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Saturday, 20 February 2021 15:47

BLOCKCHAIN & BITCOIN CONFERENCE MOSCOW IS BACK!

Event on the Prospects of Crypto Market and the Use of Blockchain in Business Will Take Place in April 2021.

Bitcoin rate is breaking records, the world community is actively discussing the development of tokenization, and the law on digital financial assets and digital currency came into force in Russia. Within the new conditions, crucial questions appear: how to gain income on the rising trend of electronic money and what is the future of the cryptocurrency market?

To discuss these and other topics, Smile-Expo will host the ninth Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Moscow 2021 on April 6! The event is dedicated to the prospects of making money on cryptocurrency and the specifics of regulating the circulation of digital assets.

Event will unite top-notch industry professionals: financial analysts, economists, lawyers, representatives of technological companies, developers of innovative platforms and others.

Event program

Events under Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference brand have been held in Moscow since 2014. During this time, they managed to gather thousands of guests. Traditionally, specialized events unite leading industry representatives. The ninth conference will delight visitors with an even richer program and the most useful theme-specific blocks.

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Moscow 2021 features meaningful presentations from multidisciplinary experts, a demo zone with advanced products and services, panel discussion, speed dating and effective networking.

Speakers will focus on the main trends in the digital assets industry, legal aspects of regulation and promising ways to make money on the crypto market.

Topics that will be considered at the conference include:

- NFT as a new class of digital assets: Features of non-fungible tokens.

Mining possibilities: How to mine cryptocurrency and make a profit?

Cryptotrading as a way to make money: Specifics and efficient strategies.

Legislative regulation of cryptocurrencies: How the market will change in 2021.

Demo area will be arranged at the event, where niche companies will present their best solutions. Representatives of exhibitors will be happy to answer all questions from guests and discuss the benefits of possible cooperation.

Conference guests will have the opportunity to find investors or business partners, as well as exchange experience and knowledge. Join us!

Meet the first speakers of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Moscow 2021

Leonid Bugaev is a business mentor, a specialist in the field of networking and online marketing. Vice President of Communications at Chatex. Provides personal and corporate consultations for Microsoft, Toyota, Gazprom Neft, Beeline, MTS, MegaLabs, etc. Author of books and Mobility for business method.

The speaker will cover the topic How decentralized systems are created. The rise of Web 3.0.

Daria Barkova is the co-founder and Head of HR department at Unicorn Search IT center. More than 7 years of experience in recruiting. Searches for fintech, blockchain, gamedev developers and helps companies to attract real stars of the IT industry to the team.

At the conference, Daria will present a report on the topic Finding staff for blockchain development: Problems, best practices”.

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Moscow 2021 will feature a panel discussion on the topic Legal implications of the law on digital financial assets Meet its participants:

Andrey Tugarin – expert in the field of intellectual property rights protection, patent attorney of the Russian Federation. Partner and Director of GMT Legal that provides legal support for crypto projects. Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Federation of Patent Agents (FICPI).

Yanina Petrovskaya – lawyer, advisor at RLP Lawyers Liechtenstein. Provides services for legal support of blockchain projects. Member of Capital Market and Technology Association that creates standards for assets tokenization. Yanina is a lecturer at Blockchain Lawyers (BCL)supplementary education program.

Sarkis Darbinyan is a lawyer in cyber rights protection, partner of Digital Rights Center and Digital Rights Laboratory. Co-founder of RosComSvoboda public project. The speaker is a member of the working group Communications and IT at the Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation.

Maria Agranovskaya – specialist in digital currency regulation, lawyer. Managing Partner, Head of the Fintech, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Practice at GRAD Moscow Bar Association. Has expertise in the legal aspects of creating investment mechanisms, funds, trusts, holdings, asset restructuring.

The full list of speakers can be found on the official website.

 

Special offer!

Celebrating the Defender’s Day, we launch a special promotion: from 17 to 24 of February, Conference category tickets can be purchased with a 30% discount!

Ticket price during the promotion is 7,000 RUB.

Ticket price from February 25 – 10,000 RUB.

The offer is valid for 8 days only. The early bird period will last until February 28, and starting from March 1, the cost of tickets will increase to 15,000 RUB.

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Moscow 2021 will be organized by Smile-Expo international company that has been conducting business events in the field of innovations for 15 years.

Tickets to the event are already on sale! Register on the official conference website to attend main event in the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain!

