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use “double-spending” which involves cancelling a transaction before it’s had chance to be confirmed and keeping the withdrawn funds, to steal about $150,000 in 10 days.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.”
The Ukrainian authorities have successfully arrested a cryptocurrency wallet hacker by modifying and encrypting viruses to hack other people’s device to collect personal data and billing information. The Ukrainian cyber police is currently investigating the owner of the equipment and the person who is involved in the crimes along with the arrested hacker.
The South China Morning Post reported that the Hong Kong’s Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau (CSTCB) handcuffed a 30-year old technician who hacked computers of Big Line Holiday and Goldjoy Holidays who demanded them to pay one bitcoin worth $15,000. However, it had been stated no financial information was lost.