Whoever stole $160 million from Wintermute, the cryptocurrency trading firm's CEO, Evgeny Gaevoy, would like the money back, minus 10% that's on the house. A hack of the London-based crypto market maker rocked the company, which supplies liquidity to cryptocurrency trading.
A newly uncovered vulnerability in a wallet addressing tool may be the reason a hacker stole $160 million in digital assets from market maker Wintermute. The company's CEO tweeted that the company is solvent and will honor requests to repay lenders.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," David Pollino, former CISO of PNC Bank, and Ari Redbord, head of legal and government affairs at TRM Labs, join ISMG editors to discuss ethical concerns for CISOs, cryptocurrency regulations, and potential foreign interference in the U.S. midterm elections.
A thief stole $1.25 million worth of cryptocurrency from DeFi protocol New Free DAO in a flash loan attack and so far has cashed out nearly half of the funds. The attack resulted in a sharp drop in the platform's native token $NFD, whose value slumped more than 99% day-on-day on Thursday.
In the latest weekly update, Ari Redbord, head of legal and government affairs at TRM Labs, joins ISMG editors to discuss how extremist groups could circumvent sanctions and fund terrorism through NFTs, the limitations of digital assets regulations, and new U.K. rules for crypto exchange reporting.
An attacker stole at least $370,000 worth of USDC stablecoins from a smart contract on the Avalanche blockchain in a flash loan attack, affecting liquidity providers. Victim Nereus Finance is enticing the thief to return the stolen funds for a 20% "no questions asked" white hat reward.
U.S. sanctions on Tornado Cash are driving North Korean hackers away from the cryptocurrency mixer. Chainalysis says hackers' use of ineffective obfuscation techniques allowed the blockchain analysis firm to participate in an operation that recovered $30 million stolen from the Ronin bridge.
The world's largest cryptocurrency trading platform is bankrolling a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of the Treasury's sanctions against Tornado Cash. The cryptocurrency mixer is a favored tool of North Korean crypto thieves, who use it to launder stolen funds.
Two individuals exploited a flaw in an unaudited smart contract deployed by Rug Pull Finder, a web3 security company that offers smart contract audits to blockchain companies. They scooped up 450 non-fungible tokens from the "Bad Guys" collection, whose theme is bad guys stealing NFTs.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," experts join ISMG editors to discuss concerns over Twitter's security leading up to the U.S. midterm elections, the move by the U.S. Department of Justice to file its most sensitive court documents on paper, and the recent sanctions against Tornado Cash.
Federal officials recently froze the assets of Ethereum blockchain cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash, stating that civil and potentially criminal penalties await those who use the service. On this week's "Sound Off," crypto expert Ari Redbord explains why the sanctions are "exceptional."
Christopher Hamilton, an alleged participant in the multi-billion OneCoin cryptocurrency scheme, faces extradition to the United States from Great Britain. The scheme was allegedly headed by "Cryptoqueen" Ruja Ignatova, who is on the run from law enforcement.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report explores the possible unintended consequences of banning ransom payments, the challenges of opening a cyber intel firm during wartime, and the need for more clarity in the regulation of cryptocurrency firms.
Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase faces a proposed class action from a user who says poor security led to the theft of $200,000 from his account. Attempts by plaintiff Manish Aggarwal to contact the company turned into a fight with an "impenetrable automated 'customer service' process."
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including implications of the Russia-Ukraine cyberwar, the former CISA director’s somber message to the industry at Black Hat, and how the cryptocurrency landscape is changing.