Program and registration - moscow.bc.events

The illegal Finiko service started operating at the end of 2017. It was positioned as an automatic profit-making system. Currently, it is represented by Cyfron FNK LTD, registered in the state of Saint Lucia (no license is required to work with cryptocurrencies).

The site in the .ru domain zone is not available. There is a working mirror of “thefiniko” (in the .com zone). The user agreements on both sites are identical. What is noteworthy is that the platform offers gaming programs that mimic investment programs. And the internal CFR token is not an official currency and has no financial value. The company does not bear any responsibility.

This approach allows Finiko to work without loss since 2017. In November 2018, the platform launched an active advertising campaign. The scammers offered to buy an apartment or a car, pay off another loan for 35% of the cost. The peak of active use of the service occurred at the end of 2019. This was accompanied by the visibility of the accrual of funds to users. However, few users were able to withdraw real funds...

There are the main signs of a financial pyramid: lack of regulation, registration in an offshore company, short life (the cost of the CFR token is close to zero), very high profitability (promised more than 200% per year), enticing and expensive website design, a lot of good reviews.

Finiko, the only known cryptocurrency, has a huge number of wallets in Bitcoin and Ethereum. The largest crypto wallet received 12099.294 BTC (almost in 2.5 years). It may have been used for trading on the stock exchange. More than 129 thousand wallets involved in the activities of the illegal service have been identified. The main large (used for receiving / sending) wallets are monitored by the services of the SICP platform.

In the darknet, there is a forum where enthusiasts are working to identify large Finiko wallets and select private keys to them. In total, Finiko attracted more than $300 million from the population (according to SICP experts, more than $400 million)!..

Analysis of recent transactions shows that the funds are withdrawn mainly on the Asian cryptocurrency exchange, managed from Russia. If you or your loved one suffered from the activities of Finiko, please contact CryptoCERT (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Source: sicp.ueba.su

Saturday, 26 December 2020 12:21

ADDED CUSTODIAN XAPO CRYPTOCURRENCY WALLETS

Users of the SICP platform have access to a pool of Xapo wallet addresses for analysis, with user marks of owners (the largest received 231,834.287 BTC), which was launched in the jurisdiction of Hong Kong in 2013. Already in 2014, support for debit cards for operations with cryptocurrencies was implemented. In 2015, the headquarters was moved from the USA to Switzerland.

In August 2019, Coinbase acquired the Xapo custodian (for about $ 55 million). Thus, Xapo came under the control of Coinbase Custody, making the relatively young custodian of the crypto exchange the world's largest storage of cryptocurrencies by capitalization. Today, he holds over $ 7 billion for over 120 large clients in 14 countries.

In 2020, the company moved its operations from California to Gibraltar, which offers a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency companies. The changes in Xapo come amid litigation after the custodian was accused of circulating stolen funds…

So, according to a lawsuit filed by German citizen D. Novak, Xapo and the Indodax cryptocurrency exchange contributed to the turnover of stolen cryptocurrencies. It also reveals that Xapo holds 19.99 BTC from the stolen assets, and the Indodax exchange has 476.69 BTC.

By the end of 2020, the crypto custodian (owned by crypto exchange Coinbase) plans to restructure its business and become a digital bank. Represented by legal entities in the United States (Xapo Blockchain Limited) and Gibraltar (Xapo Gibraltar Limited) and meets the regulatory requirements for financial services, virtual asset providers, electronic money and security.

Source: Xapo

CoinPayments payment system was launched in Estonia in 2013. The electronic wallet of the payment system is used by a large number of sellers and buyers in more than 180 countries, as the wallet supports more than 2005 tokens. The payment system received a regional license to work. However, the withdrawal function to fiat currency is not available.

Over the past 2-3 years, information has been received that cybercriminals have discovered a vulnerability that allows them to withdraw more funds than were in the account. Then the administration of the service compensated for the damage to half of the victims. Also, the site stopped working, which affected a large number of complaints from users and led to problems in investment projects of clients.

CoinPayments also supports the issuance of prepaid cards with a deposit in cryptocurrencies (over 100 types). Such cards can be used in various jurisdictions and carry significant risks of money laundering. There is an official website in the TOR network.

Source: CoinPayments

On November 25, 2020, the long-awaited 5th issue of the SOC magazine was released. Special issue project: SICP platform for tracking suspicious transactions and ensuring blockchain security.

