BlockThreat - Week 18, 2021

Value DeFi | Rari Capital | Meebits | Blockchain Village

Welcome to this week’s edition of BlockThreat! For those of you not too busy watching Dogefather on SNL and hopefully not participating in the giveaway scam barrage, I have a fantastic edition for you featuring DeFi hacks, latest scam and malware campaigns, new EVM analysis tools, and a fun new podcast on the QuadrigaCX saga. Enjoy!

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- Peter Kacherginsky (iphelix)

BlockThreat - Week 17, 2021

Hotbit, Uranium, Spartan, Bitcoin Fog, IRS

Not a week goes by without another record compromise of DeFi platforms. This week Uranium Finance and Spartan Protocol got exploited to the tune of $51M and $30M respectively. Hotbit exchange shut down its operations after attackers penetrated its internal systems. In other news, IRS has been increasingly effective at hunting down criminals using both on-chain and more traditional resources after it identified and arrested Bitcoin Fog’s operator.

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- Peter Kacherginsky (iphelix)

BlockThreat - Week 16, 2021

Thodex | Vebitcoin | EasiFi | EToken2 | SafeMoon

Something is afoot in Turkey with two crypto exchanges shutting down with one of the founders on the run. Another DeFi founder’s computer was hacked leading to a massive $60M theft. This week’s edition features lot’s of amazing write-ups on responsibly disclosed vulnerabilities and research papers. In other news, Faketoshi’s funds were apparently stolen after he got hacked by a Pineapple.

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Vulnerabilities

Malware

Competitions

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Thanks for joining me in another week of blockchain security, the industry that never stops to amaze me. See you all next week!

- Peter Kacherginsky (iphelix)

BlockThreat - Week 15, 2021

MEV | Celsius | OpenEthereum | Stellar | Bitfinex

MEV is the word of the day and I dedicated a whole section of the newsletter for you to catch up on the latest events in the Dark Forest. In other news there was a lot of regulatory activity with new sanctions and analysis published below. Stand-alone blockchains have been having increased number of consensus bugs with Stellar, OpenEthereum, and Tendermint issuing patches. Only the latter did so preemptively thus avoiding a major incident.

As a reminder, the OpenBlockSec Incidents repository is growing every day now with a complete coverage of incidents and post-mortems from past years. Check out this busy year in early exchange history. Does it remind you of the DeFi space today?

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MEV


Help support BlockThreat!

Over the past two years, BlockThreat has gained hundreds of followers including exchanges, asset issuers, DeFi projects, engineers, investigators, law enforcement, and many others. This newsletter is a labor of love which takes many hours weekly to prepare. If you found BlockThreat valuable consider supporting its future growth:

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- Peter Kacherginsky (iphelix)

BlockThreat - Week 14, 2021

Polkatrain | Uranium Finance | Fei | Silk Road | BitClout

Welcome to this week’s edition of Blockchain Threat Intelligence. BSC (Binance Smart Chain) had multiple DeFi applications hacked, a critical bug in Fei was responsibly disclosed, rumors of Paxful exployee PII getting leaked, and more in the never ending stream of blockchain security news.

News

Media

Hacks

Vulnerabilities

Malware

Research


Help support BlockThreat!

Over the past two years, BlockThreat has gained hundreds of followers including exchanges, asset issuers, DeFi projects, engineers, investigators, law enforcement, and many others. This newsletter is a labor of love which takes many hours weekly to prepare. If you found BlockThreat valuable consider supporting its future growth:

1) Make an individual contribution.
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3) Share your job postings in the next edition.
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Stay informed and see you in the next week’s edition!

- Peter Kacherginsky (iphelix)

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