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Hackers Spread Crypto-Stealing Code Through StatCounter at Gate.io Exchange

On November 3rd, hackers successfully sandwiched crypto-stealing code into the middle of a popular web traffic-measuring plugin from StatCounter, which is now used on more than two million websites, including government sites, WeLiveSecurity reports. Because the infected software creates a new bitcoin address for every site… Read More

Australian Woman Arrested for Allegedly Hacking 100 000 Ripple from Investor

Cybercrime detectives have stormed a house in Sydney, Australia and arrested a 23-year-old woman they believe hacked 100 000 Ripple (XRP) tokens from a 56-year-old man, Brisbane Times (BT) rep The woman’s parents also reside in the house. The alleged hack took place last January, when 100… Read More

Hacker Arrested in Oklahoma for $14 Million Crypto Heist Now Linked to $2 Million Hack on ICO Investor Ian Balina

One of two young men suspected of hacking $14 million in crypto from the Crowd Machine project in September has now been tied to a $2 million April hack on ICO investor and influencer Ian Balina, Motherboard reports. Fletcher Robert Childers, 23, and Joseph Harris,… Read More

Hacked Japanese Crypto Exchange Zaif Acquired, Says it Will Compensate Users Though No Date Set

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has announced that its acquisition by “investment support services” firm FISCO has been finalized and says it will compensate users affected by a $60 million dollar hack that occurred September 14th: “On 10 October, the Company concluded the business of our virtual currency… Read More

Bitcoin Malware Hackers Target Fortnite Video Gamers

Players of the ultra-popular video game Fortnite may soon add a disappointment dance to their repertoire as they are increasingly targeted by malware aimed at their Bitcoin. Researchers at the anti-virus and anti-malware company Malwarebytes say they have found malware targeting victims’ crypto holdings hidden… Read More

Owner of Hacked Japanese Crypto Exchange Zaif Suspends New Registrations, Say Acquisition Still on Table

Tech Bureau, owner of the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif, which was recently hacked for more than $60 million USD, says that although it is suspending new account registrations at the exchange, negotiations for the company’s acquisition by FISCO are still underway. According to a release… Read More

Zaif Crypto Exchange Given Two Days to Explain $60 Million Hack to Japan Regulators

A local division of Japan’s Finance Ministry has given the company Tech Bureau two days to explain the causes of and company response to a $60 million hack on the Zaif crypocurrency exchange that took place last weekend. On Friday September 14th, hackers spent two… Read More

Action in Japan After $60 Million Zaif Crypto Exchange Hack

Zaif Coin

The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) and a crypto industry self-regulatory body have both taken action following last week’s $60 million hack on licensed Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif, Cointelegraph reports. The hack, which has been publicly acknowledged by the company, took place over two hours on Friday,… Read More

Japan Crypto Exchange Zaif Hacked for $60 Million

A licensed crypto exchange in Japan has been hacked for an estimated 6.7 billion yen ($60 million USD), two-thirds of which belonged to customers, Nikkei Asian Review reports. The exchange, Zaif, which is licensed in Japan, reportedly did not discover the hack for three days. Three… Read More

Negligence Hack: Hackers Create Fake EOS Tokens on EOS Platform, Trade Them for Real

Hackers have used the EOS cryptocurrency platform’s own token-generating service to create a knock-off “EOS” token then steal about $58 000 of real crypto from users of the “decentralized” crypto exchange Newdex, The Next Web reports. Newdex reportedly issued a statement confirming the hack: “EOS account oo1122334455 issued 1,000,000,000 fake… Read More

Crypto Exchange Targeted by Possible North Korean Hack Group

Internet security firm Kaspersky Lab has claimed that hackers with possible ties to North Korea have struck against an unnamed crypto exchange using malware targeting macOS. Kaspersky lab attributes the latest hack to the Lazarus hack group. According to Wikipedia, the Lazarus Group earned its… Read More

Hackers Lock Up PGA Promo Files, Demand Ransom in Bitcoin

Hackers with poor spelling annoyed one of the world’s largest golf promoters this week by seizing some relatively benign files and demanding a bitcoin ransom for their return, Golfweek reports. On Tuesday, staff at the Professional Golfer’s Association of America  (PGA) tried to access computer… Read More

KICKICO Reports that Hacking Victims Have ALL Received their Stolen Crypto Back but One Industry Insider Explains this Could have Been Easily Avoided

Another day, another crypto hack. About two weeks ago, KICKICO revealed that 70 million KICK tokens had been pilfered by a hacker at a value of around $7.7 million – peanuts in the ICO hacking space. On July 26th, KICKICO said the security breach had… Read More

Financial Services Agency in Japan Updating Crypto Laws to Reflect Speculation

Relatively loose Japanese laws designed to facilitate the use of cryptocurrencies at the retail level will soon be revised to reflect their actual use as speculative investments, Japan Times reports. Initial laws enshrined in April 2017 made Japan was one of the first powerhouse economies… Read More

Mueller Indictment: Russia Financed Clinton Campaign Hacks with Bitcoin

The grand jury indictment filed in Washington Friday by the Mueller team claims multiple units of Russian spies used bitcoins in, “large-scale cyber operations to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” Although cybersecurity experts recently warned the US Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism… Read More

ThetaRay Raises $30 Million in Oversubscribed Round Backed by OurCrowd

ThetaRay, an AI and big data analytics in the cyber crime prevention space, has closed on a funding round of $30 million. The round was said to be “significantly oversubscribed” with investors like Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), GE, Bank Hapoalim, SVB Investments, OurCrowd,  and others joining… Read More

Hacked: Monzo Says Typeform Breach Impacted Some User Data

Digital challenger bank Monzo reported on Friday that Typeform, a company they have utilized for user surveys, experienced a data breach that impacted some of their users. Tom Blomfield, CEO of Monzo, published a post on the Monzo blog outlining the attack. Monzo was quick… Read More

Dash CEO Ryan Taylor is Target of Social Media Hack Attack

Digital Currency Dash CEO Ryan Taylor has been hacked. According to a statement released by Dash reps Taylor was the target of a concerted attack that impacted not just his Twitter account but LinkedIn and perhaps his cell phone too. Taylor released the following statement;… Read More

Gavin Wood Says Parity Will Not Fork Ethereum to Restore Frozen Funds

The cofounders of Parity.io, a company that lost or lost access to nearly half a billion dollars of client funds last year, have stated in a blog post today that they are “deeply sorry” and have no intention of forking the Ethereum blockchain to recover… Read More

Binance Updates on Attempted Hack, Says All Withdrawals were Halted Immediately

The Binance team says protecting the security of trading on their exchange has always been their highest priority and today they have some real-world proof. According to an update from the Cryptocurrency exchange, their automatic risk management system kicked in when nefarious characters attempted to… Read More

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