Bitcoin fell under $4k

Average Bitcoin price is $3982.75 at the moment; it lost more than 7% in 24 hours
13 September 2017   570

First cruptocurrency fell bellow $4k mark. Average Bitcoin price is $3982.75 at the moment. It had lost more than 7% in 24h and more than 12% in a week. This is taking place against the background of a significant tightening of regulation and growing uncertainty in China. 

Bitcoin price chart
Bitcoin price chart

We can see that Bitcoin was at this level more than a week ago, on September 5. The current value of bitcoin capitalization is $ 65.7 billion.

Top ten cryptocurrencies
Top ten cryptocurrencies

On the screenshot above, we can see that all cryptocurrencies from top ten are losing their "weights". 

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.