Pricey bitcoin target of hackers
BITCOIN investors are being warned about the potential of hackers as the cryptocurrency’s price surges. Because bitcoin transactions are irreversible, if hackers get their hands on investors’ holdings, victims will not be able to get a refund. Malware expert Alexey Malanov said cybercriminals used various methods to get their hands on the cryptocurrencies. “There have been several huge hacks of cryptocurrency exchanges and the trend will only continue,” he said. He advised bitcoin owners “not to store their money on services”.