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Regtech Uppsala Security Analyzes DeFi Hack: Raft Protocol Exploit – A Hacker’s “Miscalculation” Leads to Major Loss

A couple of weeks ago, the cryptocurrency community witnessed a “peculiar” and complex exploit within the Raft Protocol, which is described as a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform operating on the Ethereum network. This incident, now widely referred to as the “Raft Protocol Exploit,” stands out… Read More

DeFi and Crypto Security Incidents Report: Significant Number of Hacks, Malicious Activities Occurred within Blockchain Sector in Nov 2023

Based on the insights from the SlowMist Blockchain Hacked Archive, the month of November 2023 was marked by “a significant number of security breaches within the blockchain sector.” In total, 47 distinct incidents were recorded, “cumulatively leading to a substantial loss estimated at around $349… Read More

Sinbad: Another Crypto Mixer Sanctioned by US Department of Treasury

Mixers, or platforms that seek to cover the tracks of crypto movement, are making news again as the US Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), has sanctioned Sinbad.io (Sinbad) for helping North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)) in its… Read More

CertiK Hack Analysis: API Private Key Compromise Led to Kronos Research Losing $26M

On 18 November 2023, Kronos Research announced, via social media platform X, that unauthorized access to their API resulted in “a loss of approximately $26 million.” As noted in an update shared by CertiK, the incident “isn’t a typical private key compromise which often refers… Read More

CertiK’s Poloniex Hack Analysis: Second-Largest Hot Wallets Private Key Compromise Detected in 2023, $173M Lost in Security Incidents

Earlier this month, crypto exchange Poloniex was hacked. At the time of the hack, there was not enough information available to determine the real extent of the damage caused by the security breach. However, the team at Certik has now provided a detailed analysis of… Read More

SEC Charges SolarWinds with Egregious Cyber Shortcomings, Misleading Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI) and its chief information security officer with fraud and failures in regard to “allegedly known cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities.” The hack has been attributed to Russian criminals. The SEC believes that investors were harmed by… Read More

UK FCA Fines Equifax £11 million for Security Breach of Consumer Information

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Equifax Ltd £11,164,400 for a security breach that exposed UK consumer’s information. The FCA says the security breach is one of the largest cybersecurity breaches in history. The FCA notes that in 2017, hackers accessed the personal… Read More

Mark Cuban’s Crypto Wallet Hacked

Mark Cuban, a noted entrepreneur and shark, had his crypto wallet hacked, according to multiple reports.  Cuban is said to have lost around $870,000 in value when the crooks pilfered his funds. Apparently, the damage could have been worse, but Cuban prevented a greater loss… Read More

FBI Identifies Lazarus Group Cyber Actors as Responsible for Theft of $41M in Crypto from Stake.com

The FBI is issuing this update to caution the general public regarding the theft of approximately $41 million in virtual currency from Stake.com, an online casino and betting platform. The FBI has confirmed that this theft took place “on or about September 4, 2023, and… Read More

Another Day, Another Hack. Coincover Exec Comments on Exactly Protocol Exploit that Saw Millions in ETH Stolen

The hacks and thefts are too numerous to remember. The crypto sector is a field littered with poorly crafted security protocols, stolen funds, and apologetic management. Most recently, Exactly Protocol is said to have been the target of an attack that saw over $7 million… Read More

Curve Finance Vyper Code Vulnerability Leads to Major Hack Impacting Liquidity Pools: Chainalysis Report

On July 30, 2023, several liquidity pools on Curve Finance were exploited, resulting in approximately $70 million in losses and triggering panic within the DeFi ecosystem, the team at Chainalysis noted. In a blog post, Chainalysis also mentioned that these hacks occurred due to “a… Read More

Bitfinex Hacker, Wife Heather Morgan aka Rapper “Razzlekhan,” Plead Guilty to Money Laundering Conspiracy Involving Billions in Crypto

A married and aspiring rapper couple from New York City recently pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracies arising from the hack and theft of approximately 120,000 Bitcoin from Bitfinex, a global cryptocurrency exchange. Ilya Lichtenstein, 35, and Heather Morgan, 33, were arrested in February 2022… Read More

Multichain Halts Operations as CEO Zhaojun’s Sister Now Detained by Chinese Authorities, Might Be Holding $220M of Funds

On May 21, 2023, Multichain CEO Zhaojun was taken away by the Chinese police from his home and has been out of contact with the global Multichain team ever since. As noted via social media, the team claims they contacted the MPC node operators and… Read More

$100M+ Multichain Hack Could Be A “Rug Pull,” Report Claims

The Multichain hack could potentially be a “rug pull,” as an additional $103 million in funds were recently drained. Multichain, which is described as a cross-chain bridge protocol, reportedly saw another $103 million transferred to other blockchain addresses. This, according to security company Beosin. This… Read More

CyVers Says They Were First to Discover Multichain Mega Hack

Blockchain security firm CyVers is claiming first in uncovering the Multichain mega hack that saw over $126 million pilfered from the protocol. As was previously reported, Multichain halted its network on the hack just a month after the entity’s CEO disappeared. Cyvers said its AI-driven service… Read More

DeFi Security Breach: Multichain Blockchain Network Suspended After Potential $130M Hack

Multichain has reportedly halted its network on a suspected $130 million hack, a move that has come just a month after the initiative’s CEO disappeared. The Multichain service stopped currently, and all bridge transactions will be stuck on the source chains. There is no confirmed… Read More

Two Russians Charged with Hacking Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange, Allegations Claim 647,000 Bitcoins Involved in Money Laundering

The US Department of Justice has charged two Russians, Alexey Bilyuchenko, 43, and Aleksandr Verner, 29, with the hacking of Mt. Gox. The crypto exchange was plundered in 2011 and ultimately collapsed. At the same time, the Russians have been charged with operating the BTC-e… Read More

Crypto ATM Operator General Bytes Experiences Major Security Breach of Cloud Servers, 56 Bitcoin Stolen

Cryptocurrency ATM operator General Bytes says a certain vulnerability allowed a hacker to drain around $1.5 million. The General Bytes team also confirmed that their Cloud servers were breached. In a blog post, the firm noted that on the night of 17-18 March, it was… Read More

LastPass Reports Another Security Breach, Perps Leveraged Info Stolen Previously

LastPass has posted a notice that it has experienced another data breach – with the perpetrators apparently utilizing information stolen before. LastPass is best known for its GoTo products enabling virtual operating environments. LastPass stated: “We recently detected unusual activity within a third-party cloud storage… Read More

$473 Million or More in Crypto Stolen from FTX

Insult upon injury, FTX is now dealing with “unauthorized transactions” that have led to the theft of crypto as FTX moves to place all crypto in cold storage. Ryne Miller, FTX.us GC, appeared to confirm the hack in a series of Tweets. https://twitter.com/_Ryne_Miller/status/1591326796305530880?s=20&t=gT0NTB2Hnmugn-deop6-gA   Elliptic… Read More

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