Tag: hack

Oct 21 2020

SS7 Hackers Targeted High Ranking Crypto Chiefs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last month, hackers gamed the SS7 mobile system network system and were able to impersonate individuals in high ranking positions in the crypto industry The SS7 hackers were able to intercept texts and phone calls of their victims, including two-factor...

Oct 20 2020

How This DOJ Strike Force Hunts Down Cryptocurrency Criminals

Oct 20 2020 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2020 bitcoin blockchain crime crypto

Magistrate judge Zia Faruqui, and Jessi Brooks, assistant U.S. attorney in the national security section at the United States Attorney’s Office, have prosecuted several cryptocurrency-related cases, many of them amongst the most well-known. In this episode, they talk about: how they came to be involved in the prosecution of so many cases...

Oct 15 2020

This Ongoing Bitcoin Wallet Hack Has Stolen $22 Million In BTC

Oct 15 2020 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  bitcoin btc btcusd btcusdt cypto

Regulation has started to sweep the crypto market, starting with Bitcoin derivatives trading platform BitMEX being targeted by the CFTC and the DoJ. These US government agencies seek to put a stop to market manipulation, exchange hacks, and much more. However, there’s an ongoing Bitcoin wallet hack that regulators can’t do a darn thing about that has since stolen a total of $22...

Oct 14 2020

How Does a Crypto Exchange Leak Support Ticket Data So Easily?

Oct 14 2020 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  cryptocurrency news exchange hack

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Turkish exchange has been leaking data from support tickets Virtually no tech experience was needed to view the data that was being leaked It’s still not known how many people accessed the leaked data and have abused it so far In case...

EMN Investigation Lawsuit Raises Responsibility Issue

Oct 14 2020 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  cryptocurrency news defi hack uniswap

Reading Time: 3 minutes The potential lawsuit against Eminence creator Andre Cronje by a group calling themselves EMN Investigation has thrown up issues of responsibility in the crypto space EMN Investigation members bought a baseless token that was mistakenly released by...

Oct 13 2020

Eminence Creator Andre Cronje Could Face Lawsuit

Oct 13 2020 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  crime cryptocurrency news defi hack uniswap

Reading Time: 2 minutes The founder of Yearn.finance Andre Cronje could face a lawsuit over the Eminence farce The EMN token was released while still in test status, but speculators still bought in A hacker drained the contract just hours later, and they want their...

Oct 07 2020

KuCoin Hack Highlights Importance of Holding Your Own Keys!

Reading Time: 2 minutes After the KuCoin exchange was hacked, people are paying attention to Proof of Keys When an exchange gets hacked, all funds on there are at risk If you use a non-custodial exchange, your funds are never at risk Cryptocurrency exchanges...

Oct 06 2020

Hackers Breached Telegram, Email Accounts of 20 Israeli Crypto Execs: Report

Cybersecurity firm Pandora says that the hacks were the result of an "SMSC spoofing attack."

Oct 05 2020

KuCoin Hack Perpetrators “Identified”

Oct 05 2020 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  crime cryptocurrency news exchange hack

Reading Time: 2 minutes The perpetrators of last week’s KuCoin hack have been found, according to the KuCoin CEO Johnny Lyu explained in a tweet thread that more than $200 million in stolen assets are now out of the hackers’ control KuCoin will reopen for business soon...

Oct 04 2020

Ransomware Insurance Payouts Could Violate Sanctions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Insurance firms that pay ransomware demands on behalf of hacked companies could find themselves penalized for dealing with sanctioned countries The Treasury has warned that paying a ransom to a group linked to a sanctioned country could be considered a...

Oct 03 2020

KuCoin Crypto Exchange Alleges to Have Found Ethereum Hackers

Oct 03 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business hack

The CEO of crypto exchange KuCoin today announced that they have found the suspects responsible for last month's hack. Johnny Lyu said law enforcement are now involved and pursuing the case. KuCoin Hackers Caught "After a thorough investigation, we have found the suspects of the [Sept. 26] #KuCoin Security Incident...

Oct 02 2020

Up to 10 Years in Prison

And the third-largest exchange hack in crypto history This hectic news week in crypto began with the third-largest hack ever of a crypto exchange. The hacker or hackers who attacked Kucoin made out with $280 million, with around $130 million of that so far frozen in new contracts and hard forks. Then, YFI founder Andre Cronje teased a new project on Twitter, and...

Sep 29 2020

Unaudited Crypto Gaming Platform, Eminence, Hacked for $15 Million

Sep 29 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis hack

A gaming platform called Eminence saw $15 million deposited into its beta smart contract only to be hacked for the full amount a few hours later. Affected users are now calling for a full refund despite the clear warning signs. Game Over for Eminence It all started with a single tweet from Andre Cronje,...

Eminence Farce Highlights DeFi Greed and Stupidity

Sep 29 2020 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  cryptocurrency news defi hack

Reading Time: 3 minutes Eminence Finance, a token being tested by YFI creator Andre Croje, was mistaken for a real token overnight Millions of dollars poured into the test token despite their being no information on it whatsoever A hacker minted and sold millions of...

$10 Million Ethereum Vulnerability Patched by Whitehat Hacker

Sep 29 2020 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  blockchain defi ethereum ethereum news hack

Reading Time: 2 minutes A whitehat hacker saved 25,000 ETH from potentially being stolen after finding a serious flaw in the Lien Finance Ethereum smart contract. Samczsun worked with smart contract auditors ConsenSys to execute the vulnerability and return the ETH to Lien...

Sep 28 2020

KuCoin Hack – Five Things We Learnt

Sep 28 2020 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  crime cryptocurrency news exchange hack

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saturday’s KuCoin hack resulted in $150 million worth of tokens stolen from the exchange KuCoin are currently investigating the methodology of the attack We have learnt several things already from Saturday’s hack Saturday’s KuCoin hack...

KuCoin: User Funds Will Be ‘Covered Completely’ After Friday’s $150M+ Hack

"Rest assured, if any user fund is affected by this incident, it will be covered completely by KuCoin."

Sep 26 2020

KuCoin Hacked! $150 Million Worth of Crypto Missing

Sep 26 2020 Published at Altcoin Buzz under tags  cryptocurrency regulation hack kucoin

Popular cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin has released details of a security breach on its platform. According to KuCoin, about $150 worth of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and several other cryptocurrencies have been moved from the exchange platform. This announcement comes as a shock to the exchange users because KuCoin prides itself as being both advanced and secure. KuCoin confirmed the hack in a...

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