump. However, Markus, also known in the crypto industry as “Shibetoshi Nakamoto,” published some
This past week, another social media trend started on the Reddit forum r/wallstreetbets, which aims to initiate a large silver short squeeze in order to push the price of the precious metal to $1,000 per ounce. However, the silver squeeze trend comes with controversy, as numerous wallstreetbets supporters believe hedge funds like Melvin Capital and Citadel are behind the silver push. The Controversial ‘Silver Squeeze’ During the last week, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the wallstreetbets (WSB) saga taking place on social media forums and the infamous subreddit r/wallstreetbets. Since the mega short squeeze on the Gamestop (GME) shares, the squeeze maneuver