Karl Sebastian Greenwood, a dual citizen of Sweden and the United Kingdom, pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to his role in selling the purported multibillion-dollar cryptocurrency pyramid OneCoin that netted $4 billion. He now faces sentencing.
The founder of bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried, has been arrested by police in the Bahamas, the day before he was due to remotely testify before Congress. Bahamian officials say he faces a "likely" extradition request from the U.S., which has filed charges against him.
A British judge ordered cryptocurrency trading platforms to divulge the identities of account holders accused of holding funds stolen from an English digital assets exchange. A change in civil procedure makes it easier for English judges to subpoena foreign entities in cases of financial fraud.
Even as the world wakes up to headlines of hackers stealing billions in cryptocurrency, countries such as India are mulling a state-run Central Bank Digital Currency for better security and stability. Dr. Dutta of IDBI Bank breaks down what works, what doesn't and what we can expect from CBDCs.
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.
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.
With massive digitization and cloud adoption, the attack surface has broadened and new threats have emerged. Challenges like ransomware, supply chain attacks and financial fraud continue to pose problems for security practitioners.
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.
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.
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.
Crypto exchange Binance paused its smart contract platform Binance Smart Chain after a hacker exploited an internal verification vulnerability to steal cryptocurrency from its cross-chain bridge. Binance has acknowledged a theft of at least $100 million; PeckShield says hackers stole $586 million.
A cryptocurrency thief is hacking into other scammers' fraudulent liquidity mining websites to reach directly into the digital wallets of victims. The threat actor, dubbed "Water Labbu" by Trend Micro, has so far filched 316,728 USDT and infected 45 fraudulent decentralized applications.
A hacker exploited a smart contract bug to steal about $29 million from DEX aggregator Transit Finance. Within hours of the theft, the attacker returned nearly $19 million - but not before keeping a $2 million "bug bounty" and losing $1.1 million to a bot theft.
A council chaired by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and comprised of the heads of major federal financial regulatory agencies called on Congress to more closely regulate the spot market for crypto assets. A report from the council identifies risks in digital assets, including cybersecurity.
The United States is arguably involved in a cyberwar against Russia and China - and appears to be losing. In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Tom Kellerman of Contrast Security and Richard Bird of Traceable.ai discuss what the U.S. government and companies need to do to win this cyberwar.