Dateline Kyiv, Moscow, and Washington: Diplomacy continues over Russia's threat to Ukraine.
Strategic clarity and strategic ambiguity. (And cryptocurrency on the side.) (The CyberWire) Diplomacy moves to the fore this week, but there's an interesting cyber front emerging: cryptocurrency remittances seem to be financing Ukrainian hacktivism and prospective irregular forces.
Russian APT Steps Up Malicious Cyber Activity in Ukraine (Dark Reading) Actinium/Gameredon's attacks are another reminder of why organizations need to pay additional scrutiny to systems in the region.
Microsoft Details Malware Attacks on Ukrainian Organizations (Decipher) Microsoft said the Actinium threat group (also known as Gamaredon) has been observed targeting government, military and law enforcement organizations in Ukraine with spear-phishing emails.
As Russia's cyberattacks on Ukraine mount, the risk of fallout in other countries rises (CNET) Cyberattacks are a part of Russia's military strategy.
‘A 1938 moment’: Lithuanian PM warns about Russian troops in Belarus (the Guardian) Ingrida Šimonytė says threats from Moscow and Beijing mean west cannot be mired by self-doubt and division
Fighting to survive: The human toll of the Kremlin’s Ukraine war (Atlantic Council) A broader Russian invasion in 2022 would exacerbate the dire humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine and could prompt a migration crisis in Europe. How should Ukraine, the European Union, and the United States prepare, should the Kremlin spark another humanitarian catastrophe on Ukrainian soil?
'Where can we go?' Fear and self-defence near Ukraine's eastern frontiers (Reuters) Viktor, a pensioner, goes to sleep in breakaway eastern Ukraine, listening out for shelling in case he needs to take cover. In the city of Kharkiv, Viktoria Makarova, a building firm manager, is learning to fire a rifle in case of an invasion.
Exclusive: Senior separatist urges Russia to send 30,000 troops to east Ukraine (Reuters) An influential separatist commander in eastern Ukraine has urged Russia to send 30,000 soldiers to reinforce rebel forces fighting in the breakaway Donetsk region and to operate new weapons systems he hopes Russia will supply.
If Russia Takes Ukraine, Insurgency Could Be Putin's Nightmare (Bloomberg) The West should already be laying the groundwork for resistance forces if things take a turn for the worst.
Crypto donations soar to groups backing Ukraine's government - report (Reuters) Bitcoin donations have soared to Ukrainian volunteer and hacking groups, some of which have supplied equipment to government forces, according to a report showing such groups received more than $550,000 worth of cryptocurrency in 2021.
Bitcoin donations are pouring into Ukraine as Russia masses troops on the border (CNBC) As tensions rise with Russia, new data shows that Ukrainian volunteer groups are crowdfunding bitcoin to support the country's military.
Cryptocurrency Is Funding Ukraine's Defense—and Its Hacktivists (Wired) As Russia continues to amass troops at the border, resistance groups have seen a surge in crypto donations.
Ukrainians Turn to Bitcoin to Crowdfund the Fight Against Russia (Elliptic) Ukrainian NGOs and volunteer groups with close links to the government are using cryptocurrencies to crowdfund war. Hundreds of donations have been made, worth several hundred thousand dollars.
Without NATO, would Russia already be in Kyiv? Probably. | Opinion (Philadelphia Inquirer) The situation in Ukraine demonstrates the continued importance of NATO in helping the U.S. and Europe present a unified, coordinated response to threats, writes Curtis Milam.
Macron: Putin told him Russia won't escalate Ukraine crisis (AP NEWS) French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin told him he would not further escalate the Ukraine crisis in their marathon talks in the Kremlin a day earlier.
Paris says Putin agreed to start no new manoeuvres near Ukraine for now (Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin promised not to carry out new military initiatives near Ukraine for the time being as a precursor to possible de-escalation, a French official said after Putin had talks with France's Emmanuel Macron.
Macron in Kyiv as he and Putin pledge to speak again on Ukraine (World News Times) Emmanuel Macron arrived in Kyiv on Tuesday, a day after his long meeting with Vladimir Putin, as the diplomatic drive
Macron arrives in Ukraine with assurances from Putin (TurnedNews.com) The French president was welcomed at midday by his counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, who gave him a handshake, in a palace in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital.
