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Twitter Says Bitcoin Hack Originated From Phone Phishing Attack

Twitter Says Bitcoin Hack Originated From Phone Phishing Attack

On Thursday, Twitter provided an update addressing the massive Bitcoin hack that overtook its platform earlier this month.

Trezor Strengthens Security Measures Amid Phishing Concerns

Trezor Strengthens Security Measures Amid Phishing Concerns

Trezor recently faced a security breach in its third-party support ticketing portal, potentially affecting 66,000 users. While user funds and device security remain secure, the incident raises concerns over increased phishing risks.

FTX Issues Fresh Warning on Phishing Emails and Scam Sites

FTX Issues Fresh Warning on Phishing Emails and Scam Sites

FTX issues a fresh warning about phishing emails and scam sites mimicking its Debtors' portal. The alert, dated October 5, 2023, comes amid industry-wide concerns about phishing attacks, including a recent warning from Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao.

HKMA Warns Public About Phishing Messages Linked to ICBC (Asia)

HKMA Warns Public About Phishing Messages Linked to ICBC (Asia)

HKMA alerts public to phishing messages related to ICBC (Asia).

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Warns About Phishing Messages Targeting China Construction Bank (Asia)

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Warns About Phishing Messages Targeting China Construction Bank (Asia)

HKMA issues alert on phishing instant messages involving China Construction Bank (Asia).

OpenSea Freezes Stolen Bored Apes, Sees Backlash for Lack of Decentralization

OpenSea Freezes Stolen Bored Apes, Sees Backlash for Lack of Decentralization

Following an apparent phishing attack, OpenSea has frozen 16 Bored Ape and Mutant Ape nonfungible tokens (NFT) owned by New York-based art curator and NFT collector Todd Kramer.

OpenSea Confirms Under Phishing Attack, after Urging Users to Migrate NFTs New Addresses

OpenSea Confirms Under Phishing Attack, after Urging Users to Migrate NFTs New Addresses

Some of the users from OpenSea have been targeted explicitly through a phishing attack, resulting in NFTs lost from the NFT marketplace.

SlowMist Reports Surge in Diverse Crypto Security Incidents for the Week of September 17-23, 2023

SlowMist Reports Surge in Diverse Crypto Security Incidents for the Week of September 17-23, 2023

SlowMist, a cybersecurity firm specializing in blockchain, released its weekly security report for the week of September 17-23, 2023. The report highlights a total of seven security incidents with an estimated loss of around $380,600. The week saw a significant rise in phishing attacks and rug pull tactics, as well as the emergence of diverse attack methods like DNS hijacking and contract vulnerabilities.

Trezor Wallet Investigating Potential Email Phishing Campaign

Trezor Wallet Investigating Potential Email Phishing Campaign

In yet another spate of attacks on prominent digital currency entities and hardware wallets, Trezor has issued a note of caution to its community of users about a potential phishing campaign it is currently investigating.

US District Judge Rules in Favor of Custodial Arrangement for bZx DAO Members

US District Judge Rules in Favor of Custodial Arrangement for bZx DAO Members

A US district judge has ruled that bZx DAO transactions are custodial due to the ability for developers to upgrade a smart contract where the key is held by a single developer, as highlighted in a class-action lawsuit against bZx DAO and others. This may impact DeFi platforms that use multisigs and require them to obtain custody licenses to comply with the law.

Web3 Security CertiK X Account Compromised in Phishing Scam

Web3 Security CertiK X Account Compromised in Phishing Scam

CertiK, a blockchain security firm, suffered a cyber attack on its X account, leading to phishing scams, raising concerns about crypto security vulnerabilities and sophisticated social engineering tactics.

OKLink Reveals $103M Blockchain Losses in February 2024

OKLink Reveals $103M Blockchain Losses in February 2024

OKLink's February 2024 report details $103M in crypto losses, highlighting the critical need for heightened security measures.

Is China Hacking Australia? Cryptojacking Cyberattacks Hit Hard Down Under

Is China Hacking Australia? Cryptojacking Cyberattacks Hit Hard Down Under

The Australian Cyber Security Center has published a report highlighting vulnerabilities that are being exploited by hackers using cryptojacking malware.

