Unit 42, the global threat intelligence team at Palo Alto Network, discovered Mac malware that can steal cookies linked to crypto exchanges and wallets. Although usernames and passwords may not be sufficient to initiate withdrawals at crypto exchanges, if hackers manage to steal a combination of login credentials, web cookies, authentication cookies, and SMS data, it could steal user funds. The researchers explained: “CookieMiner tries to navigate past the authentication process by stealing a combination of the login credentials, text messages, and web cookies. If the bad actors successfully enter the websites using the victim’s identity, they could perform fund
Europe’s top banks allegedly helped wealthy clients across the continent steal 55 billion euros ($ 63 billion) from multiple governments by making tax reclaims to which they were not entitled, an investigation has revealed. The theft centred around a complex scheme of trading stocks that also involved hedge funds and large international commercial law firms.
Undercover Journalists Uncover ‘the Biggest Tax Swindle in the History of Europe.’
The undercover probe by 37 journalists from 12 countries shows that about a dozen European countries are affected by the tax scandal, but Belgium, Denmark and Germany were hardest hit. France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland have also seen some damage.
Stellar (XLM) has seen growing institutional interest over the past few months. A survey report by Fundstrat recently showed that institutional investors believe Stellar (XLM) to be a promising project. To the surprise of many, there was no mention of Ripple (XRP) though. This indicates that institutional investors prefer Stellar (XLM) over Ripple (XRP). However, the majority of retail investors still prefer Ripple (XRP) over Stellar (XLM) as Twitter polls show. That being said, we have seen that sentiment does not take long to change in this market.
Thieves have fabricated 1 billion EOS based tokens, ironically also named EOS, in order to purchase a number of tokens from Newdex, a decentralised exchange. Since the EOS tokens we’re fake and have no value, the hackers managed to lift around $ 58,000.00 worth of BLACK, IQ and ADD tokens from Newdex. According to The Next Web, Newdex have confirmed the hack in an official statement:
“EOS account oo1122334455 issued 1,000,000,000 fake EOS tokens.
Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng, a professional gamer known for his League of Legends skill, has allegedly been robbed of $ 200,000 in cryptocurrency by hackers who staged a sim swap to gain access to Peng’s Coinbase account. According to a video posted by Peng last week, the hacker was able to pull off the fraud by first […]
You stored your Bitcoin private keys (CRYPTO: BTC) in a safety deposit box so you should be good, right? Not so fast. Criminals are getting more manipulative in how they access your cryptos.
Hacked Browsers Can Steal Your Passwords
This week, a Google Chrome extension for file-sharing service MEGA was hacked by cyber criminals who are potentially stealing private keys and login passwords, among other information. The compromised extension is able to monitor and retrieve sensitive information that are saved on Google Chrome.
The Google Chrome extension for the popular file upload and sharing service MEGA has been compromised by hackers looking to steal login credentials and cryptocurrency keys, according to information from security researchers. The service, which was launched by Kim Dotcom in 2013 after the demise of MegaUpload, has had its Chrome extension removed from the
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Cryptocurrency users are under constant threat from hackers and scammers looking to steal their digital wealth. Even though some incidents are difficult to avoid, it would appear the major security risks still remain in place after many years. The following examples are ranked in terms of reverse popularity among criminals.
#4 The 51% Attack
Even though it would appear most cryptocurrency networks are safe from a 51% attack these days, that is not necessarily the case for some of the altcoins. During the years 2017 and 2018, numerous 51% attacks were attempted or successfully executed against various cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin Gold suffered a major attack in this regard. Rumors also circulated Verge underwent the same issue, although that was never officially confirmed by the developers. This will always remain a lingering threat, as it is not necessarily expensive to pull off such attacks.
The largest theft in Iceland’s history occurred recently when thieves stole 600 computers that were used for Bitcoin mining from data centers.
When one hears of a crime ring pulling off major heists, the least likely location for such a circumstance would be the island nation of Iceland. The sparsely populated country of 348,680 people is most famous for being the birthplace of Bjork. However, Iceland was recently hit with its biggest crime wave ever as thieves stole 600 computers used for Bitcoin mining.
The very first UK Bitcoin robbery occurred when four armed men broke into a home and forced a crypto trader to transfer a “fortune” in Bitcoin.
The meteoric rise of Bitcoin over the course of 2017 featured a number of positive effects. A lot of people made a good deal of money, and media and public interest in cryptocurrency reached new heights. However, a downside to such attention is that criminals now see physically stealing Bitcoin or money used to buy crypto as a viable way to make money. A family in the UK found this out the hard way when four armed men broke into their home and forced the husband to transfer his bitcoins.
Hardware wallet Ledger has warned of scams using Bitcoin Diamond (BCD) to defraud users as suspicions around the hard fork start to mount.
‘They’ll Steal Your Assets’
In tweets late last week, the wallet manufacturer cautioned followers about fake websites purporting to let Bitcoin holders claim BCD coins.
Bitcoin Diamond is one of a growing number of promised Bitcoin hard forks to be formally announced since November.
A relatively unknown project, vague promises of faster network transactions and other fringe benefits are yet to see implementation, with only futures trading on around 20 exchanges.