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Bitcoin on the high street – is Britain ready? EXCLUSIVE SURVEY

An independent survey of over 1,000 UK residents, exclusively compiled for Express.co.uk by PNLONDON and Toluna Quick Surveys, found that respondents were still, largely, negative to the prospect of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin being offered as an investment opportunity.

However, the results are not conclusively negative and a significant portion of those polled were receptive to seeing bitcoin-like products on the British high street.

Of the 1002 people polled, 690 – or 68.86 percent – said they would not buy cryptocurrencies if they were offered by a high street bank.

However, 312, or 31.14 percent, of those polled said that they would purchase cryptocurrencies, which is a high figure considering the negative associations with cyber crime, money laundering and the dark web; not to mention the more recent regulatory concerns and subsequent price volatility.

The sentiment was similar when respondents were asked if they believed that cryptocurrencies would be widely used in the near

Read more at: https://www.express.co.uk/finance/city/919965/Bitcoin-price-ripple-survey-cryptocurrency-ethereum-BTC-to-USD-XRP-news

EXCLUSIVE: Russian ‘hacking genius’ accused of $530 million ‘dark web’ fraud against Americans posed with tigers …

A Russian ‘hacking genius’ accused of helping defraud $530 million out of Americans, enjoyed hiding out in Thailand and posing with exotic snakes, crocodiles and tigers before his arrest, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

Sergey Medvedev, 31, was arrested in Bangkok on February 2 by local authorities on an United States extradition demand.

The hacking supremo is at the heart of $530 million suspected scam, where he allegedly ran a ‘one-stop shop for cyber-criminals’, including selling hardware to compromise cash machines in many countries.

Medvedev is seen in photos with his Thai wife holding a python, and in another, poses with his pet Mexican Black King Snake, which he feeds live mice.

The snake-lover also flaunted his toned body and described himself as a ‘strongman wannabe’, as the Russian showed all the signs of enjoying his luxury tropical lifestyle.

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EXCLUSIVE: Serena and Venus Williams’ 75-year-old father files for protective order against his estranged wife, 38 …

The father of Serena and Venus Williams has accused his estranged wife of stalking him months after he filed for divorce and ended their seven-year marriage.

Richard Williams, 75, filed a cyber stalking/stalking violence protective order against much younger spouse Lakeisha Williams, 38, last Tuesday. 

Court papers obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com reveal Richard’s petition, filed in Palm Beach County, Florida, was submitted along with a second suit brought on by his son Chavoita Lesane, who also accused his stepmother of the same offense. 

The petition is the latest twist in the bitter divorce battle between the couple, however, details of Lakeisha’s alleged stalking were not specified.

The former tennis coach, who is credited with training his athlete daughters when they were children, filed for separation back in June, accusing Lakeisha of stealing his social security checks and forging his signature to transfer his property to her.

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5126401/Serena-Williamss-father-accuses-stepmom-stalking.html

Referee ambassadors suspended over cyber-bullying – talkSPORT exclusive

Two youth referee ambassadors have been suspended by the Referees’ Association over an incident of online bullying, talkSPORT can exclusively reveal.

The members of the RA-FA Youth Council ‘liked’ a tweet, suggesting another amateur referee had deserved to be head-butted during a match.

The amateur referee targeted by the abuse, 18-year-old Ryan Hampson, is calling for Deryll David and Mitch Terry, both 19, to be removed from their positions.

“You cannot do that. To ‘like’ a tweet like this and then go into a meeting the next morning calling for protection for young referees – it takes away all your credibility.”

The tweet at the centre of the controversy was posted in response to the launch of a national referee helpline, set up to support abused officials. The tweet, which you can see below, questioned whether abuse suffered by Mr Hampson in the past was because of a lack of ability.


Exclusive: New SEC enforcement chiefs see cyber crime as biggest market threat

WASHINGTON Hackers are increasingly breaking into brokerage accounts to steal assets or make illegal trades, prompting U.S. securities regulators to start tracking cyber crimes more closely, two newly appointed enforcement officials said in an interview on Thursday.

On Thursday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission named Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin as new co-directors of enforcement.

In an exclusive interview ahead of the formal announcement, the two said they were deeply concerned about cyber threats and see the topic as a major enforcement priority.

“The greatest threat to our markets right now is the cyber threat,” said Peikin, who was still wearing a guest badge because he has not yet received his formal SEC credentials yet. “That crosses not just this building, but all over the country.”

The SEC has started to see an “uptick” in the

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EXCLUSIVE – ‘Go f*** yourself!’: DARK SIDE of the real-life mermaids revealed by ‘cyber-bullying’ and feuds ending …

Mermaids hold a certain mystique. Colorful, glamorous and beautiful they have been prominent in folklore for thousands of years, and have been cemented into the consciousness with appearances in literature, paintings and movies.

It is no surprise then that groups of people across America – and the world – are drawn to these mythological creatures, eager to identify as half-human, half fish.

But it may also come as no surprise that these sirens of the sea who are so often associated with peril can cause as much of a ruckus on dry land. 

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Exclusive: Inside America’s Newest Digital Crime Lab

A Luxury Thief Caught by Data

Outside the central lab space, Tanya de Vulpillieres shows off three blown-up maps among a more familiar environment of cubicles and wood-paneled offices.

A cell site analyst, de Vulpillieres used the maps to plot the movements of a suspect after a late night robbery. Her posters display the whereabouts of an individual early on June 22, 2012, a cell phone number, and calls made between 1:55 a.m. and 3:39 a.m. The first map is a zoom-out view of the city while the other two are closeups near the location of the crime.


De Vulpillieres points at a lavender blue rectangle just south of Central Park. The area represents the scene of the crime: Bergdorf Goodman, a luxury department

Read more at: http://fortune.com/vance-crime-lab/

Exclusive: Top cybercrime ring disrupted as authorities raid Moscow …

WASHINGTON Russian authorities in November raided offices associated with a Moscow film distribution and production company as part of a crackdown on one of the world’s most notorious financial hacking operations, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter.

Cybersecurity experts said a password-stealing software program known as Dyre — believed to be responsible for at least tens of millions of dollars in losses at financial institutions including Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) and JPMorgan Chase Co (JPM.N) — has not been deployed since the time of the raid. Experts familiar with the situation said the case represents Russia’s biggest effort to date to crack down on cyber-crime.

A spokesman for the Russian Interior Ministry’s cybercrime unit said his department was not involved in the case. The FSB, Russia’s main intelligence service, said it had no

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