Crime

Fake Tor Browser Has Been Spying, Stealing Bitcoin ‘For Years’

| Daniel Palmer

Hackers have been distributing a compromised version of the official Tor Browser that's packed with malware designed to steal bitcoin.

US Law Enforcement Traces Bitcoin Transfers to Nab ‘Largest’ Child Porn Site

| David Pan

A U.S. federal grand jury indicted a South Korean citizen for operating a child porn site, funded by millions dollars worth of bitcoin.

Identity Thief Spends $5 Million on Cloud Computing to Mine Cryptocurrency

| David Pan

Singaporean citizen Ho Jun Jia has been indicted for stealing over $5 million worth of cloud computing services to mine cryptocurrencies.

UK Finance Watchdog’s Crypto Investigations Up By 74% in 2019

| Daniel Palmer

The number of investigations into cryptocurrency firms by the U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority have reportedly seen a sharp rise in the last year.

gold, nugget

‘Gold-Backed’ Crypto Token’s Promoter Investigated by Florida Regulators

| Leigh Cuen

Karatbars, issuer of a purportedly gold-backed crypto token, is under investigation by Florida regulators over links to a Miami “crypto bank.”

Trojan

Hackers Launch Widespread Botnet Attack on Crypto Wallets Using Cheap Russian Malware

| David Pan

With millions of dollars of cryptocurrency stolen from crypto wallets every year, security researchers found one active botnet being run for about…

MakerDAO Bounty Program Catches ‘Critical’ Bug Before Launch

| Danny Nelson

MakerDAO patched a "critical" bug in its upcoming Multi-Collateral Dai upgrade that could have put 10% of the system's total collateral at risk.

Former NiceHash CTO Arrested in Germany Over US Hacking Charges

| William Foxley

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking to extradite the alleged hacker over crimes he's already served time for in Slovenia.

Russian Nuclear Scientist Gets $7,000 Fine for Mining Bitcoin at Work

| William Foxley

The engineer at a top-secret nuclear lab, along with two colleagues, had accessed the plant's supercomputer to mine bitcoin.

Longfin Must Pay $6.8 Million After Court Backs SEC Fraud Complaint

| Daniel Palmer

A New York court has backed charges brought by the SEC that the fintech firm committed fraud relating to its public offering and Nasdaq listing.