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London judge freezes bitcoin from ransomware attack

Ransomware attacks involving cryptocurrency are on the rise, and a new London lawsuit illustrates how the hackers are seeking to launder their ill-gotten gains. Lawyers say the case is a […]

FX settlement risks on the rise, warns the BIS

Last week the general manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Agustín Carstens, made a spirited defence of central banks’ role in the global monetary system. “The monetary and […]

Gates wide open to contactless fraud

Contactless payments using cards and mobile devices now drive a significant share of global commerce. But security flaws in contactless technology are leaving the doors wide open to fraudsters, claim […]