About 6,000 Users Falls Trap as Victims under Phishing Attack: Coinbase

About 6,000 Users Falls Trap as Victims under Phishing Attack: Coinbase

The Nasdaq-listed trading platform, Coinbase, says about 6,000 of its users were suffering as victims of a phishing attack that saw user's balances cleared.

Kevin Rose, co-founder of Moonbirds, falls victim to phishing attack

Kevin Rose, co-founder of Moonbirds, falls victim to phishing attack

Moonbirds co-founder Kevin Rose. He lost about $1.1 million in NFTs to a phishing fraud.

Lazarus Group Hacks for Crypto via LinkedIn Blockchain Job Posting

Lazarus Group Hacks for Crypto via LinkedIn Blockchain Job Posting

A hacking operation that is allegedly backed by North Korea has been reported to be targeting blockchain and cryptocurrency employees through LinkedIn.

Bitcoin Sex Scam Claims Another Victim and Generates $115,000 BTC

Bitcoin Sex Scam Claims Another Victim and Generates $115,000 BTC

Recently, a Bitcoin sex scam that has been running since 2015 accumulated fraudulent funds of approximately $115,000 before being detected.

Cardano Addresses Fake ADA Giveaway Claims on YouTube

Cardano Addresses Fake ADA Giveaway Claims on YouTube

Cardano CEO Charles Hoskinson has once again come forward to address the issue of cryptocurrency scams targeting his ADA empire and has been quick to refute any associations phishers made with the Cardano Foundation.

Cryptocurrency Phishing Attacks Rise by 40% Year-on-Year in 2022

Cryptocurrency Phishing Attacks Rise by 40% Year-on-Year in 2022

Kaspersky, a Russian cybersecurity and anti-virus provider, has reported a 40% year-on-year increase in cryptocurrency phishing attacks in 2022. The attacks involve reaching out to investors through fake websites and communication channels that mimic official companies, prompting users to share personal information such as private keys. Attackers are evolving their strategies to lure unwary crypto investors. Recently, hardware cryptocurrency wallet provider Trezor warned against attempts to steal users' crypto through fake Trezor sites. In a survey, one out of seven respondents admitted to being affected by cryptocurrency phishing.

Doppel Secures $14M in Series A Funding Led by Andreessen Horowitz

Doppel Secures $14M in Series A Funding Led by Andreessen Horowitz

Doppel, a San Francisco-based AI digital risk protection company, secures $14M in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, aiming to enhance AI-powered brand security against digital threats like impersonation and phishing.

KuCoin User Linked to Memecoin Scams

KuCoin User Linked to Memecoin Scams

Crypto exchange KuCoin confirms a user's address is responsible for launching thousands of memecoin scams but will not freeze assets without official notice from law enforcement. The wallet address has been marked as a fake phishing wallet by blockchain explorer Etherscan.

Singapore Authorities Issue Warning Against Rising Cryptocurrency Malware Threats

Singapore Authorities Issue Warning Against Rising Cryptocurrency Malware Threats

Singapore's Police Force and Cyber Security Agency have jointly issued an advisory warning about the increased risk of cryptocurrency drainers, urging users to adopt stringent security measures.

Friend.Tech Boosts Security with CoolWallet on Base Chain

Friend.Tech Boosts Security with CoolWallet on Base Chain

Friend.tech, a decentralized social network on Base's Ethereum layer-2 chain, has seen rapid growth but also faces security risks from phishing attacks. To address this, CoolWallet has launched a Web3 Guardian competition to promote its Web3 SmartScan feature, which screens transactions for malicious behavior.

Google Ads Used in $4M Crypto Phishing Scam

Google Ads Used in $4M Crypto Phishing Scam

Scammers have stolen over $4 million in cryptocurrency from users falling for phishing websites promoted on Google Ads, according to blockchain analytics by ScamSniffer. The fraudulent websites prompt wallet login signature requests that compromise users’ addresses, and have targeted decentralized finance protocols, websites and brands. Metadata from some of the phishing websites has been linked to advertisers in Ukraine and Canada, who bypass Google’s ad review process by manipulating the Google Click ID parameter and using anti-debugging methods. ScamSniffer estimates that scammers spent around $15,000 on advertising which provided a return on their investments of 276%, given the $4 million stolen to date.

