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20/10/20 22:01 by Bernice Nyambura
Hacker Group Behind Robinhood Security Breach Donates Stolen Bitcoin To Charity
The Darkside hacker group behind the recent security breach on popular trading app Robinhood has given some of their Bitcoin ransom to two charities, Children International and The Water Project.
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19/10/20 09:01 by Ponvang Bulus
Most Crypto Investors Trust Kraken More Than Binance and Coinbase, Poll Reveals
Most respondents in a Twitter poll have indicated that they trust Kraken the most to keep their cryptocurrencies safe. The poll conducted by a Twitter user included Kraken, Binance, Coinbase, and oth... Read More
28/09/20 23:00 by Cole Petersen
The KuCoin Hacker is About to Sell Stolen Chainlink; Why Analysts Aren’t Concerned
KuCoin, a somewhat popular cryptocurrency exchange headquartered in Singapore, experienced a major security breach last week that led to the loss of over $150 million worth of crypto tokens, including... Read More
22/09/20 23:14 by Nick James
Confessed “Dark Overlord” Hacker Slapped With A 5-Year Sentence For Bitcoin Extortion
Hackers using ransomware to extort money from people have turned to cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin, to hide their tracks. One such criminal group named “The Dark Overlord” has been terroriz... Read More
14/09/20 17:16 by Samuel Wan
1Inch Exchange Co-Founder Disputes Claims bZx Attackers Stole $8m in DeFi Exploit
DeFi lending protocol bZx suffered another attack last night, the second in seven months.
This time, faulty code was blamed for an exploit that allowed hackers to duplicate assets, or increase their i... Read More
11/09/20 10:54 by Nick James
Hackers Are Desperately Trying To Break Into This $700 Million Bitcoin Wallet
It’s been a decade since the Bitcoin network went live. Over the years, many people have lost access to their BTC stash through various mistakes or misfortunes. Some have forgotten their wallet pas... Read More
09/09/20 10:32 by Erie Maxwell
Millions Of Dollars Worth Of Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP Stolen From European Crypto Exchange Eterbase
A cryptocurrency exchange in Slovakia is the latest platform to be victimized by hackers. This time, hackers made off with more than 5 million dollars according to early assessments by researchers at... Read More
07/09/20 23:06 by Brenda Ngari
Argentina’s Borders Crippled By Devastating Ransomware. Hackers’ Demand? $4 Million In Bitcoin
The past couple of days have not been smooth sailing for Argentina’s immigration agency after a cybersecurity breach.
Hackers who paralyzed Argentina’s borders in a ransomware attack are deman... Read More
31/08/20 02:01 by Tony Spilotro
Hackers Nab $16 Million In BTC Through Bitcoin Wallet Exploit
A long-time holder was unfortunately taken for their 1,400 BTC – over $16 million worth of Bitcoin – in a wallet exploit. But how were hackers able to make off with this user’s cryptocur... Read More
26/08/20 19:13 by Thomas Delahunty
Protect your Cryptocurrency with Cyber Risk Assessment
Cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin, are a frequent target for cybercriminals. Virtual currency is prone to attacks and illegal mining from hackers or hacktivists worldwide. That happens because fede... Read More
26/08/20 14:56 by Bernice Nyambura
Notorious Hacker Group Lazarus Is Targeting The Cryptocurrency Industry Via LinkedIn – Warns Security Firm
Blockchain and cryptocurrency professionals on LinkedIn are under a new phishing threat that’s targeting them disguised as crypto-related job offers advertised on the platform.
A new report by F... Read More
24/08/20 19:18 by Thomas Delahunty
Botnet Distributed Denial of Service Attacks are Mining for Your Bitcoin
Distributed Denial of Service is known for damaging enterprises for over $2.3 million and negatively affecting the reputation of companies that had to recover from these cyberattacks. Read more abo... Read More
21/08/20 18:21 by Nick James
Former Uber CSO Tried To Cover Up 2016 Hack By Paying $100k In Bitcoin To The Hackers
Uber’s former Chief Security Officer is currently at odds with the law after the authorities found out about what he did while working for the ride-hailing company back in 2016. Apparently, Joseph ... Read More
04/08/20 20:16 by Erie Maxwell
Bitfinex Offers $400 Million Reward For Info On The Massive 2016 Bitcoin Hack
Almost 4 years ago to the date, hackers breached Bitfinex. It wasn’t the first Bitcoin hack or the biggest, but the thieves got away with a hefty sum of 119,756 BTC. At the time these coins were wo... Read More
01/08/20 15:06 by Bernice Nyambura
Travel Giant CWT Just Paid $4.5 Million Worth Of Bitcoin To Hackers Who Compromised Its Systems
Prominent US travel management agency CWT has paid 414 BTC amounting to $4.5 million to hackers who claimed to have compromised 30,000 computers and stolen sensitive corporate data from the firm.
