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...

Why DevSecOps is Essential for the Blockchain Ecosystem

In recent years, many organizations have adopted more modern development practices, including Agile, Scrum, and DevOps.  The goal of these new processes is to...

$30M Stolen From Grim Finance

DeFi protocol Grim Finance said about $30 million was stolen by hackers exploiting a reentrancy vulnerability in their platform. A security flaw in the...

Qubit Finance Hacked for $80 Million

Qubit Finance, a major decentralized digital finance platform, was hacked for $80 million in cryptocurrency. The largest crypto-hack so far this year was initially...

How KuCoin Survived a Massive Hack of $285M Worth of Crypto...

When attacked, some crypto projects and exchanges buckle and fold under pressure; KuCoin set the standard in 2020 for how to react to crypto...

$31 Million Hack of Meerkat Finance

On March 4, 2021 Binance Smart Chain-based yield farming protocol Meerkat Finance lost $31 million in user funds - just one day after launching...

Binance Has a $1B Hack Insurance

Binance Has a $1B War Chest for Hack Protection. Amid a flurry of multi-million dollar cryptocurrency exchange hacks, Binance has allocated $1 billion to...

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...

Crypto.com lost $35M in a Hack

Crypto.com, one of the biggest and best known cryptocurrency exchanges in the world announced that 483 of its users were hit in a hack...

$320M DeFi Hack

Wormhole, one of the largest bridges between Solana and other blockchains, has been hacked 120k wETH, or about $320M — making it the second...

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...