Browsing the "Crime" Tag

Japan to Hold First Ever Trial Over Crypto Hacking Losses

| Yogita Khatri

An 18-year-old Japanese youth has been sent to prosecutors in the country's first ever trial involving cryptocurrency cyber-theft.

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Mt. Gox’s Mark Karpeles Found Guilty Over Data Manipulation in Tokyo Court

| Yogita Khatri

Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles was found innocent of embezzlement in a Tokyo court, but received a suspended sentence for manipulating data.

Malta Teams With Crypto Security Firm to Manage Financial Crimes Risk

| Daniel Palmer

Malta is turning to crypto sleuthing startup CipherTrace for technical help addressing the risk of financial crimes in its digital asset industry.

North Korea Hacking Crypto Exchanges to Circumvent Sanctions: UN Panel

| Yogita Khatri

A U.N. Security Council panel has linked North Korea to millions lost in cryptocurrency hacks, Nikkei Asian Review reports.

Crypto Exchange WEX Linked to Iranian Ransomware Operators, Says PwC

| Yogita Khatri

Cryptocurrency exchange WEX, formerly called BTC-e, may have been used to launder illicit gains from the SamSam ransomware, according to PwC.

Crypto Money Laundering Reports Spiked in Japan Last Year, Police Say

| Yogita Khatri

Reports of suspicious cryptocurrency transactions in Japan soared last year, but were a tiny fraction of the overall total.

$430K in Confiscated Crypto to Be Sold Off by Irish Auction House

| Yogita Khatri

Cryptocurrencies seized by Belgian law enforcement from online drug dealers are set to be sold off by an Ireland-based auction house.

Alleged SIM-Swap Crypto Thief Indicted for Hacking Over 50 US Victims

| Yogita Khatri

A 20-year-old man has been formally charged in a U.S. supreme court indictment over 52 cases of SIM-swap identity and crypto theft.

IOTA: Almost All Tokens From $11 Million Hack Have Been Found

| Daniel Palmer

Almost all of roughly $11 million-worth of iota tokens alleged to have been stolen by a British man have been found.

Suspect Behind $11 Million Crypto Theft Arrested in Europol-Led Operation

| Yogita Khatri

An investigation by Europol and other police agencies has led to the arrest of a British suspect allegedly behind a spate of crypto thefts.