As Biden Vows ‘United’ Response to Russia, Putin Says Ukraine Talks Will Continue (New York Times) President Emmanuel Macron of France, hoping for de-escalation of the crisis, met with Mr. Putin, who said Mr. Macron had some ideas worth pursuing.
Scholz says response to Russia will be ‘united and decisive’ if Ukraine is invaded (Washington Post) In an interview with The Post, the German chancellor, who meets President Biden on Monday at the White House, rejected criticism that his government has not done enough to support Ukraine.
Biden, Germany’s Scholz tout unity on Ukraine-Russia standoff (Defense News) The pronounced talk of diplomacy on Monday is likely to disappoint those who had hoped a visit by Scholz here would lead to a more military-minded German posture towards Russia.
Biden says a Russia-to-Germany pipeline would not go forward if Moscow invades Ukraine. (New York Times) After meeting with the German chancellor, Mr. Biden promised a united response to Russia.
Biden describes Nord Stream 2 sanctions trigger as allies worry (Washington Examiner) Western allies should not describe the acts of Russian military aggression against Ukraine that would “trigger” trans-Atlantic penalties, according to a senior British official who cautioned against focusing overmuch on Russian tanks.
What would Western sanctions mean for Russia? (openDemocracy) The unprecedented measures proposed by the US, the EU and the UK could create chaos in Russia’s economy and impoverish its population
Johnson voices UK support for Nato allies at meeting with Lithuanian PM (Evening Standard) The Lithuanian leader says a close relationship with the UK is ‘crucial’ as ‘the times are, so to say, not the calmest’.
US delegation: America stands with Ukraine against Russian threat (Atlantic Council) The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center organized a delegation to visit Kyiv on January 30-February 1 planned around a major public event organized in concert with Yalta European Strategy and the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, a partner of the Eurasia Center.
Several hundred US troops arrive in Europe as Russia expands its forces along Ukrainian border (Stars and Stripes) Several hundred U.S. troops from Fort Bragg, N.C., have arrived in Poland and Germany amid rising tensions in Europe over Russian armed forces massing at the Ukraine border, chief Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Monday.
Eastern Ukraine: When more war threatens in the war (Globe Echo) For eight years now, the war has determined the everyday life of the people in eastern Ukraine. While the West is warning of a new escalation, fear and confidence prevail there at the same time. By Martha Wilczynski and Andrea Beer, ARD studio Moscow, currently Mariupol and Kiev In Wolnowacha, about 30 kilometers from the […]
Aussie businesses warned of impending cyber attack amid international tensions (Security Brief) According to expert commentary, Australia's alliance with the United States puts it directly at risk from cyber hackers in the wake of Ukraine's ongoing standoff with Russia.
The Ukraine Crisis: Previewing the Paradoxes of the U.S.-India Partnership (South Asian Voices) As Russia appears to prepare for an invasion of Ukraine, India's silence on the crisis speaks to the weaknesses in the India-US partnership.
Is Russia Bluffing? (New York Times) A full-scale invasion of Ukraine would most likely be bloody and expensive. Can the West find the unity needed to head off the danger?
US intel indicates Russian officers have had doubts about full scale Ukraine invasion (CNN) Intercepted communications obtained by the US have revealed that some Russian officials have worried that a large-scale invasion of Ukraine would be costlier and more difficult than Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Kremlin leaders realize, according to four people familiar with the intelligence.
Experts are speculating over Russia's next move. They may want to check Ukraine's weather forecast (KESQ) Even in the 21st century, warfare is affected by weather — and that may become a factor in any Russian offensive into Ukraine.
Not worth fighting over: Young Ukrainians and Russians shun war (Al Jazeera) While tensions between Moscow and Kyiv reach boiling point, young people on both sides of the border hope for peace.
Self-exiled opposition calling for sanctions against Belarus called bandits (Belarusian Telegraph Agency) Aleksandr Lukashenko also spoke about the athletes, including the retired ones, who made a stand against him and left the country: “When they were offered this candy wrapper in the West, they saw candy there, apparently. Now they have no money, nothing.”
