Mt. Gox safe from U.S. suits in bankruptcy case

Mar 11, 2014

Mt. Gox safe from U.S. suits in bankruptcy case

Mt. Gox Co., the bitcoin exchange that filed for bankruptcy in Tokyo after millions of dollars’ worth of virtual currency vanished from customer accounts, won a temporary halt to lawsuits it faces in the U.S. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Harlin Hale in Dallas agreed Monday ...

Bitcoin bandits do in bank in Canada

Mar 5, 2014

Bitcoin bandits do in bank in Canada

A Canada-based bank specializing in bitcoins said it has closed after computer hackers stole its digital currency. The closure of the Flexcoin bank comes only a week after the collapse of Mt. Gox, a major bitcoin exchange. The Japan-based Mt. Gox also linked its ...

Aug 22, 2013

Security contest for IT engineers kicks off in Yokohama

Japan’s largest hacking contest, aimed at fostering engineers able to counter cyberattacks, began Thursday with a regional preliminary in Yokohama. SecCon 2013, organized by a nonprofit group and sponsored by the government, for the first time brought together university students and adult contestants who ...

Jan 24, 2013

Police seek ties with ethical hackers

The National Police Agency said Thursday it will promote communications with ethical hackers to better combat cybercrimes and cyber-attacks. The agency hopes the move will help it collect more information on such crimes, including releases of viruses designed to remotely control infected computers. This ...