Bitmain hacking confusion

Bitmain users report being confused by the company's 2FA 
22 August 2017   3450

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.

DFINITY to Postpone Internet Computer Launch

The project is currently assessing the time frame for the completion of the MVP
14 December 2018   67

The blockchain project Dfinity reported in its blog postponing the launch of its main product.

Previously, Dfinity chief scientist Dominic Williams said that his company intends to create an “Internet computer that will become cloud 3.0”, compete with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, and also change the face of the blockchain industry.

According to him, the project team is developing a technology that has 150 higher performance than Ethereum blockchain and 900 times - Bitcoin. In essence, the project creates a “giant Internet computer”, whose work will be supported not by one company, but by all participants of the Dfinity protocol.

Initially, the release of a minimum viable product (MVP) was planned for the first quarter of 2019. However, according to company representatives, working on a trimmed version may slow down progress in creating a complete product.

The project is currently assessing the time frame for the completion of the MVP. Also, noted in Dfinity, before the end of the first quarter a new set of development tools (SDK) will be released, which will shed light on the future plans of the company.

In August, the Dfinity Foundation attracted $ 102 million of investments in the framework of a closed tokensale. Prior to this, at the beginning of the year, the Dfinity Foundation raised $ 61 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital.