NiceHash reaffirms its commitment to miners after hacking attack

NiceHash reaffirms its commitment to miners after hacking attack

NiceHash has informed its customers of its commitment to serving them better following the recent attack it experienced few days ago where huge sums of bitcoin were stolen by cyber criminals.

In bid to restoring full operation NiceHash announced on its website, “Service coming back soon!”

Recall it initially announced to its customers and miners it will resume operation in 24 hours which was never actualized. It ended throwing miners using the service off balance. In other to restore confidence NiceHash has put up another public notice, it states; “Although we initially stopped the service for 24 hours. It turned out we require more time. Good news is that we are in the final stages of a rebuilding NiceHash into the most robust and secure marketplace for hashing power.”

It has also informed the public that it wants to start earning money again as soon as possible and it’s taking all necessary steps to re-establish its systems with the highest possible levels of security to contain and defeat any possible future attacks. Hmm! no matter how harden a system is, the bad guys will always find an exploit.

Consequently, the big time marketplace will be giving away bitcoin(BTC) rewards for the best information received concerning the attack by hackers.

Read AlsoHow to clear “More than one instance of Sumo is attempting to start on this page” Error

How to clear” More than one instance of Sumo is attempting to start on this page” Error

How to clear “More than one instance of Sumo is attempting to start on this page” Error

Sumo WordPress plugin is one of the greatest tool used for internet marketing.  It’s a suite of free tools that can be used to grow your website’s traffic.

The Sumo tools are easy to install and work on any website but if it is not well implement you could experience terrible output. In most cases on
your blog or website you could get a prompt of running multiple instances. This could be a very ugly situation and could drive visitors away from your blog or websites.

Here is what the error look like “More than one instance of Sumo is attempting to start on this page. Please check that you are only loading Sumo once per page.”

In trying to resolve this error on www.naijacircuit.com, I wrote to Sumo support team and TJ Reinhart, Senior Support Engineer gave me a guide on how to clear this horrible error. In following the instruction the error got cleared. Thanks to TJ.

In this short tutorial in case you don’t have a programming skill, you have nothing to worry about. This demonstration is specifically for a WordPress site and can be applied on any other content management systems.

So lets take a ride to solving the problem …
                                                                                                                                                      Step 1
Log into your WordPress admin panel

Step 2                                                                                                                                           Locate your installed plugins

Step 3
Open the Sumo Plugin

Step 4
Edit the Sumo Script and get rid of the duplicate script

{<script src=”//load.sumome.com/” data-sumo-site-id=”38353d00f86fb700aee0c40002108d00a3e82a009fd4880075d0d000b899b900″ async=”async”></script>}

You would notice it’s scripted twice and that’s the reason for running more than one instance of Sumo. Before deleting any line of code, first of
all do a backup by coping the entire code and saving it on a notepad.

Next, calmly delete one of the duplicated instance inside the script tag (<script …>… </script>). After that is done immediately save the edited script.

Quickly head on to your blog or website. The moment it opens do a refresh to confirm the error has been cleared. Congratulation for achieving a milestone.

Read AlsoPolice weird actions undergoes criticism all over the world

Police weird actions undergoes criticism all over the world

Police weird actions undergoes criticism all over the world

Police is becoming a nuisance in so many parts of the world and people are busy questioning their integrity in saving lives and properties.

Recently the actions of police brutality on some youths in Nigeria is
creating so much tension in the police force while a sect of the police have been accused of extorting money  from innocent people and other vices.

Some people still believe though there might be some bad eggs in the unit, the police force needs to be reformed to prevent it from carrying out extra judicious activities.

Meanwhile on Thursday another incident was recorded where an 11-year-old girl at gunpoint was handcuffed and put in the back of a cruiser by Grand Rapids police, Michigan.

According to reports, the girl was leaving her Grand Rapids home to a store when police came to her home looking for the girl’s 40-year-old aunt, who was suspected of stabbing a relative nearby but was not found.

Surprisingly Grand Rapids police detained the girl and two other women, including the girl’s mother, as they exited the house. Officers ordered the 11-year old to come down from the porch with her hands up as reported by the girl’s mother. This is brutality of the highest order!

“The whole time they are telling her to come down, I’m telling them, ‘She’s 11 years old. That’s my daughter. Don’t cuff her,” these were the words of the girl’s mother.

So sad! the little girl has been forced to live in fear as she shares her own side of the story with a television station.

“It made me feel scared and it made me feel like I did something wrong. I’m afraid to open or go near my back door because of what happened.”

Obviously the police and its various departments needs total reformation to serve people better since the police was meant to be our friend.

Read AlsoMarket woman tells Osinbajo “No more order from above”

Market woman tells Osinbajo “No more order from above”

Market woman tells Osinbajo “No more order from above”

The Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo payed a surprise visit to Ikenne Market in Ogun State on his way to Reverend Adebajo’s 75th birthday event yesterday.

Few hours later, the vice president twitted; “Today, I made a surprise stop at Ikenne market, Ogun State after attending Reverend Adebajo’s 75th birthday event. The market is to be reconstructed.” Which means, it’s a clear confirmation, the market will be reconstructed. 

