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Australian Hacker Pleads Guilty to Stealing $450,000 in XRP Last Year

News Australian citizen Katherine Nguyen has pleaded guilty to stealing $450,000 in XRP — over 100,000 tokens — in January 2018. Local news channel 7News Sydney reported the latest about the case on Aug. 23. According to the report, Nguyen hacked into the email account of a man with the same last ..

Binance: Leaked Images Overlap With Those Processed by Third Party

News Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance states that some leaked Know Your Customer (KYC) images overlap with those processed by a third party vendor. In an announcement on Aug. 23, Binance said that its investigation of a KYC data leak that occurred on Aug. 7 is still ongoing. The exchange’s se..

Andrew Yang Wants to Make US Elections Fraud-Proof Using Blockchain

News Andrew Yang, a 2020 United States presidential candidate in the Democratic Party and blockchain advocate, says he will implement blockchain-based mobile voting as president. According to Yang’s campaign website, Yang believes that Americans should have the option of voting on a mobile device,..

Cryptojacking Code Found in Eleven Open Libraries, Thousands Infected

News A Cryptojacking code was found in 11 open-source code libraries written in Ruby, which have been downloaded thousands of times. Industry news outlet Decrypt reported on Aug. 21 that cryptojacking code has been added to 11 open-source Ruby libraries distributed on the RubyGems platform. Per th..

Cryptopia Liquidator Determining Pooled Wallet Crypto Ownership

News Professional services firm Grant Thornton claims that it is progressing in securing and preserving the cryptocurrencies of hacked cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia. In a press release published on Aug. 21, Cryptopia’s liquidator claims to “have made good progress towards securing and preservi..

CoinGecko Joins AMLT Network to Combat Exchange Fraud, Scams, Hacks

News Crypto market aggregator CoinGecko has joined the network of blockchain analytics and anti-money laundering (AML) company Coinfirm. This partnership will reportedly allow CoinGecko to improve its exchange Trust Score algorithm, as well as provide users with a means to report scams and hacks. ..

19-Year-Old Sentenced to 20 Months for Selling Stolen Data for BTC

News Elliot Gunton, aged 19 and of Mounteney Close in Norwich, pleaded guilty to supplying online personal data and hacking services for cryptocurrency. A hacker for hireA press release published on Aug. 16 by the Norfolk police reports that the man was sentenced to 20 months in prison and ordered..

Self-Proclaimed Binance Hacker Warns: New Wave of Data Leaks Is Coming

News The hacker behind private user data allegedly stolen from cryptocurrency exchange Binance is preparing to release further material. Hacker “warming up” for leakIn a series of tweets on Aug. 16, the Twitter account known as Bnatov Platon published an outline of Binance Know-Your-Customer (KYC)..

Crypto PIVX Denies Vulnerability Allegations, Says Users’ Funds Are Safe

News Developers of the private transactions cryptocurrency PIVX replied to crypto consulting firm Lunar Digital Assets regarding claims its blockchain was vulnerable to a bug. In a reply published on Aug. 13, PIVX developers addressed claims made by Lunar Digital Assets CEO Han Yoon. They argued ..

Dash Releases Upgrade In Response to Newly Exposed Vulnerabilities

News Dash has released Dash Core v0.14.0.3, a new version of the wallet and P2P client for its cryptocurrency DASH in light of recent transaction spikes on its mainnet. Security upgradeDash Core announced the news in an official blog post on Aug. 15. According to the announcement, Dash was hit wi..

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