Hackers

Zcash Community Discovers Likely Malicious Fake Version of ZecWallet

Members of the Zcash (ZEC) community have discovered a suspicious and potentially malicious counterfeit version of Zcash Foundation’s native ZecWallet. According to a Twitter post published on Oct. 20 and retweeted by Zcash developer Electric Coin Company, the fake ZecWallet likely contains malware. The tweet reads: “PSA to all Zcash users! There is a fake …

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Blockchain Voting Systems — Can Democracy Rely on Them?

At the beginning of October, a story released by CNN claimed that a student affiliated with the University of Michigan attempted to hack into West Virginia’s blockchain-based voting system called Voatz. As per the report, the FBI is now actively investigating the matter and is looking to authenticate the veracity of these claims. Voatz is …

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Student May Have Tried to Hack West Virginia’s Blockchain Voting App

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating whether a student at the University of Michigan attempted to hack the West Virginia’s voting app. “Not one single vote was changed”  On Oct. 5, according to CNN, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Mike Stuart, wrote that the FBI is investigating …

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Hacker Returns Ethereum Domains Obtained in Auction Bug

The hacker who stole 17 Ethereum domain names during the Ethereum Name Service’s (ENS) auction decided to return them all. The promise of hefty compensation On Oct. 4, digital-collectibles marketplace OpenSea said that all of the stolen ENS names were returned successfully and that bidding on domain names will restart again in the coming weeks.  …

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

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)-based ERC-20 FSN tokens. The Foundation’s …

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New Spyware Replaces Crypto Wallets on Clipboard via Telegram: Report

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 Stealer Juniper Threat Labs, a threat intelligence portal at Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), discovered a new Trojan-delivered malware implementing major global messaging app Telegram to exfiltrate stolen information, according to …

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US Attorney’s Office Indicts Two Suspects in EtherDelta Hack

The United States attorney’s office for the Northern District of California has indicted two suspects — Elliot Gunton and Anthony Tyler Nashatka — for hacking EtherDelta, a non-custodial marketplace for trading Ethereum (ETH) ERC-20 tokens, in December 2017. According to the documents originally filed on Aug. 13, Ganton and Nashatka changed the settings of EtherDelta’s …

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Hacker Spends $1K to Win Over $110K in EOS Betting Game Using REX

A hacker spent $1,000 in EOS to steal more than $110,000 in cryptocurrency through an exploit of EOS gambling game EOSPlay. Biggest DeFi service EOS REX used An alleged bug in EOSPlay allowed the attacker to steal 30,000 EOS via using EOS REX, a major decentralized financial (DeFi) service enabling EOS lending in exchange for …

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Four Out of Five Top Bitcoin QR Code Generators are Scams: Report

Four out of the first five results presented when querying Google for a “bitcoin qr generator” lead to scam websites. The findings Cryptocurrency wallet ZenGo wrote the findings in a blog post published on Aug. 29. Reportedly, when researching prior to implementing QR Code support in their wallet, ZenGo learned of the prevalence of scam …

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Whale Alert Teams Up With BitcoinAbuse to Fight Crypto Crime

Whale Alert and BitcoinAbuse are teaming up to fight crypto crimes together. Fighting scammers On Sept. 3, Whale Alert, a service dedicated to tracking large cryptocurrency transactions, announced that it will start collaborating with BitcoinAbuse to better fight cryptocurrency-related crimes. BitcoinAbuse is a public database of Bitcoin (BTC) addresses used by hackers and criminals. Whale …

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