Anti-Phishing, DMARC , Blockchain & Cryptocurrency , Email Threat Protection

How Hackers Are Targeting Initial Coin Offerings

Aleksandr Lazarenko of Group-IB Says Safe Storage of Cryptocurrency Poses Challenges
Aleksandr Lazarenko, technical director for blockchain security projects, Group-IB

The proliferation of cryptocurrency and blockchain projects is posing enticing new opportunities for hackers, says Aleksandr Lazarenko of Group-IB.

See Also: The Operationalization of Threat Intelligence Programs

In this video interview at the recent RSA APJ 2018 conference in Singapore, Lazarenko discusses:

  • The security issues around blockchain-related projects and cryptocurrency;
  • How hackers are using phishing to target initial coin offerings, or ICOs, a new method of funding for blockchain-related startups;
  • What cryptocurrency exchanges and holders can do to reduce their risks.

At Group-IB, Lazarenko is technical director for blockchain security projects. He is also responsible for projects related to advanced analytics tools for cybercrime investigations.

About the Author

Jeremy Kirk

Jeremy Kirk

Executive Editor, Security and Technology, ISMG

Kirk was executive editor for security and technology for Information Security Media Group. Reporting from Sydney, Australia, he created "The Ransomware Files" podcast, which tells the harrowing stories of IT pros who have fought back against ransomware.

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