Crypto & Blockchain Security

Security Threats to Blockchain Networks – 5 – Consensus Attacks

Consensus Attacks: A Deep-dive Where centralized systems operate on the basis of centralized permission, blockchain protocols proceed on the basis of decentralized consensus. While this...

The Other Side of NFT – The Scams and the Threats

In November 2021, a popular Twitter user and cryptocurrency enthusiast @Oxflim tweeted about a particularly nasty incident that happened to him. He lost his...

Security Threats to Blockchain Networks – 6 – Wallet Attacks

Wallet Attacks: A Deep-dive Wallets are a logical target for cyber-attacks, along with the emerging institutions that hold custody of them on users’ behalf. While...

Security Threats to Blockchain Networks – 1 – Cyber Attacks Taxonomy

Cyber-Attack Strategies in the Blockchain Era - A Framework for Categorizing the Emerging Threats to the Crypto Economy Market attacks Rely on the mass-manipulation of investors...

Security Threats to Blockchain Networks – 2 – A Holistic Overview

The utopian view of the blockchain as an unhackable alternative to the status quo is a pipedream. Many traditional cyberattacks are effective in a...

What You Need to Know about the $460M MtGox Hack of...

The full story behind the first major crypto hack and how much really was lost. MtGox was one of the very first platforms on which...

The 12 Biggest Hacking Incidents in the History of Crypto

The most comprehensive ranked list of the biggest crypto hacks in history (Up until November 1, 2022. I suspect a larger one is just...

The $160M Wintermute Hack: Inside Job or Profanity Bug?

Getting to the bottom of the exploit that led to one of the biggest hacks in the history of decentralized finance.  In order to understand...

Diving into the $320M Wormhole Bridge Hack

The full story behind the exploit that led to the fraudulent minting of 120,000 wETH and threatened to crash Solana. Early February of 2022 was...

Trying to Solve the Mysterious $200M BitMart Hack

A missing pile of Safemoon and other cryptocurrencies, accusations of broken promises, and then nothing. When a high-profile cyber attack takes place and hundreds of...

How a $1B Flash Loan Led to the $182M Beanstalk Farms...

Understanding how flash loans and governance work in DeFi to demystify the Beanstalk Farms Hack The only way to understand how the Beanstalk Farms decentralized...

How Blockchain Security Differs From Traditional Cybersecurity – 1 – Node...

Blockchain is a rapidly-evolving technology with a great deal of interest and investment. Decentralized Finance (DeFi), in particular, has a great deal of money...

What the $534M Coincheck Hack Taught Us All About Safe Storage...

The biggest crypto heist in history at the time it occurred in 2018 was an eye-opener for many reasons, not least of which for...

Gleaming Wisdom from the Strange $170M BitGrail Hack

Around $170M worth of cryptocurrency was allegedly stolen from an obscure Italian crypto exchange called BitGrail in 2018; it’s still unclear exactly how or...

How the Nomad Bridge Hack can Help Us Explore the Potential...

One attacker and hundreds of copycats looted the Nomad bridge for over $190 million; few did the right thing. Decentralization is a hot-button topic in...