Bitcoin Gold fully launched

With a little delay, but on 12th of November, Bitcoin Gold network is fully launched
13 November

On Sunday, November 12, a bit later the planned time, the main Bitcoin Gold network was launched.

Bitcoin Gold is now Live, having survived a massive and concerted attack from its first moment of existence. Big events attract big attenion, but it’s sometimes the unwanted kind! A massive attack was made in an apparent effort to disrupt the mainnet launch, but the Bitcoin Gold team managed to get the network up and running… albeit a little later than planned.
 

Bitcoin Gold Team

According to representatives of Bitcoin Gold, the project is aimed at creating a truly "decentralized bitcoin". It is claimed that by using the Equihash algorithm, which makes it easier to extract bitcoins with graphics cards, the mining will be available to a larger number of participants, and the influence of large companies will be reduced accordingly.

Initially in the Bitcoin Gold road map it was indicated that the project intends to launch the main network and provide the opportunity for the new cryptocurrency to be mined on November 1, but later the terms were moved.

 

Bitcoin Ransomware created fake Symantec Blog

Bitcoin ransomware called "CoinThief" created fake Symantec Blog website with fake "security" article
20 November

The news from the hacking and ransomware world has already become as fascinating as a first-class detective novel. And today we have some more interesting news.

The fake website of well known IT security firm Symanctec had appeared. Someone had created the almost exact copy of "Blog" section of original website. It looks almost 100% as original, besides two things: "Search" feature doesn't work and there is a fake article regarding CoinThief.

Original Symantec Blog
Original Symantec Blog

Take a good look at the screenshot above, and take even a better look on the left pic with girl in glasses. 

Fake Symantec Blog
Fake Symantec Blog

Now compare the left pic of the fake website with the original one. The text under says that "New Version of CoinThief Infects Mac Crypto Traders". 

Fake article says that the malicious program is distributed using the zero-day vulnerability in browsers [0day is a term denoting unresolved vulnerabilities, as well as malicious programs against which protection mechanisms have not yet been developed].

Also, the fake site reported that the modified version of CoinThief infects Mac users using the 0-day JavaScript vulnerabilities in the two main browsers (Gecko - Mozilla, Webkit - Chrome, Safari, Opera) without any user interaction.

It gives some fake recommendations, that can be very dangerous and gives a link to a suspected malware download. We strongly recommend you not to follow fake instruction. The original Symantec Blog is https://www.symantec.com/blogs/. It is also worth noting that fake website marked as "Secured" in the browser.