The cryptocurrency Verge — which prides itself on “security/anonymity/privacy” — was hacked yesterday. In a short period of time, the attacker made off with around 250,000 coins. The hack was discovered by “ocminer,” a poster on Bitcointalk forums, yesterday afternoon. According to ocminer, the attacker took advantage of “several bugs” in Verge’s code to mine an extraordinarily…


In July, one cryptocurrency company’s coding error helped hackers steal $30 million of the world’s second most valuable digital coin. Now, that company is facing more security problems. Parity Technologies Ltd., a London-based startup that makes software for so-called crypto wallets, issued a “critical” security alert Tuesday after certain users had funds frozen. The company said…