Week 38, 2019

Lightning | EtherDelta | Skidmap | Panda

This week featured a couple of very interesting research papers documenting denial of service attacks targeting Lightning and Ethereum networks. More details about the EtherDelta hack from the recent indictment. There are also a number of great reports on the actors and malware behind several Monero mining malware campaigns. Finally, check out write ups on the past and schedules of the upcoming blockchain security happenings in the Events section.

Research

Hacks

  • TalkTalk hacker also breached EtherDelta cryptocurrency exchange - two suspects were indicted in connection with the EtherDelta exchange hack in December, 2017. According to the indictment, the pair was able to purchase personal data of an EtherDelta employee, likely the CEO, on the underground market. Using the obtained data, the attackers were able to take over employee’s phone number of bypass 2FA to access EtherDelta’s Cloudflare and Dreamhost accounts. According to the article, the attackers temporarily modified EtherDelta’s DNS records to proceed to steal user credentials and empty their accounts.

Crime

Malware

Events

Hope you enjoyed this week’s blockchain threat intelligence report! Stay safe and see you all next week.


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