Hacks

VeChain Foundation Loses $6.6 Million in VET Token Hack

  • At 12:27 UTC on Friday, the VeChain Foundation lost around 1.1 billion VET tokens from its buyback wallet.
  • The company is already tracking the stolen funds and has informed law enforcement agencies in Singapore.

Upbit Hacked, Loses $50 Million

  • Upbit confirmed that the 342,000 ETH that were transferred from its wallet to an unknown ethereum address was in fact a theft.
  • The exchange said that it will take "at least" two weeks before services are back to normal, and pledged to cover the loss with its own assets.

Fake Tor Browser Has Been Stealing Bitcoin For Years

  • The hackers used two websites to promote an "official Russian language version of the Tor Browser".
  • Even though the compromised version of the Tor Browser has been on the market for years, it has reportedly stolen only around 4.8 BTC.

Algo Capital Hacked, Lose up to $2M as Ex-CTO Takes Full Responsibility

  • Friday's hack on Pablo Yabo's phone resulted in Algo Capital loosing between $1 million and $2 million in Tether (USDT) and Algorand (ALGO).
  • Yabo has taken full responsibility for the incident, vowing to personally cover most of the stolen funds.

New Malware Uses Telegram to Swap Wallets Addresses on Clipboard

  • The "Masad Clipper and Stealer" clipping option currently supports a number of cryptocurrencies, such as BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, and others.
  • The new spyware also sends your browsing data to a Telegram bot, which is then used to send commands back to the program.

3 Alleged North Korean Hacker Groups Sanctioned By the U.S.

  • The Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff and Andariel have alegedly been responsible for hacking five exchanges in Asia between 2017 and 2018.
  • As a result of the sanctions, all assets owned by the hacking groups have been blocked, and must be reported to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

North Korea Denies Stealing $2 Billion Through Crypto Exchanges & Banks

  • North Korea has denied the accusations and has claimed that the U.S. and "other hostile forces" have been spreading "ill-hearted rumors".
  • The DPRK statement is in response to a report presented to the U.N., claiming use of hacks with the purpose to raise funds for a WMD program.

Fortnite Aimbot Cheat is in Fact a Crypto-Stealing Ransomware

  • When run, the cheat starts to encrypt the files on the player's hard drive and then deletes them if a ransom in crypto is not paid.
  • Researchers have already found two methods that can be used to decrypt affected files, without paying the crypto ransom.

Binance is Investigating a False “KYC Leak”

  • An unidentified individual has requested 300 BTC from Binance in exchange for withholding 10,000 photos that bear similarity to some of its KYC data.
  • The individual later leaked some images through a Telegram group, but they did not contain the digital watermark imprinted by Binance's system.

50,000 Affected Users to be Reimbursed in Crypto by Bitpoint Exchange

  • The exhcnage has prepared 2.06 billion yen ($20 million) worth of cryptocurrencies for a refund.
  • Recently published document revealed that the hacker took off with 1,225 BTC, 1,985 BCH, 11,169 ETH, 5,108 LTC, and 28,106 XRP.