By CCN Markets: Addiction is a variation of passion—one which impairs general life functions. Addicts are commonly willing to sacrifice basic needs or core obligations to sate their hunger for the next fix. As a recovering gaming addict, I find it troubling that, despite gaming addiction having been both a factor in my own development and recently added to the ICM and DSM, two diagnostic manuals for mental health conditions, EA’s Kerry Hopkins has publicly stated: I don’t think we can agree to say that games are addictive, I would tell you that Electronic Arts already is a very responsible
Two “prominent professional hacking groups” are responsible for the majority of publicly reported hacks of cryptocurrency exchanges and other cryptocurrency organizations, concludes a report published by blockchain data analytics firm Chainalysis this week. According to the report, simply called the Crypto Crime Report, the groups generated around $ 1 billion of hacking revenues for themselves so far.
“Hacking dwarfs all other forms of crypto crime, and it is dominated by two prominent, professional hacking groups,” the report states. “Together, these two groups are responsible for stealing around $ 1 billion to date, at least 60% of all publicly reported hacks.”
A South Korean court has acquitted Bithumb from all wrongdoings after the company was accused by one of its clients in a hacking incident that saw the customer lose thousands of dollars, according to a report filed earlier this week, in the Korea Economic Daily. The customer who brought the lawsuit against the exchange was
Bitcoin Core developers have decried infighting between Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters after John Newbery claimed responsibility for last week’s CVE-2018-17144 network bug.
‘Embarrassed And Sorry’
In comments on Twitter September 23, Newbery, who is tasked with checking the Bitcoin codebase, said it was because of him that the bug had gone unnoticed.
As Bitcoinist reported, the incident occurred last week, with Core developers urging the entire network to upgrade to a patched version of the Core client as a matter of urgency.
A full summary of what happened, including the technical specifications of the bug and its eradication, has since been published.
The Dubai police have arrested a 10-man gang that stole AED7 million (about $ 1.9 million USD) from a prospective bitcoin buyer. The arrest comes less than 48 hours after the police received a report of the robbery incident. Police authorities say recently integrated artificial intelligence (AI) technology in the police force helped with the timely arrest of the gang.
How the Alleged Bitcoin Robbery Occurred
According to the details released by the police, the gang lured two brothers looking to buy bitcoin. The 10-man gang was led by a GCC national and other members are of Asian origins. The two brothers had apparently been trying to find bitcoin sellers when they came across the gang.