The price of bitcoin fell on Tuesday while the reasons remain unclear. Concerns were raised about the security of bitcoin after US officials successfully recovered a sum paid to hackers who attacked the Colonial Pipeline.
Documents in court showed that investigators managed to access the password of one of the hackers bitcoin portfolios. The money was recovered from a task force recently launched by Washington as part of the state response to growing cyber attacks.
The world’s largest cryptocurrency fell 11% in the last 24 hours to $ 31,969 at the moment we are writing. Ether fell 13% to $ 2,400 while almost all other cryptocurrencies recorded negative values.
The beginning of April signaled that 2021 would be the year of cryptocurrencies where bitcoin reached up to 60 thousand dollars while last month it withdrew to 30 thousand dollars.
Since the beginning of the year bitcoin has increased by 13%. It was Monday when U.S. law enforcement agencies said they had recovered $ 2.3 million paid in bitcoin for the criminal group DarkSide which attacked with ransomware Colonial Pipeline.
Bitcoin is the cryptocurrency of choice of hackers when they demand money in exchange for free access to data locked by them. / PCWorld Albanian