Daily Roundup – June 29, 2017

Daily Roundup – June 29, 2017

According to CoinDesk, celebrity investor Mark Cuban, who is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has decided to participate in an initial coin offering (ICO). In the past, Cuban has shared a skeptical point of view on Bitcoin.

According to Bleeping Computer, the NotPetya ransomware that affected organizations and businesses in multiple countries around the world earlier this week is not actually ransomware. Two separate reports from computer security professionals have found that the malware will not allow victims to regain access to their files, even if they’re willing to make a bitcoin payment.

According to Bleeping Computer, Ukraine has been hit by its fourth notable ransomware attack in the past month and a half. According to the researcher who noticed this ransomware campaign in the wild, the attack started on Monday.

According to Bleeping Computer, Microsoft is going to try to fight back against the ransomware phenomenon through the use of something they’re calling “Controlled Folder Access”. The features intends to block unauthorized apps from making changes to files in special, designated folders.

According to CoinDesk, POSaBIT, which is a digital currency-focused payments startup that focuses on the legal marijuana industry, has raised $1.5 million in funding. In a statement, the startup claimed to have processed more than $2 million in sales via digital currency in the state of Washington thus far.

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