Dec 28, 2019 at 13:59
Top 5 Cryptocurrency Exchange Attacks of 2019
A couple of giant cryptocurrency exchanges globally faced it hot this year especially after experiencing repetitive attacks from unknown hackers. Due to these attacks, both the investors and exchanges lost billions and billions of their money. This year saw quite a few weighty hacking episodes, we have brought you some of the major breaches of 2019.
Nov 29, 2019 at 11:46
Exposed API Endpoints of Docker Systems Are Under Threat by Hackers
A deadly hacking group has started mass-scanning the internet in search of Docker platforms with API endpoints, starting with those that are exposed on the internet. The action of scanning began on Nov 24, 2019 and raised instantly because of its gigantic size. And this seems not to be just an average script kiddie abuse trial.
Oct 16, 2019 at 09:05
FBI Investigates Hack of Blockchain-Powered Voting App
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States (US) principal federal law enforcement agency, has started investigations into the alleged hack attempt on a blockchain-powered voting app in the 2018 midterm polls in West Virginia. The event has put the future of Voatz at stake notwithstanding securing funds of around $7 mln to upgrade its distributed ledger technology (DLT) voting app.
Hackers Who Stole $100 Mln in Bitcoin Arrested in Israel
The two brothers from Jerusalem, Israeli identified as Eli Gigi (31 years of age) and Assaf Gigi (21), have been arrested on suspicion of being responsible for the infamous Bitfinex hack that cost the cryptocurrency exchange a loss of over $100 million, according to the investigators of the national cyber unit at Lahav 433, who started the investigations back in 2017.
Binance Exchange Lost Over $40 Mln Worth of Bitcoin
Malevolent attackers have run away with more than $40 million worth of Bitcoin (around 7,000 BTC) from United States based cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Hackers used several hack techniques to make this extensive security breach on May 7, 2019.
Users Remain in Fear of CoinBene Crypto Exchange Hack
Hackers have taken advantage of the digital and embryonic nature of the cryptocurrency industry, and led both crypto exchange companies and users to shed tears. Now, CoinBene, one of the leading exchanges on the market according to coinmarketcap (CMC), has announced that it wasn’t hacked. The company was only carrying out maintenance - so it tells its users not to be worried.
Cryptopia Reopens in ‘Read-Only’ Mode, Crypto Community Excited
The latest update from Cryptopia shows that a “read-only” site for all existing users will be live on Tuesday this week. According to the update, the current customers are advised to use the site in order to reset their passwords and 2FA credentials to get ready for the live relaunch of the crypto exchange platform. Existing users at this time can’t trade, deposit, or withdraw their funds.
Cryptopia Hack: Police Allows Exchange to Resume Operations
After the hack that saw over $16.2 million illegally stolen from New Zealand’s hacked cryptocurrency exchange, police in New Zealand has given the go-ahead to Cryptopia, a crypto exchange that was recently hacked, to reopen and start operating at any time it's ready, according to a report on Wed February 13, 2019, by the New Zealand Herald, a local news outlet.
New Zealand Authorities Make Progress Investigating Cryptopia Hack
New Zealand Police continue to excellently investigate the Cryptopia hack that took place on Monday, January 24, 2019. Via an official press release, the Police revealed on Feb 7, that the probe is progressing on well. Cryptopia is a cryptoasset exchange that is based in New Zealand.