Fake Arbitrum Airdrop Scam Circulated on Discord

Fake Arbitrum Airdrop Scam Circulated on Discord

Hackers dropped a phishing link into Arbitrum's Discord server, offering the opportunity to re-claim additional stake in Arbitrum DAO Governance. The link prompted unsuspecting victims to enter personal information, leading to a potential scam. Investors are advised against interacting with the announcement until further clarification from Arbitrum.

Cryptocurrency Phishing Attacks Surge in 2022

Cryptocurrency Phishing Attacks Surge in 2022

Kaspersky reports a 40% YoY increase in cryptocurrency phishing attacks in 2022. These attacks involve fake websites and communication channels that mimic official companies to trick users into sharing private information such as private keys. Kaspersky warns that scammers continue to evolve their techniques and stories to lure in unsuspecting crypto investors.

MetaMask Users Email Addresses Exposed in Cybersecurity Incident

MetaMask Users Email Addresses Exposed in Cybersecurity Incident

MetaMask, the popular Ethereum wallet, experienced a cybersecurity incident that exposed the email addresses of some of its users who submitted a customer support ticket between August 1, 2021 and February 10, 2023. The breach may have affected up to 7,000 users and some of the customer support tickets included a free text field where users may have submitted personally identifying information. The company has taken steps to eliminate unauthorized access in the future and is working with a cybersecurity and forensics team to investigate the incident.

Bitfinex Tackles Phishing Incident: No Customer Funds Affected

Bitfinex Tackles Phishing Incident: No Customer Funds Affected

Bitfinex has resolved a phishing incident causing partial customer information exposure, confirming no loss of funds or sensitive data compromise, and ensuring ongoing security measures.

Binance CEO CZ Alerts Users of Phishing Attacks Following Kroll Data Leak

Binance CEO CZ Alerts Users of Phishing Attacks Following Kroll Data Leak

Binance CEO CZ warns FTX, BlockFi, and Genesis of new phishing attacks linked to the Kroll data leak, citing an employee SIM swap. He emphasizes cybersecurity awareness and user vigilance in the cryptocurrency sector.

FBI seizes $100,000 in cryptocurrency and NFTs

FBI seizes $100,000 in cryptocurrency and NFTs

The FBI confiscated the property in October 2022 for violating "federal law," with the NFTs valued over $100,000.

MetaMask Warns Investors Against Phishing Attempts by Scammers

MetaMask Warns Investors Against Phishing Attempts by Scammers

MetaMask informed customers that it never emails account data or collects KYC information.

Bankrupt crypto exchange FTX has acknowledged a recent spate of third party scams

Bankrupt crypto exchange FTX has acknowledged a recent spate of third party scams

FTX alerted consumers about fraudsters stealing account information with promises of asset returns.

Arbitrum Discord Server Hacked for Phishing Attack

Arbitrum Discord Server Hacked for Phishing Attack

Hackers dropped a phishing link on Arbitrum's official Discord server, prompting users to enter personal information. The link misspelled the name of the platform as "Arbtirum." Investors are advised to be cautious of unrealistic claims and deceptions.

Ripple (XRP) CTO responds to phishing scam concerns following Cory Doctorow's $8000 loss

Ripple (XRP) CTO responds to phishing scam concerns following Cory Doctorow's $8000 loss

Ripple's CTO David Schwartz emphasizes his cybersecurity savvy, responding to phishing scam concerns after Cory Doctorow's $8000 loss. Ripple educates on scam identification and prevention, amidst increasing social media-based crypto frauds.

Bitcoin Twitter Hack Investigation Reveals Second Teen Mastermind

Bitcoin Twitter Hack Investigation Reveals Second Teen Mastermind

US authorities revealed that there may have been another hacker that played a prominent role in the Bitcoin hack that overtook Twitter on July 15.

