Crypto Investigation

Verified Crypto Account Listings Proliferate on the Dark Web

Verified crypto-exchange accounts have become a hot commodity on the dark web, with login credentials available for as little as $20, according to May...

A Deep Dive Into the ‘Rags to Riches’ Manual for Withdrawing...

Annualized data from blockchain forensics provider Chainalysis indicates that crypto-enabled crime has dropped precipitously through the first half of 2023, but cybercriminals are also...

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...

Potential $600M FTX Hack

In the midst of the FTX meltdown, the once 2nd largest exchange appears to also be facing one of the largest crypto hacks of...

$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...

$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...

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 $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...

New UK Crypto Rules for Sanctions

UK Treasury’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation updated its sanctions guidance on 30 August to explicitly include “cryptoassets” among those that must be frozen...

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...

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...

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...