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Bitcoin price weekly analysis – 14.1.2019

Last week, bitcoin price went through another downwards dip, after testing the resistance near $4,290.7, which corresponds to the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement. The market’s bulls has been unsuccessful in breaking through this seemingly strong resistance level since late November 2018. The week high was recorded on Tuesday ($4,215), following which price started to drop steadily reaching $3,700 towards the end ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price weekly analysis – 7.1.2018

The first week of 2019 witnessed a stability of bitcoin markets. Bitcoin price has been moving sideways during most of last week’s trading sessions, as it ranged between $3,771 and $4,083. The week started by bitcoin price dropping down to a week low of $3,771 on Monday. Then, it began rising steadily reaching a week high of $4,083 on Wednesday, ... Read More »

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Research: TorBot Stalker – A new mechanism for detection of Tor based botnets via intelligent circuit data analysis

A botnet represents a group of compromised machines that are centrally controlled by a botmaster, who uses the botnet for distributing spam emails or launching denial of service attacks (DDoS) via means of special command and control (C&C) servers. The task of taking down a botnet often represents a “cat and mouse” chase as botnet operators, or botmasters, usually continuously ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price weekly analysis – 31.12.2018

Last week started by bitcoin price testing the resistance around $4,285.4, which corresponds to the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement; however, the market’s bulls failed to push price above this critical resistance level as bitcoin price bounced off it and began dropping. After a week low of $3,686 was recorded on Thursday, bitcoin price began rising again to exceed the $4,000 mark. ... Read More »

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Research: Using association rule learning with darknet traffic analysis to identify IoT malware

During the past few years, the rapid advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies has introduced transformational changes to our life. Nevertheless, the sophistication of IoT systems comes at the expense of a rise in the severity of cyberattacks that exploit vulnerabilities in IoT devices. In particular, the aftermath of a recently discovered IoT malware, known as Mirai, was ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price weekly analysis – 23.12.2018

Bitcoin price started recovering during last week’s trading sessions, following a bearish wave that lasted around a month. Bitcoin price rose from around $3,300 in the beginning of the week, up to a week high of $4,300 on Thursday, recording a 30% rise within less than a week. The market’s bulls failed to keep price above the resistance around $4,285.4, ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price weekly analysis – 17.12.2018

  Bitcoin price continued on dropping during most of last week’s trading sessions, falling from around $3,642 in the beginning of the week, to record a week low of $3,215 on Saturday. However, after the week low was recorded, bitcoin price began recovering and rose up to $3,340 on Sunday. The market’s bears failed to pull bitcoin price below $3,192, ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price weekly analysis – 11.12.2018

Bitcoin price continued on plummeting throughout last week’s trading sessions, recording a week low of $3,277 last Friday. However, after the week low was recorded, the market began recovering slightly and the bulls managed to push bitcoin price above $3,600 on Sunday. Despite the 14% drop we witnessed last week, the market’s bears failed to pull bitcoin price below $3,192, ... Read More »

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Valhalla (Scam) cryptomarket analysis and user de-anonymization

Darknet marketplaces are cryptomarkets, where vendors can sell illicit drugs and services to anyone, and anywhere in the world. Darknet marketplaces are hidden services that are accessible via the Tor network. Users of these cryptomarkets usually use PGP to interact with each other and bitcoin as the currency for their various transactions. A recently published thesis performed quantitative analysis of ... Read More »

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Bitcoin weekly price analysis – 19.11.2018

Bitcoin price dropped by around %20 during the past week to hit a week low of $5,432 last Thursday, which is a level that had not been reached since October 2017. Even though we predicted bitcoin price to continue on dropping during our previous bitcoin price weekly analysis, the magnitude of drop in bitcoin market’s capitalization came beyond the expectations ... Read More »

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Bitcoin price weekly analysis – 12.11.2018

After rising to a week high of $6,615 last Wednesday, bitcoin price progressively dropped down to a week low of $6,357 on Sunday. Even though the market’s bulls had the upper hand during the beginning of last week’s trading sessions, they were not capable of overcoming the resistance around the $6,615 price level. The market failed to continue on rising ... Read More »

ANALYSIS OF THE REPORT ON FENTANYL DISTRIBUTION IN THE US

At the start of the month, a report was issued by Mathew C. Allen, the Assistant Director of Domestic Operations, Homeland Security Investigations. The report was given before the United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. The main agenda was to inform the officials on the measures that were being taken to combat the smuggling of illegal Fentanyl from ... Read More »

Analysis of Chinese and Russian Hacking Communities

Recorded future has been actively analyzing forums and markets that are tailored towards the Chinese and Russian audiences over the last annual period and has discovered several differences in the hosted contents within the forums and the differences in the forum conduct and organization. Recorded Future Insikt group analyzed posts, interactions, and advertisements in criminal and hacking forums to explore ... Read More »

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Bitcoin weekly price analysis – 6.11.2018

After dropping down to a low of $6,242 last week, bitcoin price started rising regularly hitting a week high of $6,529. Even though technical analysis of last week’s charts denoted that we are likely to witness a bearish market during most of the week’s trading sessions, a new upwards wave began manifesting itself last Wednesday following a short bearish move. ... Read More »

ANALYSIS OF THE REPORT ON FENTANYL DISTRIBUTION IN THE US

At the start of the month, a report was issued by Mathew C. Allen, the Assistant Director of Domestic Operations, Homeland Security Investigations. The report was given before the United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. The main agenda was to inform the officials on the measures that were being taken to combat the smuggling of illegal Fentanyl from ... Read More »