An Australian woman is facing more than two years in prison after stealing more than $300K in XRP tokens in January 2018.
A computer hacker is any skilled computer expert that uses their technical knowledge to overcome a problem. While "hacker" technically has a neutral connotation, the term was changed by popular culture, which defines a hacker as someone with technical knowledge who uses bugs or exploits to break into computer systems.
The recent outburst of interest in cryptocurrencies triggered some hackers to begin looking through different crypto exchange services. The latest news on hackers show that no one is protected from their interventions. There were already several cases of exchanges hacks. For example, in January 2018 cryptocurrency exchange service Coincheck was hacked and approximately 500 million NEM tokens were removed from exchange, amounting about $385 million stolen. Although Coincheck was capable to compensate all users with its own capital, there is no confidence that bigger incidents won’t take place.
Coincurve’s Rod Hsu says facial recognition can stamp out social media Bitcoin scams.4099
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Ransomware attacks are increasingly becoming the norm as the world struggles with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.2328
North Korean hackers are reportedly using untraceable altcoins to convert stolen cryptocurrencies into cash.7935
Someone hacked the digital court hearing of the alleged 17-year-old Twitter breacher.3202
The ‘Wolf of All Streets’ offers suggestions for how to protect one’s crypto assets and identity after his SIM was compromised in February.3577
Cybergang Evil Corp hackers reportedly demanded $10M to restore full access to Garmin’s customer support services and navigation solutions.22492
FIX Network is partnering with NEM to provide a solution that prevents SIM swapping.5685
Authorities have taken a teen into custody, claiming him as the brains responsible for the recent Twitter breach.5072
Twitter has published an update on its investigation into the causes of the recent hack, during which 12 Bitcoin was conned out of the platform’s users.4408
Researchers at Intezer discovered a new malware that relies on the Dogecoin blockchain network to deploy the attack against cloud servers.10117
Crypto wallet provider Trezor shares that they delete all sensitive data from their customers’ orders every 90 days.7138
A new ransomware from North Korea targets major companies.2732
Cellebrite released a new cryptocurrency tracer tool that gives law enforcement and analysts the ability to track illicit crypto transactions.3845