While the cybercrime story for 2022 has yet to be fully written, cryptocurrency theft will no doubt have a starring role. Buoyed by the collective pilfering of billions of dollars' worth of cryptocurrency this year, what's to stop attackers from doubling down in 2023?
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how the profits of ransomware group Zeppelin have been smashed by security researchers, FTX again highlighting the risks of trading cryptocurrencies, and vendor Extrahop's newly appointed, high-profile president.
On the heels of the recent FTX financial meltdown came the theft of millions of dollars that left thousands of investors, exchanges and others in the lurch. Hugh Brooks of CertiK shares the status of data that FTX stores, the role of regulations and best cybersecurity practices for crypto exchanges.
On the heels of the recent FTX financial meltdown came the theft of millions of dollars that left thousands of investors, exchanges and others in the lurch. Hugh Brooks, director of security operations at CertiK, shares how the funds may have been stolen and what happens next.
After the collapse of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange, I received a small postcard from Japan. The sender was Mt. Gox. Here's how I bought a bitcoin for $12 and had a painful front-row seat for the first big cryptocurrency exchange collapse, plus some thoughts about cryptocurrency.
Iranian hackers used Log4Shell to penetrate the network of an unnamed federal agency where they stole passwords and implanted cryptocurrency mining software. Whether the Iranians were acting wholly on Tehran's behalf, on their own behalf, or both, is uncertain.
Bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange platform FTX says unsanctioned actors made off with customers' digital assets, causing a scramble to secure digital wallets. Estimates of the amount of stolen money are in the hundreds of millions. FTX filed for bankruptcy Friday after entering a liquidity crunch.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss implications of the seizure of $3.36 billion in stolen bitcoin, whether the EU is complicit in the spread of advanced spyware, and the departure of the U.K.'s Dr. Ian Levy, technical director of NCSC, with some important parting words.
Federal agents seized more than 50,000 in bitcoin stolen from Silk Road a decade ago by a man who until recently owned a Tennessee real estate development firm. James Zhong, 32, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of wire fraud while prosecutors seek to formally claim the cryptocurrency.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors share how amateur tactics employed by ransomware gangs are leading fewer victims to pay ransoms, why traditional identity controls can't protect against the growing authorized payment scams, and highlights from ISMG's Crypto and Payments Summit.
Decentralized finance exchange Mango Markets is set to pay $47 million as a bug bounty to the hacker who stole $117 million in digital assets on Wednesday, after 96% of the governance voted in favor of the deal. Mango Markets is a trading platform riding on the Solana blockchain.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss the trending themes from the 2022 ISMG Southeast Summit, plans by cryptocurrency exchange Binance to implement security measures to shore up cross-chain vulnerabilities, and the viability of a proposed data flow agreement between the U.S. and Europe.
A hacker who stole cryptocurrency says he should walk away with the majority of his loot and put that plan up for a vote to the people from who he stole, using votes tied to the stolen cryptocurrency to vote yes. "Seriously though, wtf is wrong with our industry?" tweeted a web3 consultant.
Both internal and external fraud are expected to grow as economic conditions worsen. Fraud education expert Andi McNeal shares insights on what anti-fraud practitioners are expecting over the next year, the types of fraud to watch out for and how to mitigate fraud risks.
Crypto exchange Binance restored operations on its BSC Token Hub smart contract early Friday, hours after a $568.6 million hack. It upgraded the vulnerable contract in a new version and shared plans for potential measures to address this incident and increase security measures.