Tag Archive: hacked

  • PSA: Official Vertcoin Twitter Account Compromised Altcoin News, Breaking News, News, News teaser

    PSA: Official Vertcoin Twitter Account Compromised

    Vertcoin’s official Twitter account was hacked earlier today, with the attackers posting tweets attempting to scam users out of their bitcoins. ‘We’re giving away 10 BTC!’ At around 4:00 PM Tuesday, the Vertcoin Twitter page announced a fake Bitcoin giveaway as a celebration of Vertcoin’s success. The tweet asked users to send 0.005 BTC to an address to enter, with the winner to be announced on May 3. This is an all too common crypto-scam

    · May 1, 2018 · 5:00 pm
  • Coincheck reimburses customers Altcoin News, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Exchange, News, News teaser

    Coincheck Clients Compensated from Crypto Heist, XEM Soars

    When a crypto exchange or digital wallet provider is compromised, the digital loot is often moved away so fast that there is no chance of recovery. This is what happened to Coincheck in January when 523 million XEM tokens were pilfered from the exchange. As promised, however, the Tokyo-based exchange has just completed reimbursing its clients for the loss. According to a report in the WSJ, Coincheck claims that it has completed the compensation it

    · March 13, 2018 · 3:30 am
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    Government Websites Attacked by Mining Malware

    Reports of mining malware infestations are an almost weekly occurrence now. With cryptocurrency mining becoming more lucrative than ransomware, hackers are upping their game and widening the digital net. Those caught in it this week included a number of government websites in the UK and Australia. In what has been newly termed as ‘cryptojacking,’ the Guardian reported that thousands of websites had been infected over the weekend. Those that visited the compromised websites would have

    · February 12, 2018 · 1:00 am
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    Stellar Lumens Lifted in Blackwallet Hack

    Where to store your cryptocurrency can be a dilemma, especially when articles like this appear. With more digital currency entering the marketplace, hackers and cyber criminals are upping their efforts to steal it. It what could be considered a virtual bank robbery, online wallet provider Blackwallet was hacked over the weekend. The incursion resulted in the loss of over $400,000 of Stellar Lumens from customers’ accounts. It was reported that the group hijacked the server

    · January 16, 2018 · 3:45 am
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    Public WiFi a Hotbed for Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

    As more and more inexperienced traders and investors jump aboard the burgeoning blockchain train, cyber security becomes a real and pressing issue. Unlike more institutionalized financial organizations which have secure platforms, crypto investing is more of a personal thing that can lead to software exploits for the unprotected and uninitiated. A report in SiliconAngle this week highlighted the dangers of using unsecured, public wireless hotspots. The threat now being that computers connected through open WiFi

    · January 10, 2018 · 7:30 pm
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    Is North Korea Boosting Bitcoin?

    Bitcoin has definitely made it to the big time in 2017 as mainstream media ran reports and televised debates on the meteoric rise of the world’s number one cryptocurrency. Speculators and observers have put forward suggestions on what has caused these price surges, and one of them has been North Korea’s estranged leader, Kim Jong-un. Although markets have corrected somewhat, Bitcoin has still seen gains of around 1600% since this time last year when it

    · January 2, 2018 · 5:00 am
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    Crypto Pundit John Mcafee Hacked but Hodling

    The markets have shown declines across the board this morning, possibly due to a sell-off during the Asian trading session following government regulation in South Korea. Bitcoin and all of its brethren slid overnight by an average of around 12%, and only Ripple seems to have survived. News can be a big influence on the nascent cryptocurrency market, as can social media, such as Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter. One such crypto aficionado who has taken

    · December 28, 2017 · 6:00 am
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    Hackers Steal 7,170 Bitcoins From Chinese Exchange BTER

    7,170 bitcoins ($1,756,125 at press time) were stolen from the China-based crypto-currency exchange, BTER, when the company’s cold wallet was hacked earlier today. The exchange has since frozen their entire website, while their technical team work to find out what happened. Also Read: BTER Hacked, NXT PoS at work Besides bitcoin, the exchange also facilitated the trade of a basket of altcoins but has not revealed whether their altcoin wallets were affected by the hack. In

    · February 15, 2015 · 6:50 pm