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Crypto Theft Incidents Timeline, Draft 1 - @KyleSGibson

List # 1
Allinvain Bitcointalk User Hack
Date 6-13-2011
Amt Stolen ($) 500,000.00 "the first person to suffer a major loss owing to a bitcoin hack...bitcoins
were stolen from their wallet after hackers compromised the Windows
Crypto Stolen 25,000 BTC
computer they were using."
Type Hack - Theft
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List # 2
MT Gox Auditor Theft
Date 6-19-2011
Amt Stolen ($) 30,000.00 "a security breach ... caused ... price of a bitcoin to fraudulently drop to
one cent on [Mt Gox], after a hacker allegedly used credentials from a Mt.
Crypto Stolen 2000 BTC
Gox auditor's compromised computer to transfer a large number of
bitcoins illegally to himself."
Type Theft - Exit Scam
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Source 2: about-mt-goxs-giant-2014-bitcoin-loss/

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List # 3
Bitomart Exchange Wallet.dat File Is Deleted
Date 8-1-2011
Amt Stolen ($) 220,000.00 "lost access to their wallet.dat file and thus the exchange’s entire fund
base..." were using AWS Elastic Cloud; whole server got deleted during
Crypto Stolen 17000
upgrade. Sold debt to Mt. Gox in Aug 2011
Glitch - Funds
Type Locked

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List # 4
MyBitcoin Exchange Hack
Date 8-8-2011
Amt Stolen ($) 2,000,000.00 "MyBitcoin built its reputation by providing a free, user-friendly service
targeted at newbie Bitcoin buyers. It collected scores of users, including
Crypto Stolen 154,406 BTC
Bitcoin evangelist and host of The Bitcoin Show Bruce Wagner..." "
Type Hack - Theft
Source 1: u-think-we-did-after-the-hack-we-got-shitfaced/
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Source 3: gone

List # 5
Bitcoin7 Exchange Hack
Date 10-5-2011
Amt Stolen ($) 50,000.00 "...posted a message to its users that it had been subject to a hacking
intrusion that compromised their wallets and their user database."
Crypto Stolen 5000 BTC
Type Hack Theft
Source 1: personal-information/
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List # 6
Linode Webhost Cloud Server Hack
Date 3-2-2012
Amt Stolen ($) 228,000.00 The thief, it seems, was able to obtain customer support privileges which
allowed him to find out which customers were holding Bitcoin wallets. The
Crypto Stolen 46,703 BTC
thief was then able to log in to the accounts through a weakness in the Linode
manager—which customers use to configure their virtual machines—reboot
Type Hack - Theft the machines and change the root passwords.
Source 1: om-customers-of-hacked-webhost/
Source 2: a-hack-on-linode

List # 7
Bitcoinica Hot Wallet Hack
Date 5-6-2012
Amt Stolen ($) 90,000.00 "Today, we have discovered a suspicious Bitcoin transaction that doesn't
seem to be initiated by any one of the company owners..." speculation has
Crypto Stolen 18,548 BTC
been that A. Vinnik was involved (same as Mt Gox, BTC-e)
Type Hack - Theft
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List # 8
Bitcoin Savings and Trust Ponzi Scheme
Date 7-2-2012
Amt Stolen ($) Run by "pirateat40"; was a "virtual hedge fund" promising high yield
investments; closed without paying customers back
Crypto Stolen 150000
Theft - Exit
Type Scam

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List # 9
Bitfloor Exchange Hack
Date 9-4-2012
Amt Stolen ($) 240,000.00 "...the attacker gained accesses to an unencrypted backup of the wallet keys
(the actual keys live in an encrypted area)."
Crypto Stolen 24000 BTC
Type Hack - Theft
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List # 10
2012 Trojan Wallet Hack
Date 11-16-2012
Amt Stolen ($) "stupid as i am i allowed some hacker to somehow install a trojan horse on my
pc where i stored some of my bitcoins. (around 2600), With keylogger he got
Crypto Stolen 3,457 BTC
all my passwords and, of course stole my local wallet file. The hacker sent the
Type Hack - Theft bitcoins to the address: 1Q3KFL7Z1BTpUboDaU6Qj3t9xCXWpzNntS"

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Source 2:;all#post_toc_39

List # 11
Vircurex Exchange Hack
Date 1-11-2013
Amt Stolen ($) 50,000,000.00 "In 2014, the exchange reported it was near insolvency after losing large
amounts of its reserve funds. According to the lawsuit, part of this loss came
Crypto Stolen 1666
from “two purported hacks the exchange experienced in mid-2013.” Yet more
of its reserve funds were depleted by large withdrawals by some of its
Type Hack - Theft customers."

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List # 12 Exit Scam
Date 2-14-2013
Amt Stolen ($) 400,000.00 " used to be a Bitcoin exchange run by two Polish developers.
The developers, Maciej Trebacz and Pawel Makulski operated the exchange
Crypto Stolen 18,787 BTC
platform for about two years before it became a victim of a hacking incident."
... "As Trębacz explained on a BitcoinTalk forum post, BitMarket wasn't to
blame for this incident. He says he decided to set up a Bitcoin hedge fund...
Theft - Exit using the services of Bitcoinica...Unfortunately, Bitcoinica itself got hacked in
Type Scam May 2012, losing all of BitMarket's funds along the way…”

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List # 13
BTCGuild Mining Pool Hack
Date 3-10-2013
Amt Stolen ($) 58,000.00 "The BTCGuild Bitcoin client upgrade of March 2013 was supposed to be a
smooth process, but things turned out quite differently. During the blockchain
Crypto Stolen 1,254 BTC
re-indexing process, the mining pool paid out BTC for difficulty-1 shares. A
total of sixteen individuals emptied the company hot wallet during this
Type Hack - Theft process..."
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Source 2:;all#post_toc_39

List # 14
Bitcoin Rain Exit Scam
Date 3-28-2013
Amt Stolen ($) "A suspected long-running con likened to the infamous Bitcoin Savings and
Trust, Bitcoin Rain finally defaulted on March 28, 2013. Leandro César
Crypto Stolen 2,150 Bitcoin
claimed there was a security breach on his exchange website Mercado
Bitcoin.[35] As Bitcoin Rain's funds were stored there, investors in Bitcoin
Theft - Exit Rain as well as account holders on Mercado Bitcoin lost money. Some money
Type Scam was reportedly paid back, but the vast majority is still outstanding."

