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Crypto heist hacker returns most of the stolen funds

RealSport101 12 August, 2021 - 05:10pm

On Thursday, Poly Network confirmed on Twitter that $268m worth of Ether tokens had now been recovered.

Over the last 24 hours, the hacker has returned $342m worth of tokens relating to three crypto-currencies to the firm.

The individual also posted several pages of notes to the blockchain, disclosing why they hacked the firm and the offers Poly Network made to them.

In a twist that's worrying some cyber-security experts, the hacker claims the firm offered to pay $500,000 if they returned the stolen assets, as well as a promise of immunity from prosecution.

However, the hacker says he did not accept the offer.

By Thursday evening, Poly Network posted an update that most of the remaining assets in the hacker's possession had been transferred to a digital wallet controlled by both the hacker and the company.

But some of the money is still outstanding.

"The hacker still holds $33.4m of stolen Tether [tokens] - because it has been frozen by Tether themselves," Tom Robinson, co-founder of Elliptic, a London-based blockchain analytics and compliance firm, told the BBC.

He added that it could be seen on the blockchain that "a few thousand dollars' worth of various other tokens" were being held onto by the hacker.

It was not clear, however, if these were part of the stolen assets, or donations that the hacker requested people to send them on Thursday, to compensate any users who might have lost money due to the hack.

Other money outstanding also includes a 13.37 Ether tip ($40,000), which the hacker sent to a user who warned them that the Tether tokens had been frozen by its developer.

The Poly Network hack occurred on Tuesday, when blockchain site Poly Network said hackers had exploited a vulnerability in its system and taken thousands of digital tokens such as Ether.

In a letter posted on Twitter, it urged the thieves to "establish communication and return the hacked assets".

The anonymous hacker claimed he or she carried out the heist for fun and to encourage cryptocurrency exchange firm Poly Networks to improve its security.

Poly Network said on Twitter it was still waiting for the repayment process to be completed, but that it is working with the hacker, whom the firm named "Mr White Hat".

White hat hackers are ethical security researchers who use their skills for good to help organisations find security flaws.

Poly Network has referred to the hacker in this way in multiple public posts. The hacker alleges that they were sent a message from the firm over the blockchain, saying: "Since we believe that your action is white hat behaviour, we plan to offer you a $500,000" reward.

They claim the firm added: "We assure you that you will not be accountable for this incident."

The alleged move has angered some in the security world who are worried that it might set a precedent for criminal hackers to white-wash their actions.

Katie Paxton-Fear, a white hat hacker and lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, says that "labelling this hack as white hat is just really disappointing".

Mrs Paxton-Fear has found over 30 vulnerabilities in organisations ranging from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to Verizon Media.

"White hat hacking is all about having a scope, not touching some systems, working with the team, writing professional reports detailing our findings, not going further than we have to to demonstrate risk," she said.

"Our approach is 'first, do no harm', potentially verifying fixes are put in place and not putting any users data at risk."

Charlie Steele, Partner at Forensic Risk Alliance and former Department of Justice and FBI official is also concerned about the alleged offer from Poly Network.

"Private companies have no authority to promise immunity from criminal prosecution," he told the BBC.

"In this event where a hacker stole the $600m 'for fun' and then returned most of it, all while remaining anonymous, is not likely to lessen regulators' concerns about the variety of risks posed by crypto-currencies."

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Rocket League freezing, crashing, casual bans issue after update surfaces

PiunikaWeb 12 August, 2021 - 03:30am

Update 2.01 for Rocket League went live yesterday bringing along some new features and several fixes. It has been rolled out across all platforms namely PC, Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

The main goal of the patch is to get the game ready for Season 4. ‘Streamer Safe music’ is another major element of the update. It allows listening to the game’s soundtrack without fear of DMCA violations whilst streaming.

But perhaps the most talked-about change are the new penalties for players who quit Casual games early. These penalties are similar to the matchmaking bans for Competitive Playlists.

Leaving a single match per day won’t land you in trouble, but repeatedly quitting will, with each quit increasing the length of the ban.

While the Rocket League community seems to be torn between the implementation of the new penalties, an issue has given a strong point for those arguing against them.

As it stands, Rocket League suffers from occasional server issues. These server issues can sometimes cause a match to get forfeited on its own which is unrightfully causing penalties to get triggered as well.

Unfortunately, it is unlikely that the new penalty system will be rolled back.

Unfortunately, the above isn’t all that’s bothering Rocket League players as there have also been several complaints [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7] saying that the game has been freezing and crashing quite often following the 2.01 Season 4 update.

Going by reports, the freezes are persistent across all platforms be it Xbox, PlayStation, or PC, while the crashes seem to be limited to PC alone.

The freezes occur when on the loading screen, due to which one is unable to load into the game at all.

Another scenario where Rocket League runs into the freezing issues is on the main menu. The main menu shows Season 4, but upon clicking into the app, the main screen says Season 3. Clicking the close button there causes the game to freeze.

Complainants have reportedly already tried booting into safe mode, rebuilding the database, and clearing cache to no avail.

As for crashes, one savvy Redditor has provided an explanation and given a workaround as well. Do note that it is targeted at crashes on Windows 7 alone.

Unfortunately, there is still no sign of an official acknowledgment, so it’s unclear when these issues will be addressed for good.

Rocket League’s support team on Twitter is routing users to this troubleshooting guide for game crashes on various platforms. In case the game’s been crashing on your device, then check out the troubleshooting steps for your platform.

Hey there! Sorry to hear you are experiencing these issues but no worries, we are happy to look into this. Please have a look here for some troubleshooting that might help https://bit.ly/2SzXtzN If this doesn’t help, please let us know and we will help you further. Thanks! (Source)

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