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North Korean Hacker Group Modifies Crypto-Stealing Malware

News The Lazarus hacker group, which is allegedly sponsored by the North Korean government, has deployed new viruses to steal cryptocurrency. Major cybersecurity firm Kaspersky reported on Jan. 8 that Lazarus has doubled down its efforts to infect both Mac and Windows users’ computers. The group h..

Ethereum Network Overcame Intentional Attack Affecting Parity Nodes

News The Ethereum (ETH) network was apparently the target of a coordinated attack, according to several analysts. Following reports that some Parity Ethereum nodes lost sync with the network, on Dec. 31, core blockchain infrastructure company Parity Technology said it believed there was an attack ..

Alleged Hacker Extradited to Face US Charges Over Corporate Extortion Racket

News A United Kingdom national, and alleged member of “The Dark Overlord” hacking collective, has been extradited to the United States to face charges. According to an announcement from the U.S. Department of Justice on Dec. 18, the charges relate to the purported theft of sensitive information fr..

VeChain Loses $6.6M in VET Tokens to Hacker in Attack on Buyback Wallet

News Note: This story has been updated to provide more details about the incident. VeChain Foundation’s wallet has been compromised in a hacker attack targeting funds earmarked for the foundation’s buyback program. Per a VeChain Foundation announcement on Dec. 13, an unknown hacker has redirected ..

Cryptopia Liquidation: Refund Deadline ‘Not Practicable’ as Users Wait

News Liquidators of hacked New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia have recovered almost $11 million in the past six months, but say the process remains difficult. In its second report into its operations at Cryptopia, Grant Thornton confirmed that receipts from May to November totaled aroun..

MakerDAO Responds to Dev Accusing Network of $340M Vulnerabilty

News The Maker Foundation has announced a series of governance polls aimed at security after software developer Micah Zoltu explained how any hacker with $20 million at their disposal could stage an attack on the MakerDAO network and steal close to $340 million. In a Dec. 9 blog post, the Maker Fo..

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..

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