Webaverse Co-Founder Reveals $4 Million Crypto Hack

Webaverse Co-Founder Reveals $4 Million Crypto Hack

Webaverse co-founder Ahad Shams sent a public statement about being hacked for $4 million in a hotel lobby.

Two US Nationals Charged With SIM-Swap Cryptocurrency Theft

Two US Nationals Charged With SIM-Swap Cryptocurrency Theft

Federal prosecutors have charged two US citizens with a SIM swap and phishing scam that led to a theft of over $16,000 worth of cryptocurrency.

Russian Cybercriminals Sanctioned by DoJ for Crypto Laundering Scam Generating More than $16.8M

Russian Cybercriminals Sanctioned by DoJ for Crypto Laundering Scam Generating More than $16.8M

TheDoJ has sanctioned two Russian nationals for their cybercrimes, where millions in cryptocurrency were accumulated through scamming and phishing schemes.

Australian Crypto Exchange BTC Markets Accidentally Exposes 270,000 Customer Names and Emails

Australian Crypto Exchange BTC Markets Accidentally Exposes 270,000 Customer Names and Emails

BTC Markets, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Australia, has accidentally exposed customers’ data, an incident that has put users at risk of phishing attacks.

Microsoft Takes Down COVID-19 Cyber Criminals to Eliminate "Business Email Compromise" Attacks

Microsoft Takes Down COVID-19 Cyber Criminals to Eliminate "Business Email Compromise" Attacks

Scammers have been taking advantage of COVID-19 and the worldwide economic crisis revolving around it to retrieve personal information and phish data from Microsoft users.

Ledger Hacker Dumps Hardware Wallet Users’ Personal Info on Public Server

Ledger Hacker Dumps Hardware Wallet Users’ Personal Info on Public Server

Ledger, the leading cold wallet manufacturing company, appears to be reaping the consequences of an earlier hack that compromised its clientele base.

Emsisoft Releases Solution for BTC Demanding Ransomware WannaCryFake

Emsisoft Releases Solution for BTC Demanding Ransomware WannaCryFake

Emsisoft, the cybersecurity firm, has released a new free fix for WannaCryFake—the malicious bitcoin (BTC) demanding ransomware.

Cybersecurity Firm Kaspersky Warns of New Ransomware Devised by Notorious North Korean Ransomware Group

Cybersecurity Firm Kaspersky Warns of New Ransomware Devised by Notorious North Korean Ransomware Group

Multinational cybersecurity provider Kaspersky has announced that the notorious North Korean crypto criminal group, Lazarus, is planning on releasing a new ransomware.

New Zealand Police Issues Warning Against “Nasty” Sextortion Blackmail Porn Scam Demanding Bitcoin Ransom

New Zealand Police Issues Warning Against “Nasty” Sextortion Blackmail Porn Scam Demanding Bitcoin Ransom

New Zealand police are warning about a new porn blackmail scam that is targeting residents who watch adult content videos in the country. Scammers will take compromising video or photos of the victim while they are watching pornography and later contact them demanding a ransom in Bitcoin to keep the content private.

Senior Worker at Bithumb Triggered Hacking Vulnerability

Senior Worker at Bithumb Triggered Hacking Vulnerability

A senior worker at Bithumb, a leading South Korean crypto exchange, is in a tight spot after a Korean court discovered that he is liable for web safety legislation breaches. As a result, his misdeeds made the crypto exchange vulnerable to a 2017 hack that led to the loss of cryptocurrency holdings worth $6 million USD.

Ransomware Attacks Target English Football League, Data Withheld for $3.8 Million Bitcoin

Ransomware Attacks Target English Football League, Data Withheld for $3.8 Million Bitcoin

UK government report reveals cybercriminals are targeting English Football Clubs with ransomware attacks.

How Kaspersky Protects Investors During Token Sales in 7 Ways

How Kaspersky Protects Investors During Token Sales in 7 Ways

In the exclusinve interview with Blockchain.News, Yeo Siang Tiong, General Manager for Southeast Asia at Kaspersky shares the latest trend on cybersecurity threats in crypto fundraising and how Kaspersky's solutions can protect investors in 7 ways.

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