Report: White Cap Hackers Detected 40 Bugs In Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Platforms Over Past 30 Days


Report_White-Cap-Hackers-Detected-40-Bugs-In-Blockchain-And-Cryptocurrency-Platforms-Over-Past-30-Days Report: White Cap Hackers Detected 40 Bugs In Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Platforms Over Past 30 DaysAccording to the reports from The Next Web, white hat hackers have identified more than 40 bugs in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency platforms over the past 30 days. During the 13th February to 13th March, 13 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency-related companies were hit with a total of 43 vulnerability, wherein e-sports gambling platform Unikrn purportedly reported the most vulnerability reports of 12 bugs. Afterward, OmiseGo developer, Omise, received six bug reports, while EOS, a Blockchain protocol, got 5 vulnerability reports.

Continued to finding bugs, Consensus algorithm and peer-to-peer (P2P) networking protocol Tendermint received 4 bugs, followed by decentralized prediction market protocol Augur and smart contracts platform Tezos, with 3 each. On the other end, Anonymity-focused Cryptocurrency Monero, ICON, and MyEtherWallet reportedly saw 2 vulnerability reports each. Keeping the line towards bug finding, Major American Crypto exchange Coinbase and the developer of Blockchain browser Brave, Brave Software reportedly received 1 vulnerability report each. For their efforts, white hat hackers received a sum of total USD 23,675 dollars, in which Tendermint contribution amounted USD 8,500, while EOS awarded USD 5, 500 and USD 1,375 in rewards from Unikrn. With this rewarded amounts, TNW said that it indicates that the bug was not critical.

On the contrary, EOS gave tens of thousands of dollars in bounties to white hat hackers who found critical vulnerabilities in its platform. Moreover, a major hardware wallet developer Ledger reported vulnerabilities in its direct entrant Trezor’s devices. The device, among other issues, could supposedly be emulated by backdooring the device with malware and then re-sealing it in its box by flaking a tamper-proof sticker, which would remove easily.