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TRON’s Justin Sun Offers $1 Million Bounty Following The Twitter Hack

It’s not often the tech, crypto, political, and celebrity worlds converge, but that’s exactly what happened on July 15 after a bitcoin giveaway scam replicated across dozens of major Twitter accounts. From billionaires to entrepreneurs, and from crypto traders to exchanges, high-profile accounts of all kinds were targeted in an audacious hack that’s left Twitter reeling.Names such as Binance, Coinbase, Kanye West, Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffet all had their accounts...

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Breaking Down Twitter’s Hack: Blaming Bitcoin, Hidden Messages and Insiders

The news broke yesterday on the Twitter scam that targeted some of the biggest accounts in the cryptocurrency industry.It turns out that the crypto field was not the target, but Bitcoin was the preferred means of payment for the hackers. As CryptoPotato reported, multiple accounts were hacked with a message promising that if users sent BTC a particular address, they would get a 2:1 return.On-chain data analytics provider Crypto Quant has broken down some of the key findings so far, including...

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Bitcoin Gold Developers Prevent Illicit BTG Network Takeover (51% Attack)

The Bitcoin Gold network reportedly underwent a ‘long-chain attack,’ also known as a 51 percent attack. But the development team claims that it promptly fended off the hostile takeover. The team also supplied mining pools and crypto exchanges with the latest version of BTG Core.Bitcoin Gold Dev Team Thwarts Network Takeover AttemptOn Friday, July 10, the Bitcoin Gold team detected an ‘extremely long chain of over 1300 blocks’. The attackers had been mining this counterfeit chain since July 1...

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Hackers Exploit Vulnerability in Ravencoin Protocol to Mint 315 Million Fake RVN Coins

Ravencoin is the latest altcoin project to suffer an inflation bug, after discovering an attack that saw rogue actors mint 315 million counterfeit RVN tokens. Ravencoin Suffers Inflation BugThe Ravecoin network announced the news of the attack via a Medium blog post on Thursday (July 2, 2020). According to the post, the CryptoScope team alerted Ravencoin to the incident. Both teams worked together not to release particulars of the vulnerability to prevent copycat attacks.  Rogue actors were...

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Eastern European Hackers Responsible For $200M Worth Of Stolen Cryptocurrency

An unknown cybercriminal group from Eastern Europe has stolen nearly $200 million from cryptocurrency exchanges based primarily in the US, Japan, and Israel, a report revealed.Eastern European Hackers Group Steals $200MAccording to the report citing the research compiled by the cybersecurity firm ClearSky, the unknown group – referred to as “CryptoCore” – has frequently been hacking digital asset exchanges since mid-2018 to present day.The research outlined that the continuous rise of digital...

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Hacking Group REvil Threatens To Leak Information On LeBron James, Nicki Minaj, And Mariah Carey

After hacking a major New York-based law firm, the cryptocurrency-demanding hacking group called REvil has threatened to auction off sensible documents starting from July 1st of celebrities such as LeBron James, Mariah Carey, and Nicki Minaj.REvil To Sell Stolen Documents?CryptoPotato reported in mid-May that the infamous hackers’ group attacked a law firm called Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks representing numerous celebrities and large companies in the entertainment business. REvil...

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The Mystery Unveiled: The Exchange That Sent The $5 Million Ethereum Fees Transactions

A popular blockchain security company finally revealed who was the sender of last week’s Ethereum transactions with abnormally high fees.Reportedly, it’s a small South Korean cryptocurrency exchange that pays little to no attention to its security protocols.The BackstoryLast week, CryptoPotato reported on two transactions with abnormally high fees that took place on Ethereum’s network. Both of them were sent out from the same address. The first carried 0.55 ETH and paid a fee of 10,668 ETH,...

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Was Craig Wright Behind the Mt. Gox Hack In 2014?

According to Samson Mow, Chief Strategy Officer of Blockstream, Craig Wright’s lawyers have been sending out letters regarding Craig Wright’s Tulip Trading Limited revealing that access to two of Wright’s Bitcoin addresses has been compromised.This puzzling assertion comes amid a legal battle between Wright and the Kleiman estate, during which Wright has claimed that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, inventor of Bitcoin, but will not pay the Kleiman estate the 1.1 million Bitcoin which they feel they...

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Hackers Move Another $4 Million Worth Of BTC Stolen In Bitfinex 2016 Attack

WhaleAlert has identified another wave of transfers of some of the funds stolen during the Bitfinex hack of 2016. According to reports, the hackers moved a total of 416 BTC ($4,089,151) at around midnight, Wednesday 10, 2020, to multiple unknown Bitcoin addresses.The hackers transferred the coins to 20 different addresses, with each transaction carrying between 15 BTC to 33.3 BTC. Some of the receiving addresses then moved the funds to other unknown addresses.$5.1 Million Moved in 3 WeeksThis...

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$1.4 Billion In Cryptocurrency Stolen In The Spring of 2020 Amid Coronavirus and WoToken Scams

Cryptocurrency intelligence company tracking crimes involving digital assets – CipherTrace – said in its latest report that crypto thefts, hacks, and frauds totaled $1.4 billion in the first five months of 2020.Cryptocurrency exchanges are becoming more aware of illegal funds coming from crimes and are implementing successful countermeasures, the firm added.$1.4B Worth Of Frauds In 2020 So FarAccording to the paper dubbed Spring 2020 Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering and Crime Report, the...

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