Tag: hacks

Sep 23 2021

Bitcoin.org website gets hacked by ‘double your money’ scammers

Sep 23 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btcusd hacks

In an audacious move by scammers, the Bitcoin.org website was hacked earlier today with a giveaway scam placed on the homepage. Such scams usually take place on YouTube by way of recycling video content from prominent crypto figures. But to have it happen on the official Bitcoin website represents a new ploy not seen before. The...

Sep 21 2021

Another hit on Avalanche as Vee Finance exploited for $35 million

Sep 21 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis avaxusd hacks

Another decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol on Avalanche (AVAX) chain, Vee Finance, has fallen victim to an attack, merely a week after...

Sep 20 2021

$12 million stolen after Binance Smart Chain DeFi pNetwork gets hacked

Sep 20 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi hacks

pNetwork, a cross-chain DeFi protocol built on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC), suffered an attack that drained over $12 million from the protocol. According to a series of tweets posted by the pNetwork, an attacker was able to leverage a bug in the protocol's codebase and steal 277 pBTC—Bitcoin wrapped in the pNetwork ecosystem....

Sep 18 2021

Hacker returns 865 ETH stolen from Sushi’s token launch platform MISO

Sep 18 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  hacks miso nfts sushi

SushiSwap's token launch platform MISO suffered a supply chain attack yesterday that drained 864.8 ETH from the 'Jay Pegs Auto Mart' token auction contract. The exploit was first identified by Sushi's CTO Joseph Delong on September 17th, who tweeted out a link to the transaction that drained the funds from the protocol. A stressful day for...

Sep 13 2021

Avalanche (AVAX) chain’s Zabu Finance sees a $3.2 million exploit

Sep 13 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  avax defi hacks spore

Zabu Finance, a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol on Avalanche (AVAX) has recently been exploited for roughly $3.2 million worth of crypto tokens....

3 in 10 Americans share their crypto wallet password with others

Sep 13 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  hacks privacy wallets

Being one’s own bank comes with its own baggage and troubles, despite what most hardcore crypto proponents suggest one to do on social media. But asset security...

Sep 12 2021

4,307% ROI, guaranteed!!! (and other crypto scams to avoid)

Sep 12 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  guest post hacks scams

The following is a guest post from Josef Moser, co-founder of Cryptoradar. Crypto scams are getting more sophisticated. As more retail investors get on board the crypto train, it’s not surprising that malicious actors are trying to take advantage of new traders and unsecured crypto accounts. If you’re fresh on the crypto scene, it’s critical that you watch out for all the gimmicks...

Sep 05 2021

EOS under fire over claims its ICO was a shady “pump scheme”

Sep 05 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  eos eosusd hacks regulation scams

During a year-long initial coin offering (ICO) that ended in 2018, EOS raised a record $4.2 billion, making it the biggest ICO in history. Combined with its Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) consensus mechanism, which has throughput thousands of times greater than Ethereum's, expectations were high. But these...

Aug 30 2021

DeFi tool Cream Finance hit for over $18 million. Suffers second hack in six months

Aug 30 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  amp cream defi eth hacks

Decentralized finance (DeFi) lending protocol Cream Finance has announced it lost millions worth of...

Aug 19 2021

The Poly Network hacker just got offered a job… by Poly Network

Aug 19 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi hacks

In the aftermath of the Poly Network exploit, in which the attacker stole more than $600 million worth of crypto, just to...

Aug 18 2021

Critical vulnerability found in SushiSwap put $350 million at risk

Aug 18 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis defi exchanges hacks sushi

A critical vulnerability found on decentralized exchange platform SushiSwap put over $350 million at risk before it was patched by developers last night, a report...

Aug 17 2021

America offers $10 million in crypto rewards to ‘whitehat’ darknet sleuths

Aug 17 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  crypto hacks regulation white hat

A CNN report has revealed that the US government is stepping up activities to better protect its systems as it is now looking to offer a crypto-assets rewards system to hackers who help them...

Aug 12 2021

Poly Network hacker returns over $260 million after DeFi heist

Aug 12 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi hacks

An address linked with the infamous hacker of decentralized finance (DeFi) cross-chain bridging protocol, Poly Network, has returned over $260 million stolen from the network. $260 million (As of 11 Aug 04:18:39 PM +UTC) of assets had been returned:Ethereum: $3.3MBSC: $256MPolygon: $1M The...

Aug 11 2021

The biggest DeFi hit ever: Poly Network sees $600 million crypto heist

Aug 11 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi hacks usdt

A decentralized finance (DeFi) cross-chain bridging protocol Poly Network recently announced that it has suffered an attack in which the hacker stole over $600 million across three blockchains. The cross-chain interoperability network flagged the...

Aug 04 2021

‘Audited’ DeFi project Popsicle Finance gets exploited for $21 million

Aug 04 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi hacks

Multichain yield platform Popsicle Finance ($ICE) suffered a significant exploit today, resulting in a loss of $21 million. Initial reports claim attackers took advantage of a flaw in the fee accounting mechanism, draining several tokens in the process....

Bitcoin SV (BSV) hit by 51% attack, three malicious chains created

Aug 04 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  bsvusd hacks

Bitcoin SV (BSV) was hit by a 51% attack last night, leading to over three malicious chains getting created and several blocks getting ‘reorganized,’ data from multiple sources showed. “After an attempted attack yesterday, some serious hashing power was unleashed today at 11:46AM and...

Jul 30 2021

Crypto scams, DeFi hacks, and rug pulls: Why the crypto industry needs insurance tech

Jul 30 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi guest post hacks insurance

Your bags are gone. How do you alleviate that concern? With insurance. Unfortunately, DeFi users don't have much choice when protecting their assets, and only an estimated $2 billion of DeFi's $100 billion TVL is insured. Needless to say, crypto and DeFi are still in the exploratory phase in finding an optimal insurance solution. Exploits have become almost inevitable and hidden in plain...

Jul 23 2021

DeFi darling ThorChain (RUNE) suffers $8m hack, its second in a week

Jul 23 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  hacks runeusd

Cross-chain DeFi protocol ThorChain suffered an exploit in the early hours, resulting in the loss of $8 million. At present, details of the incident are still under investigation. But devs believe this to be a "whitehat" attack. Meaning, it was done to highlight security vulnerabilities. As such, the team is hopeful for a return of funds....

Jul 21 2021

BSC DeFi app ‘Pancakebunny’ releases post-mortem of $2.4 million exploit

Jul 21 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi eth hacks matic quick

In last week's attack on the Polygon (MATIC) and QuickSwap (QUICK) version of the...

Jul 16 2021

DeFi darling ThorChain (RUNE) suffers multi-million dollar exploit

Jul 16 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  defi hacks runeusd

ThorChain, a decentralized finance (DeFi) token swap protocol based on the Cosmos blockchain, lost roughly $4.8 million worth of Ethereum (ETH) from its liquidity pools to a hacker attack today. “During a live attack, the...

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