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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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Coinbase Halts Plans for Crypto Lending Product Amid SEC Pressure

In an update to a blog post from months prior, Coinbase has withdrawn its plans to launch a USDC APY lending program on the platform in response to mounting legal pressure from regulators. Coinbase Bends to the SEC The news was quietly released this Friday when Coinbase updated its June blog post that announced an upcoming lending product. After encouraging users to pre-enroll for its program, the team has now discontinued its waitlist, which attracted hundreds of thousands...

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$12M in Bitcoin Stolen in the Latest DeFi Hack Against the Cross-Chain Protocol pNetwork

The cross-chain DeFi protocol, pNetwork, has informed that it has become the latest victim of a security breach. By leveraging a codebase bug, the unknown perpetrator has stolen 277 bitcoins. As announced by the team behind the project, the hacker “was able to leverage a bug in our codebase and attack pBTC” on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC). Ultimately, he managed to take 277 bitcoins, most of which were collateral. Even with today’s prices when the cryptocurrency dumped by...

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Bitdefender Releases Tool To Decrypt Files Affected by REvil/Sodinokibi Ransomware

How did the hacker escape the police? -He Ransomware. Jokes aside, the victims of the infamous REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware now have a reason to celebrate, as they can have access to their files again. A few hours ago, the cybersecurity company Bitdefender announced that it succesfully developed a tool to decrypt files altered by the REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware, returning them to their natural state. The Infamous REvil/Sodinokibi Now Has a Cure According to the announcement,...

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Hacked C.R.E.A.M. Finance Promises to Repay Users With Protocol Fees and Offers 10% Bounty Bug

The popular DeFi protocol Cream Finance, which became the latest hack victim earlier this week, will allocate 20% of all the fees it charges to repay the affected customers. Additionally, the project has offered a bug bounty to the still unknown perpetrators and up to 50% for third parties who can assist with recovering the funds. What Happened to Cream? CryptoPotato reported earlier this week when Cream Finance – a permissionless, open-source, blockchain agnostic platform –...

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Bilaxy Exchange Hacked: Users Urged Not to Deposit

Bilaxy, a Seychelles-based digital asset trading platform, reported earlier on August 29th that some of its wallets were compromised. While the exchange hasn’t confirmed the amount stolen yet, some estimations claim that it could be around $450 million in various cryptocurrencies. Bilaxy’s official Telegram channel saw several updates today indicating that the platform had temporarily stopped its services due to maintenance. A few hours later, though, the exchange took it to...

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The $600M PolyNetwork Hack: What Exactly Happened and What Investors Should Be Aware of

PolyNetwork, an interoperability protocol enabling atomic-cross chain transactions between multiple major blockchains, was just exploited to steal $600 million worth of investor’s crypto on Polygon, Binance Smart chain, and Ethereum What Exactly Happened? As reported by CryptoPotato earlier today, PolyNetwork announced that they had been attacked at 8:38 am EST. They immediately listed the addresses to which the anonymous hacker had transferred their funds on the ETH, BSC,...

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Mexico Detected 12 Illegal Local Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The Financial Intelligence Unit of Mexico (FIU) received information about 12 cryptocurrency trading venues that operate without legal authorization. Many experts consider that these exchanges are related to the notorious Jalisco Nueva Generación drug cartel. Are The Mexican Cartels Dealing with Digital Assets? After receiving information from various sources, the Financial Intelligence Unit of Mexico tracked and identified 12 local cryptocurrency exchanges that run their...

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Another DeFi Hack: THORChain Compromised With up to $7.6M Stolen

THORChain is the latest DeFi project to be exploited, with estimations showing that the hackers might have swooped up to $7.6 million in digital assets. The team behind the decentralized exchange promised to make whole all affected users and requested the perpetrators to contact them to discuss the return of funds. THORChain highlighted the hack on Twitter earlier on July 16th. The amount stolen remains unconfirmed as the initial estimations showed that it was more than...

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The US Intends to Employ Crypto Tracing to Fight Ransomware Attacks

The Biden administration reportedly plans to take severe measures on the use of digital assets in ransomware attacks by starting to track such transactions. Crypto Tracing to Combat Cyber Attacks The governing body of the USA discussed how to combat the growing number of ransomware attacks during a virtual briefing with members of Congress. According to Bloomberg, the Biden administration will begin tracing digital assets sent to hackers, who harm firms, corporations, and...

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