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Source 2:;all#post_toc_45

List # 15
Just Dice Incident
Date 7-15-2013
Amt Stolen ($) 121,000.00 "one of the most popular gambling platform of 2013, lost over 1,300 Bitcoin.
One player asked to withdraw this balance, which had to be paid from the cold
Crypto Stolen 1,300 BTC
wallet. But site administrator Chris Moore did not remove the balance from the
database. This allowed the player to spend the fake balance, which he
eventually lost. Technically, there was no official loss, but the 1,300 Bitcoins
Type Hack - Theft remained stolen."

Source 1:;all#post_toc_39

(#16) Date 8-27-2013

Bitfunder and WeExchange Hack
Crypto Stolen 6,000 BTC
Source 1:;all#post_toc_39

List # 17
Canada Bitcoins Social Engineering Theft
Date 10-1-2013
Amt Stolen ($) 100,000.00 "With nothing more than a chat session and smooth talk, a crafty
cybercriminal convinced an attendee at Rogers Data Centre to reboot the
Crypto Stolen 149
Canadian Bitcoins server in fail safe mode, bypassing all security measures."
Theft - Exit
Type Scam
Source 1: stealing-malware-multi-million-dollar-heists-quick-overview-bitcoin-bonanza-digital-era

List # 18 Wallet Hack
Date 10-23-2013
Amt Stolen ($) 1,300,000.00 "The alleged hacking happened on both October 23 and 26, with the service's
operator, known only as "Tradefortress", saying hackers stole all 4100
Crypto Stolen 4,100 BTC
Bitcoins held by the wallet service, or $1.3 million at the time of writing. The
Bitcoins were stored on servers in the US and it wasn't until this week that he
Type Hack - Theft decided to notify customers."
Source 1: 08-hv2iv.html
Source 2: s-where-the-money-is/

List # 19
GBL Exchange Exit Scam
Date 10-26-2013
Amt Stolen ($) 4,100,000.00 "Unfortunately for the GBL investors the exchange turned out to be a con and
on October 26 the people behind the scheme absconded with all of the
Crypto Stolen 9,640 BTC
funds"... "Bitcoin reached an all-time high of more than $400 on Wednesday,
Theft - Exit just weeks after a multimillion-dollar exchange in China disappeared."
Type Scam
Source 1: shes-along-with-bitcoins.html
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List # 20
BIPS Payment Services Hack
Date 11-19-2013
Amt Stolen ($) 1,000,000.00 "On November 15th BIPS was the target of a massive DDoS attack, which is
now believed to have been the initial preparation for a subsequent attack on
Crypto Stolen 1,295 BTC
November 17th ...Regrettably, despite several layers of protection, the attack
caused vulnerability to the system, which has then enabled the attacker/s to
Type Hack - Theft gain access and compromise several wallets."
Source 1: 2308.msg3645043#msg3645043
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List # 21
Sheep Marketplace Exit Scam
Date 11-21-2013
Amt Stolen ($) 6,000,000.00 "Prosecutors in the Czech Republic have indicted Thomas Jiřikovský, the
owner of the Sheep Marketplace, and his wife Eve Bartošová. Thomas
Crypto Stolen 5,400 BTC
Jiřikovský is responsible for the largest exit scam in the history of darknet
Theft - Exit markets."
Type Scam
Source 1: on-time/
Source 2: s-prison/

List # 22
Picostocks Cold Wallet Hack
Date 11-29-2013
Amt Stolen ($) 6,000,000.00 "There is no sign of an intrusion into the systems. Both wallets were located
on different computers. We suspect that these have been copied by people
Crypto Stolen 5,875 BTC
who had access to the system in the past and decrypted."
Type Hack - Theft
Source 1: et_emptied/

List # 23
MT Gox Halts Trade Over Major Hack
Date 2-7-2014
Amt Stolen ($) 300,000,000.00 "7 February 2014 — MtGox halted all BTC withdrawals from the exchange,
citing a transaction malleability bug in the core Bitcoin software. When
Crypto Stolen 650,000 BTC
withdrawals had still not resumed after 2 weeks, users began to suspect that
MtGox may not be able to pay its customers. This lack of confidence resulted
in the price dropping to below 20% of that on other exchanges.

24 February 2014 — MtGox suspended all trading, then went offline

completely, returning a blank page. News outlets reported on a leaked “crisis
strategy draft” plan, which declared MtGox’s insolvency after losing 744,408
BTC of customer funds (valued at over $2 billion USD at today’s prices) as
Type Hack - Theft well as 100,000 of its own bitcoins."
Source 1: of-the-greatest-cyber-crime-ever
Source 2: nge-hack/
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List # 24
Poloniex Withdrawal Hack
Date 3-4-2014
Amt Stolen ($) 1,000.00 "“The hacker discovered that if you place several withdrawals all in practically
the same instant, they will get processed at more or less the same time. This
Crypto Stolen 97 BTC
will result in a negative balance, but valid insertions into the database, which
Type Hack - Theft then get picked up by the withdrawal daemon.”"

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List # 25
Flexcoin Hot Wallet Hack
Date 3-4-2014
Amt Stolen ($) 600,000.00 "Alberta-based bitcoin storage specialist Flexcoin has announced that it will
shut down following an attack and subsequent robbery that saw
Crypto Stolen 896 BTC
cybercriminals abscond with 896 BTC (roughly $600,000 at press time) stored
Type Hack - Theft in the company’s hot wallets."

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List # 26
PonziCoin Exit Scam
Date 3-9-2014
Amt Stolen ($) "Back in 2014, a crafty developer created a cryptocurrency and aptly named it
PonziCoin. The idea was that it was to operate like a proper Pyramid scheme,
Crypto Stolen 10 BTC
where early investors would need to invite more people to invest in this coin in
order for them to make money. Well, things didn’t go as planned as he waited
for people to invest in the said cryptocurrency and he made off with
Theft - Exit approximately $7000, which is around $2.2M in today’s value, without giving
Type Scam any payouts to anyone."

