Jan 17, · An investment scheme is using a fake BBC News webpage to convince members of the public to hand over funds. The spoof page references a Bitcoin-themed documentary broadcast by Panorama last year. Bitcoin, often described as a cryptocurrency, a virtual currency or a digital currency - is a type of money that is completely virtual. It's like an online version of cash. Bitcoin 1 Dec Bitcoin peaks at new high close to $20, The digital currency has traded as high as $19,, beating a record set in December
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The mysterious online wallet is said to be the world's fourth-richest Bitcoin address. Cryptocurrencies are being added to one of the world's biggest online payment networks. By Joe Tidy. Cyber reporter. Experts and charities are puzzled by hackers who've started donating stolen money. By Danny Vincent. China plans a digital version of its currency, which some say could become a big global payment system. The firm said tweets were sent from an account linked to the prime minister asking for donations.
By Chris Fox. It says attackers copied records from up to eight hacked users, but none were "blue tick" accounts. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are among the public figures whose accounts were hacked by fraudsters. Twitter says a hacking attack on employees was to blame for one of its biggest ever security lapses. By Olga Robinson. BBC Monitoring. Politicians and celebrities have had their accounts hijacked but not, apparently, Benjamin Netanyahu.
The social network may have secured accounts but it could still face aftershocks from the attack. Paul Johnson traded in the cryptocurrency to bring illegal substances into the UK. The hacked company was supplying protective equipment as part of the Covid response. Cyber-security reporter. Student's computer overheated after it was hit with a "crypto-jacking" attack.
Posted at 17 Dec 17 Dec. Read more next. Posted at 1 Dec 1 Dec. Posted at 18 Nov 18 Nov. Posted at 5 Nov 5 Nov. Posted at 4 Nov 4 Nov. However, the FCA concluded that - with relatively small sums involved - the overall scale of harm from volatility in value might not have been as high as previously feared.
Owing to the lack of regulation, there is no compensation or protection for investors if things go wrong. Last year, the Treasury Committee of MPs said that Bitcoin and other digital currencies were a "Wild West industry" which needed to be regulated to protect investors.
CryptoUK, which was set up last year as a self-regulatory body for the crypto-currency industry, agreed that there should be official oversight. The findings are in research published by the Financial Conduct Authority. It said that risks of hacking and money-laundering were also concerns. Related Topics. More on this story. Published 12 February