Hackers Stole $413.000 from BlackWallet

The attack reportedly took place on 13 January after hackers managed to hijack DNS server for BlackWallet
15 January 2018   1341

Hackers have hijacked the DNS server for BlackWallet, an online wallet for Stellar Lumens (XLM), and has stolen about 669,920 Lumens amounting to about $413.000 according to the current rate.

The attack reportedly took place on 13 January after hackers managed to hijack its DNS server, change the settings and redirect it towards their own third-party server.

BlackWallet was compromised today after someone accessed my hosting provider account. He then changed the DNS settings to those of its fraudulent website which was a copy of BlackWallet.

 

The creator of BlackWallet said in a statement on Reddit

Many users have taken to social media, Reddit, Stellar and other cryptocurrency forums to warn others against logging into the compromised website and having their funds vanish from their wallets.

BlackWallet administrators have also been trying to contact Bittrex to block the hackers' account.

In early December, cryptocurrency mining marketplace NiceHash said its payment system was compromised and its entire bitcoin wallet was drained by hackers.

Stellar Blockchain Meetup to be Held in London

Stellar London Blockchain Meetup, where the users will meet Head of Partnerships at Stellar.org, will occur on February 13, 2018
13 February 2018   656

Stellar is a platform that connects banks, payments systems, and people, aiming to let users move money quickly, reliably, and at almost no cost.

Stellar has announced that it will hold a Blockchain Meetup in London on February 13, 2018.

Attendees will get to meet Tunde Ladipo, Head of Partnerships at Stellar.org, along with other partners in the Stellar ecosystem. Everyone who attends the meetup will be able to connect and learn about what people, businesses and anchors are doing with blockchain technology around the world.

Meetup Agenda:

  • 6:00 – 6:30pm: Networking
  • 6:30 – 7:00 pm: Intro to Stellar
  • 7:00 – 7:30 pm: Group Discussions
  • 7:30 – 9:00 PM: Networking

Location: Central Location TBD, the event will be held at the border of the City and Shoreditch, about 5 mins walk from Liverpool Street Station.

What is more, all attendees will receive a gift of XLM that they'll be able to spend on the day of the event.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Stellar:

Average price: $0,398396
Market cap: $7 343 337 377
24h volume: $74 903 600