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Silicon Valley Execs Targeted in ‘SIM Swap’ Hacking, $1 Million in Crypto Stolen

A twenty-one-year-old New Yorker has stolen cryptocurrency worth a million dollars from a Silicon Valley executive by exploiting a tactic known as “SIM swapping” to take over phone number accounts by duping wireless carriers. The thief, Nicholas Truglia, attempted to steal from other crypto bigwigs with no success. Twenty-One-Year-Old Steals $1m from Crypto Angel Investor Robert Ross, a San Francisco-based angel ...

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Winklevoss Twins Hit with Setback in Quest to Reclaim ‘Stolen’ Bitcoins

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Bitcoin pioneer Charlie Shrem saw his assets unfrozen yesterday, dealing a major setback to Gemini founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss’ quest to reclaim more than $30 million worth of crypto funds they allege Shrem stole from them more than five years ago. Recent Developments BitInstant founder Charlie Shrem has seen recent headway in his defense against the ...

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5,000 ‘Stolen’ Bitcoins Belonged to ‘Mr. X’ — Not Winklevoss Twins

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn A lawyer for early bitcoin adopter Charlie Shrem is biting back at claims that his client stole 5,000 bitcoins from Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, founders of crypto exchange Gemini and the “first bitcoin billionaires.” In a filing dated Nov. 5, lawyer Brian Klein claims that the 5,000 BTC in question, which the Winklevoss twins allege Shrem siphoned ...

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Binance Freezes WEX Accounts Caught Moving Possibly Stolen Funds

Twitter Facebook Intrigue abounds around the allegedly Singapore-based WEX exchange, whose ownership and activities have both been called into question in recent months. Particularly of interest was the exchange listing a much higher market price for BTC and weirdly overcharging for USDT. CCN previously gave our readers an overly interesting report on the exchange in which writer Conor Maloney explained: ...

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North Korea-Sponsored Hacks Comprise 65 Percent of Total Crypto Stolen

Hacker group “Lazarus,” reportedly funded by North Korea, has stolen a staggering $571 million in cryptocurrencies since early 2017, a study conducted by cybercrime company Group-IB reveals. Key takeaways from the study were published Tuesday, Oct. 16, alongside the full annual report, entitled “Hi-Tech Crime Trends.” The report, dedicated to hacks in 2017 and 2018, identifies the allegedly state-sponsored hacker ...

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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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Recently Hacked Adult Entertainment Platform SpankChain Returns Stolen BOOTY, Ethereum

Ethereum-based adult entertainment platform SpankChain confirmed that it had recovered all the funds lost during a security breach October 6. In a series of tweets Friday, Oct. 12, officials said that after speaking by telephone with the hacker who stole 165 ETH ($32,000) from the project’s smart contract, he had agreed to return the amount in full. SpankChain had notified ...

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Zaif Exchange Hack | 6,000 Bitcoin Stolen but BTC Price Remains Steady

Are we becoming so used to hacks in the cryptocurrency sphere, that we no longer panic when they happen? It might seem so, considering Bitcoin’s price remains pretty-much unchanged despite a Zaif exchange hack last night. Japan’s Zaif Exchange Hack The cryptocurrency market took another hit last night when the Zaif exchange hack was announced. The heist resulted in the ...

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Japan Cryptocurrency Theft Cases Tripled in H1 2018, $530 Million Stolen: Police

Barely before the ink had dried on the news that Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif had been hacked and slightly less than US$60 million stolen, the National Police Agency (NPA) of Japan has released a report highlighting the vulnerability of Japan’s crypto space. According to the NPA, the number of incidents involving the theft of funds from cryptocurrency exchanges and individual ...

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