Monero price reaches $96 as added to Bithumb

Monero price reaches all-time high $97 as being added to Bithumb
23 August 2017   1832

Monero cryptocurrency price reaches a new record rising to $96.09 right after Bithumb, the world’s most-used cryptocurrency exchange, has announced that it would soon add Monero trading pairs to the platform.

Monero price chart on coinmarketcap.com Monero price chart on coinmarketcap.com

Thus, on August 23th, the Bithumb exchange will begin accepting Monero deposits, and they will hold a special trading promotion through August 27th.

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Notably, getting listed on Bithumb is a significant milestone for Monero as well as for any coin. Just have a look at Bitcoin Cash which price exceeded $900 during the past week.

Bithumb on the list on coinhills.com Bithumb on the list on coinhills.com

Thus, Bithumb has a daily volume of more than $1.15 billion which is $500 million greater than 2nd-ranked Poloniex.

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.