Tag Archives: Hacks

EOS DApps Lose Almost $1 Million to Hackers Over the Last Five Months

Decentralized apps (DApps) based on the EOS blockchain have lost up to $1 million to hacks since July, Chinese crypto media Blockchain Truth reports Tuesday, Dec. 4. The report cites data by PeckShield, a blockchain security company that monitors different ecosystems. According to the report, the DApps on EOS have seen 27 breaches from July to late November,… Read More »

BitPay’s Copay Wallet Compromised by Malicious Code, Firm Issues Advice for Users

Crypto payment processor BitPay issued advice on its official blog yesterday, Nov. 26, for users of its open-source Bitcoin (BTC) wallet Copay, which has reportedly been compromised by malicious code. The vulnerability pertains to a third-party Node.js module, also known as an “event stream,” which is used in versions 5.0.2 through 5.1.0 of BitPay’s Copay and BitPay apps.… Read More »

Mining Giant Bitmain Sues Unknown Hacker for Alleged Theft of $5.5 Million in Crypto

China-based Bitcoin (BTC) mining giant Bitmain has sued an anonymous hacker for the alleged theft of cryptocurrency worth $5.5 million from Bitmain’s account on Binance in April, according to a lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle on Nov. 7. As stated in the court document, an unknown hacker, referred… Read More »

U.S. Law Firm Files Claims Against AT&T, T-Mobile Over SIM Swap-Enabled Crypto Thefts

U.S. crypto investor law firm Silver Miller has filed arbitration claims against telecoms giants AT&T and T-Mobile for “SIM-swap”-related thefts, according to a press release published Nov. 8 SIM-swapping – also known as a ‘port-out scam’ – involves the theft of a cell phone number in order to hijack online financial and social media accounts, enabled by the… Read More »

Crypto Exchange Gate.io Removes StatCounter Service Following Report of Security Breach

Crypto exchange Gate.io has removed web analytics tool StatCounter from their website following a breach report by cybersecurity firm ESET, according to an official blog post published today, Nov. 7. The company has reported that they immediately removed StatCounter’s traffic stats service after receiving a security notice by ESET about suspicious behavior. Gate.io claimed they subsequently scanned the… Read More »

Hackers Breach Popular Web Analytics Site to Target Crypto Exchange

Cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io was apparently the target of hackers who compromised a widely used web analytics platform this week. According to a report from internet security firm ESET on Tuesday, bad actors compromised popular, Ireland-based web analytics site StatCounter, in an attempt to steal bitcoin from the exchange’s customers. The attackers managed to inject malicious code into the… Read More »

Hackers Behind $60 Million Zaif Crypto Exchange Theft May Have Been Exposed

Cybersecurity experts at Japan Digital Design, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), say they’ve found possibly revealing information on the bad actors behind the $60 million hack of Japanese crypto exchange Zaif. The company announced in a press release Monday, that it has been investigating the outflow of funds from Zaif since soon after the hack,… Read More »