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UniCredit Hackers Try to Sell Employee Data on Cyber-Crime Forums

Data on about 3,000 UniCredit SpA employees was put up for sale on cyber-crime forums after a hacking attack. The data went on sale on April 19 and contained what the hacker said was information on UniCredit workers, including emails, …

Hackers Steal 7,000 Bitcoins Worth $40M from Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance

Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, said hackers withdrew 7,000 Bitcoins worth about $40 million via a single transaction in a “large scale security breach,” the latest in a long line of thefts in the digital currency space. …

Losses from Cryptocurrency Thefts, Fraud Surged to $1.2 Billion in Q1: Report

Losses from the theft of cryptocurrencies from exchanges and fraud-related activities surged in the first quarter of the year to $1.2 billion, or 70 percent of the level for all of 2018, cyber-security firm CipherTrace said on Tuesday. The value …

Canada Eyes Regulation of Crypto-Trading Platforms Amid Ongoing Quadriga Scandal

Canada is moving to overhaul its securities regulations to cover crypto trading platforms such as Quadriga Fintech Solutions Corp., a digital exchange that lost access to C$260 million ($195 million) of investor assets after the death of its founder. The …

Mystery of Quadriga’s Missing Cryptocurrencies Deepens as `Cold Wallets’ Found Empty

When Quadriga Fintech Solutions Corp. founder Gerald Cotten died, account holders feared the encrypted access keys needed to recover C$190 million ($143 million) of cryptocurrencies held by the exchange in offline storage could be lost forever. It looks now like …

Crypto Startup BitGo Offers Insurance Against Quadriga Cold-Wallet Debacle

While users of the troubled Quadriga CX cryptocurrency exchange remain unable to retrieve millions in funds, a startup backed by mainstream companies such as Goldman Sachs says they’re able to offer some protection. BitGo Inc., which provides custodian services on …

Quadriga’s Frozen Cryptocurrencies Highlight Canada’s Regulatory Vacuum

Canada’s biggest securities regulator said on Friday that it was looking into Quadriga CX, as concerns grow that a regulatory gap leaves investors in the digital platform unprotected against potential losses. The statement comes a day after British Columbia Securities …

Judge Pauses Lawsuits Against Crypto Exchange as It Hunts for Missing Password

A cryptocurrency platform that lost access to millions of dollars when its founder died with sole knowledge of company passwords has been granted a temporary reprieve from creditor lawsuits. Halifax judge Michael Wood on Tuesday [Feb. 5] ordered a 30-day …

Crypto Exchange Founder Dies, Along with Sole Password to Access $200M

Digital-asset exchange Quadriga CX has a $200 million problem with no obvious solution — just the latest cautionary tale in the unregulated world of cryptocurrencies. The online startup can’t retrieve about C$190 million ($145 million) in Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ether and …

Thefts, Scams of Cryptocurrencies Surge 400% to $1.7 Billion in 2018

Cryptocurrencies stolen from exchanges and scammed from investors surged more than 400 percent in 2018 to around $1.7 billion, according to a report from U.S.-based cyber security firm CipherTrace released on Tuesday. Of the $1.7 billion, the report, which looks …