Category: Hackers

Hackers Are Using Three Fake Crypto-Related Apps to Drain Wallets

Hackers Are Using Three Fake Crypto-Related Apps to Drain Wallets

While bitcoin (BTC) prices are increasing, crypto-related scams appear on the scene to take advantage of the situation. In this case, a security firm spotted three malicious crypto apps targeting users to steal their funds. Three Bogus Crypto Trading and Poker Apps Are Infected With Dangerous Malware According to Intezer Labs, a year-long malware operation […]

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Ledger Leak Invokes Legal Action, One Customer Allegedly Threatened With Home Invasion

Ledger Leak Invokes Legal Action, One Customer Allegedly Threatened With Home Invasion

Just recently, reports of the Ledger customer database breach being dumped on Raidforums for free has become a viral story among cryptocurrency proponents. Now customers are threatening to take legal action against the hardware wallet manufacturer, and one customer has complained of getting an email threatening him with a home invasion. The Ledger wallet customer […]

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Ledger Wallet Data Leak Dumped on Raidforums for Free, Company Regrets the Situation

Ledger Wallet Data Leak Dumped on Raidforums for Free, Company Regrets the Situation

Just recently, the hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has been dealing with a lot of criticism for the e-commerce customer data leak that took place last June. The data contained the emails of a million Ledger wallet customers, and thousands of clients had additional information leaked like phone numbers and residential addresses. Reports now detail that […]

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Nicehash Crypto Mining Pool ‘Fully’ Reimburses All Users Affected by 2017 Hack

Nicehash Crypto Mining Pool ‘Fully’ Reimburses All Users Affected by 2017 Hack

A Slovenian cryptocurrency mining pool and trading platform announced that they’ve managed to fully compensate their users affected by a hacking attack that took place in December 2017, which took over 4,600 bitcoins. Nicehash ‘Fully’ Reimburses Users Affected in 2017 Hack According to the letter published by Martin Škorjanc, CEO of Nicehash, the company “fully” […]

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FBI Warns Ransomware Gangs Are Harassing Victims via Telephone Calls to Pay Crypto Ransoms

FBI Warns Ransomware Gangs Are Harassing Victims via Telephone Calls to Pay Crypto Ransoms

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an alert that warns private industry in the country about incidents of harassment of victims made by ransomware gangs, such as the well-known Doppelpaymer group. FBI Is Aware of Cold-Calling Tactics by Ransomware Gangs According to a PIN (private industry notification) alert regularly sent to U.S. […]

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Over 5,000 Bitcoin Worth $97 Million from the 2016 Bitfinex Hack Spring Into Action

Over 5,000 Bitcoin Worth $97 Million from the 2016 Bitfinex Hack Spring Into Action

As bitcoin surpassed its 2017 all-time high on Monday morning, a few hours later 5,045 BTC or $97 million worth of bitcoin from the 2016 Bitfinex hack was transferred. The hackers that stole the funds four years ago have moved the bitcoins numerous times this year. The hackers that stole 119,756 BTC from the cryptocurrency […]

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Hackers Have Stolen $100 Million From Defi Projects This Year

Hackers Have Stolen $100 Million From Defi Projects This Year

Hackers have stolen $100 million from decentralized finance (Defi) projects so far this year, according to a new report. Defi accounted for 50% of all hacks and thefts in the second half of the year. Defi Hacks on the Rise A new report by cryptocurrency forensics and blockchain threat intelligence firm Ciphertrace shows that $100 […]

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A Look at ‘Individual X’ and the Seized Stash of Silk Road Bitcoins Worth $1 Billion

A Look at ‘Individual X’ and the Seized Stash of Silk Road Bitcoins Worth $1 Billion

On November 3, 2020, the cryptocurrency community noticed that one of the largest addresses holding 69,369 bitcoins from the Silk Road were transferred. Following the onchain movement, the U.S. government revealed it had seized the coins from a person they dubbed “Individual X.” The following is an in-depth look at what we know about the […]

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Hacker from the 2016 Bitfinex Breach Transfers $21M Worth of Bitcoin to Unknown Wallets

Hacker from the 2016 Bitfinex Breach Transfers $21M Worth of Bitcoin to Unknown Wallets

On Wednesday morning (ET), around 2,034 BTC ($21.6 million) from the 2016 Bitfinex hack moved into a few unknown wallets. The action was caught by the Btcparser program as five transactions with around 400 BTC each moved for the first time in four years.On August 2, 2016, the popular digital currency exchange Bitfinex was hacked […]

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