The past week has seen several supercomputers in Europe hacked to mine Monero, including research institutions in Spain, the U.K., Switzerland and Germany.
Rand research listed three illicit use-cases for digital currencies: money laundering, trade in illicit goods and services, and terrorism financing.
That the Sodinokibi ransomware had begun accepting the Monero (XMR) digital currency in place of BTC.
Huobi Korea delisted Monero a few days ago after it emerged the darkcoin was used in a sex scandal involving minors. Bithumb is under pressure to do so too.
A senior engineer at Chinese search giant Baidu was arrested and charged for using company servers to mine Monero. He has been sentenced to 3 years in jail.
Unlike BTC and BCH, privacy coins make no pretense that they are trying to follow Satoshi's vision of a global peer-to-peer cash system.
The Outlaw hacking group has resurfaced, this time expanding beyond China to target American and European businesses with new and advanced hacking tools.
North Korea is reportedly gearing up its cryptocurrency mining efforts, as the activity becomes ever more central to its revenue model.
An active campaign reportedly delivers a collection of malware to vulnerable devices that can steal data, mine for Monero cryptocurrency, and deliver ransomware.