Bitmain hacking confusion

Bitmain users report being confused by the company's 2FA 
22 August 2017   2093

On Monday, August 21st, the reports on Bitmain, a high-end ASIC chip manufacturer and Bitcoin mining operation, being hacked began to appear on reddit.com and on the company's forum.

Thus, some of Bitmain’s customer data was allegedly compromised leading Bitmain to ask users to change their passwords. There's a screenshot of an e-mail that the user claims he received from Bitmain posted on Twitter:

According to the information the reddit.com user andonevris told ethnews.com, the greeting message did actually look like a hacking attack report:

I can confirm. I tried to log in to my account yesterday and was greeted with a message that the server had been breached and user data was stolen but was encrypted, also advised to change my password.
 

andonevris
reddit.com user

However, fortunately for Bitmain, the reason for the need for password changing is, probably, quite different. 

Thus, Bitmain has not confirmed the hack on any of its official channels, while many users have complained about a recently implemented two-factor authentication (2FA) process on the company’s forum. It’s possible that Bitmain hastily enacted 2FA to address the password theft. A significant number of customers did not previously have 2FA enabled and now, for some reason, when these users try to log in, the Bitmain website requests a non-existent 2FA code.

The company's representatives claim that all services of the system have been checked and no vulnerabilities were revealed.

UCLA Blockchain Crypto Conference to be Held in LA

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers
17 February 2018   174

UCLA's Blockchain Lab and Far from LA are holding the Blockchain Cryptocurrency Conference, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers across SoCal, in order to foster both economic and educational progress. The conference will concern cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain.

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018.

Location: The University of California, Humanities Building, 415 Portola Plaza, UCLA 90095, Los Angeles

The headline speakers will include Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of Tezos; Sandra Ro from UWIN Lab; David Moss from EOS; Jeremy Rubin, the Bitcoin core developer, and many more.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: the future of blockchain keynote, bringing humanity to the blockchain, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, blockchain's influence on the development of art and culture, blockchain in the music industry, government adoption of blockchain around the world, and more.