Hackers

Better Business Bureau: Crypto Scams Are The Second Riskiest in North America

A report published by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) says that cryptocurrency-related scams are continually growing, becoming the second most risky of 2019 among North Americans. According to research from trust-gauging organization published on March 2nd, scams averaged about $3,000 in losses for businesses and charities within Canada and the United States. The usual tactic, …

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Crex24 Exchange Accused of Hiding Hack From Customers

Users are accusing Estonian cryptocurrency exchange, Crex24, of hiding the scale of a hack from its users after suspending trade for several altcoin pairings.  Crex24’s members claim that the exchange has not given an explanation for its suspension of more than sixty altcoins. The exchange has also frozen withdrawal and deposit services for many of …

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US Court says $250 Million Stolen from Unnamed Exchanges

Cryptocurrency companies may constantly be trying to improve their usability and security, but when there’s a weakness for hackers to exploit, they go big or go home. According to court documents released by Seamus Hughes at Program on Extremism, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia already convened a grand jury to …

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Trezor Wallets Can Be Hacked, Kraken Reveals

Kraken Security Labs revealed on Jan 31. that Trezor hardware wallets and their derivatives can be hacked to extract private keys. Though the procedure is quite involved, Kraken claims that it “requires just 15 minutes of physical access to the device.” The attack requires a physical intervention on the Trezor wallet by either extracting its …

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UK High Court Orders Freeze on $1M of Bitcoin in Ransomware Case

A United Kingdom High Court ordered a proprietary injunction on Bitcoin (BTC) obtained through a ransomware attack on a Canadian insurance company. A proprietary injunction is an order which prevents a person from dealing with their own assets when it is subject of a proprietary claim. On Jan. 17, the UK High Court released documents …

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Hackers Mass-Scanning Web for Docker Platforms to Mine Cryptocurrencies

A group of hackers has launched a new cryptojacking campaign on Nov. 24, scanning as many as 59,000 IP networks to find Docker platforms that have API endpoints exposed online, business technology publication ZDNet reports Nov. 26. According to the report, the campaign is targeting vulnerable Docker instances in order to deploy crypto-malware to generate …

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Zcash Community Discovers Likely Malicious Fake Version of ZecWallet

Members of the Zcash (ZEC) community have discovered a suspicious and potentially malicious counterfeit version of Zcash Foundation’s native ZecWallet. According to a Twitter post published on Oct. 20 and retweeted by Zcash developer Electric Coin Company, the fake ZecWallet likely contains malware. The tweet reads: “PSA to all Zcash users! There is a fake …

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Blockchain Voting Systems — Can Democracy Rely on Them?

At the beginning of October, a story released by CNN claimed that a student affiliated with the University of Michigan attempted to hack into West Virginia’s blockchain-based voting system called Voatz. As per the report, the FBI is now actively investigating the matter and is looking to authenticate the veracity of these claims. Voatz is …

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Student May Have Tried to Hack West Virginia’s Blockchain Voting App

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating whether a student at the University of Michigan attempted to hack the West Virginia’s voting app. “Not one single vote was changed”  On Oct. 5, according to CNN, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Mike Stuart, wrote that the FBI is investigating …

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Hacker Returns Ethereum Domains Obtained in Auction Bug

The hacker who stole 17 Ethereum domain names during the Ethereum Name Service’s (ENS) auction decided to return them all. The promise of hefty compensation On Oct. 4, digital-collectibles marketplace OpenSea said that all of the stolen ENS names were returned successfully and that bidding on domain names will restart again in the coming weeks.  …

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