Monat: März 2021

Ex director de ciberseguridad de EE. UU .: Crypto ransomware ’se está volviendo loco‘

El ransomware es algo que preocupa al „estadounidense promedio“, dice el ex líder de la ciberseguridad Chris Krebs

El ex funcionario del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, Christopher Krebs, pidió una mayor supervisión gubernamental de la criptomoneda en una entrevista ayer, diciendo que los pagos anónimos son una amenaza que „preocupa al estadounidense promedio“.

En una entrevista en Late Night with Bill Maher , Maher le preguntó al ex director de la Agencia de Seguridad de Infraestructura y Ciberseguridad de EE. UU. Sobre sus pensamientos sobre Bitcoin.

“¿Qué va a pasar con Bitcoin? ¿A dónde ves que va eso? Eso es en una especie de su área, lo veo derribando la civilización, pero tal vez estoy siendo anti-intelectual ”, dijo Maher

“La criptomoneda es, a mi modo de ver, uno de los factores habilitadores únicos que ha permitido a los ciberdelincuentes desplegar una cantidad masiva de ransomware en nuestras agencias estatales y locales”, dijo Krebs. “Son los pagos anónimos, la capacidad de pagar de forma anónima. Y creo que esa es la amenaza cibernética que preocupa al estadounidense promedio „.

Maher señaló que 1600 escuelas han sido atacadas con ransomware (citando un informe de IBM ), y Krebs agregó que también ha habido ataques a “hospitales y agencias gubernamentales, quiero decir, Baltimore ha sido atacada dos veces, Atlanta, condado de Mecklenburg Norte Carolina, 23 condados de Texas, Luisiana ha sido atacada un par de veces „.

“Y solo quieren dinero. Esto no es nada sofisticado, no es ideológico ”, respondió Maher, comparando, de manera desconcertante, los ataques de ransomware con la trama de la película Die Hard . (Poco después, Krebs se refirió incorrectamente a la ficticia Plaza Nakatomi como „Torre Nakasomi“).

Krebs continuó advirtiendo sobre los „tipos malos“ que se vuelven locos si „no hay consecuencias“

Recomendó „mirar“ las criptomonedas en las carteras de cambio, presionando a los países a los que los ciberdelincuentes llaman hogar para que repriman las actividades ilegales dirigidas a los EE. UU. Y ayuden a los gobiernos estatales y locales a mejorar sus defensas.

El ransomware ha ido en aumento en los últimos años , probablemente contribuyendo a un problema de imagen en el espacio de las criptomonedas. Una encuesta reciente indica que solo el 43% de los encuestados cree que la criptomoneda es una forma de pago válida, y otra de 2020 muestra que el 90% de los encuestados están „preocupados“ por el uso de criptomonedas para lavar dinero.

Krebs, quien saltó a la fama después de ser despedido por el ex presidente Donald Trump debido a que Krebs rechazó abiertamente las teorías de conspiración de fraude electoral, puede estar alineando sus puntos de vista declarados públicamente con la opinión popular en preparación para una candidatura. El ex burócrata también ha presentado propuestas de políticas como invertir en programas de educación y defensa cibernética estatales y locales.

Trading platform finds new way to attract clients

Trading platform finds new way to attract clients

A fully regulated broker with over 100,000 users worldwide has discovered a novel way to attract new clients to its platform.

A fully regulated broker with over 100,000 users worldwide has discovered a novel way to attract new clients to its platform.

Quantfury says users who invite their friends to the platform will receive Crypto Engine shares or cryptocurrencies as rewards. These will have a value of between US$10 and US$250. And the friends will receive the same.

According to the company, this could offer some interesting opportunities that users might not have considered before. For example, one could own Facebook or Google shares or invest in Bitcoin or Ethereum.

To set itself apart from the competition, Quantfury says users can earn up to US$750 in rewards per calendar year, depending on how many friends they end up inviting.

A compelling philosophy

Quantfury’s main motive is to provide free trading and investing at real spot prices from top exchanges such as the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, CME and Binance. It currently offers over 500 assets.

Founder Lev Mazur told Cointelegraph, „Quantfury has taken its user numbers globally to the point where they are second to none in the last two years. Quantfury users are not at a disadvantage in the first place and are therefore masters of their own destiny.“

As a result, traders have a level playing field with hedge funds and financial institutions on Wall Street and in the City of London. The unfair advantage that some wealthy individuals have over retail investors is also eroded. This issue has become particularly interesting in recent years in the wake of the GameStop short squeeze. This was fuelled by the WallStreetBets subreddit.

The Quantfury team says it has achieved exceptionally high customer loyalty across the 100 countries it serves. Analytics say people spend as long on the app as they do on Instagram, for example.

Quantfury believes that a key factor in its success was its strong focus on the crypto audience. As a result, users were able to fund their accounts with digital assets and cash out in them. This has helped early Bitcoin and Ethereum adopters turn to the platform.

How to get in.

As Cointelegraph reported in December 2018, Quantfury was developed by traders for traders. From the beginning, its mission has been to make markets „absolutely transparent and fair“. While other companies have taken the motto „don’t be evil“ to heart, the company has advertised with the mantra „you can’t be evil at all“.

The platform says that word of mouth has played an important role in user growth. That’s why they came up with this new system with invitations, it says. Users can share an invitation code that their friends can use when they sign up for an account.

Rewards are unlocked as soon as money is deposited into an account. The value fluctuates depending on the current market rate. Users have 30 days to collect the premium. Then the asset received is sold at the real-time market price.

In addition to shares and cryptocurrencies, Quantfury also allows users to invest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track a basket of carefully selected stocks. Investors can view multiple futures markets that include trading commodities and equity indexes.

The equity and crypto markets are becoming increasingly intertwined. Companies like Robinhood are now being looked at very closely by US policymakers because they have restricted access to certain stocks. Quantfury, on the other hand, follows the motto „everyone’s honest trade“ and thus also appeals to private traders and investors who want to profit from the recent market movements worldwide.

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