Articles by Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss

Cryptocurrency Crime Drops in 2020 but ‘Decentralized Finance’ Losses Rise: Study

Losses from cryptocurrency theft, hacks and fraud fell 57% last year to $1.9 billion, as market participants boosted security systems, but crime in the “decentralized finance” space continued to grow, a report from crypto intelligence company CipherTrace showed. Criminals got …

Remote Workforce to Double in 2021 Due to Improved Productivity: CIO Survey

The percentage of workers around the world that is permanently working from home is expected to double in 2021 as productivity has increased during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey from U.S.-based Enterprise Technology Research (ETR). ETR in September …

How Pharmaceutical Firms Are Using Blockchain to Track Down Counterfeit Drugs

Some of the industry’s largest pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer Inc. and Eli Lilly and Co., have developed a blockchain-based system to track prescription drugs across the supply chain to better halt the flow of counterfeit medicines, company officials said on …

Cryptocurrency Fraud Losses Surge to $4.4 Billion: CipherTrace Report

Cryptocurrency theft has surged in 2019 compared with last year, with more money flowing through digital exchanges and criminals looking to carry out bigger heists, according to a report from blockchain forensics company CipherTrace obtained by Reuters. Losses from digital …

New IBM Blockchain Network Manages Supply Chain Including Insurance

International Business Machines Corp. announced on Monday a new blockchain network aimed at improving manual and cumbersome supply chain management. Supply chain management involves overseeing the flow of goods and services, such as tracking the movement and storage of raw …

Losses from Cryptocurrency Thefts, Fraud Surged to $1.2 Billion in Q1: Report

Losses from the theft of cryptocurrencies from exchanges and fraud-related activities surged in the first quarter of the year to $1.2 billion, or 70 percent of the level for all of 2018, cyber-security firm CipherTrace said on Tuesday. The value …

Thefts, Scams of Cryptocurrencies Surge 400% to $1.7 Billion in 2018

Cryptocurrencies stolen from exchanges and scammed from investors surged more than 400 percent in 2018 to around $1.7 billion, according to a report from U.S.-based cyber security firm CipherTrace released on Tuesday. Of the $1.7 billion, the report, which looks …

Cryptocurrency Theft Soars to $927 Million During 1st Nine Months of 2018: Report

Theft of cryptocurrencies through hacking of exchanges and trading platforms soared to $927 million in the first nine months of the year, up nearly 250 percent from the level seen in 2017, according to a report from U.S.-based cyber security …

Investor Sues AT&T Over Cryptocurrency Theft

U.S. entrepreneur and cryptocurrency investor Michael Terpin filed a $224 million lawsuit on Wednesday against telecommunications company AT&T, accusing it of fraud and gross negligence in connection with the theft of digital currency tokens from his personal account. In a …

More Hackers Target Red-Hot Cryptocurrency Space: Report

Bitcoin’s popularity and the emergence of about 1,500 other digital coins or tokens have drawn more hackers into the red-hot cryptocurrency space, expanding opportunities for crime and fraud, cyber security firm Digital Shadows warned in a report on Thursday. “Cyber …