Nicehash to Return 60% of BTC Stolen

Cloud mining platform was hacked back in December 2012 and 4700 BTC stolen
28 August 2018   1318

Cloud mining service Nicehash returned 60% of the bitcoins stolen as a result of the platform hacking in December 2017. This is reported by Bitcoin.com.

After hacking, the company lost 4700 BTC, but immediately announced that it would return all stolen funds to customers, and gradually fulfills its promise. As part of this process, Nicehash charges a portion of the stolen coins monthly.

Law enforcement authorities meanwhile continue to investigate the incident. Representatives of the local police emphasize that such incidents are always very complex and take a lot of time. Typically, hackers are abroad and operate from different parts of the world, and also resort to various tricks to hide their identity and location.

Recall that the hacking of the cloud-based mining service occurred on December 6, 2017. At the time of the theft, the value of assets reached $ 65 million.

Firefox to Implement Hidden Miner Protection

This is just one of new features of web browser; for example, it now blocks tracking of user devices by digital fingerprints
22 May 2019   101

The new release of the Firefox web browser adds support for additional measures that focus on privacy and user security.

With the introduction of the new Firefox Quantum browser in 2017 we changed the look, feel, and performance of our core product. Since then we have launched new products to complement your experience when you’re using Firefox and serve you beyond the browser. This includes Facebook Container, Firefox Monitor and Firefox Send. Collectively, they work to protect your privacy and keep you safe so you can do the things you love online with ease and peace of mind.
 

Opera Team

In particular, the browser now blocks tracking of user devices by digital fingerprints  by website owners, as well as scripts for hidden mining of cryptocurrencies.

For the first time, intentions to introduce additional measures of protection were announced in August 2018 by Mozilla Foundation. Last month, the update successfully passed the testing phase.

Opera 60 or Reborn 3 desktop browser was previously released with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet and native Web 3 blockchain based internet support. In the future, Opera plans to support not only ERC-20 tokens, but also coins created on TRON blockchain.