Biden: It ‘would be wise’ for Americans to leave Ukraine (Military Times) President Joe Biden said Monday “it would be wise” for Americans other than essential diplomats to leave Ukraine amid the Russian military threat.
Appease Mint? Ben & Jerry's criticizes US military response to Ukraine-Russia crisis (Task & Purpose) That was unexpected.
Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
Ugg Boots 4 Sale: A Tale of Palestinian-Aligned Espionage (Proofpoint) TA402, a likely Palestinian-aligned advance persistent threat actor, has recently engaged in campaigns leveraging a new implant, dubbed by Proofpoint analysts as NimbleMamba.
How Hackers Are Using a 20-Year-Old Text Trick to Phish Microsoft 365 Users (Vade) While Right-to-Left Override (RLO) attack is an old technique, the spoofing method is back and going after Microsoft 365 users.
New CapraRAT Android Malware Targets Indian Government and Military Personnel (The Hacker News) Earth Karkaddan hacker group has been targeting the Indian government and military with a new Android malware called "CapraRAT'' to steal information.
CVEs You Might Have Missed Whilst Log4j Stole the Headlines (Digital Shadows) The past three months have been a particularly challenging time for security teams. 2021 rounded off in the most spectacular fashion—if you can call it that—with the discovery of the Log4Shell vulnerability leaving security teams scrambling to identify and fix systems before threat actors could exploit. We’ve written a considerable amount on the issues surrounding ...
CISA Orders Federal Agencies to Patch Actively Exploited Windows Vulnerability (The Hacker News) CISA has ordered all federal agencies to immediately and mandatorily secure their systems against an actively exploited vulnerability in Windows.
CISA Urges Organizations to Patch Exploited Windows Vulnerability (SecurityWeek) CISA has expanded its list of vulnerabilities known to be exploited in malicious attacks with a recently addressed Windows zero-day bug.
CISA Adds One Known Exploited Vulnerability to Catalog (CISA) CISA has added one new vulnerability to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, based on evidence that threat actors are actively exploiting the vulnerabilities listed in the table below. These types of vulnerabilities are a frequent attack vector for malicious cyber actors of all types and pose significant risk to the federal enterprise.
Cyberattack brings down Vodafone Portugal mobile, voice, and TV services (The Record by Recorded Future) Vodafone Portugal said today that a large chunk of its customer data services went offline overnight following "a deliberate and malicious cyberattack intended to cause damage and disruption."
Medusa malware ramps up Android SMS phishing attacks (BleepingComputer) The Medusa Android banking Trojan is seeing increased infection rates as it targets more geographic regions to steal online credentials and perform financial fraud.
News Corp Discloses Cyber-Attack (Infosecurity Magazine) CTO says “limited number” of journalist and staff email accounts and documents compromised
Kids are flocking to Facebook’s ‘metaverse.’ Experts worry predators will follow. (Washington Post) Children aren’t allowed in the Horizon Worlds virtual-reality app, but that isn’t stopping them from socializing with adult strangers
Puma hit by data breach after Kronos ransomware attack (BleepingComputer) Sportswear manufacturer Puma was hit by a data breach following the ransomware attack that hit Kronos, one of its North American workforce management service providers, in December 2021.
Umbrella company Parasol confirms data breach linked to cyber attack five weeks ago (ComputerWeekly.com) In an email to contractors sent out earlier today, umbrella company confirmed some data had been accessed and shared online in the wake of last month’s suspected ransomware attack on its systems.
Wormhole offers $10M to Ethereum thieves (SearchSecurity) Blockchain bridge Wormhole offered $10 million to threat actors in exchange for the more than $300 million wrapped Ethereum stolen from them last week.
Free decrypter released for the TargetCompany ransomware (The Record by Recorded Future) Czech security firm Avast has released today a free utility that can help victims of the TargetCompany (Tohnici) ransomware recover their files without paying the ransom demand.
