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Vertcoin 51% Attack ‘Motive Uncertain’ as Hackers Lose up to $4,000

News Unknown hackers have attempted to launch a second 51% attack on Vertcoin (VTC) but ended up paying for the privilege out of their own pockets. As Vertcoin’s lead maintainer James Lovejoy revealed in a report on the attack on Dec. 2, a malicious entity targeted cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex ..

Hackers Mass-Scanning Web for Docker Platforms to Mine Cryptocurrencies

News A group of hackers has launched a new cryptojacking campaign on Nov. 24, scanning as many as 59,000 IP networks to find Docker platforms that have API endpoints exposed online, business technology publication ZDNet reports Nov. 26. According to the report, the campaign is targeting vulnerable..

Malware on Official Monero Website Can Steal Crypto: Investigator

News The software available for download on Monero’s (XMR) official website was compromised to steal cryptocurrency, according to a Nov. 19 Reddit post published by the coin’s core development team. The command-line interface (CLI) tools available at getmonero.org may have been compromised over th..

Hacker Offers $100K in BTC as Bounty for Hacking Halliburton

News Anonymous hacker Phineas Fisher will pay up to $100,000 in crypto to hackers for leaking some damaging information about global high-profile firms. The bounty, called the “Hacktivist Bug Hunting Program” was published on Nov. 15 and targets big companies including Israeli spyware vendor NSO G..

Zcash Community Discovers Likely Malicious Fake Version of ZecWallet

News Members of the Zcash (ZEC) community have discovered a suspicious and potentially malicious counterfeit version of Zcash Foundation’s native ZecWallet. According to a Twitter post published on Oct. 20 and retweeted by Zcash developer Electric Coin Company, the fake ZecWallet likely contains m..

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 ..

Fake Tor Browser Steals Bitcoin From Darknet Users, Warns ESET

News Major antivirus software supplier ESET has discovered a trojanized Tor Browser designed to steal Bitcoin (BTC) from buyers in the darknet. Fake browser distributed via 2 websitesTargeting users in Russia, the fake Tor Browser was distributed via two websites and has been stealing crypto from ..

Hackers Use Malicious Code in WAV Audio Files To Mine Cryptocurrencies

News Threat researchers have discovered malicious code in WAV audio files, code that hackers use to mine cryptocurrencies. Hackers earn thousand of dollars per monthOn Oct. 16, researchers at BlackBerry Cylance, a software company that develops anti-virus programs, reported the discovery of malici..

Blockchain Voting Systems — Can Democracy Rely on Them?

Analysis At the beginning of October, a story released by CNN claimed that a student affiliated with the University of Michigan attempted to hack into West Virginia’s blockchain-based voting system called Voatz. As per the report, the FBI is now actively investigating the matter and is looking to ..

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