In the wake of the most recent cryptocurrency market meltdowns, we have observed a significant increase in cyberattacks. The cryptocurrency world has become a hostile environment for investors and traders alike. Recent security breaches have been especially damaging because they have involved large amounts of money and resulted in major losses for both businesses and consumers. In addition to these actual losses, there were also significant reputational costs associated with these attacks due to their effect on public perceptions about cryptocurrencies.
Cryptocurrencies are valuable, and they can be stolen. It is a fact that has been well-known in the cryptocurrency space for a while now. When cryptocurrencies were first introduced, they were touted as being “unstealable” because of how difficult it would be to transfer them from one person to another. However, as cybercrime evolved and advanced over time, hackers found ways to breach these supposedly impenetrable systems with relative ease. Despite this risk factor, many corporations continue to invest heavily in crypto-related startups that are targeted by these malicious actors.