<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=391645525061379&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Blockchain hackers snatch $100m in Q1 2021

Since the beginning of 2021, over $100m in Blockchain projects has been stolen by hackers

Over $100m in blockchain projects has already been stolen this year by Blockchain hackers after a successful start to 2021. 

Researchers from Atlas VPN discovered that cybercriminals stole around $108.3m from a variety of blockchain projects in the first quarter of 2021. This is a whopping 46% rise from the same period the year before. The team found Ethereum DApps, blockchain wallets, and cryptocurrency exchanges were the main targets for attackers. 

DApps, the most targeted, was subject to five scams and eleven breaches during Q1 2021. From the $108.3m figure, more than $86m lost came from DApps.

Additionally, nine blockchain wallet breaches, one scam event and two blackmail cases amounted to a $19.3m loss. 

Worryingly, experts are suggesting that more hacks are on the horizon. In a statement, Ruth Cizynski, the cybersecurity researcher and writer at Atlas VPN, shared:

Due to their nature, blockchain projects remain profitable targets to cybercriminals because fraudulent transactions cannot be reversed as they may be in the traditional financial system,

With cryptocurrencies continuing to boom, it is safe to say that we can expect more hacks to pour in by the end of this year.

Source: TechRadar Pro

About AIBC Dubai:

AIBC UAE will take place on the 25th to 26th May, 2021, in the emirate of Dubai. The event will bring together key brands and individuals from the converging sectors of AI, blockchain, IoT, Quantum Tech to discuss and shape the future of emerging tech.

It is one of the leading events globally for blockchain, AI, crypto, and other emerging technologies, and gathers together an elite selection of delegates, policymakers and thought leaders from across the globe. Such international recognition has helped propel AIBC Summit become a favourite on the world circuit for emerging tech conferences and expos.

Related Posts

The rise of Dogecoin

What started out as a meme coin has now skyrocketed to the moon What is the similarity between a dog, a cryptocurrency and a meme? You guessed ...