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Does the Ides of March bode ill for stocks? Ask Putin…

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 – While the stock market heads toward a short-term oversold condition this week—which usually bodes well for a bullish snapback reaction northward—the accumulation of existential uncertainties as we approach this weekend’s ominous Ides of March may result in an exception that disproves the rule. True to his U.S.S.R., KGB and Communist ...

Brand.com blackmail, cyber attack shines light on cybercrime

In December, Brand.com president Mike Zammuto was the subject of a cyber attack. “One or more people sent us email demanding $500,000 in Bitcoin,” said Zammuto. “They said that if we did not pay then that they would attack Brand.com and myself online and cause us to lose business.” Soon after, two defamatory posts targeting ...

Stocks confused: Mt. Gox goes dark; Ukraine, Turkish lira deteriorate

WASHINGTON, February 26, 2014 – Not much to report this afternoon as numerous disturbing stories have been launched, but none happen to be nearing a conclusion. As a result, by mid-afternoon, Wall Street can’t make up its mind whether to go up or down or decisively overcome its current, Hamlet-like deliberation over whether to head ...