Tagged: hack

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

Bitgrail Posts Update on Cryptocurrency Theft, CEO Proposes NANO Fork Fix as Accusations Fly

BitGrail, the Italy-based cryptocurrency exchange that experienced a theft of 17 million NANO (XRB) – about $153 million at current exchange rates, has posted an update today regarding the hack. The good news for users of the exchange is Bitgrail states all other cryptocurrencies reman… Read More

Bitgrail Exchange Hacked. $153 Million of Nano Stolen. Users are Really Pissed Off [u]

Bitgrail is the next cryptocurrency exchange to experience an unfortunate hack – an event that highlights profound problems within the exchange space as cyber security continues to fall short. According to a post on the Bitgrail website, the company said internal checks revealed “unauthorized transactions which… Read More

Following $523 Million Hack, Coincheck Announces it will Reimburse All Impacted Investors

Following the enormous theft of 523,000,000 XEM (NEM), Japan based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has announced it will reimburse all impacted investors. At current exchange rates, this means Coincheck will need to pay out over USD $523 million to the estimated 260,000 impacted users. At the time… Read More

Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange in Japan Hacked, Reports Indicate Over $500 Million Stolen from Coincheck [u]

Numerous reports are indicating leading cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has experienced a serious security breach. Estimates indicate that over $530 million in digital currency may have been stolen or about 58 billion yen of the virtual currency. Coincheck, based in Tokyo, has reported the “illegal outflow… Read More

Hack a Mole – NiceHash Hack Sees $70 Million in Crypto Stolen

It is quickly becoming a regular occurrence that a crypto exchange or wallet is hacked and unsuspecting users see their Bitcoins plundered. Yesterday, NiceHash had not so nice news as approximately $70 million in crypto was stolen. In a painful tweet, NiceHash shared the news;… Read More

Hacked! Tether Claims Theft of $30M+ in Digital Currency

Tether, a company that is “Bringing real-world currency to the Blockchain” has been robbed of $30,950,010. The company is truly experiencing a real world currency issue as the money was stolen by an attacker and management is currently in the process of attempting to retrieve… Read More

Trust Will Vanish: Cappasity CEO Criticizes Parity Hack Response as Funds Remain Frozen with No Resolution in Sight

Cappassity CEO Kosta Popov, who is gearing up for the ARToken ICO, has published a blog post that hammers Parity for its tepid response following a hack that froze possibly $300 million in Ethereum. The hack was revealed in early November when it became known that… Read More

Parity Publishes Post Mortem on devops199 Hack that Froze $172 Million in ETH

Parity has taken a breather from its “all hands” call that went out last week when a nefarious character under the username of “devops199” destroyed the Parity library that blocked 587 wallets holding 513,774.16 ETH and a few other tokens. The vulnerability that devops199 uncovered allowed… Read More

Oops, I Accidentally Froze $150 Million of Ether. Or, How Smart Contracts Are Not Invulnerable

Well, here we are again. On November 6, Parity encountered yet another failure, and the result? Reportedly, some $150 to $300 million dollars worth of Ether (we are hearing conflicting reports as to how much ETH has been frozen) is locked down, and we’re hearing… Read More

Cappasity Says Ethereum Parity Wallet Hack is a Deliberate Act of Fraud

  Cappasity, a company in the midst of their own initial coin offering (ICO) that was impacted by the Parity multi-sig wallet hack, has called the hack a deliberate act of fraud. Cappasity told Crowdfund Insider; “Currently, we are running an ICO. On November 7,… Read More

Parity Updates on Wallet Hack

Parity wallet revealed a critical security issue this week regarding a vulnerability in the Parity Wallet. Earlier today, the Parity team posted an update regarding the hack: We very much regret that yesterday’s incident has caused a great deal of stress and confusion amongst our users… Read More