Police are closing in on thieves who stole Bitcoin valued at $370 million during the collapse of popular exchange Mt Gox - and just 1% of the theft is believed to be the work of outside hackers.
Bitcoin’s mysterious creator, who goes by the pseudonym ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’, could be about to have his identity made public, after a series of emails from the address that has been his only point of contact with the world since 2011.
Gamers and cellphone users were targeted by criminal groups around the world this week - while retailers continued to suffer at the hands of POS malware, and a phishing campaign highlighted just how hot Bitcoin is right now.
A new tactic where waves of Bitcoin wallet phishing emails are targeted at corporations has proved a success for the criminals behind it - with nearly 2.7% of victims clicking on the malicious link embedded in the two waves of 12,000 emails.
A leaked list of people who had enquired about the auction for bitcoins from the “dark market” Silk Road provided a target for phishing scammers - and at least one site fell for the scam emails.
Extorted for Bitcoin? Some U.S. pizza restaurant owners have been receiving letters threatening them with bad reviews, fake pizza orders, food contamination and, in extreme cases, even bombs.
Pirates who have downloaded one of the most popular torrent files of this week's big game release Watch Dogs - ironically, themed around computer hacking - found malware pilfering their virtual gold (well, Bitcoins).
The popular online wallet site Dogevault is offline after attackers destroyed data on the site. The impact on user funds is unknown - although site users have reported withdrawals from their accounts, some as large as 950,000 Dogecoin.
Bitcoin’s developers have released a new version of the software, which includes a long-awaited fix for the “transaction malleability” bug which is said to have brought down the Mt Gox exchange - and Mt Gox staff have 'found' 200,000 BTC in an abandoned wallet in the exchange.