The article says that the field of cryptocurrencies is technically more complex than traditional finance, noticeably more decentralized and less controllable. Therefore, tools are required to help the use of cryptocurrencies in a legal manner and for legitimate purposes. At the same time, the main systemic problem associated with the use of cryptocurrencies is the possibility of their use for illegal operations, in particular for the legalization of criminal income, as well as for financing prohibited activities.

Also, the services of the Russian platform are considered, the peculiarities of their functioning in the Russian realities. The most detailed descriptions of the recently launched CryptoCERT service. Combined with the threats and risks inherent in digital assets...

Source: Information Security

Magazine: ITSec.ru

In 5 days, the conference on Information Technology Security (BIT St. Petersburg 2020) will take place in the Northern capital. The IX meeting will be devoted to information security and cybersecurity issues, the focus of attention will be on the discussion of CII and the implementation of the requirements of 187-FZ.

By tradition, Victor Minin (Chairman of the Board of ACISO) will deliver a welcoming speech and present a plenary report for the current year. In two sections (trends, practice), leading experts in the field of cybersecurity will share their experience. Among them, Natalia Manuylova (Chief Compliance Officer SICP) - Cryptocompliance for the security of CII, Alexander Podobnykh (CISO SICP, Special Development Department of Technopark St. Petersburg) - Digital financial assets and CII subjects, as well as other respected experts.

The conference will be held on October 15, in compliance with the requirements aimed at preventing the spread of the new coronavirus infection...

Source: BIT-Aciso

Tuesday, 06 October 2020 16:44

CRYPTOCOMPARE EXCHANGE BENCHMARK JULY 2020

Published on July 10, 2020. CryptoCompare Exchange Benchmark ranks more than 165 global spot exchanges to bring transparency and accountability to the cryptoasset exchange landscape by providing a framework for assessing risk. The Benchmark assigns a AA - F grade to help identify the lowest risk venues in the industry.
 
Key Highlights
 
The analysis reveals that US exchanges retained the top spots, with Gemini ranked first. Gemini is followed by Coinbase (2), Kraken (3), itBit (4) and Bitstamp (5).
  • Lower-Tier exchanges (grades C-E) have continued to lose market share to Top-Tier exchanges (grades AA-B), quarter on quarter.
  • Top-Tier exchanges (grades AA-B) accounted for 32% of global volumes in Q4 2019. In 2020, they accounted for 36% in Q1 and 40% in Q2.
  • The top three decentralised exchanges (DEXs) based on our refined DEX methodology are Binance DEX, Switcheo, and IDEX.
Friday, 04 September 2020 18:45

BUSINESS INFORMATION SECURITY SUMMIT 2020

The Business Information Security Summit will be held at the end of September, online (September 24-25). Topic of the event: Demo version of the new reality. Information security strategy for change management. The participants of the meeting will answer questions and tell about approaches: what strategy is chosen by information security for managing change, from the VUCA world to BISSEXTUS 2020, turbulence as a springboard or a struggle for survival.

Day 1. Discussion 1. Welcome, or No unauthorized entry is allowed. Experts: Natalya Kasperskaya (President of InfoWatch Group), Alexander Malkevich (Deputy Chairman of the Commission for the Development of the Information Community, Mass Media and Mass Communications of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation), Alexander Maslyuk (expert on HR transformation in SAP CIS), Vladimir Dubrovin (Technical Advisor on Information Security Mail.ru Group).

Discussion 2. Information security in an era of change - here and now: risks, consequences, expectations. Speakers: Dmitry Manannikov (director of corporate security at Ozon), Mona Arkhipova (co-founder and COO at sudo.su (MIRTs), Roman Bondarenko (deputy head at SB FC Pulse), Stepan Deshevykh (head of InfoWatch product development department).

Discussion 3. Security of the digital future: what are digital assets and how to protect them. Speakers: Mikhail Smirnov (director of the InfoWatch expert and analytical center), Alexander Podobnykh (independent information security expert SICP), Vladislav Pak (IT director of Stoloto).

Day 2. Round table. Regulatory requirements 2020-2021. Speakers: Artyom Sychev (First Deputy Director of the IB Department of the Bank of Russia), Vitaly Lyutikov (Deputy Director of FSTEC of Russia), Dmitry Sytin (General Director of TEK-Torg CJSC), Evgeny Tsarev (Managing Director of RTM Group), Konstantin Samatov (Director of the Center Information Security Institute of Management and Information Technologies USUE).

