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Someone Stole Almost Half a BILLION Dollars from Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange

Someone Stole Almost Half a BILLION Dollars from Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange

January 26, 2018Wang Wei
Coincheck, a Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange, has suffered what appears to be the biggest hack in the history of cryptocurrencies, losing $532 million in digital assets (nearly $420 million in NEM tokens and $112 in Ripples ). In 2014, Mt Gox , one of the largest bitcoin exchange at that time, filed for bankruptcy after admitting it had lost $450 million worth of Bitcoins. Apparently, the cryptocurrency markets reacted negatively to the news, which resulted in 5% drop in Bitcoin price early this morning. In a blog post published today, the Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange confirmed the cyber heist without explaining how the tokens were stolen, and abruptly froze most of its services, including deposits, withdrawals and trade of almost all cryptocurrencies, except Bitcoin. Coincheck also said the exchange had even stopped deposits into NEM cryptocurrencies, which resulted in 16.5% drop in NEM coin value, as well as other deposit methods including credit cards. Durin
Hacker Uses A Simple Trick to Steal $7 Million Worth of Ethereum Within 3 Minutes

Hacker Uses A Simple Trick to Steal $7 Million Worth of Ethereum Within 3 Minutes

July 18, 2017Mohit Kumar
All it took was just 3 minutes and ' a simple trick ' for a hacker to steal more than $7 Million worth of Ethereum in a recent blow to the crypto currency market. The heist happened after an Israeli blockchain technology startup project for the trading of Ether, called CoinDash , launched an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), allowing investors to pay with Ethereum and send funds to token sale's smart contact address.. But within three minutes of the ICO launch, an unknown hacker stole more than $7 Million worth of Ether tokens by tricking CoinDash's investors into sending 43438.455 Ether to the wrong address owned by the attacker. How the Hacker did this? CoinDash's ICO posted an Ethereum address on its website for investors to pay with Ethereum and send funds. However, within a few minutes of the launch, CoinDash warned that its website had been hacked and the sending address was replaced by a fraudulent address, asking people not to send Ethereum to the pos
ATMs in Thailand Hacked; 12 Million Baht Stolen; 10,000 ATMs Prone to Hackers

ATMs in Thailand Hacked; 12 Million Baht Stolen; 10,000 ATMs Prone to Hackers

August 24, 2016Wang Wei
Thailand has suffered its first ATM Hack! An Eastern European gang of criminals has stolen over 12 Million Baht (approximately US$350,000) from a total of 21 ATMs in Bangkok and other five provinces by hacking a Thai bank's ATM network; police said Wednesday The Central Bank of Thailand (BoT) has issued a warning to all commercial banks about security flaws in roughly 10,000 ATMs that were exploited to steal cash from the machines. The warning came shortly after the state-owned Government Savings Bank (GSB) shut down approximately 3,000 of their ATMs following an ongoing police investigation into the recent hack in which hackers were able to infect many its cash machines with malware. GSB found that millions of Thailand Baht were stolen between August 1 and 8 from 21 ATMs across the provinces of Bangkok, Phuket, Chumphon, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phetchaburi, and Surat Thani, the Bangkok Post reports. The hackers made over 12.29 Million Thailand Baht (US$346,000) by inser
Bitcoin Exchange Offers $3.5 Million Reward for Information of Stolen Bitcoins

Bitcoin Exchange Offers $3.5 Million Reward for Information of Stolen Bitcoins

August 14, 2016Mohit Kumar
Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange 'Bitfinex' that lost around $72 Million worth of its customers’ Bitcoins last week is now offering a reward of $3.5 Million to anyone who can provide information that leads to the recovery of the stolen Bitcoins. Bitfinex revealed on August 2 that the cryptocurrency exchange had suffered a major security breach, which resulted in the loss of nearly 120,000 BTC. The hack led to a 36 percent loss for each Bitfinex customer, who will be issued tokens to be redeemed as the company is able to reimburse the losses. Now, the exchange is willing to offer 5% of the lost funds ( nearly 6,000 BTC ) as a reward for the recovery of the stolen bitcoins. The news came after a Reddit user, using alias someguy916, inquired about a reward Bitfinex would be willing to offer for the stolen bitcoins. In response to the question, Bitfinex community director Zane Tackett stated that a bounty would be awarded to anyone who has information that would hel
JPMorgan Hack — Three Men Charged in Biggest Bank Hack in History

JPMorgan Hack — Three Men Charged in Biggest Bank Hack in History

November 10, 2015Swati Khandelwal
The US government has charged hackers over the largest ever hacking case in financial history. The US Court of the Southern District of New York has charged three men accused of hacking into many financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase that, according to the officials, was "the largest theft of user data from a U.S. financial institution in history." JPMorgan Chase is one of the world's biggest banks that controls total assets worth more than $2.59 Trillion . The Hackers targeted at least nine financial institutions between 2012 and mid-2015, including JPMorgan Chase, brokerages and a major business news publication, and stolen information of " over 100 Million customers ," Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The three men, including Gery Shalon , Ziv Orenstein , and Joshua Samuel Aaron were charged with 23 counts, including hacking, identity theft, securities fraud, and money laundering, among others. A separate indictment was also
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