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SIM swap, cryptocurrency busts highlight new frontier for Bay Area tech cops

SIM swap, cryptocurrency busts highlight new frontier for Bay Area tech cops

September 10, 2018


Filed under National, Technology

Standing near the LAX security check, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Sgt. Samy Tarazi waited for the suspected bitcoin thief to emerge. He had been tracking the 20-year-old Boston college student for months and now Tarazi and his team were about to make one of the first arrests of its kind in the c...

Spooked by spike in cyber extortion, businesses are stockpiling bitcoin for payoffs

Spooked by spike in cyber extortion, businesses are stockpiling bitcoin for payoffs

February 21, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology

By Tim Johnson McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. corporations that have long resisted bending to the demands of computer hackers who take their networks hostage are increasingly stockpiling bitcoin, the digital currency, so that they can quickly meet ransom demands rather than los...

Bitcoin Gets Easier For Consumers To Buy, Spend

Bitcoin Gets Easier For Consumers To Buy, Spend

April 10, 2014


Filed under Business

By Heather Somerville San Jose Mercury News (MCT) It’s getting easier for consumers to buy and spend bitcoin, the cybercurrency that has captured much of the tech world. With each passing month, entrepreneurs are rolling out new technology for consumers to buy and store bitcoin, shop onlin...

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