Crypto crime surged to a record $14 billion in 2021, Chainalysis says

    A new report from the analytics firm Chainalysis said that illicit addresses received a record $14 billion worth of crypto in 2021, which is more than 79% higher than the $7.8 billion stolen in 2020. On the other hand, the report said that crime is becoming a smaller and smaller part of the crypto ecosystem….

    Crypto in 2022: 5 predictions for Bitcoin, NFTs and the future of money

    CNET’s experts reveal where cryptocurrency is headed in 2022. This story is part of The Year Ahead, CNET’s look at how the world will continue to evolve starting in 2022 and beyond. Cryptocurrency made many of the strangest headlines of 2021. Boosters touted digital currencies as a world-changing technology with the potential to create new…

    Hackers’ Assault on DeFi

    Over the past couple of months, there have been continuous reports of hacker attacks on various decentralized finance services. We tried to figure out why DeFi has suddenly got such intense onslaught from cybercriminals. To track the pattern, let’s first look at some of the loudest and most devastating hacks in recent weeks. – NFT…

    Hackers use infected Windows activators to steal from crypto wallets

    Hackers are imitating popular pirating tool KMSPico to spread malware, which could steal data from various crypto wallets. The attack is particularly dangerous because using KMSPico often requires people to disable antimalware software. According to a report by Red Canary from December 2, 2021, fake versions of KMSPico have been utilized to get malware onto…

    Hackers steal $200M from Bitmart, following $120M drain from BadgerDAO

    Hackers have taken $196 million from crypto trading platform Bitmart, a security firm said Saturday. As a result, Bitmart temporarily suspended all withdrawals until further notice and said a thorough security review was underway. The hack follows the recent steal of $120 million in crypto from DeFi platform BadgerDAO. According to NBC News,  Bitmart confirmed…

    Coinbase users are frustrated over customer support after hackers drain crypto wallets

    A growing number of users of the popular crypto exchange Coinbase have found their accounts on the platform empty after hackers managed to gain access to them and drain their cryptocurrency wallets. According to a Tuesday CNBC investigation, thousands of customers across the country have lodged complaints against the company. One couple, for example, logged…