Robinhood Expands Commission-Free Trading

Robinhood expanded to more states opening a zero charge trading to investors in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Montana
03 April 2018   931

Robinhood is promoting the idea that a technology-driven brokerage could operate with significantly less overhead as it cuts out the charges that make other brokerages costly. It has reported recently that it is making a commission-free Bitcoin and Ethereum trading available to investors in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Montana.

Robinhood twitterRobinhood announcement on Twitter

The users were pretty amused by the news and started asking about the same services in other states like Texas, New York, Chicago, but the exchange did not make any official statements regarding other states yet, although there is sure a possibility that Robinhood will expand its services further.

It is worth reminding that in February the exchange tweeted that it started to gradually send invites to customers residing in CA, MA, MO, MT, NH, lookingforward to releasing crypto trading functionality in more states later. In the meantime, the users can monitor market data for 16 cryptocurrencies and add them to the watchlist.

China to Finance Hacker Attacks on Exchanges, - FireEye

Experts believe that the victims of APT41 are industry participants, the development of which is a priority in the current Chinese five-year period
08 August 2019   281

The hacker group APT41 attacks companies in the areas of healthcare, telecommunications, fintech, media, and cryptocurrency exchanges. This activity is funded by the Chinese government, according to analysts of cybersecurity company FireEye.

Experts believe that the victims of APT41 are industry participants, the development of which is a priority in the current Chinese five-year period.

Industries Targeted by APT41
Industries Targeted by APT41

At the same time, APT41 pursues its own goals, extracting financial benefits from attacks, which is unusual for other groups under the Chinese government, according to FireEye.

APT41 is known to include at least two people with the pseudonyms Chzan Xuiguan and Wolfji. The group probably has connections with other hacker organizations like BARIUM and Winnti.

FireEye also evaluated at what time of the day the APT41 attacked the gaming industry (its core target) and businesses from other areas. It turned out that this was happening outside the framework of a standard working day - probably these people, among other things, have the main job.

APT41 Operational Times
APT41 Operational Times

According to the UN Security Council, hackers under the DPRK government stole about $ 2 billion from banking institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges.