Bitcoin exceed $4k mark

At the moment of press, Bitcoin price is $4055.2 at Bitfinex
18 September 2017   429

The crypto-currencies market demonstrates confident recovery after a deep recession caused by events in China. In particular, today, on September 18, at the popular Hong Kong crypto-exchange Bitfinex, the price of bitcoin again returned to values above $ 4000 ($4061): 

Bitfinex Bitcoin price chart
Bitfinex Bitcoin price chart

At the moment, all other cryptocurrencies are restoring their positions. 

Top ten cryptocurrencies
Top ten cryptocurrencies

As you can see on the screenshot above, Ethereum (18.32%), NEM (17,79%) and IOTA (23,72%) are showing the faster growth. 

Currently, the market capitalization of the crypto currencies is $ 137.3 billion (on Friday, September 15, this figure fell below the $ 100 billion mark). The index of bitcoin dominance is 47.7%.

Tesla's cloud account hacked to mine cryptocurrency

Independent security group discovered Tesla's cloud account being hacked and infected with a miner-virus
21 February 2018   23

Cryptocurrencies are on the rise and all sorts of shady characters are trying to get in with dubious methods. Recent string of hacking attacks is a perfect example. And now not only exchanges and users with their hard-earned coins are in danger, but also companies with large cloud infrastructure face the same threat.

RedLock, a security research firm, reports that electric car manufacturer Tesla's cloud account information has been leaked to the internet, which allowed hackers to access the company's cloud. It has been hacked and hardware infected with a miner virus called Stratum. The mining protocol masks itself with low CPU usage and obscuring the IP of the mining server.

Of course, RedLock immediately contacted Tesla with this information and the company quickly got to fixing the breach. Tesla's spokesperson assured us that customer personal information hasn't been compromised, and that the vulnerability was patched in a matter of hours. Only small test park of internally-used engineering sample cars has been impacted and no indication whatsoever discovered that actual customer cars have been compromised in any way.

It certanly looks possible, because according to the same RedLock Cloud Security Intelligence group mining profitability of Tesla's cloud is worth a lot more that all the customer data available could be sold for on the black market. This also isn't the first instance of such a hack with no data being stolen. In fact, hacks with intention of hijacking mining capacity has already targeted Gemalto, a world's largest SIM-card manufacturer, and Aviva, a British insurance company, just to name a few.