It is no longer news in Nigeria where markets are built and reallocated based on “man-know-man”. Instead of reallocating the shops and spaces to the original owners, government officials, the high and mighty use their political influence to reallocate the shops to their family members and themselves. In this scenario the rich gets richer every day as this is  the practice in almost all states of the federation.

Interestingly Osinbajo presence was a remarkable one where he was able to interact with the market women one on one. It came as a surprise to so many people who saw the scene when a market woman forced herself through a crowd to express displeasure on how markets are reconstructed and reallocated by government officials with bias.

The old woman unleashed all that bothered her but the one most striking was “Order from above, we don’t want to hear that from this state…” she insisted with all amount of seriousness.  After the market has been reconstructed, it should be allocated back to the initial owners.

In reaction to the tweet by the vice president,  he however received encomiums from followers such as;

“True leaders must connect to the people and a surprise stop is the best way to do! Lucky Ikenne Market! Congrats “

“How many of our leaders can stand in public like this among the citizen without full armor body guard??”

“This is wonderful gesture. This is what governments should represent Going to the most affected ones Talking to the needs Thanks you talk to them hopefully you put their pains into consideration is another thing.”

Hmm! If only leaders would connect with the less privilege in the society, the world would be perceived to be a better place for everyone.

Read AlsoBitcoin as a digital currency is not quite there yet – Jerry Yang

Bitcoin as a digital currency is not quite there yet – Jerry Yang

Bitcoin as a digital currency is not quite there yet – Jerry Yang

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang ,who now heads AME Cloud Ventures believes digital currencies will play a significant role in the future of the society as opposed by some financial analysts.

According to Yang “… There is high volatility probably similar to that of the early days Internet.”

In an interview with CNBC on Thursday Yang said “Bitcoin as a digital currency is not quite there yet, people are not using it to transact, people are using it as an investment asset …” His statement now reveals that bitcoin is becoming a strong force to recon with anytime soon.

Personally, I am a believer in how digital currency can play a role in our society especially in, not only the front end of doing transactions but also in the back-end of creating a much more efficient system and a much more verifiable system. But for now, it seems like it’s more driven by the hype of investing sought of getting a return rather than using it as a transaction currency.

However some quarters believe it is safer to trade gold than trade bitcoin while many believe there are strong forces fighting against the use of digital currencies.

Read AlsoNiceHash loses huge sums of bitcoin to hackers

 

 

 

NiceHash loses huge sums of bitcoin to hackers

NiceHash loses huge sums of bitcoin to hackers

NiceHash, a marketplace that people sell hashing power and get paid in BitCoin (BTC), or buy hashing power to purchase cryptocurrency with BTC has confirmed it recent attack by hackers.

This was made public on their website informing customers of a security breach, as a result there is a stoppage in all operations for the next 24 hours.

Read excerpt of the public notice ;

“… Importantly, our payment system was compromised and the contents of the NiceHash Bitcoin wallet have been stolen. We are working to verify the precise number of BTC taken…”

“… Clearly, this is a matter of deep concern and we are working hard to rectify the matter in the coming days. In addition to undertaking our own investigation, the incident has been reported to the relevant authorities and law enforcement and we are co-operating with them as a matter of urgency…”

Meanwhile NiceHash has used the medium to recommend, as a precautionary measure to its customers to change their online passwords.

At the time of filing this report, a full scope of what happened is yet unknown as bitcoin marketplaces are under attacks on daily basis.

Consequently, traders and investors in marketplaces should have themselves to blame if this security measure is not taken seriously.

Read Also: SEC emergency action halts Plexcorps ICO scam 

SEC emergency action halts Plexcorps ICO scam

SEC emergency action halts Plexcorps ICO scam

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday announced it obtained an emergency asset freeze to halt a fast-moving Initial Coin Offering (ICO) fraud.

It was reported in the suit filed by SEC that PlexCorps raised up to $15 million from thousands of investors since August 2017 by falsely promising a 13-fold profit in less than a month on PlexCoin investments.

The charges filed against Dominic Lacroix and his company, PlexCorps by SEC had the complaint filed in federal court, Brooklyn, New York. It alleges that Lacroix and PlexCorps marketed and sold securities called PlexCoin on the internet to investors in the U.S. and elsewhere, claiming that investments in PlexCoin would yield a 1,354 percent profit in less than 29 days. SEC also charged Lacroix’s partner, Sabrina Paradis-Royer, in connection with the scheme.

According to Robert Cohen, Chief of the Cyber Unit “This first Cyber Unit case hits all of the characteristics of a full-fledged cyber scam and is exactly the kind of misconduct the unit will be pursuing. He added that the Commission acted quickly to protect retail investors from this initial coin offering’s false promises.

Based on its filing, the SEC obtained an emergency court order to freeze the assets of PlexCorps, Lacroix, and Paradis-Royer.

Recall that SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy earlier issued an Investor Alert captioned “PUBLIC COMPANIES MAKING ICO-RELATED CLAIMS” in August 2017 warning investors about scams of companies claiming to be engaging in initial coin offerings. If only the information was well disseminated, so many people would not have fallen prey!

Consequently, SEC’s complaint charges Lacroix, Paradis-Royer and PlexCorps with violating the anti-fraud and registration provisions, of the U.S. federal securities laws.  The complaint seeks permanent injunctions, disgorgement plus interest and penalties. Hmm! One wonders, if they will ever get out of these charges.

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