MapleChange Crypto Exchange Hacked

As per a post on twitter an exchange MapleChange said – that “due to a bug,” an unnamed group of individuals managed to withdraw funds, adding that it is conducting a “thorough investigation” and will be unable to make refunds.”

After the “investigation,” MapleChange decided that it would be unable to pay its users back, divulging that “the exchange has to close down, unfortunately. This includes all our social media.” While the first part of the statement is logical, the second comment led many to raise their eyebrows, so to speak, in suspicions that this hack isn’t cut and dried.

Read more at businesscryptonews

[BREAKING] Russian hackers indicted by US special counsel Robert Mueller used Bitcoin for payments

Russian intelligence officers indicted by US special counsel Robert Mueller “principally used bitcoin when purchasing servers, registering domains, and otherwise making payments in furtherance of hacking activity.

Days before President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces new indictments from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The indictments have been levied against 12 Russian intelligence officers (GRU) for hacking the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign during the 2016 election and leaking through DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0. This comes after 13 Russian entities were indicted earlier this year for their propaganda campaign. Read the actual document here.

UPDATE: DCLeaks was paid for with Bitcoin. The 11 Russian intelligence agents indicted today bought Bitcoin — and mined it themselves — to pay for the infrastructure they needed to hack into the DNC and release the documents.


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Popular crypto service MyEtherWallet hit by attack after Hola VPN gets hacked

My Ether Wallet
My Ether Wallet Image Courtesy – Jon Russell, Flickr

Second time this year, MyEtherWallet that offers services to manage cryptocurrencies suffered a severe security issue. While the good news is that MyEtherWallet regular users were not impacted because the problem was not with the wallet services, but with the VPN services Hola to connect to MyEtherwallet. While the VPN services were compromised for five hours, it suggests people use a paid service rather than using a free VPN. How many users were hit and what is the impact is still unclear?

Read more at Techcrunch


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Crypto Stolen – Three times more in six months of 2018 than in all of 2017, Cipher Trace Report

Cryptos Stolen
CryptoStolen – Three times more in six months of 2018 than in all of 2017

A new report by CipherTrace revealed – The first six months of 2018 have seen nearly three times as much crypto getting stolen than in all of 2017. FBI also reported a six-fold increase in the number of crypto-related complaints from 2015 to 2017. The reports highlight in detail the web services like tumblers, mixers, and chain hopping that cost criminal, a small amount and turn stolen cryptos legitimate and untraceable. The report stresses a need to call for more stringent measures against crypto theft, primarily through the use of advanced technology and public awareness.

Read more at nulltx.


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[Breaking] $12.5 Million ETH stolen as Bancor gets hacked. We tracked down the wallet that caused the breach.

At 00:00 UTC, Bancor experienced a security breach. A wallet used to upgrade some smart contracts was compromised. This compromised wallet was then used to withdraw ETH from the BNT smart contract in the amount of 24,984 ETH (~$12.5M). The same wallet also stole 229,356,645 NPXS (~$1M) and 3,200,000 BNT (~$1oM).

Once the theft was identified, Bancor was able to freeze the stolen BNT, limiting the damage to the Bancor ecosystem from the theft. It is not possible to freeze the ETH or any other stolen tokens. Primary analysis shows this wallet address and the transaction hash that led to the breach. 22,000 ETH were transferred for a transaction cost of just $0.88 at 61 GWEI. Read the official statement here.


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