Bitfinex to charge for recovery of deposit errors

Bitfinex exchange starts charging fees for recovery of deposit errors
24 August 2017   3123

One of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, Bitfinex, has announced the changes in its fee policy. 

Thus, starting from Friday, August 25th, the exchange will charge its customers for the recovery of the deposit errors, such as depositing BCH to a BTC address and vice versa for a $25 fee.

However, the exchange urges users to be extremely careful when making deposits, since, although the funds can be restored, this is not a guarantee:

The community's reaction is quite diverse. From the one hand, some claim that this is such a greedy move from the exchange:

From the other hand, others fairly notice that it won't affect responsible users:

Although anyone can make a mistake, such a move of the exchange will at least relieve it of deposits on microscopic amounts and will allow hiring more employees for the support service. 

Chinese Miners to Fall Victims of Ransomware

Looks like ransomware came together with "improved" firmware, that should "overclock" device
21 January 2019   79

In China, a ransomware spreads, victims of which are Bitcoin miners. The damage from its activities is measured in tens of thousands of dollars. This is reported by Trustnodes.

The virus infects miners, released by Bitmain, and requires you to send 10 bitcoins, otherwise threatening to cause overheating of the device.

The problem is solved by formatting the SD card of the infected device, however, as Trustnodes notes, the whole process can take up to four days, while malicious software rapidly spreads to the other miners.

Compromised device
Compromised device

Probably, the virus comes with an "improved" firmware for miners. Some owners install such firmware to “overclock” their ASIC devices and improve their performance.

The first messages about the virus refer to August last year. In particular, Antminer S9, T9 and even L3 + for Litecoin were attacked. Over time, the malware has been improved. Now its distributor himself can decide when to display a message requesting a ransom. One miner also said that one night the address to which the 4,000 devices belonging to him sent the mined cryptocurrency was changed to the address of the hacker, which brought him $ 8,000.