Tagged: hacked

Electroneum Hires Hackerone to Assist with Credible Security Threat

Electroneum, a company that recently raised $40 million in an initial coin offering (ICO), has enlisted the assistance of Hackerone following a “real, credible, security threat” to their platform. Electroneum has prominently promoted its platform as a “super Secure – unhackable offline wallet” that is… Read More

Report: Equifax Hackers Demand Bitcoin Ransom to Delete Stolen Data

Equifax, the global credit rating firm, publicly acknowledged its systems had been compromised and user information had been stolen. The data breach is one of the largest of its kind ever and stands to put millions of Equifax user information at risk. In fact, 143… Read More

Crowdfunding Site Patreon Gets Hacked. Personal Data Accessed but No Credit Card Info Taken

Patreon, a rewards-based crowdfunding platform that focuses on musicians and other content creators has been hacked. CEO and founder Jack Conte posted a notice on the site this past Wednesday that hackers had breached the site, including the database that held user data.  Fortunately, no… Read More

“Liberation Iraq Christian & Yazidi” Campaign Gets Hacked During GoFundMe Run

Last month, President of  C.Y.C.I  (The Liberation of Christian and Yazidi Children of Iraq) and Québec resident, Steve Maman, took to crowdfunding platform GoFundMe with a mission to raise $2 million to free the Christian and Yazidi children in Iraq from the horrifying conditions they are… Read More

BitStamp Hacked. Bitcoin Exchange Claims Loss “Less Than” 19,000 BTC

In an “important message” customers, BitStamp announced it has temporarily suspended all services as it investigates a security breach where “operational wallets” were compromised.  According to the popular Bitcoin exchange, hackers stole “less than 19,000 BTC” or approximately $5 million – a sizable amount but… Read More

Brief: ClickStartMe & CrowdItForward Hacked

Two crowdfunding related sites ClickStartMe and CrowdItForward have been hacked.  The sites have been replaced with an “I Love You Isis” page. The part Arabic and part English page advocates the state of Islam and the elimination of “America and the allies of the infidels”…. Read More

Kickstarter Engineers Considering Publishing Post-Mortem On Hack

@konklone @xor @knowtheory it’s a complex situation that is fortunately new for us. We are working hard to respond, with hopefully more soon — Fred Benenson (@fredbenenson) February 17, 2014 Kickstarter engineer Fred Benenson was vocal on this Hacker News thread about revelations that Kickstarter… Read More

Kickstarter Hacked – Update

Kickstarter, a leading global rewards based crowdfunding platform, announced yesterday their platform had been attacked and user account information had been accessed.  Reportedly the information accessed did not include credit card information but did include users personal information. In a new post, Kickstarter has added… Read More

Kickstarter Hacked: Crowdfunding Giant Experiences Security Breach

Company Claims No Credit Card Information Has Been Stolen. In a note to users of the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, CEO Yancy Strickler announced that unauthorized access to customer data had occurred as hackers had compromised the Kickstarter platform. The information was said to have come… Read More