Hacks

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.

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.

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.