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Bitmain Sues Anonymous Hacker Over $5.5 Million Theft

Chinese mining giant Bitmain is suing an anonymous hacker that allegedly stole $5.5 million in cryptocurrency last April from the company’s account on the digital exchange Binance. The hacker’s identity is still unknown, and he’s described only as “John Doe” in official court documents, which were filed in accordance with the lawsuit on November 7, 2018, with the U.S. District ...

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Mining Giant Bitmain Sues Unknown Hacker for Alleged Theft of $5.5 Million in Crypto

China-based Bitcoin (BTC) mining giant Bitmain has sued an anonymous hacker for the alleged theft of cryptocurrency worth $5.5 million from Bitmain’s account on Binance in April, according to a lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle on Nov. 7. As stated in the court document, an unknown hacker, referred to as ...

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Delaware Helps Catch British Hacker Holding Over $200k in Bitcoin

Recent news shows Delaware playing an important role in the capture of British hacker Grant West. U.K. Authorities caught West last year and recovered $700,000 worth of Bitcoin. The Catch According to a report by Delawareonline, undercover U.K. officials caught West last year while he was traveling by train. West was convicted of fraud, in addition to other crimes. Catching West ...

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SpankChain Hacker Returns Stolen Ethereum, Earns $9,000 Reward

The hacker who stole nearly $40,000 in ethereum from adult entertainment startup SpankChain has returned the stolen cryptocurrency, the company announced last night. According to messages posted on the company’s official Twitter account, SpankChain CEO Ameen Soleimani reached an agreement with the anonymous hacker after speaking to them on the phone. Following that conversation, the hacker provided SpankChain with the ...

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Hacker Zaps Coca-Cola VM to Accept Bitcoin via Lightning Network

A Brazillian computer programmer built a Coca-Cola vending machine that accepts bitcoin payments over the Lightning Network (LN). Bitcoin-Powered Coke Vending Machine Ricardo Reis described his feat in a Medium post on Oct. 2, in which he also mentioned the accessories that were employed to create the bitcoin-enabled Coke portal. In addition to applied programming techniques and vending machine hardware that ...

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Greek Top Court Grants Moscow’s Request for Extradition of Crypto Hacker Vinnik

The Supreme Court of Greece has reached a decision in the case regarding the extradition of Russian cryptocurrency expert Alexander Vinnik, according to his lawyer. The suspect was arrested in Greece on July 25, 2017, and since then, the U.S., France, and Russia have been disputing their right to take him into custody. Vinnik is Linked to Russia Election Meddling The ...

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Hacker Charged by Federal Authorities Fails at Using Altcoins to Secure His Bail

Martin Marsich was arrested earlier this year for allegedly hacking video game giant Electronic Arts Inc.’s (EA) systems and stealing digital funds. In attempts to pay his bail, Marsich was planned on trading in $750,000 in altcoins. However, he was eventually shut-out after officials claimed it was a liability issue. Paying Bail with Cryptocurrency? The failed use of his altcoins ...

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EA Hacker Ordered to Post $750,000 Bail in Cryptocurrency

A man who stands accused of illegally accessing the secure network of well-known gaming company Electronic Arts (EA) was arrested in San Francisco National Airport on Aug. 8 attempting to board a flight to Serbia. EA is responsible for games like FIFA, Battlefield, and Star Wars Battlefront and manages assets in excess of $8.5 billion. Martin Marsich, 25, made an initial appearance in court ...

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White Hat Hacker Finds Major Vulnerability in Ethereum DApp Augur

A white hat hacker has discovered a major vulnerability in decentralized prediction market Augur, perhaps the most highly-touted decentralized application (dApp) built on the Ethereum network. The bug, disclosed through bug bounty platform HackerOne by security researcher Viacheslav Sniezhkov, would have allowed an attacker to inject fraudulent data into Augur’s user interface, potentially leading to a significant loss of funds ...

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Privacy and Access: Meet “Eijah”, the Hacker Behind Promether

Cryptography inspires all types of people to create. One such creator is Eric Anderson, the founder of a decentralized privacy platform called Promether. He and his team are currently building a secure messaging system called Contact to run on top of this platform. Eric, known as “Eijah” in the hacker community, left his role as both a security portfolio manager ...

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