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California Man Sues AT&T Over Loss of $1.8M and Crypto Accounts

News California resident Seth Shapiro has filed a lawsuit against wireless service giant AT&T alleging that its employees helped to perpetrate a SIM-swap which resulted in the theft of over $1.8 million in total, including cryptocurrencies. The complaint filed on Oct. 17 claims that Shapiro is “a ..

Blockchain Voting is Vulnerable to Hacking and Low-Quality Data: Research

News Nir Kshetri, a professor of management at the University of North Carolina, has suggested that before blockchain-based voting can be considered safe and trustworthy, some major issues must be resolved. In an article published on Oct. 18, Kshetri claims that “small-scale tests run so far have ..

Crypto ‘Sextortionists’ Turn to Litecoin to Avoid Detection: Report

News Litecoin (LTC) and other alts are becoming increasingly prevalent among crypto “sextortionists” since they allow to avoid detection more easily, a new research says. According to cybersecurity firm Cofense’s new report published on Oct. 8, malicious actors are gradually starting to shift thei..

Zcash Bug Could Reveal Shielded Full Nodes’ IP Addresses

News A bug in all Zcash (ZEC) implementations and most of its forks could leak metadata containing the full nodes’ with shielded addresses (zaddr) IPs. Komodo (KMD) core developer Duke Leto disclosed the bug in a blog post published on his personal website. A Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (..

Developers of Ethereum DEX Protocol AirSwap Disclose Critical Exploit

News Ethereum (ETH) decentralized exchange protocol AirSwap’s developers announced that they have discovered a critical vulnerability in the system’s new smart contract. AirSwap’s team announced its findings and a possible solution for all potentially affected users in a Medium post published on S..

US Treasury Sanctions North Korean Hacker Groups for Cyber Attacks

News The United States Treasury Department announced further sanctions against three North Korean state-sponsored hacker groups, responsible for “North Korea’s malicious cyber activity on critical infrastructure.” Continue to enforce existing U.S. and U.N. sanctions against North KoreaOn Sept. 13,..

Crypto Security Platform Fireblocks Now Supports 5 More Exchanges

News Digital asset cybersecurity startup Fireblocks announced that it now supports five more cryptocurrency exchanges, bringing the total number of covered platforms to 20. According to the official announcement, “with this release, market makers, prop traders and OTCs have a simple and secure uni..

US Air Force Steps Up Blockchain Use: What Else Is the Pentagon Up To?

Recap This week saw twin reports from smart contract startup Simba Chain and blockchain data management firm Constellation, both of whom announced contracts with the United States Air Force. New utility in USAFJudging by these developments, the U.S. Air Force is looking seriously at new tech to s..

Australian Coder Warns Users of Lightning Network’s Vulnerabilities

News Australian software programmer and Bitcoin’s (BTC) Lightning Network coder Rusty Russell warned users that “security issues have been found in various Lightning projects which could cause loss of funds.” Urgent update recommendedOn Aug. 30, Russell published a tweet urging LN nodes operators ..

New Parity Update Fixes a Vulnerability Present in Some ETH Nodes

News Blockchain software development firm Parity released an update for its Ethereum (ETH) node software which fixes a vulnerability present in some instances. Remote node crashing vulnerabilityIn a blog post published on Aug. 29, Parity announced the release of an update for its Ethereum node sof..

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