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$100 Million in Monero (XMR) Ransom Reportedly Demanded from Computer Giant Acer

The Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics company, Acer, is purportedly the latest popular organization to fall victim to the notorious REvil ransomware attack. According to recent reports, the perpetrators have requested one of the largest demands so far of up to $100 million paid in the privacy cryptocurrency – Monero.Ransomware Attack on AcerHeadquartered in New Taipei City, Acer is among the world’s largest manufacturers of computer hardware and electronics with revenue of over...

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DeFi Hacks Continue: Decentralized Exchange DODO Exploited for up to $3.8M

The hacks and exploits on DeFi projects continue, and the latest victim to fall is the decentralized exchange platform – DODO. The attack targeted several V2 Crowdpools, and the stolen amount could go as high as $3.8 million.DODO Victimized by HackersThe decentralized finance sector is no stranger to malicious attacks and harmful exploits. The decentralized exchange and liquidity provider DODO is the latest to join the growing number of victims.As the first complaints occurred on Twitter, the...

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First Major Rug Pull on Binance Smart Chain? Over $30 Million Drained

Binance Smart Chain has become somewhat of a hot topic amid DeFi gem seekers in the past few weeks.The network saw an influx of new projects, reminiscing of the early days of the DeFi craziness last summer.In any case, hours ago, the community was shocked earlier today when news broke out that one of the newer protocols, Meerkat Finance, was drained.Meerkat Finance is a yield farming protocol that runs on Binance Smart Chain, and a few hours ago, the team revealed that it was “hacked” and...

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Verge (XVG) Goes Through an Attempted 51% Attack

Verge, a privacy-centric cryptocurrency, reportedly suffered an attempted 51% attack, causing a massive blockchain reorganization, which wiped off over six months of transactions.200 Days Worth of Verge Transactions Wiped OffThe issue was first revealed by Antoine Le Calvez, chief data engineer at blockchain research company Coin Metrics. Tweeting on February 15, Le Calvez noted that 0over 560,000 blocks were affected.Le Calvez’s colleague, Lucas Nuzzi, who is Coin Metrics’ network data...

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CREAM Finance Exploited, Price Crashes 30% Instantly

CREAM Finance, one of the more popular projects in the field of Decentralized Finance (DeFi), has been exploited. The price for its CREAM token has dropped by 30% in less than a few minutes after the news broke out.The official Twitter account of CREAM Finance revealed earlier today that the protocol has been exploited.We are aware of a potential exploit and are looking into this. Thank you for your support as we investigate.We are aware of a potential exploit and are looking into this. Thank...

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South Korean Conglomerate Hanwha Set To Acquire A $50M Stake In UPbit’s Operator

The brokerage arm of the South Korean business conglomerate Hanwha Group is reportedly set to acquire a 6.15% stake in Dunamu – the operator of the popular cryptocurrency exchange UPbit. The deal will take place on February 22nd, 2021.According to the KoreaHerald coverage, Hanwha Investment and Securities has agreed to buy 2.06 million shares in Dunamu.The deal will become official later this month for a total price of 58.3 billion won ($52 million).The South Korea-headquartered financial...

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KuCoin CEO Reassures They Recovered All $285 Million Stolen in Last Year’s Hack

Months after suffering one of the worst hacks in crypto history, the popular exchange KuCoin has announced it had successfully recovered all stolen funds. The company’s CEO reassured that no customer has sustained any financial loss following the event.KuCoin Recovers Stolen FundsAs reported back in September 2020, a group of unknown attackers exploited the hot wallets belonging to the KuCoin exchange. While the initial estimations suggested that the stolen amount was at around $150 million,...

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Enjin Coin (ENJ) Price Explodes by 90% as Japan’s JVCEA Approves it for Coincheck Listing

Less than two years after entering the Japanese market, Enjin Coin has received approval from the country’s JVCEA to be listed on the cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck. Thus, the asset has become the first gaming token authorized for usage in the Asian nation.JVCEA Approves Enjin Coin’s Listing On CoincheckLaunched following several high-profile exchange hacks in 2018, Japan’s Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) received approval from the country’s financial regulator, the FSA, to...

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Report: Mt Gox Creditors Could Claim 90% Of The Owned Bitcoins After A CoinLab Deal

Nearly $5 billion in bitcoin could make their way back to Mt. Gox users following a deal between creditors and CoinLab. Nevertheless, the agreement is still reportedly subject to creditor acceptance.Bloomberg reporter Matt Leising offered a brief explanation of the story earlier today, noting that CoinLab has reached a deal with Mt. Gox creditors for 90% of the bitcoins they are owned.Should the deal indeed proceed, the creditors would receive over 135,000 bitcoins out of 150,000. With...

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Ledger Admits: Users Data Leaked Amid The Shopify Incident in April & June 2020

In yet another somewhat disappointing turn of events for Ledger users, the company has just revealed that they’ve discovered that the customer records for 20,000 ‘new’ users has been leaked during an incident with Shopify from back in the summer of 2020.In its most recent update, the cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger revealed that 20,000 users, aside from 93% of those whose information was exposed in a previous attack, have seen their records leaked.Recently, we shared news...

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