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McAffee Identifies Major Cyber Attack by Hacker Group ‘Lazarus’

Category: Bitcoin, News, Tech

McAffee Identifies Major Cyber Attack by Hacker Group ‘Lazarus’

  The North Korea-based Lazarus hacking group is now targeting individuals and banking institutions with bitcoin stealing and phishing campaigns. The new cyber attack was discovered by analysts at McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR). As revealed by the company in a post on its website, the phishing attack is targeted towards bitcoin users and uses a sophisticated malicious document for…

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UK Government Websites Hit by Monero Mining Malware Could Have Been Much Worse

Category: Altcoins, Mining, News, Tech

UK Government Websites Hit by Monero Mining Malware Could Have Been Much Worse

In 2018, Hackers are designing malware not just to steal your personal information on your computer, but also to take over its processing power to mine cryptocurrencies. From this, we can glean that the value of cryptocurrencies and their importance is rising while governments and security companies need to focus exponentially more on these types of malware attacks. Government Websites…

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Coincheck Saga: Investigations over Stolen NEM, one Suspect Already Interrogated

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

Coincheck Saga: Investigations over Stolen NEM, one Suspect Already Interrogated

In what has been tagged as one of the biggest hacks of all time, Tokyo police’s cybersecurity department is not relenting in its efforts to fish out the perpetrators of the Coincheck hack that saw over $526 million worth of NEM moved from the exchange. So far, one person has been questioned as he exchanged a little fraction of the…

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A Washington Resident Sues T-Mobile after Falling Victim to Crypto Hackers

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News

A Washington Resident Sues T-Mobile after Falling Victim to Crypto Hackers

A Washington man has dragged mobile telecommunication giant T-Mobile to court after being walloped by hackers. His cryptocurrency account has been entirely wiped out by the cyber bandits, and now he says it’s the company’s fault. T-Mobile Underfire Carlos Tapang of Washington, United States, has filed a lawsuit in the Washington Federal Court against T-Mobile, alleging that the firm’s weak…

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Insurance Companies Looking to Offer Cryptocurrency Coverage

Category: Commentary, News

Insurance Companies Looking to Offer Cryptocurrency Coverage

The technology underpinning bitcoin is facing doubt regarding the number of hacking and related incidents of fraud on the rise. While the majority is focused on the astronomical gains and subsequent drops in value, there’s another group of hackers working stealthily to find new ways to steal tokens. As it stands, crypto investors have already lost billions from past hacks,…

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More than $400,000 of Stellar Lumen Stolen By Hackers

Category: Altcoins, News

More than $400,000 of Stellar Lumen Stolen By Hackers

In what was the latest hack in the cryptocurrency world, there was over $400,000 stolen in the form of the Stellar Lumen cryptocurrency after a cyber-attack on BlackWallet – a popular provider of digital wallets. Ongoing Investigation The group who carried out this attack has not been identified as of yet. They managed to break into the wallet application that…

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Enigma Catalyst Falls Victim to Hackers

Category: Commentary, Ethereum, News, Tech

Enigma Catalyst Falls Victim to Hackers

Hacking is a pervasive issue in the cryptosphere. With financial freedom comes the weight of responsibility, and despite their merits, cryptocurrencies are particularly unforgiving when it comes to scams and hacks. The most recent crypto venture to come under fire is Catalyst, from the Silicon Valley company Enigma.co. Catalyst is a machine-based investment platform for cryptoassets. Catalyst’s long-term goal is…

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CoinDash Loses 37,000 ETH To Hacker During ICO

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News, Tech

CoinDash Loses 37,000 ETH To Hacker During ICO

Israeli blockchain technology startup CoinDash is the latest company to fall victim to hackers. During its initial coin offering (ICO) launched on July 17, an unknown hacker orchestrated the heist making off with over $7 million in ether (ETH). CoinDash aims to create a blockchain asset social trading platform. For the purposes of the ICO, the startup had set up…

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F2Pool: Love Letter for a Hacker

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News, Tech

F2Pool: Love Letter for a Hacker

Has this ever happened before? On April 2, a hacker succeeded in kidnapping the hashes of some pool and forwarding them to F2Pool. Since the victims have been miners on AntPool, ViaBTC, and BTC.top, the hack is somehow connected to the block size debate. It must be fun being Wang Chun at this time. The young Chinese administrator of the…

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30 BTC Reward for Arrest of KeepKey CEO Phone Hacker

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

30 BTC Reward for Arrest of KeepKey CEO Phone Hacker

It is nothing new that bitcoin startups are attractive targets for cyber-criminals. Due to the pseudo-anonymous nature of bitcoin, it is easier to get away with the cyber theft of the digital currency than it is when stealing fiat currency as no bank accounts need to be used to transfer the illicit funds. In fact, since the birth of Bitcoin…

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