Hackers News

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. 

The Acala hack saw over one billion aUSD stablecoins minted from thin air, but now community members are scratching their heads wondering how a decentralized pr...
Network and token freeze after Acala exploit raises questions
Brian Newar
While many community members came in support of the prominent coder, Gabagool owned up to the allegations made against him following Velodrome’s investigation.
Velodrome recovers $350K stolen funds from team member Gabagool
Arijit Sarkar
BlueBenx’s lawyer, Assuramaya Kuthumi, revealed that the attack resulted in the loss of $32 million, which many investors found hard to believe.
BlueBenx fires employees, halts funds withdrawal citing $32M hack
Arijit Sarkar
Majority of the DeFi tokens in the top-100 traded in green along with rest of the market in the wake of new CPI data release and several tokens registered doubl...
Curve Finance resolves site exploits, directs users to revoke recent contracts: Finance Redefined
Prashant Jha
Follow up
Cryptocurrency security firms, decentralized finance and cross-chain platforms are stressing the importance of improved defense mechanisms after a spate of hack...
Cross-chains in the crosshairs: Hacks call for better defense mechanisms
Gareth Jenkinson
Follow up
Attackers who hijacked Curve Finance’s landing page moved quickly to convert stolen funds to various tokens through different exchanges, wallets and mixers.
Curve Finance exploit: Experts dissect what went wrong
Gareth Jenkinson
deBridge Finance survives an attempted phishing attack, points a finger at the North Korean Lazarus Group, and warns the wider community to be on guard.
Cross chains, beware: deBridge flags attempted phishing attack, suspects Lazarus Group
Gareth Jenkinson
A sharp-eyed escrow agent and a screenshot saved Aurora Labs’ head of product Matt Henderson from losing his tokens to scammers.
Aurora Labs exec details ‘fascinating and devious’ crypto scam he almost fell for
Stephen Katte

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