Browsing the "Crime" Tag

Crypto Investor Awarded Over $75 Million in SIM-Swapping Hack Case

| Yogita Khatri

U.S.-based cryptocurrency investor Michael Terpin has been awarded over $75 million in a lawsuit related to a SIM-swapping fraud.

Trading Firms Propose ‘Bad Actors Blacklist’ to Clean Up Crypto Industry

| Yogita Khatri

Cryptocurrency trading firms held a Chicago meeting to discuss ways to prevent the rising numbers of hacks and scams in the industry.

DeepDotWeb Defendants Used Bitcoin to Hide Criminal Proceeds, Say Feds

| John Biggs

U.S. authorities formally charged the alleged moderators of DeepDotWeb with money laundering and other crimes.

Hackers Are Shuffling Binance’s Stolen Bitcoin

| John Biggs

The Binance hackers are moving their stolen BTC into smaller and smaller wallets in an effort to hide their tracks.

FBI Seizes Popular Dark Market Search Site DeepDotWeb for Money Laundering

| John Biggs

The FBI has seized DeepDotWeb, a comparison search system and news site for dark web markets, for alleged money laundering.

Crypto Crime Blotter: Scammers Dupe Jersey Island Man Out of £1.2 million, Backpage Laundered Cash With Crypto

| John Biggs

Did Backpage launder cash through crypto? What happened to three Germans on the DarkWeb? This week's Crypto Crime Blotter.

NYPD Warns $2 Million Stolen in Scam Involving Bitcoin

| Yogita Khatri

The New York Police Department warned the public to be aware of phone scams where callers impersonate government officials and demand bitcoin.

Crypto Crime May Have Cost Sector $1.2 Billion in Q1, Says Report

| Yogita Khatri

Losses arising from cryptocurrency hacks and fraud may have reached as high as $1.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019, CipherTrace estimates.

New Crypto-Mining Malware Targeting Asian Firms With NSA Tools

| Yogita Khatri

A new form of malware discovered by Symantec is targeting enterprises using leaked NSA tools to infect networks and mine monero.

US Prosecutors Charge 2 Foreign Nationals Over Bitcoin Investment Scam

| Yogita Khatri

Two Nigerian nationals have been indicted in the U.S. for wire fraud and money laundering relating to a fake bitcoin investment scheme.