LEAK -- compromised ACTIVE key successfully detected

in CyberSecurity β€’ 2 months ago (edited)


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It's a new day and another user leaked one of their private keys into the Steem Blockchain.

They COMPROMISED their...

private ACTIVE key

HOW: in a TRANSFER operation


The compromised account owner has NOT been notified nor their funds automatically put into their savings.. since it's a Steem-only account.



Compromised account stats:

  • Reputation: 47

  • Followers: undisclosed

  • Account creation: undisclosed

  • Last Post: undisclosed

  • Estimated account value: $ 5.0



Top 5 private ACTIVE keys protected:

1. @nextgen622: ~$ 28,000
2. @cryptoandcoffee:
~$ 8,400
3. @runridefly:
~$ 3,300
4. @globalmerchantio: ~$ 250

5. @j3dy: ~$ 120 (500 HIVE automatically protected for 9 days)


Keys-Defender features:
- Keys protection [live scan of transfers/posts/comments/other_ops. Warnings (reply and memo), auto-transfers to savings until fully restored, auto-reset of keys, ..] {see automatic posts on leak and monthly reports}
- Phishing protection [live scan of comments and posts to warn users against known phishing campaigns and compromised domains or accounts, scan of memos and auto-replies, anti phishing countermeasures - eg. fake credentials]
- Re-posting detection [mitigates the issue of re-posters]
- Code injection detection [live scan of blocks for malicious code targeting dapps of the Hive ecosystem]
- Anti abuse efforts [counteracts spam from hive haters and milking campaigns]


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