Hacks

Fortnite Aimbot Cheat is in Fact a Crypto-Stealing Ransomware

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"

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

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.
Japanese Exchange Bitpoint Suspends Services After a Hack

Japanese Exchange Bitpoint Suspends Services After a Hack

  • 3.5 billion yen worth of cryptocurrencies were stolen, 2.5 of them belonged to customers.
  • The hot wallet that was drained was holding BTC, BCH, XRP, ETH and LTC.
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Another Crypto Exchange Hacked, This Time for $4.2 Million

  • Bitrue has been transparent about the situation, calming users that their funds will be restored.
  • $4.2 million worth of XRP and ADA were stolen, authorities have been notified and are trying to identify the perpetrator.
Hackers Steal 7,000 Bitcoins From Crypto Exchange Binance

Hackers Steal 7,000 Bitcoins From Crypto Exchange Binance

Hackers were able to steal more than 7000 Bitcoins from one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trade volume, Binance,...
Crypto Exchange Bithumb Hacked Once Again

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Hacked Once Again

Cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has lost around $19 million in a hack suspected to be an insider job,...
Cryptopia Sheds Light on the Amount of Funds Stolen by Hackers

Cryptopia Sheds Light on the Amount of Funds Stolen by Hackers

More than six weeks have passed since the Christchurch-based exchange was hacked, with plenty of speculation about...
Localbitcoins Suffers Security Breach

Localbitcoins Suffers Security Breach

Popular over-the-counter trading platform Localbitcoins has just announced that a security breach has been identified on their...
Cryptocurrency Exchange Cryptopia Announces Security Breach, Goes Offline

Cryptocurrency Exchange Cryptopia Announces Security Breach, Goes Offline

New Zealand-based exchange Cryptopia has just informed its customers on Twitter that they have suffered a security...