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Thieves Stole About $450,000 from Crypto Trader at Knifepoint

A Hong Kong woman has fallen victim to a gang of robbers after conducting a crypto transaction worth almost $450,000.Gang of Four Steal $450K From Hong Kong Crypto TraderAccording to a report by the South China Morning Post, a female crypto trader was held at knifepoint by a gang of thieves, who stole HK $3.5 million ($448,700) from the victim.As part of the robbery operation, one of the thieves posed as a prospective cryptocurrency buyer. The woman had earlier conducted different crypto...

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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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Vitalik Buterin Promotes Social Recovery Wallets to Help Retrieving Funds After Losing The Private Keys

Despite the bloodshed of this Monday, cryptocurrencies are still arousing the interest of the mainstream audience, and Vitalik Biterin, the creator of Ethereum, is aware of the great responsibility involved in developing a product that could revolutionize the world of finance… Especially if it comes with the responsibility of becoming your own bank.In a blog post dated January 11th, Vitalik spoke about the importance of developing methods that allow users to recover their wallets’ private...

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A New Malware Working On Windows, Linux, and MacOS Targets Your Cryptocurrency: Report

A recent report informed of a new type of malicious operation that has been active for over a year and has targeted thousands of cryptocurrency users. Dubbed ElectroRAT, it’s written from scratch to work on various operating systems and promoted via dedicated forums and marketing campaigns.A New Threat For Crypto UsersThe cybersecurity company Intezer issued a report describing the latest threat for cryptocurrency users. It reads that the firm discovered the operation in December 2020, but it...

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Another DeFi Hack: $7.7 Million Stolen In A Flash Loan Attack From Warp Finance

The decentralized finance (DeFi) space continues to experience frequent attacks, and the latest victim is Warp Finance. The project admitted earlier today that undisclosed perpetrators have compromised the protocol and taken nearly $8 million by initiating a flash loan attack.$7.7M Taken In A Flash Loan AttackThe significant growth of the DeFi space that attracted billions of dollars locked in numerous protocols has also garnered the attention of bad actors. Hackers have frequently exploited...

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Nexus Mutual Hacker Now Demands $2.8 Million (4,500 ETH) Ransom

The attacker that drained over $8 million in NXM from the founder of Nexus Mutual had requested $2.8 million in ETH to stop disposing of the funds. As such, it seems that he has rejected the bounty offer from Hugh Karp of $300,000.What Happened With The Funds Of The Hack?CryptoPotato reported earlier this week that an unknown perpetrator drained over $8 million worth of the NXM token from Hugh Karp – the founder of the popular DeFi insurance provider – Nexus Mutual.The attacker duped Karp by...

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Hacker Steals $8 Million From Nexus Mutual DeFi Protocol Founder

The personal address of Hugh Karp, the founder of the Ethereum-based insurance provider Nexus Mutual, has been drained for over $8 million worth of the NXM token by an already registered user. Despite the attack, Nexus Mutual has reassured that the customers’ funds are safe.Nexus Mutual Founder Drained For $8M In NXMThe popular project took it to Twitter earlier today to explain the situation. The undisclosed attacker completed a know-your-customer (KYC) procedure 11 days ago on the platform...

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13% Of Bitcoin’s Money Laundering Transactions Happened Through Privacy Wallets

A recent report by a blockchain analytics company showed that criminals have started to utilize privacy wallets to hide their illicit bitcoin transactions. The usage of such wallets has skyrocketed since 2019, and now over 13% of all crime proceeds go through them.The Growing Role Of Privacy Wallets For Illicit ActivitiesThe UK-based analytics company Elliptic highlighted in its latest report the increase in the number of money laundering cases using bitcoin. However, it pointed out a...

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$34M In Bitcoin Requested After A Ransomware Attack On Electronics Giant Foxconn

One of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers, Foxconn Technology Group (better known as Foxconn), has become the latest ransomware attack victim. A hacker’s group had reportedly compromised data from the company’s North American facility during the Thanksgiving weekend and has requested over 1,800 bitcoins as demand.DopplePaymer Ransomware Attack On FoxconnEstablished in 1974, Foxconn has become one of the largest electronics manufacturers in the world, whose subsidiaries include...

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Australian Crypto Exchange Accidentally Exposes Over 270,000 Customer Emails

The Australian cryptocurrency exchange, BTC Markets, has inadvertently exposed more than 270,000 emails of its customers. The company apologized for the inconvenience and reassured that all other data, including users’ funds, is safe.BTC Markets Exposes Customers’ EmailsA user going by the Twitter handle Stevosxrp.crypto took it to Jack Dorsey’s social media giant and Reddit to first complain about BTC Markets’ screw up. The Australian-based exchange later confirmed the breach on its official...

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