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FTX Hacker Transfers $4.1 Million in Bitcoin to OKX

On-chain sleuth ZackXBT has tracked down some of the mixed Bitcoin funds stolen by the mysterious FTX hacker this month.  The analyst found that $4.1 million worth of Bitcoin (255 BTC) has ended up on OKX, a cryptocurrency exchange.  As explained on Twitter, the hacker initially deposited the stolen funds to CoinMixer – an anonymous Bitcoin mixing service designed to make on-chain Bitcoin transfers harder to track.  The first CoinMixer deposit was made on November 20th after...

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$500 Million Hack Against FTX Turns Out to Be Bahamas’ Regulator Seizing Assets

The cryptocurrency industry saw the spectacular collapse of one of its giants earlier this month, which ultimately resulted in FTX filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Shortly after, though, there were suspicious movements from one of its accounts, many related it to a hack or even an inside job. However, the Securities Commission of the Bahamas took it to Twitter to shed some more light on the events, informing that it was actually the watchdog that siphoned the funds. The...

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Deribit Hacker Has Started Moving the Stolen $28M to Tornado Cash

Less than a week after exploiting the leading cryptocurrency derivatives exchange Deribit, the attacker started moving the stolen funds. As of November 5, the hacker had moved 1,610 Ether (ETH) worth over $2.5 million to the U.S.-sanctioned crypto mixer Tornado Cash, leaving a balance of about 7,501 ETH in the address. What Happened? On November 2, CryptoPotato reported that Deribit lost $28 million in a hot wallet exploit. The hacker made away with crypto assets such as...

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Hacktober Finished With $657 Million Losses From Crypto Exploits

Last month was quite spooky for the crypto industry as it saw the highest number of DeFi hacks this year.  While October was expected to be “Uptober,” it quickly turned to “Hacktober” as cyber criminals ransacked top crypto projects for hundreds of millions of dollars.  Hackers Steal $760M From DeFi Protocols A recent tweet by the blockchain security company PeckShield pointed out that October was the biggest month for hacking activities this year. The DeFi market suffered...

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SKYWARD Token Dumps 95% as Hackers Drain Protocol’s Treasury

SKYWARD, the native token of NEAR-based platform Skyward Finance, plunged by 95% after the protocol’s treasury lost $3 million in a smart contract exploit. The attack occurred in the late hours of Wednesday and was first reported by Twitter user Sanket Naikwadi before Skyward Finance publicly acknowledged the incident.  How it Happened According to Naikwadi, the exploit was first noticed by NearScout, a member of the NEAR blockchain community. The attackers were able to make...

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Crypto Vesting Platform Team Finance Loses $14.5M in Bug Exploit

With “Hacktober” ending in a few days, yet another crypto platform has been added to the list of crypto protocols that have lost millions of dollars worth of digital assets to hackers this month.  Earlier today, cryptocurrency vesting platform Team Finance announced it had become the latest victim after losing $14.5 million to a bug exploit. The platform added that the attackers stole the digital assets through its recently audited v2 to v3 migration function.  Team Finance...

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Binance Reveals Getting Closer to Identify Hacker that Drained $570M

Binance is on the verge of uncovering the hacker(s) behind the $570 million exploit on its cross-chain bridge, BSC Token Hub, earlier this month. In a recent interview with CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box Europe,’ Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao said the firm had received substantial tips from law enforcement authorities to identify the hacker(s) that drained two million BNB tokens. Binance “Narrowing Down” A series of attacks on targeting vulnerabilities in cross-chain bridges over the...

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Hacker Withdraws 200 Billion Fake BitBTC From Optimism Bridge

The Optimism bridge supporting privacy coin BitBTC is actively being exploited for 200 billion BitBTC tokens.  Due to the technicals of the hack, the BitBTC team now has less than 7 days to implement an upgrade to minimize the damages. A Poorly Designed Bridge According to Arbitrum tech lead Lee Bousfield on Twitter, the BitBTC bride contained a “critical exploit” that left it “trivially vulnerable.” It involves the bridge’s relationship between Ethereum’s layer 1 (L1)...

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Hacker Drains $1M From BitKeep Wallet in Swap Feature Exploit 

Crypto wallet provider BitKeep Wallet has become the latest victim of an endless wave of DeFi hacks this month. Blockchain security firm PeckShield first raised the alarm on Twitter late Monday, and BitKeep published an update on the incident in the early hours of Tuesday.  After alerting the public, the security firm asked users to follow some steps to ensure the safety of their funds. The steps included connecting their wallet to a revoke.cash site and revoking their...

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QANX Token Collapses 90% After $1 Million Bridge Hack

QANplatform – a quantum-resistant layer 1 blockchain – lost $1 million to a hacker who targeted the network’s blockchain bridge. Since the attack, its native QANX token has suffered a price collapse of over 90%.  The Latest Bridge Attack At 05:01 EST on Tuesday, QANplatform tweeted that its smart contract bridge had been hacked and that the attacker had already withdrawn tokens. Etherscan data appears to reinforce this, displaying two bulk withdrawals from the bridge at 08:17...

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