A top official at technology group IOTA Foundation said most of the roughly $11 million in the company’s cryptocurrency stolen from investor wallets has been found, but the funds are being held to be used as evidence by law enforcement authorities against the alleged perpetrator of the heist. Continue reading IOTA says bulk of $11 million stolen tokens found, hacker worked alone
The hacker going by “ExploitDOT” has recently confirmed he/she was selling know-your-customer (KYC) data from world leading cryptocurrency exchanges on the dark web, in an attempt to clear his name from cryptocurrency news outlets claiming the ad was fake. Continue reading Dark Web Hacker Proves Leak of Customer Data From World’s Leading Cryptocurrency Exchanges
Binance has frozen some of the funds that were stolen from crypto exchange Cryptopia during the high-profile hack that occurred earlier this week. Zhao questions why attackers keep on sending the stolen funds to Binance, given that word quickly spreads and the crypto exchange is not shy about halting the flow of stolen funds. Continue reading Binance Foils Cryptopia Hacker by Freezing Stolen Crypto
Steem is an open-source blockchain platform for publishing content. It works like a mixture of Reddit and Blogger, with incentivization in the form of Steem. TheDarkOverlord is the hacker group who says they have damning evidence and 9/11 papers. Yesterday, Steemit banned TheDarkOverlord. The hacker group uses Steem to publish his communiques and demands. They were previously banned from Twitter. Continue reading Bitcoin Ransom: 9/11 Papers Hacker Group Banned from Steemit Platform
Coindash has announced that 20,000 ETH have been sent to the company’s wallet from the address associated with the hacker that stole approximately 37,000 ETH during the company’s ICO last year. The transaction constitutes the second instance in which the hacker has returned funds to Coindash. The transaction comprises the second time that the hacker has returned funds to Coindash, as 10,000 ETH tokens were sent to one of Coindash’s Ethereum wallets on September 19th, 2017 – then equating to approximately $3 million.
Ironically, the hack suffered by Coindash last year, then described as “damaging event to both our contributors and our company,” now appears to have been responsible for the company netting a significant dollar-value increase in capital. Following the most recent transaction, the combined dollar-value of the returned 30,000 ETH at the time of respective execution equates to approximately $20 million – or double the fiat-value of the stolen ETH at the time of the theft.