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DeFi Protocol Grim Finance Exploited for $30 Million Worth of FTM

The self-described compounding yield optimizer – Grim Finance – has reported being hacked in a reentrancy exploit with the attacker swiping up to $30 million worth of Fantom tokens. The DeFi protocol took it to Twitter on Sunday to inform its users about the hack. The team described it as an “advanced attack,” in which the perpetrator exploited the project’s vault contract through five reentrancy loops. This enabled the attacker to fake five additional deposits into a vault...

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Huobi, Shiba Inu Communities Extend Support to BitMart Following the $200M Hack

Over the weekend, BitMart suffered a large-scale security breach. It can be counted as one of the most devastating attacks to date wherein the hackers managed to siphon off $196 million worth of cryptocurrencies after compromising a private key that opened two hot wallets. But the communities of Seychelles-based Huobi and Shiba Inu (SHIB) have announced support to assist BitMart. Huobi, Shiba Inu Communities Lends Support According to a recent development, Huobi has vowed to...

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Over $30 Million in WETH and MATIC Stolen From DeFi Project MonoX

MonoX, a decentralized finance project providing single token pools, has become the latest hack victim, in which early estimations show that the perpetrators managed to take more than $30 million in various cryptocurrencies. The protocol took it to Twitter to confirm the breach, explaining that a “method in the swap contract was exploited and boosted MONO token price to sky-high.” The attackers used the coin to purchase several other digital assets. According to some...

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$3.5B Worth of Crypto Seized by the IRS Cybercrime Unit in 2021

The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its annual report on criminal investigations, and cryptocurrencies played a starring role in the area of cybercrime. According to the IRS cybercrime unit’s report, more than $3.5 billion in cryptocurrencies were seized during 2021. This would make up to 93% of all seizures made in 2021. The Most Famous Crypto Cases Solved by The IRS: Among the most successful crypto cases closed by the IRS cybercrime unit are: The...

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Man Behind Twitter’s Infamous 2020 Hack Charged With Crypto Theft Worth $784,000

Joseph James O’Connor, one of the perpetrators of the massive Twitter hack last year, has been charged with yet another crime that involves the theft of $784,000 worth of cryptocurrencies via a SIM swapping scam. Charged With Crypto Theft Reuters reported that U.S. prosecutors in Manhattan said the fraudulent scheme, which ran from March to May 2019, saw the 22-year-old alongside his accomplices targeting three cryptocurrency company executives. The prosecutors noted that...

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Cream Finance Hacked for $130 Million In Another Flash Loan Attack

Decentralized lending protocol Cream Finance has suffered a flash loan attack, losing over $130 million worth of various crypto assets. This was the third successful hack against the popular DeFi project in the past year. Cream Finance has confirmed it suffered an exploit this Wednesday through a flash loan attack, compromising mostly Cream LP tokens and other ERC-20 coins. Blockchain security firm PeckShield was the first to identify the attack. Data from blockchain explorer...

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Report: Over 3 Million Email Addresses of CoinMarketCap Users Leaked

Leading cryptocurrency price tracking platform CoinMarketCap (CMC) recently had email addresses of over 3 million users leaked. According to a fresh report by a website that tracks several cybersecurity threats, including hacks and compromised online accounts, about 3,117,548 email addresses of CMC users were leaked on October 12. However, the leak remained unknown until the email addresses were discovered on several hacking forums where they were being traded. Coinmarketcap...

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Mt. Gox Creditors Could Receive Billions in BTC as Latest Rehabilitation Plan Gets Approval

The trustee responsible for handling the Mt. Gox hack and the victims’ claims has updated that the rehabilitation plan was approved by the majority of creditors. Consequently, the creditors could receive roughly $9 billion in BTC by the end of the year. Mt. Gox was once the biggest cryptocurrency exchange responsible for 70% of the transactions in bitcoin’s early days. That all changed after the notorious hack seven years ago when hackers duped 850,000 bitcoins, some of which...

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A Month Later: Cream Finance Reports Recovering $16M of the Stolen Funds

Roughly a month after getting exploited for the second time this year, Cream Finance has reported that it has recovered more than $16 million of the funds. CryptoPotato reported on August 31st this year when the decentralized finance protocol Cream Finance suffered another security breach – this time, roughly $25 million in ETH and AMP were stolen. At the time, the team behind the project promised to investigate the manner and provide frequent updates. Now, approximately a...

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Coinbase Admits Getting Compromised: At Least 6,000 Users Affected

The largest US-based cryptocurrency exchange has admitted to being exploited earlier this year when hackers stole assets from approximately 6,000 users. The company vowed to reimburse all affected users. According to a copy of the letter sent to the affected customers, which was available on the website of California’s Attorney General, the exploits took place somewhere between March and May 20th this year. It reads that an unauthorized third party had gained access to the...

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