Tagged: hack

Dr. Amrit Kumar: President at Zilliqa Explains How Platform’s Scilla Smart Contract Language Is Used to Develop Secure Applications

We recently caught up with Dr. Amrit Kumar, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Zilliqa, an enterprise-grade blockchain development platform. Many of the more popular iterations of blockchain are not sufficiently robust to handle the high transaction rates needed today – not to mention what… Read More

Web 3.0 Projects Mysterium Network and Sentinel Form Alliance to Protect Users from Data Hacks, Cybercrime, Surveillance Activities

Web 3.0 related projects Mysterium Network and Sentinel have established an alliance that will focus on protecting Internet users from data hacks, cybercrime, and excessive surveillance activities while they’re conducting activities online. According to a release, the new “decentralized” VPN (dVPN) alliance is currently open… Read More

Robinhood Confirms that “Limited Number” of Customer Accounts were Compromised

Robin Hood

Robinhood, a modern trading platform that offers both traditional securities as well as cryptocurrency trading options, has confirmed that a limited number of its customer accounts were targeted by cybercriminals. However, Robinhood clarified that its service platform itself was not compromised. Hackers reportedly managed to… Read More

Chainalysis Reveals how KuCoin Hackers Used DeFi Platforms Uniswap, KyberSwap to Move $275+ Million in Stolen Cryptocurrency

Chainalysis, a leading blockchain analysis and security firm, has provided an update regarding the recent KuCoin exchange hack, which led to around $280 million in digital assets being stolen (according to estimates confirmed by many industry participants). Chainalysis noted that on September 25, 2020, hackers… Read More

Ocean Protocol Devs Perform Hard Fork Following KuCoin Hack, Leading to $150 Million in Losses, including $8.6 Million in OCEAN Tokens Stolen

Fork

The developers of the Ocean Protocol, which allows software engineers to build marketplaces and other apps to privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data, confirmed (on September 28) that on September 27, 2020, the Ocean Protocol Foundation had initiated a hard fork or backward-incompatible… Read More

Gunning for Hackers: Ethereum Classic Labs to Pursue Criminal Charges Against Perps Involved with Recent Attack on Ethereum Classic Blockchain

Ethereum Classic Labs (ETC Labs), the core developer and organization for the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain, has partnered up with crypto-sleuth firm CipherTrace and Kobre & Kim to uncover the individuals involved in the recent attacks on the Ethereum Classic blockchain. According to a release,… Read More

17 Year Old Teen Arrested, Said to be Perp of Twitter Hack and Bitcoin Con

  A 17-year-old teenager in Hillsborough County, Florida has been arrested in relation to the high profile Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) hack that recently occurred. Hillsborough county where Tampa is located.   BREAKING: Hillsborough State Attorney @AndrewWarrenFL announces arrest of 17-year-old Graham Ivan Clark in “Bit-Con” hack… Read More

Fintech and Digital Banking Provider Dave Suffers Security Breach, User Data Compromised but No Financial Losses, Company Claims

Dave.com, which aims to be the finance version of David and Goliath taking on the big banks and “helping millions with money challenges,” has confirmed that a security breach took place on its platform. Dave, which claims to have “reinvented” many areas of traditional finance,… Read More

Twitter Hack – Security Researcher Points to Notorious Sim Swap Fraudsters

Twitter continues to dig through the rubble following the epic Twitter hack that saw approximately 130 high profile Twitter accounts hijacked with Tweets distributing a Bitcoin trap for the unsuspecting. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding while we investigate this incident. We’ll continue… Read More

In the Twitter Hack, Bitcoin Was Stolen, but at BTC Transactions are Traceable

The dust is yet to settle in the Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) hack that saw multiple high profile accounts hacked. Twitter continues to dig through the breech and earlier today, Twitter provided some additional insight as to how the individual was able to exploit the platform. Tough… Read More

Over $3 Million in Bitcoin (BTC) Stolen from Crypto Exchange Cashaa Following Recent Hack

UK-based digital asset exchange Cashaa has reportedly suffered a security breach which led to  hackers allegedly stealing over 336 Bitcoins (BTC), an amount valued at just over $3.1 million at the time of writing. Cashaa confirmed that it has suspended all the cryptocurrency-related transfers on… Read More

Coinsquare CEO Responds to Data Breach

Coinsquare, a Canadian crypto exchange, has responded to the reports regarding a “hack” and data breach that apparently revealed data of 50,000 users. As the story goes, Coinsquare was approached by a reporter at Vice that claimed to have seen a sample of the stolen… Read More

SIM Swap Traps BlockFi Too in “Temporary Data Breach”

SIM Swaps, the nefarious act when criminals surreptitiously take over your mobile phone with a different SIM card, hit crypto lending platform BlockFi earlier this month. BlockFi quickly posted an “incident report” outlining the scam: “From approximately 07:17 UTC to 08:43 UTC on May 14,… Read More

Alleged Cryptocurrency Thief is a Suburban New York High School Senior, Terpin Sues to Get Money Back

  Michael Terpin has sued 18-year old Ellis Pinsky, a high school senior living in the posh New York City suburb of Irvington in Westchester County. Terpin alleges that Pinsky was the perpetrator of a “sophisticated cybercrime spree” that saw over $100 million stolen in cryptocurrency… Read More

Developers of dForce, a Chinese DeFi Protocol that was Hacked, to Return $24.9 Million to Users After Hacker Gives Back Stolen Funds

dForce, a Chinese decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that recently experienced a hack that led to the loss of around $25 million worth of cryptocurrency, confirmed on April 27, 2020 that it will be compensating all its users for their stolen funds. This, after the digital… Read More

Huh? dForce Hacker Pilfers $25 Million in Crypto then Returns the Funds

On April 19th, Mindao Yang, founder of dForce, confessed that $25 million crypto had been stolen from his platform. In a blog post, Yang said Lendf.Me, the lending protocol of dForce, was attacked and a vulnerability was exploited to steal the digital assets. Today, it… Read More

Ongoing SIM Swap Lawsuit by Michael Terpin Sees Response to AT&T’s Motion to Strike $200 Million Punitive Damage Claim

The ongoing lawsuit regarding a SIM Swap scam filed by Michael Terpin against AT&T Mobility took another step forward this week. Earlier this year, it was ruled that plaintiff Terpin can proceed with statutory, contract, and tort damages claims against AT&T Mobility for $24 million… Read More

Finastra Says Cyber-Attack Sought to Take Advantage of COVID-19 Driven Shift to Remote Operations

Just about all financial services firms have rushed to move operations to as much as possible to remote operations. For many Fintechs, the migration was fairly simple as many had established tech and protocols in place to operate in a virtual environment. For more traditional… Read More

Finastra Updates Following Security Breach: We do not believe that any customer or employee data was accessed

On March 20, 2020, Finastra, a financial services software provider, announced that a “bad-actor” was attempting to introduce malware into their network in what was described as a “common ransomware attack.” Finastra is a company spanning retail banking, transaction banking, lending, and treasury and capital… Read More

Security Alert: UK Fintech Finastra Experiences Ransomware Attack, Takes Some Servers Offline

UK-based Fintech firm Finastra has reportedly taken some of its servers offline after discovering “potentially anomalous activity” on its computer systems. To quote a statement from Finastra: “During the period immediately prior to March 20th, 2020, the Finastra IT security and risk teams actively detected,… Read More

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