Critical Flaw in OpenSea Could Have Let Hackers Steal Cryptocurrency From Wallets – Tempemail

A now-patched critical vulnerability in OpenSea, the world’s largest non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace, could’ve been abused by malicious actors to drain cryptocurrency funds from a victim by sending a specially-crafted token, opening a new attack vector for exploitation. The findings come from cybersecurity firm Check Point Research, which began an Continue Reading

US Sanctions Cryptocurrency Exchange SUEX for Aiding Ransomware Gangs – Tempemail

The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Russian cryptocurrency exchange Suex for helping facilitate and launder transactions from at least eight ransomware variants as part of the government’s efforts to crack down on a surge in ransomware incidents and make it difficult for bad actors to profit from Continue Reading

Malicious Ads Target Cryptocurrency Users With Cinobi Banking Trojan – Tempemail

A new social engineering-based malvertising campaign targeting Japan has been found to deliver a malicious application that deploys a banking trojan on compromised Windows machines to steal credentials associated with cryptocurrency accounts. The application masquerades as an animated porn game, a reward points application, or a video streaming application, Trend Continue Reading

Cybercriminals Hold $115,000-Prize Contest to Find New Cryptocurrency Hacks – Tempemail

A top Russian-language underground forum has been running a “contest” for the past month, calling on its community to submit “unorthodox” ways to conduct cryptocurrency attacks. The forum’s administrator, in an announcement made on April 20, 2021, invited members to submit papers that assess the possibility of targeting cryptocurrency-related technology, Continue Reading

Researchers Link CryptoCore Attacks On Cryptocurrency Exchanges to North Korea – Tempemail

State-sponsored hackers affiliated with North Korea have been behind a slew of attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges over the past three years, new evidence has revealed. Attributing the attack with “medium-high” likelihood to the Lazarus Group (aka APT38 or Hidden Cobra), researchers from Israeli cybersecurity firm ClearSky said the campaign, dubbed Continue Reading

Dogecoin’s record-breaking rise shoots ‘joke’ cryptocurrency to wider attention | Cryptocurrencies

It is perhaps the ultimate symbol of late capitalism: a digital currency that started as a joke, now worth more than the Ford motor company, BP or Tesco. Riding a wave of speculative interest despite Covid-19 triggering the worst global recession since the 1930s Great Depression, Dogecoin has been a Continue Reading

Coinbase, US’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, makes Nasdaq debut | Cryptocurrencies

The soaring value of cryptocurrencies added another name to the list of the world’s wealthiest billionaires on Wednesday with the introduction of Coinbase, the US’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, on to the Nasdaq stock exchange. Brian Armstrong, Coinbase’s CEO and co-founder, has a 20% stake in the company which analysts expected Continue Reading

Value of cryptocurrency bitcoin climbs 5% to record high of $63,000 | Bitcoin

The value of the cryptocurrency bitcoin has surged to a record high, reaching $63,000 (£45,800). The cryptocurrency, which has risen in value by 450% in the last six months, continued to climb by a further 5% during trading on Tuesday. Bitcoin’s price has more than doubled since the start of Continue Reading

A jpeg for $70m: welcome to the strange world of cryptocurrency art | Digital art

On 11 March, one of the art world’s signature can-you-believe-it moments made global headlines: a digital-only artwork sold for more than $69m, the third highest price ever paid for an artwork at auction. It was a digital collage by the artist Mike Winkelmann, known as Beeple, who until October had Continue Reading

Nvidia’s new gaming software puts brakes on mining cryptocurrency | Cryptocurrencies

The newest graphics cards from the gaming processor designer Nvidia will be artificially constrained in their ability to mine cryptocurrencies, the company has announced, as it desperately tries to manage a year-long inability to satisfy demand. The RTX 3060, a high-powered PC peripheral designed to let gamers get the best Continue Reading