Yuga Labs’ BAYC, OtherSide Discord groups breached, over 145 ETH stolen

Yuga Labs, the creator of two of the most popular ape-themed nonfungible token (NFT) offerings — Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and OtherSide — witnessed yet another orchestrated phishing attack with investors losing over 145 Ether (ETH) or nearly $260,000 at the time of writing. OKHotshot, a blockchain detective and a member of the Crypto … Read more

Anonymous Hacks Major Belarusian Government Websites – Bitcoin News

The websites of several ministries of Belarus have allegedly been taken down in a new attack, part of the cyberwar Anonymous is waging to help Ukraine. The hacking group declared it’s targeting the Belarusian government for its complicity in the Russian invasion of the neighboring country. Several Government Sites in Belarus Taken Offline by Anonymous … Read more

Anonymous Allegedly Hacks Sberbank, Russia’s Largest Bank – Bitcoin News

Hacktivist collective Anonymous has allegedly breached the systems of one of the largest financial institutions in Russia, Sberbank. The attackers announced on social media they have published thousands of emails, phone numbers, and addresses. Anonymous Hackers Reportedly Gain Access to Sberbank Database Decentralized hacking group Anonymous claims to have hacked Sberbank. A Twitter account associated … Read more

Axie Infinity’s Discord bot compromised, hackers issue fake minting message

Axie Infinity, the popular play-to-earn nonfungible token game, faced another attack on its Discord server earlier on Wednesday, leading to a compromise of its MEE6 bot. MEE6 is a popular discord bot mainly used for automating roles and messages and is used by numerous crypto projects. The attackers used the compromised bot to add permissions … Read more

US agencies warn against the influx of North Koreans in IT and crypto jobs online

The United States Department of Justice, State and the Treasury issued a joint advisery warning against the influx of North Korean workers in various freelance tech jobs, especially in the crypto industry The public advisory was released on Friday, highlighting the critical red flags and identifiers for private firms to avoid hiring North Korean workers. … Read more

DeFi attacks are on the rise — Will the industry be able to stem the tide?

The decentralized finance (DeFi) industry has lost over a billion dollars to hackers in the past couple of months, and the situation seems to be spiraling out of control. According to the latest statistics, approximately $1.6 billion in cryptocurrencies was stolen from DeFi platforms in the first quarter of 2022. Furthermore, over 90% of all … Read more

Etherscan, CoinGecko warn against ongoing MetaMask phishing attacks

Popular crypto analytics platforms Etherscan and CoinGecko have parallelly issued an alert against an ongoing phishing attack on their platforms. The firms began investigating the attack after numerous users reported unusual MetaMask pop-ups prompting users to connect their crypto wallets to the website.  Based on the information disclosed by the analytics firms, the latest phishing … Read more

OpenSea Discord server hacked, users warned to be vigilant of phishing scams

Nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace OpenSea suffered a server breach on its main Discord channel, with hackers posting fake “Youtube partnership” announcements. A screenshot shared Friday shows fake collaboration news, accompanied by a link to a phishing site. OpenSea Support’s official Twitter account tweeted that the marketplace’s Discord server was breached Friday morning and warned users not … Read more

Anonymous Hackers Claim to Have Breached Russian Payment Service Provider Qiwi – Bitcoin News

A hacking group linked to the Anonymous collective has allegedly hit the popular Russian payment processor Qiwi. Network Battalion 65 announced on social media it had managed to gain access to the platform’s databases — a claim the company has denied. Anonymous Affiliate Hacks Russian Payment System Qiwi Hackers from Network Battalion 65 (NB65), a … Read more

Has New York State gone astray in its pursuit of crypto fraud?

The Empire State made two appearances on the regulatory stage last week, and neither was entirely reassuring.  On April 25, bill S8839 was proposed in the New York State (NYS) Senate that would criminalize “rug pulls” and other crypto frauds, while two days later, the state’s Assembly passed a ban on non-green Bitcoin (BTC) mining. … Read more