Security News

One of the most common questions pertain to the security of cryptocurrencies and if they are more secure than ordinary money. Cryptocurrency security is often promised to be pretty strong, but news about cryptocurrency security indicate quite the opposite. Thefts are executed in a lot of different ways. All the largest thefts happened after cryptocurrency exchanges are hacked, including famous cases like Mt. Gox, with $350 million of Bitcoin stolen, and the Coincheck hack, with $400 million of NEM tokens stolen. Cryptocurrency security is also vulnerable within its own blockchain, the best example of which happened with The Dao event that led to the theft of $50 million ETH. Thefts can also happen in more traditional ways, such as getting access to a user’s private wallet key, physically forcing user to send funds to some account or using different fraud schemes that make users lose their money.

News
BlackBerry exec believes that many businesses don’t have a great visibility about the combination of crypto mining apps with malware.
Cryptojacking Attacks Are Seriously Underestimated, Says BlackBerry VP
Felipe Erazo
2020-08-01T22:30:00+01:00
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Opinion
There’s no doubt noncustodial technology is the future — it’s just a question of when it enters the mainstream.
Noncustodial Technology and Security Is the Inevitable Future
Steven Quinn
2020-07-31T11:41:00+01:00
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Analysis
While a 51% attack on Bitcoin will cost a billion dollars, Dash developers say an attacker needs more than money to attack the Dash network.
Raising the Security Bar? Dash Claims a 51% Attack Is Not Enough
Julia Magas
2020-07-30T14:15:00+01:00
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News
Hardware wallet provider Ledger said its marketing database was breached between June and July.
Data Breach at Crypto Wallet Firm Ledger Exposes User's Personal Info
Mohammad Musharraf
2020-07-29T10:07:00+01:00
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Interview
Ciara Sun, head of global markets at Huobi Group says more institutional crypto investors are entering the market.
Regulatory Clarity Leads to Surge in Institutional Crypto Investors
Ting Peng
2020-07-28T21:26:00+01:00
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News
A popular Indian YouTuber’s gaming channel got hacked and scammers attempted to use the old Bitcoin giveaway trick to lure people.
Bitcoin Giveaway Scam Hits Popular Indian Youtuber
Ting Peng
2020-07-26T20:00:00+01:00
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Analysis
Despite a number of choke points, development continues for both security tokens themselves and the market infrastructure to support them.
Who’s Afraid of Security Tokens? STO Ecosystem Starts to Deliver on 2018 Hype
Kollen Post
2020-07-25T14:00:00+01:00
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News
Company representatives declined to learn key details of the Twitter hack after offering seven figures for them.
Tron Obstructed Legitimate Attempts to Claim Its $1 Million Twitter Hack Bounty
Benjamin Pirus
2020-07-25T12:00:00+01:00
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