Security

Crypto.com Refunds Users After 483 Accounts Were Hacked

  • According to the company, the hacker stole "4,836.26 ETH, 443.93 BTC and approximately US$66,200 in other currencies" from 483 accounts.
  • In order to prevent future attacks, Crypto.com has implemented a new layer of security called "Worldwide Account Protection Program (WAPP)".

WazirX Partners With TRM Labs to Launch Crypto Compliance Platform

  • TRM Labs will provide WazirX with tools for wallet screening, transaction monitoring, and investigation.
  • The Indian exchange has seen a surge in user demand as banking restrictions on crypto companies have loosened.

Chainlink Price Feeds Go Live on Fantom Testnet

  • The integration was made possible through the Chainlink Community Grant Program awarded to block42.
  • Fantom developers will be able to test Chainlink's price data ahead of their launch on the Opera mainnet.

CipherTrace to Track Illicit Transactions on BSC

  • CipherTrace will now be able to provide support to the more than 600 decentralised applications on the network, helping them identify high-risk transactions.
  • The blockchain analytics firm will also help BSC appease global anti-money laundering regulators.

Collaboration Between Interpol, Trend Micro Tackles Crypto Mining Malware

  • In 2019 Trend Micro created a document which detailed how routers in Asia were being affected by crypto mining malware.
  • Interpol then started an operation and was able to identify the infected routers.

Quantstamp Wins Blockchain Cybersecurity Award

  • Disruptor Daily organized the awards with the goal to profile companies providing practical blockchain-based cybersecurity tools.
  • The Quantstamp Security Network, an open-source tool that allows users to scan their smart contracts for potential vulnerabilities, won the award.

NSA Working on Quantum-Resistant Crypto

  • The director of the NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate, Anne Neuberger, made the comment at the 10th Annual Billington Cyber Security Summit in Washington D.C.
  • In her speech, Neuberger singled out North Korea as "creative" in the cybersecurity space, and pointed out their use of cryptocurrency schemes to fund Kim Jong-Un’s regime.