BlockThreat - Week 2, 2021

Ledger | Joker's Stash | DarkMarket | Sandbox

In this week’s edition I will focus on the many ways cryptocurrencies are involved in facilitation of crime. Multiple sentences were announced to actors behind Ponzi and money laundering schemes, more Twitter scam campaigns, fake exchanges exit scamming, and crypto malware on the rise. On the bright side, two dark web markets have been shut down. Ledger has finally released a detailed post-mortem more than 6 months after the incident. Check out this week’s Media section for a few excellent talks and panels published this week.

Crime

Scams

Hacks

Vulnerabilities

Malware

Media

Research

Tools

  • TX Spammer tools to enable the semi-reproducible growth of a large and complex chain over RPC, for testing and benchmarking purposes.

In other news, Bitcoin mining is now blamed as a trojan horse to attack on electric grids in Iran. Who needs Stuxnet when you can just drop a few mining rigs! Oh and if you a user of a certain web enabled chastity device you may need 0.02 BTC to regain access to you know what.


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