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Europol: Crypto-Ransomware Remains Most Prominent Cyber Attack

News The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) released its 2019 Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report. Crypto exchanges continue to be a magnet for hackersOn Oct. 9, Europol presented its IOCTA report of the cybercrime threat landscape. According to t..

N. Korean Hackers’ New MacOS Malware Hides Behind Fake Crypto Firm

News The notorious North Korean hackers known as the Lazarus APT Group have created another malware targeting Apple Macs that masquerades behind a fake cryptocurrency firm. Apple Mac security specialist and principal security researcher at Jamf Patrick Wardle published a blog post on Oct. 12 outli..

German Programmer ‘Hacks Back’ After Bitcoin Ransomware Attack

News German programmer Tobias Frömel (aka “battleck”) has “hacked back” the perpetrators of the Muhstik ransomware who forced him to pay 0.09 Bitcoin (BTC) to recover access to his files. In a Bleeping Computer forum post on Oct. 7, Frömel revealed that he had hacked the attackers’ database, shari..

Algo Capital Ex-CTO Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ for Hot Wallet Breach

News The now-former chief technical officer (CTO) of Algo Capital, the investment arm of blockchain firm Algorand, has published a statement in the wake of a major security breach of an Algo hot wallet under his personal management. As Cointelegraph recently reported, Algo Capital CTO Pablo Yabo’s..

Algorand’s Venture Arm Loses up to $2M in Hot Wallet Breach: Report

News Algo Capital, an investment arm of United States-based blockchain firm Algorand, has lost roughly $1–2 million in Tether (USDT) stablecoins and Algorand (ALGO) tokens after its CTO Pablo Yabo’s mobile phone was compromised. The breach allowed hackers to gain access to Yabo-managed Algo hot wa..

Hackerone User Reveals Critical Bug Through MakerDAO Bounty Program

News MakerDAO, the decentralized organization that runs on Ethereum, has fixed a critical bug that could have resulted in a complete loss of funds for all Dai users. $50,000 bountyOn Oct. 1 HackerOne user lucash-dev disclosed a report that revealed a critical bug in MakerDAO’s planned Multi-Collat..

Fusion Network’s Token Swap Wallet Compromised, FSN Price Plummets

News Fusion Network’s token swap wallet was compromised. Roughly a third of FSN tokens was stolen as a result. Fusion Foundation announced in a Medium post published on Sept. 29 that its swap wallet was compromised, which resulted in the theft of 10 million native FSN and 3.5 million Ethereum (ETH..

New Spyware Replaces Crypto Wallets on Clipboard via Telegram: Report

News Amerian Internet infrastructure firm Juniper Networks has found a new spyware that uses Telegram app to replace crypto addresses with its own. Masad Clipper and StealerJuniper Threat Labs, a threat intelligence portal at Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), discovered a new Trojan-delivered malware..

Cybersecurity Firm Releases WannaCryFake Bitcoin Ransomware Fix

News Cybersecurity firm Emsisoft has released a solution for Bitcoin (BTC)-demanding ransomware WannaCryFake. Pay Bitcoin in return for your dataIn a Sept. 25 blog post, Emsisoft announced that they are releasing a new free fix for the WannaCryFake ransomware bug. The WannaCryFake is the next vers..

LocalBitcoins: Tor Browser Users at Risk of Losing Their Bitcoins

News Finnish peer-to-peer crypto exchange LocalBitcoins has warned users about alleged security risks associated with anonymous browser Tor Browser. On Sept. 9, transactional compliance expert Richard Bensberg tweeted a screenshot of a LocalBitcoins banner warning Tor users about the risk of losin..

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