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List # 27
CryptoRush Hack
Date 3-11-2014
Amt Stolen ($) 800,000.00 "The guilt was starting to build up inside of me. I answered very few tickets the
week of the 16th. I was conflicted, but I worked at my full time job >40 hours
Crypto Stolen 950 BTC
that week, so it kept my mind off of things a little. The issues continued. I kept
suggesting ways we could maybe get some BTC back, arbitrage, etc. We
didn’t even have enough funds for that. I wanted so bad for the exchange to
stay afloat, thinking “Maybe tomorrow will bring us back our volume!” But alas,
the problems with Zeit, and BTC withdrawals killed our volume. There was no
Type Hack - Theft coming back.”"

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List # 28
Cryptsy Exchange Hack
Date 5-15-2014
Amt Stolen ($) 9,580,000.00 "The acknowledgement of insolvency and the hack claims come after months
of customer withdrawal delays, comparisons to the now-defunct Japanese
Crypto Stolen 13,000 BTC
bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, and the filing of a class action lawsuit against the
exchange. Cryptsy said that it has outstanding liabilities of approximately
10,000 BTC, or roughly $4.15m at press time. The site, which previously said
that it would suspend trading and withdrawals indefinitely, has been taken
Type Hack - Theft offline as of press time."

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List # 29
Mintpal Exchange Exit Scam
Date 10-8-2014
Amt Stolen ($) 1,300,000.00 The exchange was acquired by Moopay executive “Alex Green” who many
believe was a shady scammer. A total of 3,894 BTC was stolen from Mintpal
Crypto Stolen 3,894 BTC
customers and never returned. Alex Green (also known by another alias,
Theft - Exit Ryan Kennedy) had fled the cryptocurrency scene. Green has since been
Type Scam arrested by the authorities, but for rape charges, as reported by

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List # 30
Bitstamp Hot Wallet Hack
Date 1-4-2015
Amt Stolen ($) 5,000,000.00 "Bitstamp’s wallet system was compromised, prompting it to halt deposits and
later shut down its platform entirely."
Crypto Stolen 19,000 BTC
Theft - Exit
Type Scam

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List # 31
796 Exchange Hack
Date 1-28-2015
Amt Stolen ($) 230,000.00 "According to the explanation, hackers had compromised areas of the
exchange in the previous days, which had caused a user “to mention the
Crypto Stolen 1,000 BTC
current address has been tampered with, coupled with hackers deliberately
[using] a similar address with the original withdrawals address to confuse
Type Hack - Theft users…”"
Source 1: ervice-compromise

List # 32
MyCoin Exchange Bankruptcy (Ponzi)
Date 2-9-2015
Amt Stolen ($) 8,000,000.00 "On Monday, Chinese news website SCMP had published a report about a
Hong Kong Bitcoin exchange MyCoin that reportedly swept away its investors’
Crypto Stolen
$US387 million (equivalent to $HK3 billion). The report thoroughly noted the
prima facie accounts of victims, describing how MyCoin tricked them into
Theft - Exit investing an average sum of $400,000 by promising attractive returns, but
Type Scam later disappeared into thin air; along with their money."
Source 1: ses-statement-bitcoin/
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List # 32
BTER Cold Wallet Hack
Date 2-15-2015
Amt Stolen ($) 1,750,000.00 "Initially, BTER had posted on its website that a “security check” was
underway and that the exchange would be temporarily suspended prior to
Crypto Stolen 7,170 BTC
another update. It remains unclear exactly how the BTER cold wallet was
Type Hack - Theft compromised."

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List # 34
Kipcoin Exchange Hack
Date 2-19-2015
Amt Stolen ($) 690,000.00 "In a statement the company released through the Chinese social media
website Weibo, they mentioned that they will put all their services on hold
Crypto Stolen 3,000 BTC
temporarily. In this post, it was also mentioned that no Chinese Yuan were
Type Hack Theft stolen from the accounts."
Source 1: sing-3000-btc-hackers/

List # 35
Evolution Marketplace Exit Scam
Date 3-18-2015
Amt Stolen ($) 1,200,000.00 "The administrators of a top deep-web marketplace have disappeared with
over $12m worth of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, it emerged last night, in what
Crypto Stolen 43,000 BTC
appears to have been an “exit scam”."
Theft - Exit
Type Scam
Source 1: scam-12-million-dollars
Source 2: etplace_the_current/
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List # 36
Bitfinex Hot Wallet Hack
Date 5-22-2015
Amt Stolen ($) 400,000.00 "Bitfinex loses 1,500 bitcoin, worth $400,000 at the time, when its hot wallets,
connected directly to the internet, are hacked. The amount represents 0.06
Crypto Stolen 1,400 BTC
percent of the company’s total holdings. Bitfinex indicates it will absorb the
Type Hack - Theft losses."
Source 1: n-1432326539/

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List # 37
Bitpay Social Engineering Theft
Date 9-17-2015
Amt Stolen ($) 1,800,000.00 "The attacker subsequently obtained email credentials for BitPay CFO Bryan
Krohn, which were then used to prompt CEO Stephen Pair and executive
Crypto Stolen 5,000 BTC
chairman Tony Gallippi to authorize three payments totalling 5,000 BTC on
Theft - Exit 11th and 12th December, including one transaction from a wallet on the
Type Scam bitcoin exchange Bitstamp."
Source 1: k
List # 38
Shapeshift Exchange Hack
Date 4-7-2016
Amt Stolen ($) 200,000.00 "Since the investigation into the ShapeShift hack last week started, we had
suspicion that someone previously on the team was involved, and that this
Crypto Stolen 469 BTC
person assisted an outside hacker. We are confident now that is is indeed the
case. The story continues to unfold, and evidence continues to be revealed.
We have been working with a forensic specialist from LedgerLabs, who has
been terrific. A civil suit is ongoing, as are multiple criminal investigations of
Type Hack - Theft the perpetrators."
Source 1: ncident/

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List # 39
Gatecoin Hack
Date 5-13-2016
Amt Stolen ($) 2,500,000.00 "News emerged last week of yet another security event in the digital currency
exchange ecosystem, this time impacting a Hong Kong-based service
Crypto Stolen 250 BTC
involved in the sale of assets related to Ethereum-based decentralized
autonomous organizations (DAOs). As reported on Friday, Gatecoin
experienced a cyberattack on its hot wallets that resulted in the loss of funds.
A new update from the exchange team indicated that as much as $2m was
Type Hack - Theft lost, confirming rumors that circulated soon after the hack became apparent."

