Lessons from the Recent KuCoin $150 Million Crypto Hack Incident

Adella Miesner

Even as the crypto industry has gained traction, many digital currency exchanges are still vulnerable to attacks by cybercriminals. In February 2020, Italian crypto exchange Altsbit lost around $70,000 worth of digital currencies. South Korean exchange Upbit reportedly lost around $51 million worth of Ethereum in November 2019. Japanese exchange Bitpoint was also compromised, resulting in a loss worth $30 million. In May 2019, Binance figured in a high-profile incident that had bad players running off with $40 million worth of Bitcoin.

Just recently, KuCoin published an official statement confirming the reported anomalous large withdrawals of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) tokens from the KuCoin exchange. The funds were transferred to several crypto wallets listed in an updated statement from Kucoin.

The Singapore-based digital asset

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How to Hack Your Courage

Adella Miesner

I’m afraid of a surprising number of things.

Let me clarify. I’m not afraid of big things: I’ve moved away from home and started a whole new life. Twice. I quit my job and started my own company . . . seventeen years and going strong. I wrote books even when nobody read them. I’ve given birth three times and fought through years of the adoption process to hold my daughter in my arms. When it’s big things, I seem to have no end of courage. But little stuff? I’m actually kind of a weenie.

Skiing, snowboarding, water skis—basically anything involving me going faster than humans were meant to go, while riding on top of some kind of blade? Absolutely not.

I hate public restrooms because I live in fear of someone walking in on me using the toilet.

Snakes are abhorrent.

Big Foot (okay, the idea of Big

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Microsoft prevented hack that could’ve impacted 2020 election

Adella Miesner

In a new report, Microsoft revealed it prevented a hacking scheme that could have indirectly affected the 2020 presidential election.

According to CNN Business, the tech company took down the servers behind Trickbot, a malware network that criminals were using to launch cyberattacks.

This included a strain of ransomware the outlet deemed “highly potent.” Microsoft said it obtained a federal court order to disable IP addresses associated with Trickbot’s servers.

A signage of Microsoft is seen on March 13, 2020 in New York City. Co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board to spend more time on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)

CNN Business said that Microsoft worked with telecom providers globally in the takedown.

According to Microsoft, Trickbot provided a platform for hackers to market services to other hackers, “offering them the capability to inject vulnerable computers, routers

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Trump mocks debate host Steve Scully over Twitter hack claim

Adella Miesner

Donald Trump ridiculed debate host Steve Scully on Sunday for his claim that his Twitter account had been hacked when he sent a mysterious message to Anthony Scaramucci. 

Scully has come under pressure after seemingly asking Scaramucci for advice on how to handle Trump’s criticism, but the C-SPAN journalist says it was a hack. 

Trump, who has lambasted the moderator as a ‘fraud’ and a ‘Never Trumper’, told Fox News that ‘they all say they were hacked’. 

‘Every time something happens where they did something… the first thing they do is they say, oh, we were hacked or we were hacked,’ Trump said. 

‘He was an act. He knows that he’s ashamed. It’s a shame.’ 

Scully was due to moderate the second debate this Thursday but the event has been canceled after Trump refused to take part in a virtual contest. 

President Donald Trump (pictured) ridiculed debate host Steve Scully

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Bernie Sanders calls James Carville ‘political hack’ after criticism

Adella Miesner

Sen. Bernie Sanders Wednesday called James Carville a “political hack” two days after the former President Clinton adviser said it would be the “end of days” for Democrats if Sanders became the nominee.

“Look, James, in all due respect, is a political hack who said very terrible things when he was working for Clinton against Barack Obama,” Sanders told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “We are taking on the establishment. This is no secret to anybody.”

Sanders said he is taking on President Trump, the Republican establishment as well as the Democratic establishment, “but at the end of the day the grassroots movement we are putting together of young people, of working people, of people of color, want real change.”


On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Monday, Carville claimed that Sanders doesn’t have a broad

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This Waxed Paper Hack Will Get Rid of Grease and Dust in Your Kitchen

Adella Miesner

We’re all in favor of cleaning hacks that make chores easier to do. This simple move will save you from hours of climbing up on a step stool to clean hard-to-reach places.

a wooden table

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Your roll of waxed paper will save you from having dusty cabinet tops and grease splatters around the kitchen!

