‘Blockchain Bandit’ Has Stolen 45,000 ETH by Guessing Weak Private Keys, Report Claims April 23, 2019

A “blockchain bandit” has managed to amass almost 45,000 ether (ETH) by successfully guessing weak private keys, according to a report released by Independent Security Evaluators on April 23. Adrian Bednarek, a senior security analyst, said he discovered the sophisticated hacker by accident. While guessing a private key is meant to be a statistical improbability, he managed to […]

Binance Freezes ‘Some’ Tokens Stolen From Cryptopia: CEO CZ January 17, 2019

Major Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has frozen tokens sent to its wallet by the entity who allegedly hacked New Zealand exchange Cryptopia, CEO Changpeng Zhao reported in a tweet Jan. 16. Cryptopia, which is currently shut down as police investigate the hack, lost at least $3.6 million in cryptocurrency, sources reported. While the total amount seized […]

What, if anything, can I do to recover bitcoin that was stolen from my MtGox acct in June, 2013? July 20, 2018

I understand the short answer is “nothing”, but I ask because I’ve had trouble explaining this to a coworker which made me realize I don’t really get it myself. What information can I glean from following the stolen bitcoin on a blockchain explorer? 1GvfmXt2CKP8QJfw93LNcnNV6KghD5ohVA How useful is the IP address the withdrawal was made from? […]