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List # 40
DAO Hack
Date 6-17-2016
Amt Stolen ($) 60,000,000.00 "This exploit in the DAO is clearly not trivial; the exact programming pattern
that made the DAO vulnerable was not only known, but fixed by the DAO
Crypto Stolen 3.6M ETH
creators themselves in an earlier intended update to the framework's code.
Ironically, as they were writing their blog posts and claiming victory, the
hacker was preparing and deploying an exploit that targeted the same
Type Hack - Theft function they had just fixed to drain the DAO of all its funds."

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List # 41
Bitfinex Security Breach
Date 8-2-2016
Amt Stolen ($) 72,000,000.00 "Zane Tackett, Director of Community & Product Development for Bitfinex,
told Reuters on Wednesday that 119,756 bitcoins had been stolen from users’
Crypto Stolen 119,756 BTC
accounts and that the exchange hadn’t yet decided how to address customer
Type Hack - Theft losses..."

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List # 42
Bitcurex Exchanges hack
Date 2-17-2017
Amt Stolen ($) 50,000,000.00 "Polish bitcoin exchange Bitcurex just posted an update announcing it will
close following a hack attack several days ago — resulting in $1.5 going
Crypto Stolen 2,300 BTC
missing. It’s one of the bigger bitcoin exchanges serving the European
Type Hack - Theft market, specifically for trading zloty and also euros."

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List # 43
ZCash Glitch Hack
Date 2-17-17
Amt Stolen ($) 585,000.00 "The team said the bug was created due to one extra character left inside
Zerocoin source code that allowed the unknown attacker to reuse his/her
Crypto Stolen 370,000 ZCash
existing valid proofs to generate additional Zerocoin spend transactions."
Type Hack - Theft
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List # 44
Coinhoarder Phishing Scams
Date 2-24-2017
Amt Stolen ($) 1,800,000.00 "Cisco identified an attack pattern in which the threat actors behind the
operation would establish a "gateway" phishing link that would appear in
Crypto Stolen
search results among Google Ads. When searching for crypto-related
keywords such as "blockchain" or "bitcoin wallet," the spoofed links would
appear at the top of search results. When clicked, the link would redirect to a
Theft - Exit "lander" page and serve phishing content in the native language of the
Type Scam geographic region of the victim's IP address."

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List # 45
Asian-European Currency Ponzi Scam
Date 4-24-2017
Amt Stolen ($) 680,000.00 "Suspect, Xu, registered the company at Hainan City Commerce Department.
In the registration, the company stated that its main business involves dealing
Crypto Stolen
virtual currency online. Under the guise of a legally registered company, it
Theft - Exit conducted a get-rich-quick scheme operated in the form of a multilayer
Type Scam marketing program which promised investors high returns."

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List # 46
Yapizon Exchange Hack
Date 4-26-2017
Amt Stolen ($) 7,600,000.00 "Appearing to follow in the footsteps of fellow exchange Bitfinex after its hack
last year, Yapizon said it would dock remaining customer balances by the
Crypto Stolen 3,831 BTC
same amount to spread the burden of the losses."
Type Hack - Theft
Source 1: ked_lost_3831_btc/
Source 2: all-customers-to-pay-with-balances
List # 47
eBitz Exit Scam
Date 5-17-2017
Amt Stolen ($) 2,900,000.00 YIz: "iudica and me are looking for the victims of the and
scams. both scams, were confirmed by me a few months ago to be connected
Crypto Stolen 388 BTC
to each other and done by the same guy(s)."
Theft - Exit
Type Scam
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List # 48
QuadrigaCX Contract Error
Date 6-2-2017
Amt Stolen ($) "Earlier this week, we noticed an irregularity with regards to the sweeping
process of incoming Ether to the exchange. The usual process involved
Crypto Stolen 60,000 ETH
sweeping the ether into a ETH/ETC splitter contract, before forwarding the
ether to our hot wallet. Due to an issue when we upgraded from Geth 1.5.3 to
1.5.9, this contract failed to execute the hot wallet transfer for a few days in
Glitch - Funds May. As a result, a significant sum of Ether has effectively been trapped in the
Type Locked splitter contract. The issue that caused this situation has since been resolved."
Source 1: contract_error/
Source 2: egedly_lost_60000_eth_due/

List # 49
Date 6-26-2017
Amt Stolen ($) 8,000,000.00 "Just a week after a prominent ICO saw its sale disrupted, the team behind
Veritaseum, the issuer of a cryptocurrency called VERI, is claiming 36,000 of
Crypto Stolen
its tokens were stolen and subsequently exchanged for ether...After one user
posted a screen capture of Veritaseum founder Reggie Middleton mentioning
the hack on Slack, Middleton later confirmed the theft. There, he said the
hackers “dumped” the tokens within a few hours and without the public
knowing about the hack...Based on the address of the hacker or hackers that
Middleton located in his post, all the stolen tokens were exchanged on
EtherDelta, a decentralized trading platform, of which 80 percent of the
Type Hack - Theft volume is in VERI. The exchange only supports the VERI to ETH trading pair."

