Distributed Digest: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Steemit.com blocks hackers for violating its terms of service, Coin Metrics research shows a significant decline among major Bitcoin mining pools, and the Status desktop alpha is out in the wild. Your daily distillation of crypto news for Tuesday, January 8, 2019: Steemit.com Resists “The Dark Overlord” The Steem social media site, Steemit.com, recently banned…

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Controversial Malware Targets MacOS Users Through Slack and Discord

Security researchers have revealed that a controversial malware is targeting MacOS users talking about cryptocurrencies on Slack and Discord. “Dumb” MacOS Attack The malware was first reported by Remco Verhoef of SANS. He explained that the attacks would impersonate “key people” in chats which are related to cryptocurrencies and then share malicious scripts. The wrongdoers…

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Twitter Experience Worsens, Ether Fake Giveaways Taking Over

Fake ether token giveaways are clogging Twitter threads, and seemingly by the second. Targeting well-known ecosystem figures, doppelganger accounts are created, complete with matching avatars. A particularly active post can almost assuredly be counted on to receive seemingly organic calls for participation in free crypto programs hosted by the respective personality. And now they’re incorporating…

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