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0x DEX Protocol Suspended Because of Vulnerability, Funds Safe

The Ethereum (ETH) smart contract of 0x (ZRX) decentralized exchange (DEX) protocol has been suspended after a vulnerability has been uncovered in its code, the project’s team announced in a Medium post published on July 13. Per the announcement, third-party security researcher samczsun warned the 0x team about the vulnerability in the exchange smart contract …

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Hackers behind dangerous oil and gas intrusions are probing US power grids

Enlarge / Power Lines in Page, Arizona IIP Photo Archive In a new troubling escalation, hackers behind at least two potentially fatal intrusions on industrial facilities have expanded their activities to probing dozens of power grids in the US and elsewhere, researchers with security firm Dragos reported Friday. The group, now dubbed Xenotime by Dragos, …

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Hackers Infect 50,000 Servers With Sophisticated Crypto Mining Malware

Hackers have breached over 50,000 servers across the world to mine cryptocurrency using unusually sophisticated tools, according to a new report. Cybersecurity firm Guardicore Labs said on May 29 that the large-scale malware effort – dubbed the “Nansh0u​ campaign” – has been ongoing since February, and had been spreading to over 700 new victims a …

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Teen hacked Apple hoping the company would offer him a job

Sponsored Links Don Arnold/WireImage If you were a teen hoping to land a job at a tech giant, how would you go about it? Plan your education and hope you eventually land an internship? An Australian had another, less conventional method. The teen hacked Apple and pleaded guilty while admitting that he hoped this would …

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Hackers Have Looted More Bitcoin Than Satoshi’s Entire Stash

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Ever since cryptocurrencies started gaining value, hackers have targeted exchanges that provide digital asset trading and malicious entities have siphoned billions of dollars worth of bitcoin since 2011. So far, over 1 million of the world’s <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> has been stolen from exchanges and traders continue to leave …

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Hack on Stack Overflow exposes private data for ~250 users

Pixabay Stack Overflow said hackers obtained private data for about 250 users after breaching the site and spending the next week escalating their access. “While our overall user database was not compromised, we have identified privileged Web requests that the attacker made that could have returned IP address, names, or emails for a very small …

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Study Finds Most Ransomware Solutions Just Pay Out Crypto

A study by ProPublica found that most ransomware solutions providers have one weird trick for getting rid of hackers – paying them off. Ransomware activity is growing weekly according to experts at CoveWare. The result? Companies who just want to pay the ransom and move on. According to CoveWare, ransomware attacks were up in Q1 …

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US Blockchain Investor Terpin Awarded Over $75 Million in SIM Swapping Case

United States blockchain and crypto investor Michael Terpin has won $75.8 million in a civil case against 21-year-old Nicholas Truglia, who reportedly defrauded him of crypto assets. Reuters reported the news on May 10. Per the report, the California Superior Court last week ordered Manhattan resident Truglia to pay the amount above in compensatory and …

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A mysterious hacker gang is on a supply-chain hacking spree

Enlarge Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance via Getty Images A software supply-chain attack represents one of the most insidious forms of hacking. By breaking into a developer’s network and hiding malicious code within apps and software updates that users trust, supply-chain hijackers can smuggle their malware onto hundreds of thousands—or millions—of computers in a single operation, without …

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Malware Shellbot is Now Capable of Shutting Down Other Miners

The Shellbot cryptojacking malware has gone through an update and come out with some new capabilities, technology news website TechCrunch reported on May 1. Per the report, these findings come from Boston-based cybersecurity firm Threat Stack. The company claims that Shellbot, which was first discovered in 2005, has received a major update. The original Shellbot …

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