Tag: cyber attack

North Korea steals millions in cyber-attacks for its nuclear missile program
February 08, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

North Korea uses crypto cyber-attacks to fund nuclear missile program

The reports stated that $50 million were stolen from crypto exchanges in North America, Europe and Asia during the period between 2020 and mid-2021. A report from cybersecurity firm Chainalysis was also cited saying that North Korea conducted seven attacks on crypto platforms last year and stole approximately $400 million worth of digital assets. The…

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ASIC confirms cyber security incident on its server
January 25, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

ASIC confirms cyber security incident on its server

The watchdog said it has no evidence that any Australian credit licence application forms or any attachments were opened or downloaded. ASIC also said that as a precaution, it has disabled access to the affected server. The Commission is looking at alternative arrangements for submitting credit application attachments which will be implemented soon. There is…

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October 21, 2016 BY Mike Fox

NFA’s website affected by cyber attack

The National Futures Association (NFA) has reported cyber attacks on their website tonight. As reported earlier on LeapRate, there have been cyber attacks today affecting many popular websites on an internet infrastructure provider that hosts a number of these major websites. NFA relies on this internet infrastructure provider and its website has been affected by this attack.…

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April 18, 2016 BY Maria Nikolova

Yahoo's FX broker YJFX updates on data breach incident

A follow-up to LeapRate's earlier report about a former employee of Japanese FX broker YJFX, a subsidiary of Yahoo Japan Corporation (TYO:4689), stealing loads of customer data... The broker announced today that an external professional, hired to conduct an investigation into the breach, has concluded its check, with no further leaks of information detected. YJFX…

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April 15, 2016 BY Maria Nikolova

Exness cautions partners about server interruptions due to DDoS attacks

A follow-up to LeapRate's report about DDoS attacks affecting Exness' services... In an email today, the retail FX broker addressed its partners warning of them a temporary server interruption due to DDoS. The first problems emerged last week, affecting the company's website, whereas another attack targeted the broker's trading servers. The company stresses that the personal…

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April 13, 2016 BY Maria Nikolova

Exness experiences DDoS attacks leading to service disruptions

Retail Forex broker Exness has earlier today issued a statement regarding ongoing DDoS attacks causing service disruptions affecting the broker's website and trading terminals. The first of the attacks affected the clients' Personal Area, whereas another was detected last night and targeted Exness' trading servers. Although the issue has been resolved, some clients may experience slow…

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October 26, 2015 BY LeapRate Staff

ActivTrades is latest Forex Broker to be the victim of a hack attack - LeapRate Exclusive

LeapRate Exclusive... LeapRate has learned that FCA-regulated MT4 broker ActivTrades has been the latest Forex Industry victim of a hack attack. We had earlier reported that FXCM Inc (NYSE:FXCM) suffered a hit by hackers which saw client information compromised and even some wire transfers initiated (note that this did not occur in the ActivTrades hack, more…

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