Here’s how hackers can exploit data

Facebook is no stranger to data hacks and leaks, with the company having been on the receiving end of many high-profile security breaches in recent years. For example, back in 2018, the social media giant revealed that it had inadvertently exposed the personal information of more than 50 million users due to a small error in its platform coding, thus allowing miscreants to gain access to its users’ accounts. Similarly, in 2020, the Mark Zuckerberg-led firm was embroiled in another major controversy when it came to light that thousands of…

Hackers Target Github Server Infrastructure to Mine Cryptocurrencies – Security Bitcoin News

Github services is under investigation after a series of reports on attacks against one of its infrastructures by running unauthorized crypto mining apps. Cybercriminals allegedly exploited some security flaws that could have been exploited to mine cryptos illicitly. Attacks Exploit ‘Github Actions’ According to The Record, a Dutch security engineer, Justin Perdok, detected a cyberattacker targeting repositories belonging to Github. Attacks have been taking place since November 2020, said the report. Perdok pointed out that the series of attacks “abused a Github feature called Github Actions,” which allows users to…

North Korean Hackers Threatened Bithumb Exchange With a $16M Ransom Amid the 2017 Data Breach, Says Report – Security Bitcoin News

A new report commissioned by the U.S. secret services unveiled what happened behind the attack launched by North Korean hackers against a South Korean crypto exchange. The case is about a breach on June 29, 2017, which exposed data tied to over 30,000 customers stemming from Bithumb. Hackers Threatened to ‘Destroy’ Data and Cryptos Stolen According to Maeil Kyungjae, the U.S. authorities found that North Korean hackers got access to personal data and funds from customers then demanded a ransom payment afterward. The blackmailers targeted the crypto exchange Bithumb by…

DeFi aggregator raided by five hackers on launch day

Fledgling decentralized finance protocol ForceDAO has had a rough start, with several incursions from hackers taking place just hours after it launched. The Ethereum-based yield aggregator had only just launched its airdrop campaign on April 3 when four malicious “black-hat” hackers managed to drain a total of 183 ETH worth approximately $367,000 at the time. One friendly "white-hat" hacker alsassisted the team by alerting them to prevent further losses. The team has released a post-mortem of the attacks and taken responsibility for what it termed as an “engineering oversight.” POST-MORTEM…

France to Auction 611 Bitcoins Seized From Hackers – Markets and Prices Bitcoin News

The French government will auction 611 bitcoins that were seized from hackers next week. There will be two sales comprised of 478 lots altogether. Each lot consists of between 0.11 and 20 bitcoins. Paris-based auction house Kapandji Morhange will auction 611 bitcoins on March 17. The company says this is the first auction of seized bitcoin by the French government. At the current price, this amount of bitcoin is worth almost $34 million. According to the auctioneer’s website, two sales will be conducted: one at 9 A.M. and the other…

US Government Expands Charges Against North Korean Hackers- Authorities Describe Them as The 'World's Leading Bank Robbers' – Security Bitcoin News

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed new charges against the North Korean state-sponsored Lazarus Group. The hackers are allegedly responsible for stealing over $1.3 billion in cryptocurrencies and fiat during coordinated cyber-heists. North Korean Hackers Also Developed and Deployed Malicious Crypto Apps According to the announcement, law enforcement expanded charges to Park Jin Hyok, a North Korean military hacker, from his involvement in hacking Sony in 2018, deploying Wannacry ransomware attacks, and other financial cyber thefts. Moreover, the new indictment unsealed mentioned Jon Chang Hyo and Kim Il as…

US charges three North Korean hackers over crypto attacks and WannaCry ransomware

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced charges against three North Korean operatives.  Making the announcement, Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers condemned the North Korean program, the most famous branch of which is Lazarus Group. Demers said: "North Korea’s operatives, using keyboards rather than guns, stealing digital wallets of cryptocurrency instead of sacks of cash, are the world’s leading bank robbers." With a country largely sequestered from the international economy, North Korea's hacking program has been a critical source of revenue. Many have linked hacking income from sources…

Bitcoin energy debate resurfaces with calls for ‘green hackers’ to attack network

The exponential rise in Bitcoin’s price and hash rate is driving critics to once again question the largest blockchain’s energy efficiency — with calls for “green hackers” to band together to mount an attack on the network. Total world production and consumption vs. Bitcoin. Source: CBECI A self styled “developer and ecologist” who goes by the name of Franck Leroy created Twitter and Medium accounts this month to advocate the destruction of the Bitcoin network through “ethical hacking.” In a post titled “Green hackers around the world, let’s destroy Bitcoin”…

Expert warns Hackers are Targeting Russian Government's IT Infrastructure to Mine Cryptocurrencies – Security Bitcoin News

A state-affiliate cybersecurity expert warned about hackers exploiting the Russian government’s IT facilities to mine cryptocurrencies. The deputy director of the National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents believes such threat actors have been very active in recent times. Global Cybersecurity Landscape Remains ‘Tense’ According to TASS, Nikolai Murashov pointed out that hackers managed to inject unknown malware into the infrastructure of Russian government entities, medical institutions, defense contractors, and even research institutes. The cybercriminals then look for IT resources to use to illicitly mine cryptos. He added: For the first…

Hackers post racist and offensive messages to Blockfolio users

Some Blockfolio users received shocking messages from the app on Tuesday in what has now been confirmed as a breach of the platform’s signal feed. The hackers responsible for the breach sent racist and offensive messages, threatening them to withdraw their funds or risk losing their deposits. Responding to the matter, Blockfolio released a tweet apologizing for the incident while assuring users of the safety of their funds. According to Blockfolio, the breach only affected the signal submitter protocols and not the actual trading environment. The platform also promised to…