Week 50, 2019

VeChain | Hydra ICO | Bitcoin Blender | KeepKey

Hacks

Crime

Malware

Vulnerabilities

  • How to turn $20M into $340M in 15 seconds - a theoretical attack scenario against MakerDAO which may result in collateral theft. The attack requires 80K MKR which only a the Maker Foundation and a few investors investors like a16z currently have. Following the article, Maker Foundation has increased the Governance Security Module (GSM) delay to 24 hours to allow proper detection to an otherwise instantaneous attack.

  • Critical bug in EOS REX - an EOS Authority security assessment has uncovered a flaw in REX contract which allowed it to extract more EOS tokens than expected. The vulnerability is patched.

  • Inside Kraken Security Labs: Flaw Found in Keepkey Crypto Hardware Wallet - a voltage glitching attack to extract an encrypted seed.

Research

Tools

Week 49, 2019

Lazarus | Lightning Network | Breaking Bitcoin

Malware

Research

Tools

  • RandomX Sniffer - a PoC tool to detect traces of running RandomX ransomware algorithm in CPU registers.

Media

Week 48, 2019

Upbit | Vertcoin | FSB | North Korea

Hacks

Crime

Malware

Research

Tools

Week 47, 2019

Monero | Gatehub | EIDOS

News

Hacks

Crime

Malware

Vulnerabilities

Research

Week 46, 2019

FSB | SIM | Pemex | Bitcoin | SFBW

This week BBC dropped a bomb with its investigative report linking known bad actors BTC-e (involved in 2016 election fraud) and Wex exchanges with Russian FSB service. A buffer overflow vulnerability was patched in Bitcoin node software, Ethereum opcode cost instability raises reentrancy concerns, and a dump of SFBW ‘19 videos are all featured in this week of blockchain threat intelligence.

Crime

Research

Vulnerabilities

Media

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