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British Hacker to Hand Over $1M in Crypto for Phishing Attacks

News A British judge has ordered the confiscation of $1.1 million worth of cryptocurrency from a hacker who used phishing attacks to steal personal data and sell it on the dark web. As The Telegraph reported on Aug. 23, judge Joanna Korner of Southwark Crown Court ruled that the police could confi..

Bitpoint Taiwan’s Sues Parent Exchange for Overbilling After July Hack

News The Taiwan-based subsidiary of hacked crypto exchange Bitpoint Japan will file a $9.4 million damages suit as it claims to have been overbilled by the parent exchange. Overbilling is ‘clearly’ erroneousBitpoint Taiwan reportedly found that total funds it collected from local clients have been..

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..

Binance Jersey to Reward Hacker Who Compromised Its Domain Name

News Cryptocurrency exchange Binance will compensate the white hat hacker who compromised Binance Jersey’s Internet domain name and Twitter account. Binance Jersey Twitter and domain compromisedIn a post published on Aug. 16, crypto exchange Binance Jersey announced that a white hat hacker was abl..

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..

LTC Dusting Attack on Binance Affected Nearly 300,000 Addresses: Report

News The recent dusting attack against fourth-biggest altcoin Litecoin (LTC) on major cryptocurrency exchange Binance affected 294,582 addresses rather than the 50 Binance reported, according to a recent metrics report. Blockchain data and metrics firm Glassnode revealed its latest findings in a t..

Crypto Exchange Binance Points out a Dusting Attack Against Litecoin

News Cryptocurrency exchange Binance claims that a dusting attack against fourth-biggest altcoin, Litecoin (LTC). A large scale attack against privacyThe official Twitter exchange of cryptocurrency exchange Binance claimed that a major attack against users of altcoin Litecoin took place yesterday...

Binance Hackers Bombard Chipmixer to Launder at Least 4,836 BTC

News At least 4,836 Bitcoin (BTC) of stolen from Binance exchange in May 2019 was laundered through crypto mixing service Chipmixer. Attackers started laundering the stolen funds in a month after the hackFollowing a major Binance’s security breach that resulted in a loss of 7,000 BTC (more than $8..

Binance Coin Soars 12% After KYC Leak ‘FUD’ Fails to Shake Investors

News The native token of crypto exchange Binance has soared ~11% despite fresh rumors of a possible Know-Your-Customer (KYC) data leak affecting exchange users. According to data from CoinMarketCap as of press time, Binance Coin (BNB) is up 10.7% on the day to trade at $30.59. “@kycisimportant” Te..

ShapeShift Addresses KeepKey Hardware Wallet Vulnerability Report

News Cryptocurrency swaps and hardware wallet producer ShapeShift addressed recent KeepKey hardware wallet vulnerability allegations. ShapeShift responded to an alleged vulnerability submitted through its responsible disclosure program in a Medium post published on Aug. 4. Per the announcement, th..

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