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List # 50
Bitthumb Hack and PII Leak
Date 6-29-2017
Amt Stolen ($) 31,000,000.00 "A cyber attack late last week resulted in the loss of billions of won from
customers accounts...Hackers succeeded in grabbing the personal
Crypto Stolen
information of 31,800 Bithumb website users, including their names, mobile
Type Hack - Theft phone numbers and email addresses."
Source 1: billions-of-won

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List # 51
ClassicEtherWallet DNS Hack
Date 6-29-2017
Amt Stolen ($) "According to a Reddit thread, the attack took place around midnight between
Thursday, June 29, and Friday, June 30, when the unknown hacker convinced
Crypto Stolen 1,001 ETH
the support staff at web hosting provider 1on1 to concede control over the
Type Hack - Theft official domain from its real owner."
Source 1: port-massive-losses/

List # 52
AlphaBay Exit Scam
Date 7-4-2017
Amt Stolen ($) 4,000,000.00 "The vulnerability to exit scams comes from how these marketplaces operate.
AlphaBay (and nearly all online drug markets like it) use an escrow system,
Crypto Stolen
ostensibly to protect buyers and sellers...But when AlphaBay went offline,
there were likely tens of thousands of orders still in AlphaBay’s escrow. And
Theft - Exit any users or vendors who kept crypto-currency in their “wallet” on AlphaBay’s
Type Scam servers are now unable to withdraw their money."
Source 1: t.html
List # 53
CoinDash ICO Cryptojack
Date 7-18-2017
Amt Stolen ($) 7,000,000.00 "CoinDash, an Israeli startup, planned to raise capital by selling its own digital
tokens in exchange for the cryptocurrency Ethereum, which is similar to
Crypto Stolen 35,000 ETH
Bitcoin. But just 13 minutes into the token sale, which began at 9 a.m. ET
Monday, an “unknown perpetrator” hacked CoinDash’s website and changed
the address for sending investments to a fake one, the company later
announced on its website. That diverted millions of dollars in contributions to
Type Hack - Theft the attacker."

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List # 54
Parity Wallet Breach
Date 7-19-2017
Amt Stolen ($) 30,000,000.00 "As reported by the startup, the issue is the result of a bug in a specific
multi-signature contract known as wallet.sol. Data suggests the issue was
Crypto Stolen 153,000 ETH
mitigated, however, as 377,000 ethers that were potentially vulnerable to the
Type Hack - Theft issue were recovered by white hat hackers."

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List # 55
BTC-e shut down, exit scam
Date 7-25-2017
Amt Stolen ($) "According to Pawel Kuskowski, CEO & Co Founder at Coinfirm, right after
the arrest of Alexander Vinnik, broadly referred to as the mastermind behind
Crypto Stolen 66,000 BTC
BTC-e, over 66,000 BTC were moved from
Theft - Exit 18f1yugoAJuXcHAbsuRVLQC9TezJ6iVRLp across the Bitcoin ecosystem."
Type Scam
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List # 56
Enigma ICO Accounts Scam
Date 8-21-2017
Amt Stolen ($) 500,000.00 "According to a statement from the Enigma team, those involved in the thefts
were able to take control of the project’s website domain, one of the
Crypto Stolen 1,500 ETH
administrator accounts on its Slack channel and its mailing lists. Once in
control, according to reports on social media, those involved began
Theft - Exit masquerading as the official team and distributing solicitations for an initial
Type Scam coin offering “presale.”"
Source 1: nch

List # 57
Parity Frozen Wallets Bug
Date 11-6-2017
Amt Stolen ($) "The security vulnerability which activated the freeze was found yesterday in
ethereum’s second most popular client by a developer going by the name
Crypto Stolen 513,774 ETH
“devopps199,” who reported it on GitHub...The vulnerability affects any Parity
wallet deployed after July 20 that uses the company’s “multi-signature”
Glitch - Funds functionality. Under a multi-signature arrangement, more than one key is
Type Locked required to initiate and broadcast transactions."

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List # 58
Tether Critical Announcement
Date 11-21-2017
Amt Stolen ($) 30,950,010.00 "“Yesterday, we discovered that funds were improperly removed from the
Tether treasury wallet through malicious action by an external attacker.
Crypto Stolen 30M USDT
$30,950,010 USDT was removed from the Tether Treasury wallet on
November 19, 2017 and sent to an unauthorized bitcoin address. As Tether is
the issuer of the USDT managed asset, we will not redeem any of the stolen
tokens, and we are in the process of attempting token recovery to prevent
Type Hack - Theft them from entering the broader ecosystem.”"

Source 1:

Source 2:

List # 59
Bitcoin Gold Wallet Repository Hack
Date 11-26-2017
Amt Stolen ($) 3,000,000.00 "users who downloaded the official Windows wallet from the Bitcoin Gold
website or GitHub repository also received two suspicious files of unknown
Crypto Stolen
origin. Presumably, these files were created to steal user funds or information,
so the developers strongly advised anyone who downloaded the Windows
wallet client during this period to take extreme caution to protect themselves
Type Hack - Theft and their funds..."

Source 1:
Source 2: users-private-keys

List # 60
NiceHash Exchange hack
Date 12-6-2017
Amt Stolen ($) 60,000,000.00 "Users report that funds have been moved from their own internal Nicehash
Bitcoin addresses to a single Bitcoin address controlled by an unknown party."
Crypto Stolen 4,700 BTC
Type Hack - Theft
Source 1: _by_nicehash/
Source 2: s-stolen

List # 61
Youbit Exchange Hack
Date 12-19-2017
Amt Stolen ($) unknown "The cyber attack is the second for Youbit, previously known Yapizon. The
exchange was previously targeted in April in an attack which South Korean
Crypto Stolen
officials believe was conducted with the support of neighboring North Korea.
Recent reports indicate that intelligence services in South Korea suspect that
North Korea is behind additional attacks against domestic cryptocurrency
Type Hack - Theft exchanges, including market-leader Bithumb."

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List # 62
RegalCoin Ponzi Shut Down
Date 12-25-2017
Amt Stolen ($) unknown "Regal Coin started with quite a splash...The ICO coin sold out rather
quickly...I believe the scammers basically bought up most of the coin
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themselves, allowing only a token amount out to the general public. One
Theft - Exit person who bought some, said it sold out in five minutes, and the website was
Type Scam very fragile, because it had tons of traffic."

