Jun 27, 2019 at 10:06
US City Riviera Beach Paid $600,000 in Bitcoin to Cyber Criminals
The United States (US) City Riviera Beach, Florida, paid a ransom of around $600,000 in Bitcoin (BTC) to cyber criminals. The anonymous hackers took control of the city’s systems a few weeks back as part of a perturbing tendency striking a multitude number of administrative systems in the US. The attackers demanded the ransom to be paid in Bitcoin, the world’s oldest cryptocurrency.
Jun 13, 2019 at 15:27
Over $9.2Mln XRP on the Move After GateHub Exchange Hack
The world’s third largest cryptocurrency by market cap, Ripple (XRP), is on the move after an unsuspected attack by anonymous hackers. Early this month, around $9.2 million worth of Ripple (23 mln of XRP) was illegally fetched from GateHub, a digital currency wallet service provider. It looks like the hackers are now in the process of moving the stolen Ripple and cashing out at any available opportunity.
May 23, 2019 at 10:43
Over $250,000 Ethereum Stolen From Cryptopia are Circulating
Whale Alert, a twitter account that automatically and manually records weighty cryptocurrency transfers for the social media platform ecosystem, uncovered that just over $250 thousand of stolen Ethereum (ETH) from the hacked New Zealand (NZ)-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia, finally moved on Tuesday May 21.
Hackers Stole 7000 Bitcoin According to Binance CEO
The CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Binance, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), and his team gave a recap of the security incident that happened on May 7, an event that saw the exchange lose more than $40 million (7,000 BTC) from their Bitcoin hot wallet.
Cryptopia Cryptocurrency Exchange Employs Liquidators
New Zealand (NZ)-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia Ltd recently appointed two liquidators, David Ruscoe and Russell Moore, from one of the globe’s biggest professional firms that offer assurance, tax and advisory services.
In Q1 2019 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Lost $356 Mln to Thieves
As blockchain, cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology (DLT) adoption is gaining pace, various kinds of criminals and fraudsters also look into it as means of their illegal activity. Thieves have gained over $356 million from cryptocurrency exchange platforms and users solely in the first quarter of Q1 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 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.