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Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Zaif Hacked, $58 Million in Losses

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif was the victim of a major hack last week, local media sources have reported and the company has now confirmed. The hack, which occurred on Sept. 14 but was not discovered until Sept. 17, saw the hacker steal various amounts of bitcoin, bitcoin cash, and monacoin from the exchange’s hot wallet, collectively worth 6.7 billion yen ...

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Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked, $59 Million in Losses Reported

Hackers have reportedly stolen $59 million worth of cryptocurrencies from Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif, Cointelegraph Japan reports September 19. According to a local report, as a result of a security breach on September 14, hackers managed to steal 4.5 billion yen from users hot wallets, as well as 2.2 billion yen from the assets of the company, with total losses ...

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Hacked MEGA Chrome Extension was Used to Steal Cryptocurrency

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 Chrome Web Store presently. SerHack ...

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Hacked Mining Firm NiceHash Has Paid Back 60 Percent of Stolen Bitcoin

Slovenian bitcoin mining marketplace NiceHash has announced that it has successfully reimbursed 60 percent of all funds stolen in last December’s hack, which saw 4,700 BTC worth approximately $65 million stolen from the firm. Seventh Reimbursement The news was announced in a post on its Twitter account, where it was revealed that the seventh reimbursement of its repayment program was ...

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Brazilian Crypto Investment Platform Atlas Hacked, Data Of 264,000 Users Leaked

Atlas, a popular Brazilian cryptocurrency investment platform, has been hacked. Although the company claims users’ funds are safe, the personal information of over 264,000 of its customers has been leaked. The security breach was first reported by the Investimentos Digitais (Digital Investments) YouTube channel. In total, there are 14,500 records of leaked data that detail users’ balances on the platform, ...

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Bankers and Bitcoin | Hacked: Hacking Finance

Something special happens when someone becomes threatened by an idea. They often lash out with their reasons for believing that it won’t work, but don’t address the fact they have a vested interest in it not working. This is exactly what is starting to occur with bankers commenting on Bitcoin. You hear all the standard criticisms from these people: that ...

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McAfee’s ‘Unhackable’ Crypto Wallet Hacked

When John McAfee described the Bitfi crypto wallet as unhackable, it quickly drew many people’s attention. For users in constant fear of having their crypto assets stolen by cybercriminals, it was reassurance. For computer experts, however, McAfee’s proclamation was taken as a challenge. Less than two months later, a number of people have emerged claiming to have cracked the ‘unhackable’ ...

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McAfee’s Unhackable Bitfi Wallet Hacked Again, Security Researchers Await Bounty

On the home page of hardware wallet Bitfi’s website, it is hard to miss these words attributed to the company’s chairman, John McAfee: “The world’s first un-hackable storage for cryptocurrency & digital assets.” But for the umpteenth time, the security of the hardware wallet has been severely compromised. In the most recent incident according to Hard Fork, security researchers at ...

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‘Unhackable’ Wallet Bitfi Denies It Has Been Hacked

In July, cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Bitfi’s executive chairman, John McAfee, claimed that Bitfi was “the world’s first unhackable device,” urging security experts to breach its security for a $100,000 bounty. Since then, a number of reports emerged that suggested Bitfi is not, in fact, “unhackable,” only to be dismissed by the wallet service as well as McAfee himself, steadily ...

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Hacked Accounts on Crypto Exchanges Rose 369% in 2017, Research Finds

New research has found that crypto hacks are increasing, with a majority of criminal activity originating from the U.S., according to International cybersecurity firm Group-IB. Poor Security Measures According to Group-IB, hacked accounts rose 369 per cent in 2017 compared to the previous year, with 720 usernames and passwords stolen across 19 of the top exchanges, reports The Next Web. The ...

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