Ethereum

Pierluigi Paganini August 04, 2022
Hackers stole $200 million from the Nomad crypto bridge

The cryptocurrency bridge Nomad is the last victim of a cyber heist, threat actors stole almost $200 million of its funds. Another crypto heist made the headlines, threat actors stole nearly $200 million worth of cryptocurrency from the bridge Nomad. Nomad Bridge is a cross-chain bridge between Ethereum, Moonbeam, Avalanche, Evmos and Milkomeda. The project […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 05, 2022
Hackers stole over $250,000 in Ethereum from Bored Ape Yacht Club

Hackers have stolen over $250,000 in Ethereum from Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), this is the third security breach it suffered this year. Threat actors compromised Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) for the third time this year, they have stolen and sold NFTs, making away with 142 ETH, equivalent to over $250,000. The hacker conducted […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 19, 2022
Crooks steal $182 million from Beanstalk DeFi platform

Credit-based stablecoin protocol Beanstalk discloses a security breach that resulted in the loss of all of its $182 million. The decentralized, credit-based finance system Beanstalk suffered a security breach that resulted in financial losses of $182 million. Researchers at blockchain analysis firm PeckShield reported that the attackers have stolen $80 M for the hacker. PeckShield first reported […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 03, 2022
Wormhole cryptocurrency platform hacked, crooks stole $326 million, the second-biggest hack of a DeFi platform

Threat actors have stolen $325 million in cryptocurrency leveraging a bug in the Wormhole communication bridge. Wormhole, one of the most popular bridges that links the Ethereum and Solana blockchains, lost about $325 million in an attack that took place on Wednesday. This is the second-biggest hack of a DeFi platform ever, just after the $600 […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 02, 2021
$280 million stolen per month from crypto transactions

CyberNews researchers found that front-runners are abusing decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges by draining hundreds of millions in crypto from trader transactions on the Ethereum network. Unsuspecting traders can lose as much as $280 million to front-runners each month. Original post on CyberNews: https://cybernews.com/crypto/flash-boys-2-0-front-runners-draining-280-million-per-month-from-crypto-transactions/ As the price of bitcoin and Ether reached unprecedented highs in the past […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 13, 2020
Hacker stole $2 million worth of Dai cryptocurrency from Akropolis

Threat actors have stolen $2 million worth of Dai cryptocurrency from the cryptocurrency borrowing and lending service Akropolis. Cryptocurrency borrowing and lending service Akropolis disclosed a “flash loan” attack, hackers have stolen roughly $2 million worth of Dai cryptocurrency. The attack took place on November 12, in response to the attack the platform halted all […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 02, 2020
Shitcoin Wallet Chrome extension steals crypto-wallet private keys and passwords

Security expert discovered a Google Chrome extension named Shitcoin Wallet that steals passwords and wallet private keys. Harry Denley, director of security at the MyCrypto, discovered that the Google Chrome extension named Shitcoin Wallet is stealing passwords and wallet private keys. The Google Chrome extension was injecting JavaScript code on web pages to steal passwords and […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 19, 2019
Unpatched Ethereum Clients expose the ecosystem to 51% Attack risk

Security researchers from SRLabs have published a report that analyzed the risks for Ethereum network caused by unpatched Ethereum clients. Researchers at SRLabs published a report based on ethernodes.org data, that revealed that a large number of nodes using the popular clients Parity and Geth is still unpatched. The expert discovered that the Ethereum clients and […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 11, 2018
Experts warn hackers have already stolen over $20 Million from Ethereum clients exposing interface on port 8545

Cybercriminal group has managed to steal a total of 38,642 Ether, worth more than $20,500,000, from clients exposing the unsecured interface on port 8545. Cybercriminals have raked over 20 million dollars in the past few months by hijacking poorly configured Ethereum nodes exposed online are continuing their operations. In March, security experts from Qihoo 360 Netlab […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 18, 2018
Satori Botnet is targeting exposed Ethereum mining pools running the Claymore mining software

While a new variant of the dreaded Mirai botnet, so-called Wicked Mirai, emerged in the wild the operators of the Mirai Satori botnet appear very active. Experts observed hackers using the Satori botnet to mass-scan the Internet for exposed Ethereum mining pools, they are scanning for devices with port 3333 exposed online. The port 3333 is a port […]