Ripple: Only XRP Private Keys That Used Software From Before August 2015 Are Vulnerable

Ripple software libraries published before August 2015 potentially rendered private keys which signed multiple transactions vulnerable. Ripple (XRP) software libraries published before August 2015 potentially rendered private keys which signed multiple transactions vulnerable, Ripple announced in a statement released on Jan 16. Recent research jointly conducted by the DFINITY Foundation and the University of California […]

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New Zealand Police Confirm Investigation Into Alleged $3.6 Million Hack of Cryptopia

After suspicious transactions worth around $3.6 million, Cryptopia has shut down, with local police confirming they are investigating. Police in New Zealand confirmed they are investigating what appears to be a major hack of local cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia worth at least $3.6 million, a press release stated on Jan. 16. Cryptopia, which abruptly shut down […]

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NZ Exchange Cryptopia Reports Hack With ‘Significant Losses’

New Zealand digital assets exchange Cryptopia has suspended services after reportedly detecting a major hack that has allegedly resulted in significant losses. New Zealand digital assets exchange Cryptopia has suspended services after detecting a major hack that has reportedly “resulted in significant losses,” according to a tweet posted today, Jan. 15. The exchange revealed in […]

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Cricket South Africa Briefly Falls Victim to $70,000 Bitcoin Twitter Scam

The cricket organization’s official Twitter account was compromised for several hours, but attackers appeared to make just $70. South Africa’s national cricket organization briefly fell victim to scammers on Twitter and began offering a fake Bitcoin (BTC) lottery, Indian daily news outlet Indian Express reported on Jan. 14. Cricket South Africa (CSA), which has over […]

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Ethereum Classic 51% Attackers Allegedly Returned $100,000 to Crypto Exchange

The Ethereum Classic 51 percent attacker reportedly returned $100.000 to cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io. The Ethereum Classic 51 percent attacker has reportedly returned $100,000 to cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io, a post on the official exchange’s blog reports on Jan. 12. The company further noted that they tried contacting the attacker but didn’t get any reply until now, […]

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Japanese Regulators Grant Cryptocurrency Exchange License to Coincheck

Japan’s Financial Services Agency has issued an operating license to Coincheck, which lost $530 million due to a hack last year. Japan’s finance regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has granted full permission for cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck to continue operating in the country. Cointelegraph Japan reported on the development on Jan. 11, quoting an official […]

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South Korea Government Approves Seven out of 21 Cryptocurrency Exchanges’ Security Policy

Of a total of 21 exchanges, the majority still had notable problems meeting South Korean authorities’ 85 security criteria. Some of South Korea’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges have passed a government security audit, but the majority could be exposed to attacks, local tech news outlet ZDNet reported on Jan 10. Bithumb, Coinone and Korbit, in addition […]

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