Vulnerability Summary for the Week of January 31, 2022 (CISA) The CISA Vulnerability Bulletin provides a summary of new vulnerabilities that have been recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) in the past week. NVD is sponsored by CISA. In some cases, the vulnerabilities in the bulletin may not yet have assigned CVSS scores. Please visit NVD for updated vulnerability entries, which include CVSS scores once they are available.
Security Patches, Mitigations, and Software Updates
Indian agency CERT-In issues ‘high severity’ advisory for Google Chrome users (The Indian Express) According to CERT-In, Google Chrome users should immediately update the Chrome browser to avoid targeted attacks.
Onapsis and SAP Partner to Identify and Patch Critical Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities (Business Wire) Onapsis, the leader in business-critical application cybersecurity and compliance, today announced that the Onapsis Research Labs and SAP Product Secu
VC Group Identifies Seven Cybersecurity Themes for 2022 (PRWeb) Global venture group Team8 today announced the release of its 2022 Cybersecurity Themes Report, which details the seven themes shaping the future o
Working from home increases ‘digital anxiety’ (F-Secure Press Room) Two-thirds of remote workers reported worrying about their online security and privacy, even if nothing is wrong.
Mimecast : Healthcare's High Risk of Brand Impersonation (MarketScreener) As employees get smarter about spotting common cyberattacks, hackers keep getting more creative. One of the more sophisticated types of attacks is brand impersonation, in which attackers... | February 8, 2022
Binalyze secures $10 million in Seed funding to develop its Real-time Enterprise Forensics platform (Binalyze) Binalyze, the Enterprise Forensics platform, today announced it has raised $10 million in its Seed funding round.
Trulioo Acquires No-Code Orchestration Solution HelloFlow to Accelerate Digital Onboarding and Advance its End-to-End Global Identity Platform (Business WIre) Trulioo, the leader in global identity verification, announced today it has acquired HelloFlow, the innovative no-code, drag-and-drop builder of clien
Shift5 Raises $50M Series B Round (Shift5 -) Shift5, the OT cybersecurity company that defends military platforms & critical transportation systems from cyberattacks, has raised $50 million in Series B...
Shift5 Raises $50M As Investors Continue Pivot To Protecting Infrastructure (Crunchbase News) Arlington, Virginia-based cybersecurity company Shift5 closed a $50 million Series B led by Insight Partners—the latest example of investors returning to the operational technology (OT) security space
Global Cyber Alliance and New York Metro InfraGard Members Alliance Announce Partnership (PR Newswire) The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) and the New York Metro InfraGard Members Alliance® (NYM-IMA) today announced a partnership to collaborate in...
DH2i Closes 2021 As Another Year of Record Sales Growth, Product Innovation, and Strategic Partnership Development (DH2i) DH2i today announced that 2021 marked another year of record growth, with a 44 percent sales growth year-over-year, across both its DxEnterprise multi-platform smart availability software and DxOdyssey software defined perimeter (SDP) security software solutions.
On Meta’s ‘regulatory headwinds’ and adtech’s privacy reckoning (TechCrunch) What does Meta/Facebook’s favorite new phrase to bandy around in awkward earnings calls — as it warns of “regulatory headwinds” cutting into its future growth — actually mean when you unpack it? It’s starting to look like this breezy wording means the law is fina…
Huawei reinforces cybersecurity consolidation to set up highest protection standards for Indonesia’s digital ecosystem - ANTARA News (Antara News) - Cyber security has become a priority issue for every country, along with the increasing use of information and communication technology (ICT) in various ...
Peter Thiel to Exit Meta’s Board to Support Trump-Aligned Candidates (New York Times) The tech billionaire, who has been on the board of the company formerly known as Facebook since 2005, is backing numerous politicians in the midterm elections.
Aqua Security appoints first head of APAC (CRN Australia) Robert D’Amico swaps vArmour for cloud security vendor.
Aryaka appoints three chief officers as part of the company’s growth strategy (Help Net Security) Aryaka announced the appointment of three chief officers to fuel the company’s global leadership in managed security and networking.
SonarSource Strengthens Its Leadership Team (Business Wire) SonarSource has appointed Andrea Malagodi and Gordon Pothier as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Financial Officer, respectively.