Source 1:;all

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List # 63
ATT Customer Claims Sim Jacking
Date 1-7-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 23,800,000.00 "Terpin says AT&T was his mobile carrier when criminals accessed his
cellphone account by carrying out SIM swap fraud. They then stole the tokens
Crypto Stolen unknown
and allegedly transferred his account to an international criminal gang."
Type Hack - Theft
Source 1: wap-theft
Source 2:

List # 64
BlackWallet Hack
Date 1-14-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 400,000.00 "According to cybersecurity reearcher Kevin Beaumont, the attacker hijacked
BlackWallet’s domain name system (DNS) server over the weekend, adding a
Crypto Stolen 670,000 XLM
piece of code which transferred any deposits of 20 or more lumens into
Type Hack - Theft another wallet."
Source 1: eft

List # 65
Bitconnect Shut Down
Date 1-16-2018
Amt Stolen ($) unknown "According to the statement, the company will “continue offering other
cryptocurrency services in the future.” The equally questionnable BitConnect
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X ICO – which was explicitly named in a cease and desist letter served by the
Theft - Exit Texas Securities Board – will remain “functional.”"
Type Scam

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List # 66
Benebit Exit Scam
Date 1-23-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 2,700,000.00 "However, things started to go south when someone noticed that photos of the
team appeared to have been stolen from a UK school for boys. Passport
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details provided by the ‘founders,’ were all fake. After this revelation, the team
Theft - Exit behind the scam began pulling down anything related to Benebit, including the
Type Scam website, white paper, and social media accounts."

Source 1:
Source 2: xpert-take

List # 67
Coincheck Exchange Hack
Date 1-26-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 400,000.00 "The Coincheck hack is the latest in a series of attacks targeting digital
currency exchanges. Cybercriminals have been taking advantage of security
Crypto Stolen 500M NEM
weaknesses at young, often unregulated businesses that are handling huge
Type Hack - Theft sums of other people's money."
Source 1: nese-exchange-halts-withdrawals
Source 2: k-japan/index.html

List # 68
Experty ICO Scam
Date 1-29-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 150,000.00 "Users were asked to send money to a Ethereum wallet if they wanted to buy
EXY tokens and be part of the ICO. These emails probably did not look too
Crypto Stolen
suspicious because they contained a lot of private user information, such as
Theft - Exit their ETH address and the correct amount of ETH the recipient pledged to
Type Scam contribute to the ICO."
Source 1: m

List # 69
Bee Token ICO Scam
Date 2-1-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 920,000.00 "However, while the startup runs its token sale, scammers posing as
operators appeared to have launched their own version. Using email
Crypto Stolen 890 ETH
addresses like, the scammers
Theft - Exit contacted would-be buyers who then signed up for the full token sale."
Type Scam
Source 1:

List # 70
Seele ICO Insider Hack
Date 2-4-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 1,800,000.00 "The scammers, posing as two admins of Seele’s official Telegram channel
@SeeleSupport and @nicsmith, solicited members of the Seele chat over the
Crypto Stolen 2,162 ETH
direct messaging feature for Ether as part of a private sale. Dr. Nick Smith is a
Theft - Exit data analyst at Seele, and the Telegram channel reported that the scammer
Type Scam used his name and picture on the fake admin account."
Source 1: eele-ico
Source 2: eged-employees-seele-steal-2-million/
List # 71
Bitgrail NANO Hack
Date 2-11-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 120,000,000.00 "Just last Thursday, the core team was contacted by Firano in regard to a loss
from the BitGrail wallet. According to a leaked conversation, 15 million Nano
Crypto Stolen 170M NANO
was reported ‘stolen’ by Firano, and a request was made to fork the chain.
However, Nano developer Zack Shapiro pointed out the fact that the situation
had been going on for months. It seems as though Firano was dealing with
Type Hack - Theft undisclosed issues of insolvency rather than an apparent hack."
Source 1: ly-stolen/

List # 72
BTC Global Ponzi Scheme
Date 3-1-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 50,000,000.00 "Numerous victims from across the country told TimesLIVE that they had
invested between R16‚000 and R1.4-million with BTC Global, as forex and
Crypto Stolen
commodities trader “Steve Twain” was a "master trader". They received
Theft - Exit inconsistent weekly payouts until “Twain” disappeared two weeks ago. They
Type Scam now believe that “Twain” did not exist."
Source 1: m-cripples-south-african-investors/

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List # 73
GainBitcoin India Ponzi Scam
Date 4-8-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 300,000,000.00 "Bharadwaj, along with his associates had started the multilevel marketing
scheme and would conduct seminars to lure victims into investing in Bitcoin,
Crypto Stolen
with assurances of large financial gains. He took help of Pankaj Ladakhiya, a
Theft - Exit motivational speaker, who would conduct seminars in India and abroad.
Type Scam Bhardwaj stopped paying returns to investors and fled in January."
Source 1: n-gainbitcoin-fraud-2602202
Source 2: ms-crypto-news-india-finds-out
Source 3: ers/

List # 74
Sailesh Bhatt Alleged Extortion
Date 4-10-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 1,300,000.00 "Bhatt notes that Paladiya told him that he was under observance by the
Indian economic law agency, the Enforcement Directorate, for dealing in BTC,
Crypto Stolen 200 BTC
after which he was called in for a meeting with Paladiya and then allegedly
Theft - abducted in police vehicles. DGP Bhatia has confirmed that government
Type Extortion vehicles were used in the abduction."
Source 1: ssman-local-sources-say
Source 2: ow-to-lose-3-bn-of-bitcoin-in-india-118081000124_1.html

List # 75
iFan Ponzi Scheme
Date 4-12-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 650,000,000.00 "Modern Tech guaranteed that the lowest interest they would receive would
be 48 percent per month, with a payback period of less than four months. In
Crypto Stolen
addition, if investors could find a new entrant, they would receive an additional
8 percent. In the beginning, Modern Tech paid investors via bank transfers.
However, it quickly switched to using its virtual currency, while at the same
Theft - Exit time increasing its minimum investment limit, forcing investors to pour more
Type Scam money in."
Source 1: ency-scam-3735380.html

