BlockThreat - Week 42, 2021

CoinMarketCap | Kusama | Polygon | PancakeHunny | Youtube | CreatureToadz

Welcome to BlockThreat!

This week featured two critical blockchain protocol vulnerabilities on Polygon and Kusama networks. Unfortunately, the latter was only discovered after it was already exploited. On even less fun side, CoinMarketCap lost 3.1M subscriber email accounts so brace yourselves for the crypto phishing barrage. We have also observed a fascinating live chat with a 17 year old Discord NFT hacker/phisher caught red handed which revealed some of the techniques used in a number of recent crypto Discord server takeovers.

In other news, the new National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET) has a director role opening to lead the team. Also, be sure to check out a fun CTF challenge from the Paradigm CTF team.

Let’s dive into the news:

Competitions

News

Scams

Hacks

Vulnerabilities

Malware

Research

Tools


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