Rubrik Appoints Ghazal Asif as Vice President of Global Partners and Alliances (Rubrik) Proven Channel Leader and Former Google Exec to Lead Rubrik’s Award-Winning Partner Strategy.
Products, Services, and Solutions
RegTech Platform, Sekuritance ($SKRT) Launches Platform to Simplify Business Compliance Needs From… (Medium) Sekuritance (https://www.sekuritance.com), the first multi-dimensional RegTech ecosystem…
Eclypsium Announces a Distribution Agreement with Macnica in Japan - Eclypsium (Eclypsium) Partnership aims to capture growing market opportunity around cybersecurity and help develop new revenue streams in Japan.
Truecaller partners with multiple world leading smartphone manufacturers; targeting 100 million device integrations over the next two years (PR Newswire) Truecaller, the leading global platform for verifying contacts and blocking unwanted communications, has partnered with several world leading...
Pondurance Launches New Channel Partner Program (Business Wire) Pondurance, a leader in Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, announced today the launch of its new channel program, the Pondurance Channel P
Technica Corp to update USCYBERCOM's APT hunter system (Intelligence Online) As tensions continue to mount with Russia, the US Air Force has contracted Technica Corp to update USCYBERCOM's Cyberspace Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter.
CrowdStrike Announces General Availability of Falcon XDR, Extending Industry-Leading Threat Detection, Investigation, Response, and Hunting Capabilities Across the Security Stack (Yahoo) CrowdStrike Announces Availability of Falcon XDR, Extending Industry-Leading Threat Detection, Investigation, Response, and Hunting Capabilities
Fastly Launches Edge Deployment Option for Industry's First and Only Unified WAF (Fastly) Fastly’s edge cloud platform helps the world’s most popular digital businesses keep pace with their customer expectations by delivering fast, secure, and scalable online experiences.
2022 Best in KLAS Awards - Software and Professional Services (KLAS Report) The Best in KLAS report recognizes software and services companies who excel in helping healthcare professionals improve patient care. All rankings are a
CyberGRX Releases Third-Party Cyber Risk Management For Dummies (Business Wire) CyberGRX announced the publication of
NetWitness Launches New Partner Program (NetWitness.com) NetWitness today unveiled its new Partner Program, which is designed to better meet the needs of NetWitness’ ecosystem of channel resellers, distributors, and managed security service providers (MSSPs) working with enterprises around the globe to improve their threat detection and response capabilities.
Technologies, Techniques, and Standards
Log4j: Getting From Stopgap Remedies to Long-Term Solutions (Dark Reading) This pervasive vulnerability will require continued care and attention to fully remediate and detect permutations. Here are some ways to get started.
How remote workers can tame digital anxiety (F-Secure Blog) The sort of “digital anxiety” exhibited more frequently by remote workers seems similar to climate anxiety.
Cybersecurity Leaders Cite Zero Trust Among Most Effective Security Practices (Optiv) Optiv presents the Zero Trust Strategies for 2022 survey results report, compiled in partnership with Palo Alto Networks and ISMG.
Public Sector Shadow IT 2022 (NinjaOne) With so many threats to manage, taking a lax approach to device management and security dramatically increases the risk an organization faces. Shadow IT can be a major cybersecurity concern and impair employees’ productivity.
Why you need to keep security and fraud teams together all year long (Puget Sound Business Journal) It used to be that e-commerce fraud and gift card fraud were more of a concern during the holiday timeframe, but a year-round emphasis on digital experiences now keeps these topics top-of-mind in every season.
Design and Innovation
The metaverse is a new word for an old idea (MIT Technology Review) To understand what we are—and should be—building, we need to look beyond Snow Crash.
Research and Development
NTT Scientists Advance Post-Quantum Cryptography at FOCS Symposium (Business Wire) Two scientists from the NTT Research Lab and NTT Social Informatics Laboratories will present papers on post-quantum cryptography at FOCS event.
Army to Ramp Up Testing for Cyber Weapons (National Defense) As the Army sharpens its cyber capabilities, the service is planning to increase its capacity for training and simulation at its facilities across the nation.
