Category: Hacked

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CoinDash ICO Hacker Returns 10,000 Ether following Investigation Rumors No Comments

A black-hat hacker who was able to steal $10 million worth of Ether tokens after compromising an Initial Coin Offering round has returned some part of the funds. CoinDash, the startup behind the exploited ICO, updated on its blog that it has received a total of 10,000 ETH from the hacker’s wallet address. This is the second occurrence of its kind as the hacker had sent 488 ETH to CoinDash’s...


Europol Report Says Bitcoin is Common Currency for Cybercriminals. newsbtc bitcoin news

Are Cybercriminals Using Your Computer to Mine Crypto? No Comments

Security vendor ESET reports of a new technique cybercriminals are utilising to generate funds. By purchasing traffic from an advertising network, they're able to distribute malvertising (malicious ads) that utilise many victims' computers to mine crptocurrency. By combining JavaScript and cryptocurrency mining, those perpetrating such attacks are able to operate without actually hacking any ma...


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Could North Korea Be Harbouring an Army of Crypto-Hackers? No Comments

Strong evidence is emerging that an elite team of hackers operating out of Pyongyang are stealing Bitcoin. It’s thought that the totalitarian nation is hoping to negate the effect of recent global trade embargos levied against them. As the UN sanctions tighten around the rogue state, it seems North Korea is turning to cybercrime to keep their economy buoyant. The restrictions which followed t...


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Good Hackers and Where They Can Work No Comments

Being a hacker means a lot of opportunities for a person -- Access to secured data, respect, money, and reputation. The only thing which is forgotten is the threat of violating the law and regulations, or in simple words, responsibility for committed actions. It could take different forms - fines, restrictions or even imprisonment. Do you still feel like a person who is just suitable for hacking ...


UAE Bank Victimized by Data Breach and Bitcoin Ransom. newsbtc bitcoin news

Genesis Mining Restores Service after Experiencing a Security Breach No Comments

Last week, one of the leading cryptocurrency cloudmining service provider Genesis Mining experienced a security breach. Following the attack, users faced a brief disruption in payouts, which according to the company stands resolved. The details about the security breach were announced Genesis Mining in its recent blog post. According to the post, the platform witnessed an unauthorized intrusion...


South Korean Bitcoin Exhange Platform Issues IOUs In The Aftermath Of Hack Attack No Comments

With Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on the rise for a while now, it comes as no surprise that hackers and cyber-criminals are shifting their attention to exchange platforms. A relatively unknown South Korean exchange platform, Yapizon, was reportedly the target of such an attack in late April 2017. The news broke when Yapizon released a statement in Korean on its website (translation of the...


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Bitcoin Ransomware Makes Global IT Infrastructure “WannaCry” No Comments

One Bitcoin Ransomware attack on a global scale has literally lived up to its name “WannaCry.” The ransomware which is said to have compromised systems in more than 78 countries, including few vital networks like the ones belonging to UK's NHS has received worldwide coverage. Based on the available reports, the ransomware worm also known as WannaCrypt, WanaCrypt or WCry targeted vulnerable com...


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Repackaged XPan Ransomware Makes a Comeback in Brazil No Comments

Computer viruses and malware are known to evolve rapidly to stay a step ahead of antivirus and cybersecurity software. But sometimes hackers make a quick buck by reusing the same malicious application under different names. While there is a question of such ransomware's efficiency due to the availability of solutions to deal with such threats, criminals behind it have started to opt for a more loc...


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Loads of Hacked Account Credentials Now Available on Dark Web No Comments

Hacking incidents happen frequently; some get reported while others don't, at least until the compromised data resurfaces somewhere on the internet. Along the same lines, ill-gotten information from over 12 million accounts has made an appearance on the dark web. The dark web marketplaces are known for all kinds of stuff. One can buy almost anything there, provided they know where to go and hav...


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Malware Alert! A Banking Email That Steals Cryptocurrencies No Comments

The cryptocurrency community is currently under threat! A new malware is reportedly making rounds on the internet, infecting computers and stealing cryptocurrency from compromised machines. The yet to be named malicious software was detected by Cyren, the internet security company. According to the company's latest blog, published during the last week of January 2017, the malware disguises itse...


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