One of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges in the globe has become the latest victim to hackers modus operandi. The company disclosed that Hackers were able to obtain a large number of user API keys, 2FA codes, and potentially other info using variety of techniques, including phishing, viruses and other attacks. They have obtained hold of 7000BTC (Bitcoins worth about $40 million) in a single transaction.
Hackers are requesting bitcoin payment in return for code that they have removed from GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket vaults, through payoff takes note of that they have deserted for their exploited people. Hackers have expelled all the source code from the storehouses, and in return is a payment note that requests 0.1 bitcoin, which is proportional to about $570. It remains unclear how they were able to break into the archives.
A new cryptocurrency exchange, named Decurrent has been approved by Japan’s Financial Service Agency (FSA) is set to be live on this coming April 16th. The country’s FSA has already warned the Bitcoin exchange operators in Japan to tighten their security measurement and warned the public once again to be careful with the hackers that could be attacking them.
A cybersecurity company and anti-virus provider Kaspersky Lab have recently warned the cryptocurrency industry over the North Korean hacker which are still targeting the exchanges. Kaspersky Lab also commented regarding the hacker group named Lazarus APT, “Financial gain remains of the main goals for Lazarus, with its tactics, techniques and procedures constantly evolving to avoid detection.”
A hacker named Gnosticplayers has recently hacked 26 million users of six companies around the world and they are available for sale in the dark web with Bitcoin payment. He left a message which read, “I got upset because I feel no one is learning. I just felt upset at this particular moment, because seeing this lack of security in 2019 is making me angry.”
The Japanese authority has successfully arrested an underage hacker who allegedly stealing money through hacking from cryptocurrency users. The identity of the hacker remains undisclosed due to the Japanese law which applies for all the underage. According to the report, the hacker has pleaded guilty of stealing $134,000 through Monappy and have been handed over to the prosecutor.
Toronto police issued a statement seeking public help help to locate four men related to numerous fraudulent transactions made at Bitcoin ATMs that specifically target one Canadian Bitcoin company. They use “double-spending” which involves cancelling a transaction before it’s had chance to be confirmed and keeping the withdrawn funds, to steal about $150,000 in 10 days.
The Turkish authorities have recently captured 24 suspects who allegedly involved in a hacking incident worth of $2.47 million faced by a cryptocurrency firm. The Turkish police then explained that the operation to track the suspects and discovered that the suspects have been communicating through a well-known online battle royal game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).
A cryptocurrency exchange based in New Zealand, Cryptopia that have suffered a security breach earlier this month again was attacked by a hacker. The explanation report released by the cryptocurrency exchange, “At that time, the incoming transfers stopped and combined funds were moved into the address, the same wallet that currently stores the other stolen cryptopia funds.”
A well-known peer-to-peer platform, LocalBitcoins have recently announced that they have been attacked by the hackers last weekend. In a post on Reddit, “We would like to inform that today 26.01.2019 at approximately 10:00:00 UTC, an unauthorised source was able to access and send transactions from a number of affected accounts.”