Augusta University re-designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (Jagwire) Augusta University has been re-designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense through the academic year 2027.
Cybersecurity program earns prestigious NSA designation (The Morning Sun) Central Michigan University has been recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity by the National Security Agency, the highest designation awarded by the nation’s top inf…
Legislation, Policy, and Regulation
The world’s top two authoritarians have teamed up. The US should be on alert. (Atlantic Council) It would be a profound mistake to see the Ukraine crisis in isolation at a time when Xi and Putin have provided its disturbing context.
Russia and China Unveil a Pact Against America and the West (The New Yorker) In a sweeping long-term agreement, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, the two most powerful autocrats, challenge the current political and military order.
Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China on the International Relations Entering a New Era and the Global Sustainable Development (President of Russia) At the invitation of President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir V. Putin visited China on 4 February 2022. The Heads of State held talks in Beijing and took part in the opening ceremony of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games.
ISIS is regrouping and expanding despite the death of its leader in US raid, experts say (USA TODAY) Despite the death of its leader, ISIS has a continuity plan in place and the group still poses a significant threat to U.S. interests, experts say.
Australian telcos in line for classified threat intelligence briefings (iTnews) Recommendation that spy agencies share more, and vice versa.
IRS Retreats From Facial Recognition to Verify Taxpayers’ Identities (Wall Street Journal) The agency’s use of the technology has drawn bipartisan concerns over privacy.
I.R.S. to End Use of Facial Recognition for Identity Verification (New York Times) After a bipartisan backlash, the agency will transition away from using a service from ID.me.
IRS to drop facial recognition verification (The Record by Recorded Future) The IRS announced Monday that the agency “will transition away” from a system that uses third-party facial recognition vendors to verify the identity of people wanting to use its online services.
Reps Lieu, Eshoo, Jayapal, and Clarke urge IRS to halt plan to use facial recognition technology (Congressman Ted Lieu) Today Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig urging the IRS to halt its plan to employ facial recognition technology and consult with a wide variety of stakeholders before deciding on an alternative.
IRS dodged a cyber minefield by ditching facial recognition (Washington Post) A wave of relief swept through the cybersecurity community yesterday as the Internal Revenue Service scrapped plans to make taxpayers share the most personal of personal information: the identifying features of their faces.
Litigation, Investigation, and Law Enforcement
The Hidden Failure of the World's Biggest Privacy Law (Gizmodo) The EU's landmark privacy law, GDPR, was supposed to change the world of tech privacy forever. What the hell happened?
Meta Renews Warning to EU It Will Be Forced to Pull Facebook (Bloomberg) European regulators are currently re-working data regulations. Company said exit may be option if it couldn’t rely on rules.
Facebook appeal over Cambridge Analytica data rejected by Australian court as ‘divorced from reality’ (the Guardian) Full bench of the federal court confirms earlier ruling that tech giant collects personal information in Australia
Israel's police under fire amid further allegations of 'Pegasus' cybersurveillance use against public figures (CNN) Israel's government is set to consider opening a commission of inquiry into the police amid growing anger over the alleged police use of Pegasus hacking software against a wide array of senior public figures.
Red flags trailed ex-UCLA lecturer across elite universities (Washington Post) A trail of red flags about his behavior toward women followed Matthew Harris on an academic journey that took him to three of the nation’s most prestigious universities — Duke, Cornell and then the University of California, Los Angeles.
NetWalker ransomware affiliate sentenced to seven years in prison (The Record by Recorded Future) A Canadian man who worked as an "affiliate" for the NetWalker ransomware gang was sentenced last week to seven years in prison for his crimes.
Two Arrested for Alleged Conspiracy to Launder $4.5 Billion in Stolen Cryptocurrency (US Department of Justice) Two individuals were arrested this morning in Manhattan for an alleged conspiracy to launder cryptocurrency that was stolen during the 2016 hack of Bitfinex, a virtual currency exchange, presently valued at approximately $4.5 billion. Thus far, law enforcement has seized over $3.6 billion in cryptocurrency linked to that hack.