if you have committed For any recent cybercrime, you probably shouldn’t be paying in Bitcoin. While many cryptocurrency evangelists have long touted digital currencies as a way to buy things (legal and illegal) on the internet and remain completely anonymous, the fact is that almost all cryptocurrency transactions leave behind them that can point to your real identity. The digital trace. No matter how hard you try to hide, dedicated detectives with the right resources can still find you.
this week at gadget labWIRED Senior Cybersecurity Writer and Author tracer in the dark Delve into all the ways investigators, government agents, and hackers are tracking cybercriminals by “tracking the money exchanged in cryptocurrency transactions.”
andy’s book is Trackers in the dark: Global hunt for cryptocurrency crime lords. You can read two excerpts from the book on WIRED.com: the six-part AlphaBay saga and a feature on the shutdown of a website that shared child sexual abuse material.
Andy recommends games that are intentionally frustrating get over itLauren recommends Andy’s WIRED story about an animal activist’s spy cam revealing the harsh realities of a pork slaughterhouse.mike recommends this book art is life Created by art critic Jerry Saltz.
Andy can be found on Twitter @a_greenberg. Lauren Goode is @Lauren Goode. Michael Calore is @fast food wars. Bling’s main [email protected]gadget lab. The show is presented by Boone Ashworth (@Burnashworth). Our theme music is composed by Solar Keys.
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