Bitcoin Account Hijacking Using OSINT Techniques

Researchers at Kudelski Security have managed to break Bitcoin and Ethereum wallets using a novel attack against one of the most popular asymmetric key algorithms of modern cryptography. Although Satoshi Nakamoto’s wallet was not among the 764 wallets they were able to break, it is quite worrying to see that a software issue can make such a modern cryptographic algorithm like ECDSA vulnerable.

Read the rest of the article by Szilárd Pfeiffer (Security Engineer & Evangelist) at eForensics Magazine.