Scorpion says: "Get over here!" Watch out for emails from the crypto exchange CoinPayments. Hackers are running a new "Mortal Kombat" ransomware campaign. The attackers disguise the phishing email attachment to look like payment transactions. However, when opened, the payload automatically downloads either ransomware or a crypto-wallet skimmer. So it's a bit like a one-two uppercut. TOASTY!
Sellers are trying to pass off discolored mining GPUs as new or "like new"
PSA: Discolored memory chips are a common sign indicating heavily used graphics cards, possibly former mining cards. Recent evidence suggests some resellers are trying to deceive customers by painting over the memory. The paint comes off relatively easily for those inspecting the used GPUs.
Could BTC's price rise 1,400% over the next 12 months?
Forward-looking: To say 2022 was a rough time for crypto is an understatement. Following a long period of rising prices and delighted investors, last year saw the arrival of a crypto winter that brought Bitcoin's price crashing down, bankrupted companies, and wiped over $1 trillion off the market, and that's not even mentioning the collapse of FTX. But what will 2023 bring? Analysts' predictions vary wildly, from Bitcoin almost quadrupling its previous record high and reaching $250,000, to the digital coin crashing to $5,000, which would be its lowest price since 2019.
What just happened? Investors taken to the cleaners by Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX exchange will probably be pleased to hear that the man who admittedly made a lot of "mistakes" that cost them their money is in police custody today on fraud and money laundering charges. He was arrested last night in his Bahamian headquarters at the request of US officials.