Coinhive hacked

Hackers were able to mine Monero for six hours, using the Coinhive power
26 October 2017   2257

On the night of October 24, unknown hackers hacked the Coinhive Miner's DNS server and redirected the production of crypto-currency to their own server. As reported by the Coinhive official blog, the hackers took advantage of the old password from Cloudflare, which was stolen from Kickstarter back in 2014.

Within six hours hackers mined the Monero cryptocurrency through thousands of computers of its victims around the world. The amount of damage to Coinhive users is not reported.

At the same time, the company reported that hackers did not have access to servers with databases and could not steal personal data.

We have learned hard lessons about security and used 2FA and unique passwords with all services since, but we neglected to update our years old Cloudflare account.
We're deeply sorry about this severe oversight.
 

Coinhive Team

Now the company is looking for opportunities to recover damages to its customers. In particular, it is planned to provide users with an additional 12 hours of using the service. 

OKEx Korea to Delist Anonymous Coins Due to FATF

Monero, ZCash, DASH, Horizen and Super Bitcoin won't be supported starting from 10th of October
16 September 2019   305

The Korean division of the OKEx cryptocurrency exchange has announced the delisting of five anonymous coins, as they violate FATF standards.

On October 10, the site will stop supporting Monero, ZCash, DASH, Horizen and Super Bitcoin.

Recall that the FATF obliged the bitcoin exchange and other cryptocurrency service providers (VASPs) to follow AML and CFT procedures similar to traditional financial companies.

VASPs must exchange the personal data of participants in transactions and information about the balance of their wallets.

OKEx Korea emphasized that anonymous cryptocurrencies will not allow the exchange to comply with these rules.