List # 76
Coinsecure Exchange Hack
Date 4-13-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 3,300,000.00 "According to a statement on the company’s website, the funds were lost as a
result of the exposure of private keys, the cryptographic code that unlocks and
Crypto Stolen 438 BTC
moves blockchain-based assets, by the company’s chief security officer Dr.
Type Hack - Theft Amitabh Saxena in an attempt to distribute bitcoin gold (BTG) to customers."
Source 1: theft

List # 77
MyEtherWallet DNS Hack
Date 4-24-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 152,000.00 "Do not use if you're using Google Public DNS ( / at this moment, it seems these DNS servers are resolving the domain
Crypto Stolen 215 ETH
to a bad server that CAN steal your keys!"
Type Hack - Theft
Source 1: acked_on_google/

List # 78
Taylor Trading Crypto ICO Hack
Date 5-23-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 1,500,000.00 "The stolen eth was the entire amount they raised in or around February in an
ICO, with the hacker so seemingly looting everything."
Crypto Stolen 2,578 BTC
Type Hack - Theft
Source 1: rth-eth

List # 79
Syndicate Wallet ICO Hack
Date 6-5-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 10,000,000.00 "involved a Japanese syndicate that had gathered participants for Shopin's
Token Generation Event using a hot MyEtherWallet storage wallet containing
Crypto Stolen ? ETH
a large amount of various tokens, including 61 million Shopin Tokens. Shortly
after successfully receiving the allotment of participant tokens, the syndicate
member's wallet was hacked by what authorities believe was someone with
Type Hack - Theft credentialed access."
Source 1: on-usd-reported-missing-300660484.html?tc=eml_cleartime

List # 80
Coinrail Exchange Hack
Date 6-10-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 40,000,000.00 "However, Coinrail only provided the names of some of the tokens that were
taken in the alleged breach without disclosing the exact amounts at stake.
Crypto Stolen 1,927 ETH
These included the NPXS token from the Pundi X project, ATC from Aston
Type Hack - Theft and the NPER project’s NPER token."
Source 1: s

List # 81
Bancor Hack
Date 7-9-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 23,500,000.00 "The Israel-Switzerland company raised over $150 million in an ICO last year
and its services include a wallet with a built-in exchange service. Today,
Crypto Stolen 24,894 BTC
Bancor said in a statement that “a wallet used to upgrade some smart
Type Hack - Theft contracts was compromised.”"

Source 1:
Source 2:

List # 82
KICKICO Security Breach
Date 7-26-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 7,700,000.00 "On July 26 at 9:04 (UTC) KICKICO has experienced a security breach, which
resulted in the attackers gaining access to the account of the KICK smart
Crypto Stolen 700M KICK
contract — tokens of the KICKICO platform. The team learned about this
incident after the complaints of several victims, who did not find tokens worth
Type Hack - Theft 800 thousand dollars in their wallets."
Source 1: will-be-returned-ebe65a491dec
Source 2: each
List # 83
OneCoin Ponzi scheme
Date 9-5-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 400,000,000.00 "OneCoin was a multi-level marketing company that tricked investors into
buying into what they believed to be a legitimate investment. After the
Crypto Stolen
investments were taken in, Marks and his co-conspirators laundered the
investor money through several shell companies based all around the world.
Some of the money laundered—around USD $400 million of funds stolen from
Theft - Exit defrauded investors—was used to purchase a massive mansion for Scott and
Type Scam his family in Massachusetts."

Source 1:
Source 2: million-money-laundering-charge/

Source 2:

List # 84
Zaif Exchange Hack
Date 9-20-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 60,000,000.00 "The licensed exchange, called Zaif, is operated by the Tech Bureau. It said
on Thursday that the exchange first noticed an unusual outflow of funds on
Crypto Stolen 913 BTC
the platform around 17:00 Japan time on September 14, after which the
company suspended asset deposit and withdrawal services. Tech Bureau
explained that after further investigation, it discovered that hackers with
unauthorized access to the exchange’s hot wallets had stolen roughly $60
million in bitcoin, bitcoin cash, and MonaCoin. That being said, the exact
Type Hack - Theft amount of bitcoin cash stolen remains unknown."

Source 1:

List # 85
SpankChain ICO Hack
Date 10-8-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 40,000.00 "“Unfortunately, as we were in the middle of investigating other smart contract
bugs, we didn’t realize the hack had taken place until 7:00pm PST Sunday, at
Crypto Stolen 165 ETH
which point we took Spank.Live offline to prevent any additional funds from
Type Hack - Theft being deposited into the payment channels smart contract.”"

Source 1:

List # 86
William Kopko Ransom
Date 10-15-2018
Amt Stolen ($) Nine of the suspects were arrested in Costa Rica while three were nabbed in
Spain, according to Television New Zealand. It’s now three months since the
Crypto Stolen
American businessman was kidnapped in the Central American country.
Kopko’s family paid a ransom of nearly $950,000 in bitcoin which was
Theft - demanded shortly after he disappeared. However, Kopko, who owns the
Type Extortion online gambling platform 5Dimes, was never released and is still missing."
Source 1: g
Source 2: n-revealed/

List # 87
Australia XRP Hack
Date 10-25-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 450,000.00 "The victim told investigators he believed his email account had been hacked
the previous month and was subsequently locked out of his account for two
Crypto Stolen 100,000 XRP
days in mid-January. When he regained control of the account and checked
the activity, he noticed his cryptocurrency account had also been
Type Hack - Theft compromised leaving almost a zero balance."
Source 1: o-theft/news-story/17f2c4d0a5cb83b31279505255280bbf

List # 88
MapleChange Exchange Exit Scam
Date 10-28-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 6,000,000.00 "Due to a bug, some people have managed to withdraw all the funds from our
exchange. We are in the process of a thorough investigation for this. We are
Crypto Stolen 913 BTC
extremely sorry that it has to come to end like this. Until the investigation is
Theft - Exit over, we cannot refund anything."
Type Scam
Source 1:
Source 2: 8

List # 89
Oyster Protocol CEO Exit Scam
Date 10-29-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 300,000.00 "Earlier today, it was discovered that the transferDirector function was utilized
on the Oyster Protocol token contract. This allowed the new director to
Crypto Stolen
re-open the ICO for PRL and re-issue new tokens (1 ETH = 5000 PRL / .04
per PRL). The individual in question then sent these tokens (upwards of 3M
PRL) to KuCoin where the tokens were market sold. They were able to extract
Theft - Exit ~$300,000 in funds prior to us being able to shut down trading and
Type Scam withdrawals on KuCoin."

