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Unveiling the MailerLite Phishing Attack: A Deep Dive into the Crypto Market Breach

The recent phishing attack on email service provider MailerLite has raised significant concerns within the crypto market. The company disclosed to Decrypt that the breach, which occurred when a support team member unwittingly fell victim to a deceptive link and provided their Google credentials, resulted in unauthorized access to MailerLite's internal system. Here are the key points of the incident: Hackers gained access to MailerLite's internal system by executing a password reset for a specific user on the admin panel. They were able to impersonate user accounts, focusing primarily on cryptocurrency-related accounts. A total of 117 accounts were accessed, with some being used to launch phishing campaigns using stolen information. Notable affected accounts included CoinTelegraph, Wallet Connect, Token Terminal, DeFi, and Decrypt. The hackers managed to steal over $580,000, according to ZachXBT, with the funds being sent to a specified address. Web3 security firm Blockai

Cathie Wood Sells $5.8 Million in Coinbase and GBTC Shares as Bitcoin Surges: A Market Update

In a surprising move, renowned Bitcoin enthusiast Cathie Wood has reportedly sold nearly $5.8 million worth of Coinbase and Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) shares. This comes as the leading cryptocurrency experienced a significant surge of over 10%. According to Ark Invest's latest trade information newsletter, Wood's firm sold 42,613 COIN shares through ARK Next Generation Internet ETF (ARKW) and ARK Fintech Innovation ETF, amounting to $3.29 million. Additionally, they sold 100,739 GBTC shares worth $2.48 million.

Ark Invest, currently the second-largest shareholder of GBTC, holds over $130 million in the trust. GBTC also holds the top position in ARKW, which focuses on actively investing in internet-based products and services, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, and media innovations. COIN accounts for 9.08% of the ARKW portfolio.

By the closing bell on Monday, COIN had experienced a staggering 130% increase since the beginning of the year, while GBTC saw even more remarkable gains of 201% year-to-date. Meanwhile, shares of Grayscale's flagship Bitcoin fund closed trading with a 4.5% increase on Monday. This came as news broke that the U.S. Court of Appeals had compelled the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revisit Grayscale's spot Bitcoin ETF application.

The court's decision is related to a lawsuit filed by Grayscale against the SEC last year, in which the investment firm accused the agency of refusing to allow the conversion of GBTC into a spot Bitcoin ETF. In a landmark victory for Grayscale, the court ruled in August that the SEC had failed to adequately explain why it approved the listing of Bitcoin futures ETFs but not Grayscale's proposed product.

The SEC has repeatedly denied or postponed applications for spot Bitcoin ETFs, citing concerns over market manipulation. These ETFs allow investors to gain exposure to Bitcoin without physically holding the asset. It is important to note that the court's latest decision does not guarantee the successful conversion of GBTC into a Bitcoin ETF.

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