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Teen ransomware ‘K!NG’ blew his loot on drugs, gambling, and sex

10/04/2019 Cryptocurrency, Hacking, Porn, Ransomware, Tech


For years a teenager living just outside of London helped run an elaborate blackmail operation that bilked honest porn-site visitors out of their hard-earned cash — which he proceeded to blow on drugs, luxury hotels, gambling, sex workers, and at least one fancy £5,000 Rolex watch.  Now, the 24-year-old Zain Qaiser, who went by K!NG online, has been sentenced to over six years in jail, and we’re getting a better

Tech CEO wants to ‘overthrow some corrupt dictators’ and that’s totally normal

Look, we all have dreams, but this is kind of a lot,  even for a cryptocurrency billionaire.  An April 2 Q&A livestream featuring none other than Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong briefly veered into the absurd when the 36-year-old told viewers that he’d love it if his company could help topple some governments. Yes, you read that correctly.  SEE ALSO: The trailer for ‘CRYPTO’ just dropped, and cryptocurrency is good now

FBI reports Chinese embassy robocall scam is back

29/03/2019 Cryptocurrency, Fbi, Robocalls, Scam, Tech


Robocalls are the worst, but an even sketchier call is back with a vengeance, scamming people out hundreds of thousands of dollars. The FBI calls it the Chinese Embassy Scam, and it comes in as a call in Chinese claiming to be from the Chinese consulate or embassy. Other versions of the scam come from a shipping company about a package waiting for them at the embassy.  SEE ALSO: The

Jack Dorsey is recruiting his own personal bitcoin posse

21/03/2019 Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Jack Dorsey, Square, Tech


If reporting directly to an eccentric billionaire and getting paid in bitcoin sounds like your cup of tea, then does Jack Dorsey have an offer for you.  On March 20, the CEO of both Twitter and Square made use of the former to announce a new and very specific job opportunity in the land of cryptocurrency. Specifically, Dorsey wants you to join his personal super crypto posse — saving the

The trailer for ‘CRYPTO’ just dropped, and cryptocurrency is good now

With all the exit scams, weird meat obsessions, and cantankerous fan-boy culture, the world of cryptocurrency is kind of a drag. And that’s without even touching on the current and persistent bear market.  But all that has changed, denizens of the internet. Cryptocurrency is good now, and we owe it all to the trailer for the upcoming crypto-themed action flick starring none other than Snake Plissken himself. Say hello to