Browsing the "Crime" Tag

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.

Crypto CEO Sentenced to 3-Year Jail Term for Faking Trading Volume

| Daniel Palmer

Two execs from South Korean crypto exchange Komid have been given jail time for faking trading volume and deceiving investors.

Mark Karpeles

Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Claims Innocence as Trial Nears End

| Daniel Palmer

In his closing arguments in a Tokyo court, Mark Karpeles, former CEO of collapsed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, said he did not embezzle funds.

Suspected Electricity Thief Arrested After Mining $3 Million in Bitcoin, Ether

| Yogita Khatri

A man in Taiwan has been arrested over claims he mined $3.25 million in cryptos using stolen electricity.

Executives at Korean Crypto Exchange UPbit Indicted for Fraud

| Yogita Khatri

Three executives of UPbit, one of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, have been formally charged by the country’s prosecutors.

Mark Karpeles

10-Year Jail Term Sought for Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles

| Yogita Khatri

Japanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year sentence for former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles over embezzlement of user funds.

Suspect Crypto Transactions Rise in Japan But Still Just 1.7% of Total

| Yogita Khatri

Reported suspicious crypto transactions soared in the first 10 months of 2018, but fiat is still vastly more popular in money laundering.

US Government Offering Up to $800K for Anti-Forgery Blockchain Solutions

| Yogita Khatri

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking to fund anti-counterfeiting solutions from blockchain startups with grants of up to $800,000.