Source 1:
Source 2: 0-from-ico-contract/

List # 90
Dragon Coin Exit Scam
Date 11-7-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 2,400,000.00 "During the hearings, Thai prosecutors accused the three defendants and six
accomplices of defrauding 21-year-old Finnish investor Aamai Otava
Crypto Stolen
Saarimaa back in 2017. According to the investigation, he was persuaded to
buy shares in Expay Software Co, invest in a gambling-focused crypto token
Theft - Exit Dragon Coin (DRG), and buy 500 million shares in DNA (2002) Co, which he
Type Scam consequently did by transferring crypto to the siblings’ wallets."
Source 1: lead-not-guilty

List # 91
PureBit Exit Scam
Date 11-13-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 2,800,000.00 "On November 4, the group conducted an initial coin offering (ICO) to raise
nearly $30 million using Ethereum (ETH) to build a cryptocurrency
Crypto Stolen 13,000 ETH
exchange...On November 13, as CCN reported, Pure Bit and its operators
shut down all of their social media handles including KakaoTalk groups,
Theft - Exit kicking out investors in various public chat groups with the message “I’m
Type Scam sorry.”"
Source 1: ctims

Source 2:

List # 92
Nicholas Truglia SIM Swapping Hack
Date 11-21-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 1,000,000.00 "Remember that kid that got tortured by his friends in an attempt to steal his
BTC about a month ago? Well, turns out he may have actually made his
Crypto Stolen
cryptocurrency fortune by stealing it from a Silicon Valley exec, after pulling an
elaborate SIM-swapping scheme. Santa Clara investigators recently arrested
Nicholas Truglia, a 21-year-old con man from New York, for removing $1
million in cryptocurrency from exchange accounts belonging to the Bay Area‘s
Type Hack - Theft richest, New York Post reports."

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List # 93
Bulgaria Police Charge 3 With Crypto Hack
Date 11-26-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 5,000,000.00 "In its statement, the Prosecutor’s Office said that the investigation, which was
first launched back in June of this year, is the first of its kind in both Bulgaria
Crypto Stolen
and Europe. The three people arrested appear to have been fairly
sophisticated, with the prosecutor saying that they had exceptionally high
“computer literacy skills,” which enabled them to steal the cryptocurrency.
Those notebooks appear to indicate that the fraudsters were using a range of
Type Hack - Theft different accounts, with both real and fake users, to steal cryptocurrency."
Source 1: million-cryptocurrency-theft/

List # 94
Exmo CEO Pays Ransom
Date 12-26-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 1,000,000.00 “​According to Russian and Ukrainian media reports Pavel Lerner, 40,
was kidnapped while leaving his office in Kiev's Obolon district on 26
Crypto Stolen
December. The reports said he was dragged into a black
Theft - Mercedes-Benz by men wearing balaclavas.”
Type Extortion
Source 1:

Source 2:
Source 2: -paid/

List # 95
Electroneum Wallet Hack
Date 12-27-2018
Amt Stolen ($) 800,000.00 "“The hacker setup a whole bunch of malicious servers,” Reddit user
u/normal_rc explained: “If someone's Electrum Wallet connected to one of
Crypto Stolen Hack - Theft
those servers, and tried to send a BTC transaction, they would see an
official-looking message telling them to update their Electrum Wallet, along
Type 250 BTC with a scam URL.”"
Source 1: 0_btc_stolen_so_far/
Source 1: 1-million-in-hours-report

List # 96
ETC 51% Attack
Date 1-7-2019
Amt Stolen ($) 271,500.00 "“'s censor successfully blocked [the] attacker's transactions at the
beginning and submitted them to [a] manual exam. Unfortunately, during the
Crypto Stolen 40,000 ETC
51% attack, all the transactions looked valid and confirmed well on the
Type Hack - Theft blockchain..."
Source 1: okens-stolen/

List # 97
Cryptopia Exchange ERC20 Hack
Date 1-15-2019
Amt Stolen ($) 16,000,000.00 "The funds were taken from more than 76k different wallets, none of which
were smart contracts. The thieves must have gained access to not one private
Crypto Stolen 8 BTC +
key, but thousands of them. - Elementus"
Type Hack - Theft
Source 1: okens-stolen/

List # 98
LocalBitcoins Hack
Date 1-26-2019
Amt Stolen ($) 28,000.00 "The funds were taken from more than 76k different wallets, none of which
were smart contracts. The thieves must have gained access to not one private
Crypto Stolen 8 BTC +
key, but thousands of them. - Elementus"
Type Hack - Theft
Source 1: ange/

List # 99
Joel Ortiz SIM Swapping Hack
Date 2-1-2019
Amt Stolen ($) 5,000,000.00 "Authorities reportedly state that Ortiz is the first individual convicted of a
crime for SIM swapping... SIM swapping is growing increasingly popular with
Crypto Stolen
criminals as a means to steal fiat, crypto, and even social media usernames
and handles, which can subsequently be sold on a black market. The
Type Hack - Theft Instagram account “@t” reportedly sold for $40,000 in Bitcoin (BTC)."
Source 1: ency-theft

List # 100
QuadrigaCX Bankruptcy
Date 2-5-2019
Amt Stolen ($) 145,000.00 "Citing a creditor protection filing from the Nova Scotia Supreme court, the
Globe and Mail states that the firm has been unable to locate or access the
Crypto Stolen
funds since Cotten passed on Dec. 9, leading to a liquidity crisis at the
Theft - Exit exchange. QuadrigaCX filed for creditor protection in compliance with the
Type Scam Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) on Feb. 1."
Source 1: th-of-founder