Tagged: theft

New Fraud Refund Mechanism Could Exclude a Quarter of Victims, TSB Warns

TSB is warning that around a quarter (25%) of fraud victims could be “denied reimbursement under the Payment Systems Regulator’s proposed refund mechanism, due to be introduced next year.” TSB claims it has long-campaigned “for higher fraud protections across the banking industry – and in… 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. Following the Chapter… Read More

FBI Warns that Cybercriminals Are Exploiting Vulnerabilities in Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Platforms

The FBI [Federal Bureau of Investigation] is warning investors that cybercriminals are “increasingly exploiting vulnerabilities in decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms to steal cryptocurrency, causing investors to lose money.” The FBI has “observed cybercriminals exploiting vulnerabilities in the smart contracts governing DeFi platforms to steal investors’… Read More

Security Firm SlowMist Shares Detailed Solana Hack Analysis

On August 3, 2022, a large-scale incident of currency theft occurred on Solana, and a large number of users “transferred SOL and SPL tokens without their knowledge,” the SlowMist team noted in their analysis of the incident. The SlowMist security team “tracked and analyzed this… Read More

Harmony Cross-Chain Horizon Bridge Reportedly Hacked for $100 Million

The Harmony team has identified a theft taking place this morning (June 24, 2022) on the Horizon bridge amounting to approximately $100 million. 3/ Note this does not impact the trustless BTC bridge; its funds and assets stored on decentralized vaults are safe at this… Read More

Bored Ape Yacht Club Compromised Yet Again, After $250K Worth of Digital Assets Stolen: Report

Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) has reportedly been compromised for the third time this year, with a hacker able “to steal and sell NFTs, making away with 142 ETH, equivalent to over $250,000.” The hacker conducted a phishing attack, “whereby they shared a fake phishing… Read More

Beanstalk Offers Bounty for Anyone Who Can Identify Hacker and Help Recover Stolen Funds

Last week it was reported that stablecoin project Beanstalk had been the target of an attack where up to $181 million in value was stolen. Beanstalk is a “decentralized credit-based stablecoin protocol that is built on Ethereum. ” The premise being that other stablecoins have… Read More

Beanstalk Stablecoin Project Suffers an Exploit, Millions Stolen

Stablecoin project Beanstalk has been the target of an attack that reportedly has seen over $180 million pilfered. In a tweet yesterday, Beanstalk said they had “suffered an exploit” without providing too many details. Beanstalk suffered an exploit today. The Beanstalk Farms team is investigating… Read More

Oops. Bitmart Confirms Large Security Breach, $150 Million or More Lost

Bitmart, a crypto exchange that touts itself as “the most trusted cryptocurrency trading platform,” has lost $150 million in assets, according to a tweet by Bitmart CEO Sheldon Xia. Other reports have placed the value far higher at around $200 million. Bitmart operates in just… Read More

LendingUSA Launches Instant ID Verification Feature

LendingUSA, a U.S.-based fintech lender that provides loans to small businesses ranging from $1000 to $35,000, announced the launch of its instant ID verification feature. According to LendingUSA, the feature will improve identity security for borrowers, and streamlining the entire loan application & funding process… Read More

Huh? dForce Hacker Pilfers $25 Million in Crypto then Returns the Funds

On April 19th, Mindao Yang, founder of dForce, confessed that $25 million crypto had been stolen from his platform. In a blog post, Yang said Lendf.Me, the lending protocol of dForce, was attacked and a vulnerability was exploited to steal the digital assets. Today, it… Read More

Digital Payment Platform SafetyPay Teams Up With Feedzai to Protect Customers From Fraud By Using AI

SafetyPay, a U.S.-based digital payments platform, announced last week it has teamed up with financial AI crime platform Feedzai to offer extra protection against fraud risk to its customers. Founded in 2007, SafetyPay notably provides a secure e-payment method that enables cash sales through a… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange Gemini Appoints Blair Halliday As New UK & European Money Laundering Reporting Officer

Gemini Trust Company, a U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Blair Halliday as Chief Compliance Officer, as well as UK and European Money Laundering Reporting Officer. According to Gemini, Halliday will oversee the strategic direction of Gemini’s compliance program in the… Read More

Canadian Brothers Plead Guilty to Defrauding Oregon Woman Out of $140 000 in Bitcoins

Two young brothers from Surrey, British Columbia, have plead guilty to defrauding a 63-year-old Oregon woman out of bitcoins worth $140 000 USD at the time and ~$162 ooo at current prices. The Oregonian reports that Jagroop Singh Khatkar, 24, and Karanjit Singh Khatkhar, 23, plead guilty before… Read More

Algorand’s Venture Arm, Algo Capital, Loses Millions in Crypto Wallet Security Breach

Algo Capital, the investment division of the US-based blockchain startup Algorand, reportedly lost around $1-2 million in Algorand (ALGO) tokens and Tether (USDT) stablecoins after the company CTO Pablo Yabo’s mobile phone was hacked. The security breach allowed hackers to access an Algo hot wallet… Read More

Man Facing 20 Years in Connecticut for Alleged Theft of Mobile Phone and Cryptocurrency

A man named Darren Carter has been charged with Identity Theft 1st Degree in Connecticut for stealing a man’s phone in California and then using it to access that victim’s Coinbase cryptocurrency account to steal $15,472.31 USD. The Westport Police Department alleges that Carter stole… Read More

OneSpan Announces New Partnership With Avaloq to Prevent Fraud With Financial Institutions

OneSpan (NASDAQ: OSPN), a company that offers software for trusted identities, e-signatures and secure transactions, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with Avaloq, a global fintech and provider of software as a service (SaaS) and business process as a service (BPaaS) solutions,… Read More

Protestors Bilked by TRON Impersonation Scam Occupy Affiliate Office in Beijing

Protestors believing they were bilked out of 200 million yuan ($29 million USD) by the cryptocurrency/blockchain project TRON occupied the offices of TRON affiliate company Raybo Monday in Beijing. The protestors were eventually “removed” from the offices by police, TRON CEO Justin Sun claimed in a response on… Read More

Hackers Move $8 Million USD in Bitcoins Stolen From Binance Trading Platform

Hackers moved more than $8 million USD in Bitcoins July 8th from digital wallets they’d been sitting in since the Malta-registered crypto trading platform Binance, one of the world’s largest, was hacked for more than 7000 Bitcoins in May, Hard Fork reports. At the time… Read More

Bitcoins Stolen from Bitfinex and Dormant Since 2016 Start to Move

160 Bitcoins stolen in a massive hack on the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange in 2016 started moving across the blockchain late last week after being dormant for more than 2 years, Hard Fork reports. The cryptocurrency is part of a stash of 744 408 Bitcoins taken… Read More

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