The UK saw its first reported case of a physical robbery-related to Bitcoin, whereby armed masked men burst into the home of a cryptocurrency trader in Moulsford, Oxfordshire. The intruders threatened violence if he didn’t transfer funds to a Bitcoin wallet. Whilst the amount transferred is unknown or even confirmed as successful, it is another instance of the security issues surrounding cryptocurrencies and their perceived lack of danger. Readers are reminded that these incidents are few and far between, but should be mindful that cryptocurrencies are not exempt, nor safe from being targeted by criminals.
Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.