Also, the opinions of vendors will be presented, taking into account new approaches, and a master class on the preparation of a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) will be organized. Closing discussion: Who should be “shot” for the incident? Lev Paley (head of the information security department of SO UES), Vasily Okulessky (deputy head of the information security service of Vozrozhdenie bank), Sergey Sherstobitov (general director of Angara), Kirill Ermakov (CTO QIWI).

Source: BIS Summit

The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, or Europol, 09/10/2019 released its annual Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report for the year. And we weren’t surprised to find that ransomware, despite its palpable decline in volume these past few months—a trend we’ve also seen and documented—remains the most prominent threat in terms of prevalence and financial damage.

While the IOCTA report talks about online threats that both consumers and businesses face on a daily basis, it also puts data at the center of it all. We rely on it—often, all too much—and criminals know this. And yet, most threat actors behind attack campaigns rely on our data to make their attacks more successful, compelling us to take action. After all, nowadays an attack that doesn’t use data against its owners wouldn’t be much of a money-earning scheme.

Threat actors can deprive organizations and individuals’ access to their own files by encrypting and holding them for ransom, such is the case for ransomware. And they can also deny the average user access to an organization’s data (and services) through Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. According to Europol, such attacks with an extortion element in them are the most prevalent.

Data also enables other forms of online crime like fraud. Criminals are primarily after financial data, such as credit card information, online banking credentials, and cryptocurrency wallet data. They are also after personally identifiable information (PII) and other login credentials. Such data fuels other profitable, targeted attacks like business email compromise (BEC) scams, spear phishing, and account takeovers.

There is also the challenge of data overload, particularly in the realm of child sexual exploitation (CSE) crimes. The staggering amount of material online detected by law enforcement and private companies continues to increase to the point that it’s putting a strain on law enforcement resources to investigate these crimes. One contributing factor to the increase of availability of CSE material online is that more underage users are accessing and using social media, thus, criminals reach and communicate with them via these platforms.

Other IOCTA findings:

  • The IOCTA report also noted that key infection vectors are phishing and remote desktop protocol (RDP) vulnerabilities. Simple patching can address vulnerabilities. As for phishing, did you know that you can be targeted on your desktop and smart phone?
  • Organizations are growing more concerned about sabotage performed by malicious insiders.
  • Ransomware tactics have shifted, from a scattergun approach of infecting systems to a more focused and refined targeting of profitable victims. This means that ransomware proponents target those with a greater ability to pay a ransom than the average, normal user.
  • BEC is evolving. There have been campaigns wherein threat actors used malware and network intrusion.
  • Self-generated explicit material (SGEM) is on the uptick. Young children now have access to high-quality smart phones, which enables them to produce and share SGEM, either voluntarily or under coercion. The rising number of SGEM victims will likely to continue. Parents and guardians: Please talk to your kids about this, and other online risks.
  • Jackpotting, also known as black-box attacks, against ATMs are becoming more widespread and accessible due to tools like Cutlet Maker being more available on the dark web.
  • Card-not-present (CNP) fraud and skimming continue to plague financial institutions. Don’t be a victim of skimming.
  • Due to law enforcement activity and extensive DDoS attacks against hidden services, many have grown distrustful of the onion router (Tor) environment. While underground market administrators are currently exploring alternatives, a migration to a new platform will not likely happen yet.

Source: Europol

Source: Malwarebytes Labs

Monday, 03 August 2020 18:25

SICP ANNOUNCED THE LAUNCH OF CRYPTOCERT

On July 30, the SICP (Security Intelligence Cryptocurrencies Platform) platform announced the launch of the first Russian commercial Center for monitoring cryptocurrency transactions, identifying the risks of cryptocurrency wallets and responding to incidents in the field of cryptocurrency circulation (CryptoCERT).

This service is the first in Russia and the UIS. Today, any citizen or organization can send information about fraud (another threat or risk) related to cryptocurrencies. Additionally, the publicly available interactive map displays profiled crypto wallets by country. The custom menu allows you to display one or more profiles. The legend displays the share and number of wallets associated with the profile. For registered and verified users, a wider visualization functionality is available.

It should be noted that on July 22, the State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted in the 3rd reading the law "On digital financial assets". The new rules will enter into force on January 1, 2021. The law "On digital currency" is expected to be considered in the coming autumn.

Remarkably, today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. It is a serious crime and gross violation of human rights. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), as the guarantor of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto, assists States in their efforts to implement the Trafficking in Persons Protocol.

By the way, this factor is taken into account when assessing the risks of crypto wallets, in the SmartEcho service, and identifying suspicious transactions ...

Source: sicp.ueba.su

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