US retailer targeted (sic) in a 2018 cryptocurrency giveaway scam hack
One publication found under Target (Retailer)
Target’s verified Twitter account hacked
Retailer Target's Twitter account was hacked earlier today and is actively promoting a Bitcoin scam.
Worse yet, they have taken control of the Target ad account and have pa...
2016 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 8]
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2016. Gatecoin In May 2016 an attack on Gatecoin’s hot wallets cost them U$ 2 million in damages. As much as 185,000 ETH and 250 BTC were stolen in the heist. […]
ELI5 Cryptocurrency airdrops and giveaways : Why do cryptos get distributed for free?
There’s no such a thing as free lunch. The famous quote, which probably originated at a saloon in the middle of nowhere, raises a valid question about cryptocurrency airdrops and giveaways. You log into Twitter and, if you follow some of the most popular accounts, then you’ve probably seen something like this: $30 #Bitcoin giveaway […]
2013 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 5]
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2013. Dogewallet Such hack. Many coin. Very disappear. Christmas of 2013 wasn’t a good time for Dogecoin investors. The recently created half-joke-half-serious cryptocurrency had just suffered its first major heist. Although […]
2017 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 9]
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2017. BitGrail In late 2017, Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail was hacked and 2.5 million NANO were stolen. Initially, the exchange reported the issue as a “maintenance”: XRB withdrawals will be enabled […]
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An infamous scam method which targets cryptocurrency newbies. It promises to give away a multiple of whatever cryptocurrency you send them. Users send coins but never receive anything back.
Technological exploits, legal or not. In the context of cryptocurrencies, hacks are often related to exchange and wallet intrusions.