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31/07/20 23:00 by Tony Spilotro
Why Was The Official Apple Twitter’s Only Tweet Ever About Bitcoin?
Oddly enough, Apple is known for never using its official Twitter account to market its flagship iPhone or Mac computers. However, the one tweet the account has ever made was directly about Bitcoin to... Read More
25/07/20 21:54 by Olivia Brooke
Whale Bot Identifies $5 Million Bitcoin Transfer From Hackers Who Attacked Bitfinex In 2016
Protecting one’s privacy with Bitcoin doesn’t come easy. The Bitcoin Blockchain permanently records and displays all transactions publicly, this makes it possible for almost anyone to tra... Read More
25/07/20 05:00 by Nick Chong
$5 Million Worth of Bitcoin From Bitfinex’s 2016 Hack Just Moved
While the winnings of a bank heist can be hard to track, it’s a different story for Bitcoin and crypto hacks. Unless hackers use mixing and privacy technologies, the coins they steal from exchan... Read More
22/07/20 04:00 by Cole Petersen
Report: Coinbase Prevented Users from Sending $285k in Bitcoin to Twitter Hackers
Data shows that the impacts of the recent Twitter hack were fairly limited, with a small handful of users sending just over $100,000 worth of Bitcoin to the address shilled as part of a classic crypto... Read More
19/07/20 21:00 by Samuel Wan
Hackers Demand $7.5 Million in Monero Following Phone Company Hack
Reports have emerged that hackers are demanded $7.5 million in Monero following an attack on Telecom Argentina S.A, a major telecom provider that serves the north of the country.
Argentina's majo... Read More
18/07/20 19:52 by Bernice Nyambura
About 22% Of Bitcoins Obtained By The Twitter Hacker Are Now Being Sent To Mixing Services
According to the latest report by blockchain analysis firm Elliptic, 22% or 2.89 BTC of stolen Bitcoins from Twitter scam have been sent to a Wasabi Wallet for laundering.
Elliptic analysis identi... Read More
17/07/20 23:00 by Tony Spilotro
Not Just For Selfies: Twitter Crypto Scam And How Social Media Transfers Value
This week, the popular social platform Twitter was hacked to promote a scam where $120,000 in Bitcoin was stolen. Similar crypto scams have run rampant on the platform for some time.
The ongoing issue... Read More
17/07/20 20:40 by Bernice Nyambura
The Twitter Hack Is A Massive Advertising Campaign For Bitcoin, Says Binance CEO CZ
While some people are still stuck trying to differentiate a Twitter scam from a Bitcoin scam, it turns out the latest scandal involving Twitter and bitcoin was just an advertisement for Bitcoin.
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17/07/20 13:46 by Erie Maxwell
Twitter Hackers Made Off With Hundreds Of Thousands In Bitcoin. But Why?
It’s a tired old scam in the cryptocurrency world. An account that may or may not resemble a famous person will say:
“Send me some Bitcoin, and I’ll send you back double right away!”
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16/07/20 22:00 by Tony Spilotro
The Most Common Bitcoin Scams And How To Avoid Them
Yesterday, high-profile Twitter celebrities and other influential accounts were hacked to promote a Bitcoin scam.
The scam isn’t uncommon and is just one of many that involve cryptocurrency in s... Read More
16/07/20 18:25 by Olivia Brooke
Twitter Hack: Here’s What We Know (And Don’t Know) So Far About The Bitcoin Thief
Cryptocurrency Giveaway scams are nothing new, but this year they have been the go-to method for hackers who have made and are expected to continue making millions of dollars from it. In the past wee... Read More
16/07/20 14:14 by Brenda Ngari
Peter Schiff Suggests Recent Twitter Hack Promoting Bitcoin Scam Is A Prelude To Bitcoin Itself Being Hacked
Bitcoin is arguably the most secure network in the world. The network’s hash rate is the amount of computing power dedicated to securing it and is often deemed as the litmus test of the overall sec... Read More
16/07/20 11:15 by Olivia Brooke
Twitter On Fire After Obama, Musk, Gates Accounts Were Hijacked to Promote Bitcoin Scams
It was galore of commotion for the entire Twitter space on the 15th of July. Users of the social media application have been left in shock after witnessing what Cybersecurity experts say is the ̶... Read More
01/07/20 04:00 by Cole Petersen
University of California Falls Prey to $1.15M Crypto Ransom Scam
It’s no secret that the crypto industry is rife with scams, hacks, and other nefarious activities, with the decentralized and private nature of many digital assets being conducive to these types of ... Read More
29/06/20 13:00 by Yashu Gola
Security Flaw in Balancer Pools Leads to Massive $450K Crypto Hack
Automated market maker protocol Balancer lost over $450,000 in a hacking incident on Sunday.
The firm’s co-founder and CTO, Mike McDonald, confirmed that hackers drained at least two of their p... Read More