Tagged: hacks

Hats, a Decentralized Cybersecurity Incentive Network, Secures $3.5M via Seed Round

Hats has secured $3.5 million in seed funding in order to create an “incentivized” cybersecurity network. Hats is now live with Liquity and Kleros bounty vaults, according to an update shared with CI. Hats is described as a “decentralized” cybersecurity incentive network “governed by its… Read More

Liquid Exchange Hacker Continues to Swap Stolen ERC-20 Tokens for Ethereum (ETH) and wETH via DEXes to Prevent Funds From Being Frozen

On August 18, 2021, hackers managed to steal more than $90 million in over 69 different cryptocurrencies and digital tokens from Japan-based exchange Liquid Global. Liquid’s teams had “yet to release a postmortem detailing the attack vector used by the hacker,” the CipherTrace team noted… Read More

Astra Protocol, which Offers Legaltech for Crypto, Reports Significant Increase in DeFi Hacks, Fraudulent Activities

The team at Astra Protocol, which aims to equip the decentralized finance (DeFi) space with a complete legal layer and unlock the future growth of the industry, notes that operating within DeFi comes with “unpredictability” as well as key opportunities. Some of the main benefits… Read More

Kava Labs, which Focuses on Democratizing Financial Services, Establishes Security of Assets Fund for Users

Brian Kerr, Co-founder of Kava, has published a blog post in which he revealed that his team is introducing the Kava SAFU Fund (Security of Assets Fund for Users). Kerr noted in the update, dated Wednesday (April 28, 2021) that Kava SAFU Fund is an… Read More

Binance Smart Chain based DeFi Project Uranium Suffers $50M Loss due to Hack, SlowMist Analyzes Incident

SlowMist, which focuses on blockchain ecosystem security, and has served major digital asset firms such as Huobi, OKEx, Binance, imToken (with around 1,000 commercial customers), notes that according to updates from the SlowMist Zone, the DeFi project Uranium on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) was… Read More

Bridge Mutual, a “Decentralized” Discretionary Risk Coverage Platform for DeFi, to Make it Easy to Acquire Insurance Coverage for Assets

With over $40 billion locked into decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms (at the time of writing), according to DeFi Pulse data, it’s now clear that the era of DeFi has arrived, crypto analysts have argued. However, with many new exploits frequently taking place, there’s been significant… Read More

United Nations Experts Claim that North Korea Might be Responsible for $281 Million Crypto Hacking Incident, KuCoin May have been Victim

A new United Nations inquiry into the reported theft of $281 million in crypto-assets from  KuCoin, a major digital currency exchange, in September 2020 “strongly suggests” links to North Korea. Industry participants claim that Seychelles-headquartered KuCoin could be the victim of one of the largest… Read More

DeFi Platform Yearn.Finance’s DAI Vault Suffers Major Exploit, Hack Leads to $11 Million in Value Drained from Platforms

On Thursday (February 4, 2021), an unknown entity reportedly stole $2.8 million from a shared digital or online vault via the investment platform Yearn.Finance. The hacker(s) exploited the vault using Aave, a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that lets investors make flash loans. These DeFi solutions… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Revolut Explains why Cyber Insurance has Become Necessary for Internet Firms with Cyberattacks on the Rise

Public liability, professional indemnity and employers liability are no longer adequate when it comes to protecting your company or business. But there are certain covers available that could secure your company further, according to a blog post published by Revolut. The leading digital banking platform… Read More

Top Crypto and Blockchain Predictions for 2021 and Beyond – Part 2

The blockchain and digital assets space is well-positioned for even more growth and adoption in 2021 by mainstream consumers and institutions. The COVID-19 outbreak has dramatically accelerated the shift towards all-digital platforms and services because it’s no longer considered safe to visit physical business locations…. Read More

Top Crypto and Blockchain Predictions for 2021 and Beyond – Part 1

Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrency platforms such as Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Binance Coin (BNB), Chainlink (LINK), and Polkadot (DOT) are being increasingly adopted by a diverse group of users across the globe. Many more institutions and fairly large publicly listed companies… Read More

Coinbase Security Team Shares Tips to Avoid Crypto related Phishing Attacks, SIM Swapping Tactics, and Damaging Security Breaches

Digital asset exchange Coinbase notes that its Security team regularly monitors the safety of its trading platform and customers’ funds. The US-based exchange also keeps a close eye on security threats and “abuse trends” affecting the larger crypto-economy. In December of this year, personal information… Read More

YouTube related Cryptocurrency Scams are on the Rise, Gemini Security Team Reveals

The Security team at Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini), a digital currency exchange and custodian, has revealed that they’ve seen a significant increase in the number of crypto-related scams, as virtual currencies continued to gain popularity over the past year. Gemini Security explains that scams… Read More

Bitcoin focused Casa’s Head of Security Shares Tips to Protect Data and Digital Identity from Damaging Hacks and Security Breaches

Ron Stoner, a crypto-security expert and newly appointed Head of Security at Casa, a company focused on developing security and custody solutions for Bitcoin (BTC), notes that we’re living in a world that heavily depends on “the connectivity between our physical and digital identities.” Stoner,… Read More

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

Dr. Joshua Ellul, the Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority, Expresses Concerns About Crypto Regulations

Dr. Joshua Ellul, the Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority and Director of Centre for DLTs, University of Malta, has published an open letter to European Union (EU) regulators focused on cryptocurrencies. The letter is also meant to inform relevant policy advisors and makers in… Read More

Private Keys Associated with Valuable Digital Assets May Not be Completely Safe or Hack Proof, Cryptographers Explain

Researchers that attended the recent Black Hat security conference confirmed that digital currency exchanges remain vulnerable to hackers. While digital asset trading platforms may have attempted to provide adequate security to protect users’ funds, researchers argue that cryptocurrency exchange attacks have been operating like “an… Read More

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