This week, Vitalik Buterin was the victim of a SIM swapping attack, North Korea likely orchestrated the $55 million CoinEx hack, OneCoin co-founder Karl Sebastian Greenwood was sentenced to 20 years in prison and former FTX executive Ryan Salame will reportedly plead guilty to criminal charges.
This week's roundup includes an update on the Tornado Cash case, a proposal for a law-abiding crypto mixer, August hack numbers, Stake's resumption of operations, Binance's delisting of privacy coins in Belgium and a court order against the CEO of Celsius.
This week, Cypher rolled out a futuristic compensation plan for victims, hackers exploited crypto users via a WinRAR bug and separately stole $900,000 from Balancer, the DEA lost $500K to a crypto scammer and the EU Data Act's smart contract provision raised questions.
Kroll is warning claimants in three major cryptocurrency bankruptcy cases that hackers obtained their personal data after the attacker convinced a mobile carrier to redirect an employee's phone number to their own device. Hackers appear to have already begun a phishing campaign.
This week, charges were filed against Tornado Cash founders, the FBI found North Korean bitcoin wallets holding stolen cash, theft occurred in the Exactly and Harbor protocols, Venus Protocol liquidated a hacker's wallet, Terra paused operations, and Thailand threatened Meta over crypto scam ads.
In this week's roundup of digital assets-related cybersecurity incidents, Fireblocks found bugs in 15 crypto wallets, Curve Finance recouped most stolen funds, ethereum saw a high flow of illicit funds, the NFT faded more, the U.K. posted crypto crimes jobs and South Korea arrested Bitsonic's CEO.
ISMG's roundup of digital assets-related cybersecurity incidents includes Kenya, France and Germany's probe into WorldCoin; July security incidents; Curve Finance and LeetSwap theft; the crypto amendment in the NDAA; and India's lack of crypto regulation.
Between July 21 and 27, Worldcoin set off security and privacy alarms; threat actors stole from AlphaPo, CoinsPaid, Era Lend and Conic Finance; hackers set a cryptojacking record; Apple users became the target of a crypto-stealing malware and the DOJ merged its computer crime and crypto crime units.
Every week, ISMG rounds up cybersecurity incidents in the digital assets world. This week, a Poly Network hacker stole $10 million, Belarus mulled banning P2P crypto payments, the Ethereum community proposed a new security standard and Russia raised $20 million in crypto.
Hackers kept pace with the rapid evolution of blockchain systems, stealing about $920 million in the first half of 2023. Cybercriminals attacked smart contracts, phished victims and stole from crypto exchanges in dozens of security incidents through June 30.
Every week, ISMG rounds up cybersecurity incidents in the world of digital assets. This week, Atomic Wallet, FPG, Sturdy Finance and Hashflow suffered hacks involving millions of dollars, hackers phished followers of popular Twitter accounts and an Australian bank wanted to limit crypto use.
U.S. federal prosecutors accused two Russian nationals of carrying out the heist that provoked the 2014 collapse of cryptocurrency trading exchange Mt. Gox, then the world's largest crypto platform. One of them used the proceeds to co-found BTC-e, a now-shuttered crypto money laundering platform.
This week: A U.S. federal court issued a summons to Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, Lazarus may be behind the $35 million Atomic Wallet heist, and Manhattan prosecutors seized a scam crypto recovery website. Also, the Blockchain Association weighs in on Tornado Cash, and crypto security attacks decline.
The Biden administration stepped up regulatory enforcement against cryptocurrency trading platforms in consecutive lawsuits targeting Binance and Coinbase for alleged violations of securities laws. "We already have digital currency. It's called the U.S. dollar," said U.S. SEC Chairman Gary Gensler.
In the days between May 26 and June 1, Tornado Cash validators regained control, Tron patched a bug that could be exploited for $500 million, Binance said it will delist privacy coins in four European countries, Coinbase settled insider trading charges and Hong Kong police joined the metaverse.