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Monero Hacker Group ‘Outlaw’ Is Back and Targeting American Business

Monero Hacker Group ‘Outlaw’ Is Back and Targeting American Business

A group specializing in hijacking victims' computer power to mine for monero has returned with new tools to attack businesses based in the U.S. and Europe.

29 APRIL 2020

Hackers are now selling ‘Raccoon’ data-stealing malware as a $200 monthly service

Hackers are now selling ‘Raccoon’ data-stealing malware as a $200 monthly service

A new kind of trojan malware is fast gaining currency among cybercriminals for its capability to steal sensitive information, such as credit card data, cryptocurrency wallets, and email credentials.

25 OCTOBER 2019

West Virginia’s Blockchain Voting Pilot Was Possibly Targeted by a Student Hacker

West Virginia’s Blockchain Voting Pilot Was Possibly Targeted by a Student Hacker

Someone attempted to tamper with West Virginia’s blockchain-based voting pilot.

10 OCTOBER 2019

Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin promises that proof-of-stake will improve security, scalability

Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin promises that proof-of-stake will improve security, scalability

While the roadmap suggests that it will take a few years, Buterin insisted that the transition will be worth it, both in terms of scalability and security.

9 OCTOBER 2019

Trump Administration Goes After North Korean Bitcoin Hackers

Trump Administration Goes After North Korean Bitcoin Hackers

The U.S. Treasury has announced sanctions targeting North Korean cybercrime syndicates responsible for over $2 billion in bitcoin exchange hacks.

17 SEPTEMBER 2019

$2 Billion Lost in Mt. Gox Bitcoin Hack Can Be Recovered, Lawyer Claims

$2 Billion Lost in Mt. Gox Bitcoin Hack Can Be Recovered, Lawyer Claims

Moscow-based law firm ZP Legal claims to have identified Russian nationals who received bitcoin stolen in the 2014 hack of Mt Gox.

14 SEPTEMBER 2019

Grant West: Hacker ordered to pay back almost £1m in cryptocurrency

Grant West: Hacker ordered to pay back almost £1m in cryptocurrency

A hacker who carried out cyber attacks on dozens of firms including Sainsbury's and Uber while living at a caravan park in Kent has been ordered to pay back more than £900,000 in cryptocurrency he had stashed away.

23 AUGUST 2019

Someone Just Hacked Binance Jersey’s Twitter Account

Someone Just Hacked Binance Jersey’s Twitter Account

Binance Jersey’s Twitter account was hacked by an anonymous twitter user called @LightningNetwo9. According to tweets posted on Binance Jersey by the hacker, the hacker is a security researcher claiming to operate with altruistic motivations. The hacking was confirmed via Binance Jersey’s telegram account.

16 AUGUST 2019

Stolen Binance Funds Still Being Laundered Through Mixers, Researchers Claim

Stolen Binance Funds Still Being Laundered Through Mixers, Researchers Claim

Binance’s recent hacker has been diligently washing funds stolen from the exchange back in May.

10 AUGUST 2019

Israeli hacker indicted for suspected theft of NIS 6m cryptocurrency

Israeli hacker indicted for suspected theft of NIS 6m cryptocurrency

Eliyahu Gigi from Tel Aviv is charged with offenses under the Computers Law, theft, fraud, aggravated counterfeiting, use of a forged document, perjury, money laundering, and offenses under the Income Tax Ordinance.

18 JULY 2019

Ransomware: Another U.S. City Pays Hackers Over $500k in Bitcoin

Ransomware: Another U.S. City Pays Hackers Over $500k in Bitcoin

The leaders of Lake City, a city of less than 70,000 people, located in central north Florida’s Columbia County, have paid the sum of 42 bitcoin (about $523k at press time ) to the hackers who orchestrated the catastrophic ransomware attack that totally crippled the area’s online processes two weeks ago, according to a ZDNet report on June 26, 2019.

27 JUNE 2019

Report: Record-Breaking Coincheck Hack Perpetrated by Virus Tied to Russian Hackers

Report: Record-Breaking Coincheck Hack Perpetrated by Virus Tied to Russian Hackers

The personal computers of employees at hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck have allegedly been found to have been infected by a virus associated with a hacker group of Russian origin. The allegation was reported by Cointelegraph Japan on June 16.

17 JUNE 2019

Crypto Developer Komodo ‘Hacks’ Wallet Users to Foil $13 Million Theft

Crypto Developer Komodo ‘Hacks’ Wallet Users to Foil $13 Million Theft

Cryptocurrency wallet developer Komodo has effectively hacked its own customers to avert an attack that could have resulted in the theft of funds worth nearly $13 million.

8 JUNE 2019

Hackers Infect 50,000 Servers With Sophisticated Crypto Mining Malware

Hackers Infect 50,000 Servers With Sophisticated Crypto Mining Malware

Hackers have breached over 50,000 servers across the world to mine cryptocurrency using unusually sophisticated tools, according to a new report.

4 JUNE 2019

Hackers made $32K in 7 weeks by fixing bugs in cryptocurrency projects

Hackers made $32K in 7 weeks by fixing bugs in cryptocurrency projects

In the past seven weeks, white hat hackers earned at least $32,150 by fixing security flaws in popular cryptocurrency and blockchain platforms like TRON, Brave, EOS and Coinbase.

21 MAY 2019

Ledger CEO says sales doubled after Binance hack
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Ledger CEO says sales doubled after Binance hack

Increased concerns around security following Binance's $40 million hack last week may have given crypto custody hardware and software provider Ledger a sales bump. Pascal Gauthier, CEO of Ledger, told the audience at The Block’s Atomic Swap conference in New York today that sales doubled in the wake of the hack.

16 MAY 2019

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Binance hack puts the all-time total sum stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges over $1.35 billion

Binance hack puts the all-time total sum stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges over $1.35 billion

With the recent hack of Binance, the all-time total stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges has surpassed $1.35 billion, according to The Block's research.

10 MAY 2019

Hackers Steal $40.7 Million in Bitcoin From Crypto Exchange Binance

Hackers Steal $40.7 Million in Bitcoin From Crypto Exchange Binance

Hackers stole more than 7,000 bitcoin from crypto exchange Binance, the world’s largest by volume, the startup reported Tuesday.

8 MAY 2019

18-year-old hacker referred to prosecutors over cryptocurrency theft

18-year-old hacker referred to prosecutors over cryptocurrency theft

An 18-year-old boy was referred to prosecutors Thursday over stealing about 15 million yen worth of cryptocurrency last year by hacking a digital currency storage website, police said.

17 MARCH 2019

$75 for a KYC ID – Chinese Crypto Investors Find their Way into Binance Launchpad Projects

$75 for a KYC ID – Chinese Crypto Investors Find their Way into Binance Launchpad Projects

The second project offered on Binance Launchpad has fared a similar frenzy as the first BitTorrent Token (BTT) initial coin offering (ICO) on the platform – over 69 million FET snapped up in 22 seconds.

27 FEBRUARY 2019

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