Europe – TechCrunch 12 February 2018

Cryptojacking attack hits ~4,000 websites, including UK’s data watchdog

 An attacker injected a crypto mining script into a web plugin’s JavaScript library, and some 4,000 websites — a large number of them taxpayer funded — were co-opted into illegal crypto mining… oopsie… Read More

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Look out Berlin! TechCrunch Disrupt returns in November this year

 TechCrunch is bringing Disrupt back to Europe for the sixth time, and we’re delighted to announce that Berlin, the urban heartland of Europe’s startup scene, will once again be Disrupt’s host city in 2018. Save these Disrupt Berlin dates in your diary: 29-30 November 2018 If you ask,  “Why Berlin?” the answer is simple. Not only is Berlin still Europe’s… Read More

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Online mortgage advisor Burrow pivots to B2B, cites unit economics issue

 Burrow, the U.K. startup founded by ex-VC Pradeep Raman and backed by Passion Capital, is shutting down its online mortgage brokerage service, TechCrunch has learned. The move is the result of a change in strategy as the nascent company pivots to a B2B model, offering software tools to lenders, mortgage networks and brokers. Read More

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