Tagged: hackers

Hats, a Decentralized Cybersecurity Incentive Network, Secures $3.5M via Seed Round

Hats has secured $3.5 million in seed funding in order to create an “incentivized” cybersecurity network. Hats is now live with Liquity and Kleros bounty vaults, according to an update shared with CI. Hats is described as a “decentralized” cybersecurity incentive network “governed by its… Read More

Poly Network Hack and DeFi Exploits Show Crypto Theft More Difficult than Stealing Fiat Funds: Report

The Poly Network attacker has been returning funds after managing to pull of the largest DeFi theft ever. On, August 10, 2021, an unidentified attacker had managed to steal around $612 million worth of virtual currency from cross-chain DeFi protocol Poly Network, making this the… Read More

United Nations Experts Claim that North Korea Might be Responsible for $281 Million Crypto Hacking Incident, KuCoin May have been Victim

A new United Nations inquiry into the reported theft of $281 million in crypto-assets from  KuCoin, a major digital currency exchange, in September 2020 “strongly suggests” links to North Korea. Industry participants claim that Seychelles-headquartered KuCoin could be the victim of one of the largest… Read More

Burak Yildirim from Global Fintech Adyen Explains how they Open-Source their Technology Stack and Build Secure Financial Solutions

Payments platform Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) explains that their approach to engineering and development involves open-sourcing their technology stack or building various solutions in-house. Burak Yildirim, Team Lead, Adyen, writes in a blog post that being the most “money-involved domain” of Fintech, payment processing platforms such… Read More

Over $8 Million in Cryptocurrency Tokens Stolen from Nexus Mutual Founder Hugh Karp’s Personal Account: Report

On December 14, 2020 (at 09:40 am UTC), CertiK Skynet discovered a very large transaction from Hugh Karp, Founder of Nexus Mutual, a “people powered” alternative to insurance built on Ethereum, which transferred 370,000 NXM tokens to an unknown cryptocurrency account. The total value of… Read More

Cryptocurrency Users’ Funds are Being Stolen via Malicious Chrome Browser Extension Phishing Attack: Report

Blockchain security firm Ciphertrace noted in a blog post published on December 2, 2020 that within the last 24 hours, the company noticed a significant uptick of alerts and comments within the online digital currency community of users’ funds having been stolen through a malicious… Read More

Kraken Security Labs Warns Cryptocurrency Investors About Recent Phishing Attacks related to Ledger Hardware Wallet

Kraken, an established US-based cryptocurrency exchange, recently confirmed that Ledger clients whose data was stolen during a security breach have been targeted in a phishing scam that was carried out this past week. The team of experts at Kraken Security Labs have provided an analysis… Read More

Mastercard Says its AI and Machine Learning Solutions Aim to Stop Fraudulent Activites which have Increased Significantly due to COVID

Ajay Bhalla, President, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions, Mastercard, notes that artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are part of the payment company’s “first line of defense” in protecting over 75 billion transactions that Mastercard processes on its network every year. Bhalia recently revealed the different ways that… Read More

Over $3 Million in Bitcoin (BTC) Stolen from Crypto Exchange Cashaa Following Recent Hack

UK-based digital asset exchange Cashaa has reportedly suffered a security breach which led to  hackers allegedly stealing over 336 Bitcoins (BTC), an amount valued at just over $3.1 million at the time of writing. Cashaa confirmed that it has suspended all the cryptocurrency-related transfers on… Read More

Bancor Decentralized Liquidity Network Back Online Following Cryptocurrency Security Breach

Following a security breach that caused roughly $23.5 million worth of cryptocurrency to be stolen, Bancor announced its decentralized liquidity network was back online. As previously reported, a wallet used to upgrade some smart contacts was compromised. Bancor reported that the compromised wallet was then… Read More

Bancor Hacked: Roughly $23.5 Million Stolen in Security Breach

Bancor, a decentralized liquidity network, announced on Monday it experienced a security breach. Although details about the breach are currently being investigated, Bancor released an update about the facts the network has so far. According to Bancor, a wallet used to upgrade some smart contacts was… Read More

Indiegogo Campaign Hack Due to Compromised Password

Over the weekend, the crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for The Fine Young Capitalists was randomly shut down on the platform without any indication as why it was cancelled. Sources reveal that the project was hacked. Luckily, Indiegogo stated on Monday (August 25th) that there was no breach… Read More

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