Friday events: the EU introduced the direction of ws. Blockchain and Fintech; McAfee suspects North Korea in cyberatak; Telecom Egypt secretly redirects users to the crypto mines; Long-term conservation of the stock exchange Poloniex; Dips do not disappear.
• EU introduced the direction of ws. Blockchain and Fintech:
The European Commission announced its long-awaited official course of action on the regulation of technology, Fintech, including the technology of the Blockchain in all member States of the EU. In a press release presented the idea that the Commission called the plan of action, officials of the EU high level expressing the need to create structures for the implementation of innovative technologies in the future.
Technologies such as the Blockchain can mean big changes in the financial services and […]. We need to create a structure that will allow the development of innovation while managing risk and protecting consumers.
– said the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Maria Gabriel.
The action plan focuses on five main areas. The creation of the EU FinTech Lab, the Observatory Blockchain, promotion of digitization of the information received from the registered enterprises, applications for cyber security and best practices in the field of regulatory areas, which, in the opinion of the Commission will be based on the recommendations of the European Supervisory authorities.
Also planned licensing programs funding social network. The government Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis, says that it will help platforms crowdfundingowym to increase the range in Europe.
• McAfee suspects North Korea in cyberatak:
Hackers from North Korea are suspected cyberatak in the financial sector. Team McAfee Advanced Threat Research found attempting to violate the security of financial institutions supported by the Turkish government during the period 2. and 3. Mar group hakerską Hidden Cobra. While the McAfee is that you do not specify formally cybercriminals nation States as perpetrators in the report remember that the code of the malicious software is very similar to code used by the hacker, acting in North Korea.
Hackers used a modified malicious software, known as Bankshot, which uses a newly discovered vulnerability in Adobe Flash. The attackers tried to lure their victims with emails containing an infected Microsoft Word file with the name Agreement.docx.
Implants Bankshot was distributed in a domain similar to Falcon Coin, but a malicious domain falcancoin.IO was created 27. Dec 2017. And is not legally tied to the original platform. Although there were no reports of theft in the attacks, the research team believes that the campaign aimed at obtaining remote access to internal systems of financial organizations controlled by the government. The report, however, does not show which specific organizations had been violated.
Team McAfee he also discovered two documents written in Korean that seem to be part of the same hacking campaign, despite the fact that was intended for other purposes attack. In December 2017. the US government has issued a warning about malware Bankshot, combining them with Hidden Cobra, a group of hackers, which the U.S. government considers malicious cybercriminals, who work for the government of North Korea, which was repeatedly accused of hacking exchanges kryptowalutowych South Korea, after international sanctions against the country were tightened last year.
• Arizona wants to pay taxes kryptowalutami:
The Committee of Ways and Means of the house of Representatives in Arizona passed a law, tax SB1091 that would allow residents to pay bills return for using the crypto currency. Support for the bill deputies of the Republican increases the likelihood that it will pass through the House of representatives, which is ruled by a Republican majority. The law was passed by the Senate Arizona state at day 8. Feb. While the bill allows the people of Arizona to pay taxes to digital currency, also indicates that the government must make payment kryptowalutowych of us dollars within 24. hours after receiving them.
The bill’s sponsor, Representative Jeff Weninger, said about the convenience and opportunity of attracting new business in Arizona:
[…] Arizona in the future will be a place where you can use the Blockchain technology and digital currency. Ease of use, the ability to do this in the middle of the night, the opportunity to do it at home while watching TV. I think that in a few years it won’t be, it’s not even a question.
If the law will be submitted to the legislature of the state of Arizona will be the first state to adopt kryptowaluty for payment of the sums owned by the government stanowemu. Some States in the US have already introduced similar bills. As Georgia and Illinois are considering laws that zaakceptowałyby crypto respect to taxes and license fees. Wyoming is also working on legislation on crypto currency by entering a new project, which wyłączyłby e-currency from state laws, tax, real estate and securities.
• Long-term conservation of the stock exchange Poloniex:
The exchange Poloniex kryptowalutowa wrote on Twitter that on Thursday, March 8, will undergo regular maintenance of the purse, which lasted no comment from the company for more than one day. Poloniex indicated that routine maintenance, which may affect payments in the case of certain currencies will start around 12:30 on Thursday, and soon after that wallets should work fine. 16 hours after the start of maintenance, the exchange has not commented on that it completed the planned work.
Earlier this week, Poloniex has warned users against fraud aimed at user login. According to the Twitter exchange, the scammer provided fake Poloniex app in the Google Play store, when in fact such a program does not exist. Poloniex responded to rumors głoszące that the security of the exchange were violated, ensuring users that their funds are safe, and the exchange was not zhackowana.
• Telecom Egypt secretly redirects users to the crypto mines:
It is established that the device found in paragraphs demarkacyjnych Telecom Egypt secretly przekierowywały Egyptian Internet users for advertising and websites with those kryptowaluty, according to a report published by Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto. Test report technology explains that the scheme, which is called Adhose runs through middleboxów – computer network devices to manipulate the movement of the Internet.
The report identifies two modes of redirection that are used to Egyptians: mode of dispersion and mode of occurrence. The mode of dispersion means that the middlebox massively redirects users from Egypt for ads or scripts search for crypto currency every time to go to any website. The course means that only you try to open certain URLS redirect users to these ads or scripts, in particular KopticPope.org and Babylon-X.com.
Coinhive platform for mining, Monero, which has positioned itself on the websites alternatively online advertising, also mentioned in the table with links middleboxów to redirect Egyptian Internet users. He was also associated with incident since the end of January 2018. when hackers discovered the ad on YouTube using the script Coinhive who secretly consumes processor power miningu.
The Citizen Lab report identified that the same middlebox, running the AdHose, he was also responsible for censorship of the Internet in Egypt, blocking Internet sites, Human Rights Watch and information center, «al-Jazeera». It was also reported that middleboxy in Turkey and Syria przekierowywały users trying to download the software for other versions of the same software with the attached script spy.
When the first Bitcoin exchange in Egypt must be open in August 2017, the government of Egypt has adopted a tough fight with kryptowalutami in this country. The Supreme cleric of Egypt called Bitcoin, are not the same with Sharia law. Earlier, in February 2017, the expert from the Sharia law said that Islam has historically been recognized only goods of domestic money, Bitcoin, probably, does not satisfy this condition.
• Failures do not disappear:
The trend is unforgiving and the market for crypto currency the next day gets hard in the bone, bleeding mercilessly. Among the largest in the crypto currency Bitcoin, has issued the fall in price by 7,3%, Ethereum is 4%, and the Ripple of 3.8%. The sharpest drop has touched Monero – at the level of 13.3%, while the most mildly the last 24 hours Litecoin, figuring out a 0.7% decline. Capitalization the total market declined by $ 18 billion and is at the moment of 362.9 billion.
source: cointelegraph.com, coinmarketcap.com.