What Is the Waxed Paper Hack?

It’s so simple: You place a sheet of waxed paper on top of hard-to-see surfaces. Instead of sticking to the tops of cabinets, particles will stick to the surface of the waxed paper. Then, when it’s time to deep clean the house, all you have to do is carefully fold the sheet up, toss it and replace with a fresh one.

If you have a powerful ceiling fan, or want to place the waxed paper somewhere that may be drafty, use double-sided tape to secure the paper in place

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James Carville embraces Sanders’ ‘political hack’ label: ‘At least I’m not a communist’

Adella Miesner

Democratic strategist James Carville has said that he agrees with Sen. Bernie Sanders’ assessment of him as a “political hack,” adding that he’d rather be a hack than a “communist” like the senator from Vermont.

Carville’s comments were the latest salvo in a feud that began over the weekend when he attacked Sanders’ policies and said he was “scared to death” of his success in Iowa’s Democratic caucuses. Sanders, I-Vt., responded by telling CNN: “Look, James, in all due respect, is a political hack who said very terrible things when he was working for Clinton against Barack Obama.”

Vanity Fair contributor Peter Hamby tweeted Thursday that he had spoken on the phone with Carville, who told him: “Last night on CNN, Bernie called me a  political hack. That’s exactly who the f–k I am! I am a political hack!

“I am not an ideologue,” Carville reportedly added. “I am not

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Debate moderator Steve Scully blames Twitter hack after post to Scaramucci mocking Trump creates uproar

Adella Miesner

C-SPAN Political Editor Steve Scully on Friday, October 9, said his Twitter account was hacked after a message was sent out to Anthony Scaramucci, a critic of President Donald Trump, after the commander-in-chief called Scully a “Never Trumper” on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox. 

C-SPAN came up with a statement the same day to say: “Steve Scully did not originate the tweet and believes his account has been hacked.” 

When one visited the Twitter account of Scully, it was found to be “protected” with the words “ Only approved followers can see” his posts. 

The Scully-to-Scaramucci message that came under the scanner read: “should I respond to Trump” and was sent out during Hannity’s program. The now-deleted tweet was posted around 9 pm, hours after Trump slammed Scully, who was supposed to moderate the second presidential debate in Miami on October 15. The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) scrapped the

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Trump CDC Hack Michael Caputo Rants About Election Violence on Facebook

Adella Miesner

And speaking of Michael Caputo, the hopeless hack installed at CDC as assistant director after he made nicey-nice with the president*, in addition to being, y’know, a hopeless hack, he’s also a fount of dangerous lunacy. From the New York Times:

“You understand that they’re going to have to kill me, and unfortunately, I think that’s where this is going,” Mr. Caputo, a Trump loyalist installed by the White House in April, told followers in a video he hosted live on his personal Facebook page. Mr. Caputo has 5,000 Facebook friends, and the video has been viewed more than 850 times. It has been shared by 44 followers…

“I don’t like being alone in Washington,” he said, describing “shadows on the ceiling in my apartment, there alone, shadows are so long.” He then ran through a series of conspiracy theories, culminating in a prediction that Mr. Trump will win

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How to Hack Your Skin Care For Fall, According to a Derm

Adella Miesner

It happens every year: One morning, you wake up and the sticky summer humidity has been replaced with the cold, crisp smell of autumn, indicating that the seasons have officially changed. And while this is usually a cue to whip out your coziest sweaters, it’s also a signal that it’s time to change up your skin care for fall.

“This change in the air is dehydrating our skin, and we’re all going to turn on our furnaces which will speed up that dehydration process even further,” says Audrey Kunin, MD,  board-certified dermatologist and founder of DermaDoctor. “Eventually, there’s going to be a chemical reaction going on in the skin where we lose our protective acid mantle and our pH gets disrupted. When that happens, the cells of the skin, which normally lay tightly on top of each other, like shingles on a roof start, to pull apart.”

This, she

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