Anonymous cryptocurrency Verge can’t seem to catch a break. It appears that hackers have again exploited the vulnerabilities in Verge’s blockchain to steal XVGs.
Verge suffered a similar attack last month resulting in the theft of 250,000 XVG.
As per ocminer — the Bitcointalk.org user who had pointed out the attack last time as well — it is the same glitch that has been exploited again by the attackers.
The attackers were able to mine multiple blocks one second apart using the same (scrypt) algorithm.
ocminer shared the following screenshot highlighting the vulnerability:
Verge has so far chosen to downplay the hack as a denial-of-service (DDos) attack on some XVG mining pools.
it appears some mining pools are under ddos attack, and we are experiencing a delay in our blocks, we are working to resolve this.
— vergecurrency (@vergecurrency) May 22, 2018
The privacy-oriented cryptocurrency has always had tough luck with security. The company’s twitter account was hacked in March earlier this year. Prior to that, reports suggested that Verge might be suffering from a vulnerability that exposes its users’ IP addresses, though the claims were never properly confirmed.
The loopholes in security, however, have not deterred Verge from talking business. The company announced a partnership with Pornhub last month, after bizarrely asking users for $3 million to reveal the potential partnership.
We have reached out to Verge for a comment. If they respond, we will update the story accordingly.
[H/T : Reddit user Flenst]
Published May 22, 2018 — 13:32 UTC