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Roman Zaikin is an information and cybersecurity expert at Check Point, who, together with Eran and Kanin, and Dikla Breda, has exposed numerous security vulnerabilities in many well-known and influential companies in the global economy, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, DJI, Amazon, eBay, LG, Atlassian, Skype, OpenSea, Rarible, and many others.
Zaikin is the author of the book "The World of Information Security and Hacking" and the series of books "Cyber and Penetration Testing". He has over 10 years of experience in the cybersecurity field.
More than 20 years of InfoSec experience. A Security Leader & Offensive Security expert. Leading a Security Research Domain from product design stages till post release. Leading security ideas into products. Expertise: Building a Security Research Team, Vulnerability Research, Security Best practice &security design. Issue 5 patents on cyber security defense methods. Published dozens research papers & products CVE’s.
Dikla Breda is an information security expert in the web and blockchain world with over 8 years of experience. Over the years, she has worked with Roman Zaikin to uncover hundreds of security vulnerabilities with over 100 well-known companies, including Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, DJI, Amazon, LG, Atlassian, and many others.
In recent years, she has focused on blockchain security and has collaborated with Roman Zaikin and Oded Vanunu to uncover security vulnerabilities in OpenSea and Rarible, as well as in the field of smart contract security.
In her free time, she develops research tools and participates in Bug Bounty programs.
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“A successful attack would have come from a malicious NFT within Rarible's marketplace, itself, where users are less suspicious and familiar with submitting transactions,” noted Check Point Research.
Scammers are placing ads at the top of Google Search that imitate popular wallet brands, such as Phantom, MetaMask and Pancake Swap, to trick users into giving up their wallet passphrase and private key. CPR estimates that more than USD$500k worth of crypto was stolen in a matter of days.
THE ANONYMOUS, unregulated nature of cryptocurrency – which for many is a selling point – is also what makes crypto oh-so-popular with hackers. It is estimated that in 2021, crypto scammers stole around $14 billion in cryptocurrency worldwide.
A vulnerability was brought to our attention that reinforces how important it is to stay informed and follow security best practices while navigating the NFT space–or anywhere online. Thanks to Check Point Research (CPR) and our own independent efforts, the vulnerability was patched and there are no known victims.
“To understand the crypto evolution, you need to look at it from the perspective of the invention of the engine,” said Check Point’s head of product vulnerability research Oded Vanunu. “At the start, it was a bicycle. Then it was a motorcycle, and then it was a small plane, a big plane, a missile, and so on…