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.

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