No doubt its been a crazy week for anyone even remotely interested in Bitcoin. Mt. Gox, once the largest Bitcoin marketplace out there, has shut down, putting a bitter end to an almost month-long situation in which all withdrawals were halted because of technical issues. As customers were unable to move their funds out from Mt. Gox, the worlds most famous exchange essentially became isolated from the rest of the Bitcoin ecosystem, making the Bitcoin price traded on Mt. Gox plummet to as low as $100 for 1 BTC before the exchange went completely offline.
January saw spammers switch their attention from Christmas and New Year to St. Valentine’s Day. English- and Russian-language mass mailings offering video surveillance systems were yet another popular trend in January.
In response to numerous requests for comments and clarifications after our presentation at the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2014, we have created this FAQ with some answers to the most commonly asked questions.