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Upbit Crypto Trading Platform Restores Depositing After $50 Million USD Hack

Korean cryptocurrency trading platform Upbit reinstated deposits January 13th after shutting them down in late November in response to a $50 million USD hack. Deposits have now been restored following an upgrade to the exchange’s wallet system, the exchange writes in a notice. Customers will, “need… Read More

Hackers Exploited Parity Node Bug to Attack Ethereum Network December 30th

Parity nodes on the Ethereum cryptocurrency network stopped syncing December 30th after sustaining an apparent attack. Parity Technologies acknowledged the attack in an announcement December 31st: “We have investigated reports of some Parity Ethereum nodes not syncing and believe there may be an attack underway.”… Read More

Temporary Millionaire: Teenaged SIM-Swap Cryptocurrency Hacker Indicted in New York

A prolific teenaged SIM-swap hacker has been indicted in New York for stealing the identities of at least 75 people across the United States and more than $1 million USD in cryptocurrencies from them via SIM-swap attacks on victims’ cell phones. Yousef Selassie, 19, is… Read More

Liquidators File Second Report Regarding Hacked Cryptocurrency Exchange Cryptopia, $7 Million Left

Representatives from Grant Thornton have published their Liquidator’s Second Report regarding collapsed New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia. Just prior to its dissolution in May, Cryptopia had over 2.2 million registered users worldwide and 37 employees, Grant Thornton (GT) claims. Hackers are believed to have stolen… Read More

Another Alleged SIM-Swap Cryptocurrency Thief Indicted

A 23-year-old who allegedly used cryptocurrencies he stole from crypto executives and users to fund the purchase of houses, a Ferrari, a Rolex and the royalty rights to twenty songs was arrested in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, December 11th. Anthony Francis Faulk has been charged with one count of… Read More

Vertcoin Sustains Minor “Double Spend” Attack. Is This a Dry Run?

Hackers appear to have rented cryptocurrency mining power at NiceHash this week and then used it to conduct a 51% attack on the Vertcoin network. According to Coindesk, the hacker managed to offset 603 genuine blocks of data mined by legitimate network participants and replace… Read More

Unbound Tech: People Exposed in BitMEX Crypto Exchange Email Leak “Remain at High Risk for Exploitation”

“Software-defined cryptography firm” Unbound Tech says that parties exposed in last week’s email debacle at BitMEX, and the exchange itself, “remain at high risk for exploitation through a variety of approaches.” Last Friday, news broke that BitMEX, a cryptocurrency exchange popular for allowing 100x leveraged… Read More

BitMEX Crypto Exchange May Have Exposed 400K Customer Email Addresses

There is a lot of anger on “crypto Twitter” today following news that BitMEX, a cryptocurrency exchange known for allowing 100x leveraged cryptocurrency trades on its platform, has exposed the email addresses of “many” of its customers. The error occurred when the company sent out… Read More

Crypto Investor & Sim Swap Hack Victim Michael Terpin Publishes Open Letter to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the FCC

Michael Terpin, well known within the cryptocurrency industry, was a victim of a serious theft of crypto several years ago as approximately $24 million in crypto was stolen from his accounts via a Sim Swap hack. Terpin went on to file a lawsuit against AT&T… Read More

Another Civil Case Launched Against AT&T for Allegedly Failing to Prevent Crypto Theft

A plaintiff called Seth Shapiro is suing telco giant AT&T (NYSE:T) for its role in allegedly allowing hackers to access his cellphone on four occasions and enable the theft of $1.8 million USD in cryptocurrencies from his crypto exchange accounts. SIM-swapping is a type of hack… Read More

Algorand’s Venture Arm, Algo Capital, Loses Millions in Crypto Wallet Security Breach

Algo Capital, the investment division of the US-based blockchain startup Algorand, reportedly lost around $1-2 million in Algorand (ALGO) tokens and Tether (USDT) stablecoins after the company CTO Pablo Yabo’s mobile phone was hacked. The security breach allowed hackers to access an Algo hot wallet… Read More

Korean Crypto Exchange Coinone Ordered to Compensate Customer Who Lost Funds in Hack

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Coinone, a popular cryptocurrency exchange in Korea, has been ordered by a judge in Seoul to pay 25 million won (~$20 780 USD) to a customer who had his exchange accounts drained in a hack. According to Chosun IT, this is Korea’s first case of a… Read More

California Indicts Two Alleged Hackers for Attacks on Etherdelta Crypto Exchange

Two men have been indicted in California for allegedly hacking “decentralized” (peer-to-peer) crypto trading platform EtherDelta. The indictment states that Anthony Nashatka (AKA “Psycho”), who resides in New York, and co-defendant Elliot Gunton (AKA “Planet”), who lives in the UK, have not yet been arrested. The… Read More

Beaxy Crypto Exchange Halts Trading After Hack Involving Major Sell Off of Ripple (XRP)

A cryptocurrency exchange called Beaxy halted trading across the board  August 12th after a high-volume sell-off of XRPs (Ripple tokens) tanked the tokens’ price on the exchange: The exchange corresponded about the suspension in a blog post, stating: “We recently experienced unusual(ly) high volume activity… Read More

Chipmixer “Bitcoin Tumbler” Used to Launder Funds Stolen in $80 Million USD Hack on Binance

A Regtech/blockchain forensics firm called Clain has determined that hackers who stole 7074 Bitcoins (worth $80 million USD) from the Binance exchange in May used a tumbling service called Chipmixer to obfuscate movements of the stolen funds. Clain, “a start-up…that provides enhanced AML/KYC solutions in… Read More

Hacker Attempts to Extort Binance, World’s Largest Crypto Exchange

A hacker has started leaking KYC (know your customer) data he or she claims is from Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by volume. The data, which includes photos of passports and other IDs, is now being circulated on a Telegram channel with 10 000 users that… Read More

Dark Net Marketplace “Nightmare” Suffers Internal Hack, May Have Exit Scammed

A popular Dark Net market site called Nightmare has suffered a hack and is currently “under maintenance”- a common sign that a crypto-friendly underground site’s admins may be pulling exit scam, DarkNetStats reports. Nightmare administrators are insisting that users will have full access to their… Read More

Hackers Sell Bitcoins Stolen from Binance…on Binance

Binance, a major cryptocurrency exchange that suffered a $44 million USD hack in May, recently processed some of the Bitcoins stolen from it on behalf of the hackers, digital currency Regtech firm Coinfirm reports. According to data Coinfirm furnished to Coindesk, hackers have been moving… Read More

Bitcoin Norway Shuts Down Due to Theft via SIM Swap Hack and “Sophisticated Spear-phishing Techniques”

Bitcoin Norway has shut down all operations according to its website and posts on Facebook. Bitcoin Norway is a cryptocurrency exchange that claims to have served over 25,000 Norwegians since 2013. Last week, via Twitter, the exchange said they are dealing with extraordinary problems: Hei… Read More

Following $32 Million Hack, Cryptocurrency Platform Bitpoint Suspends Operations

Bitpoint, a licensed cryptocurrency exchange based in Japan, has reportedly shut down operations following a hack that caused the platform to lose ¥3.5 billion yen ($32 million) in cryptocurrency.  According to Bloomberg, The exchange revealed about 2.5 billion yen of stolen funds belonged to customers,… Read More

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