August 2018: cryptocurrency scandals and fraudulent episodes
Hacker, hacked, EA, is obliged to pay a Deposit in bitcoins
Man accused of hacking into American companies EA games, stole your account information and in-game currency, and sold access to the game in darkwave. The court ruled that he must pay the security Deposit in bitcoin.
Cryptocurrency breaking $87 million
Chinese police arrested and detained three people suspected of hacking. Police believe that the trio managed to steal $87 million in bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies.
Simon Cowell sued for fraud
Popular TV presenter and programme producer at X— Factor and Britain sGot Talent Simon Cowell has filed a lawsuit against scammers who used his picture and wrote the edition Sun.
User data Quantum Atlas fell into the hands of hackers
The Brazilian company Atlas Quantum offering investment planning in the area of cryptocurrencies, as a result of illegal penetration on the platform lost personal data 264 000 users, including information about the state of their bitcoin accounts.
A millionaire is suing AT&T
Michael Turpin filed a lawsuit against AT&T for “negligence” after hackers with the help of his number kidnapped cryptocurrency, which he kept on the exchange online. Turpin lost $24 million, demanding in damages $224 million.
NiceHash has paid 60% of the stolen bitcoins
Company mining NiceHash has announced that it has successfully repaid 60 percent of the funds stolen in December last year – 4700 bitcoins worth $65 million.
The website CheapAir became the victim of a ransom demand in bitcoins
Travel site CheapAir became the victim of a ransom in bitcoins in the amount of $10,000.
Beware of fraudulent apps Ethereum
Google Play Store for Android was the subject of a series of scandals by posting fraudulent application Ethereum. Fake app offered at a price of €334,99 was exposed recently.
Fake Bitcoin ATM
Cyber security company Trend Micro discovered malware in the form of ATM, which you can buy in darkweb for $25,000. BY exploiting the vulnerability of ATM Bitcoin ATM, allowing attackers to obtain bitcoins.
Teenager “SIM changed”
California police have arrested a nineteen year old hacker who stole 157 bitcoins (more than $1 million) of mobile phones. Part of the stolen money the young man used to buy an expensive car McClaren.
In August through fraudulent projects ICO stole $68 million
Researchers have published a list of fraudulent ICO at the dates of the volumes stolen in U.S. dollars. In August through fraudulent projects stole $68 million, but only from July 2016 – almost $100 million (see chart, lower).