Hackers

Home and office routers come under attack by China state hackers, France warns

Enlarge Getty Images China state hackers are compromising large numbers of home and office routers for use in a vast and ongoing attack against organizations in France, authorities from that county said. The hacking group—known in security circles as APT31, Zirconium, Panda, and other names—has historically conducted espionage campaigns targeting government, financial, aerospace and defense …

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SolarWinds 0-day gave Chinese hackers privileged access to customer servers

Enlarge Getty Images Microsoft said on Tuesday that hackers operating in China exploited a zero-day vulnerability in a SolarWinds product. According to Microsoft, the hackers were, in all likelihood, targeting software companies and the US Defense industry. SolarWinds disclosed the zero-day on Monday, after receiving notification from Microsoft that it had discovered that a previously …

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SolarWinds hackers breach new victims, including a Microsoft support agent

Enlarge Getty Images The nation-state hackers who orchestrated the SolarWinds supply chain attack compromised a Microsoft worker’s computer and used the access to launch targeted attacks against company customers, Microsoft said in a terse statement published late on a Friday afternoon. The hacking group also compromised three entities using password-spraying and brute-force techniques, which gain …

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BSC’s Impossible Finance raises $7M for multi-chain DeFi incubator

Impossible Finance, a Defi protocol built on Binance Smart Chain, has completed a $7 million seed funding round backed by over 125 institutional and angel investors — with the funds going towards the development of a multi chain DeFi incubator. The seed round was led by venture capital firm True Ventures, and quantitative investment firm …

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Don’t blame crypto for ransomware

Recently, gas has been a hot topic in the news. In the crypto media, it’s been about Ethereum miner’s fees. In the mainstream media, it’s been about good old-fashioned gasoline, including a short-term lack thereof along the East Coast, thanks to an alleged DarkSide ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline system, which provides 45% of …

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Flash Loan Attacks Drain 2 Binance Smart Chain Defi Projects for $6 Million

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>There have been two back-to-back flash loan attacks in a short period of time stemming from two unique Binance Smart Chain decentralized finance (defi) projects. Last Wednesday, the yield-farming platform Pancakebunny lost close to $3 million in a flash loan attack according to reports. The following Sunday, Bogged Finance saw $3 million …

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Over $750 Million in Bitcoin from the 2016 Bitfinex Hack Moved Today

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>On Wednesday, after bitcoin prices touched a new all-time high, thousands of bitcoins from the August 2, 2016, Bitfinex hack were transferred to unknown wallets. The exact count of <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>BTC</a> moved from the hack is not entirely clear, but one blockchain parser shows that over 12,208 <a class=”lar-automated-link” …

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Hackers Target Github Server Infrastructure to Mine Cryptocurrencies

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Github services is under investigation after a series of reports on attacks against one of its infrastructures by running unauthorized crypto mining apps. Cybercriminals allegedly exploited some security flaws that could have been exploited to mine cryptos illicitly.</strong> Attacks Exploit ‘Github Actions’ According to The Record, a Dutch security engineer, Justin Perdok, …

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FORCE token sees volatile 24 hours following coordinated attack on ForceDAO

Hackers made off with 183 Ethereum (ETH), worth roughly $386,000 at the time of writing, following a coordinated attack on DeFi platform ForceDAO Sunday. Following an initial selloff, ForceDAO’s native FORCE token was in recovery mode on Monday, capping off a highly volatile 24 hours for the newly launched project.  ForceDAO detailed the Sunday exploit …

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Furucombo to issue iouCOMBO tokens to repay victims of $15M attack

Decentralized finance transaction combination tool Furucombo will compensate the victims of a recent “evil contract” exploit that cost the protocol $15 million in stolen funds. Following an internal call with affected users last week, Furucombo released a compensation plan Tuesday, announcing that they will issue 5 million iouCOMBO tokens to the victims of the breach. …

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