Tag: crime

Jan 15 2021

Ledger Data Breaches – a Timeline

Jan 15 2021 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  crime cryptocurrency news hack ledger wallet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ledger fell victim to two data breaches in 2020 Ledger itself was hacked while ecommerce provider Shopify was also targeted We break down the two Ledger data breaches and what has happened with them Yesterday’s...

Bitcoin Worth $1.2M Seized From India Hacker

Jan 15 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  crime crypto seizures hackers india news

"Shreeki" allegedly hacked government portals, bitcoin exchanges and poker sites.

Liquidators of South African Bitcoin Trading Club Request Greater Probe Powers

Placed under provisional liquidation last month, Mirror Trading had claimed to be able to offer returns of 10% a month using bots to trade client's bitcoin.

EU Parliament Receives Petition Seeking to Establish Crypto Crime Victims’ Fund

Jan 15 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  crime european union news policy & regulation

The petition asks the EU to take a tiny fee on crypto transactions to be pooled into a fund for victims of fraud and hacks.

Jan 14 2021

Ledger Identifies 20,000 More Victims From Shopify Breach

Jan 14 2021 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  crime cryptocurrency news hack ledger wallet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ledger has confirmed a Shopify data breach that has added 20,000 victims to the 1.29 million known about from Ledger’s own hack The Shopify hack was revealed in May but dismissed as “rumors” by the company Two Shopify employees stole and sold...

Jan 13 2021

Owner of Crypto Exchange RG Coins Gets 10 Years in Prison for Laundering $5M

Jan 13 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bulgaria crime exchanges money laundering news

The 53-year-old Bulgarian national was convicted for laundering funds via cryptocurrency for a fake online auctions gang.

Largest Dark Web Market Taken Offline as Alleged Operator Arrested in Germany

Jan 13 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  australia crime dark markets europol germany

The DarkMarket site was thought to be the world's largest illegal online marketplace.

Jan 08 2021

Overstock Lawsuit Back on After Judge Reverses Own Dismissal

Reading Time: 2 minutes The case against Overstock executives is back on after the judge reversed his September dismissal Founder Gabriel Bryne and another high ranking board member were accused of manipulating the share price in 2019 The plaintiffs can now file an...

Tron-Owned Video Platform Criticized for Hosting Extremists, U.S. Capitol Rioters

Jan 08 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business crime dlive justin sun news

A legal non-profit accuses the platform of failing to moderate accounts and allowing extremists to collect donations.

Face-to-Face Bitcoin Sale Ends in Robbery in Hong Kong

Jan 08 2021 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  bitcoin bitcoin news crime exchange

Reading Time: 2 minutes A face to face bitcoin sale in Hong Kong has ended with the seller being robbed for the cash he had just received The seller thought he was meeting one man, but a gang turned up and took the money after the transaction had gone through The event...

Jan 07 2021

Stolen Bitcoin Hits All Time Low

Reading Time: 2 minutes The amount of stolen bitcoin has dropped 92% from last year, according to Casa CTO Jameson Lopp Just 4,437...

Jan 05 2021

Bitcoin Trader Robbed and Pushed Out of Car in Hong Kong

Jan 05 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  crime hong kong news policy & regulation

The trader exchanged 15 bitcoin for HK$3 million before being robbed of both.

Dec 28 2020

Crypto Exchange Hacks Down 30% on 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cryptocurrency exchange hacks are down 30% in 2020 compared to last year DeFi exchanges and protocols are responsible for 50% of all such hacks Improved security has reduced hacks on centralized exchanges...

Dec 24 2020

Ulbricht Pardon Chances Take a Knock

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ross Ulbricht’s chances of receiving a presidential pardon took a blow yesterday he was not among 15 individuals granted clemency by Donald Trump The outgoing president pardoned members of his inner circle and U.S. contractors accused of murder...

Dec 21 2020

Ledger Hack Database Dumped on Public Forum

Dec 21 2020 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  crime cryptocurrency news hack ledger wallet

Reading Time: 3 minutes The database of Ledger hack victims, which includes the physical addresses of over 250,000 customers, has been publicly dumped on a hacker forum The Leger hack took place in June with the details selling for six figures Ledger acknowledged that...

Dec 18 2020

Silk Road Bitcoin Should Not be Sold Says Pierre Rochard

Dec 18 2020 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  america bitcoin bitcoin news crime silk road

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pierre Rochard has called for U.S. Marshals to hold off from auctioning the ₿69,370 seized from a Silk Road hacker last month Rochard called for the authorities to retain the bitcoin as an alternative form of investment...

US Man Admits Using Bitcoin to Help Launder $630K From Romance, Lottery Scams

Austin Nedved pleaded guilty to involvement in scams that reaped over $600,000 by targeting the elderly and vulnerable.

Dec 16 2020

Bitcoin Scam Using Unauthorized Celebrity Images in Ads Traced to Moscow: Report

A Guardian Australia investigation traced the source of a major crypto scam using Google ads to addresses in Moscow.

Ross Ulbricht to Receive Clemency From Donald Trump?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jailed Silk road founder Ross Ulbricht could be granted clemency by outgoing president Donald Trump The Daily Beast reports that Ulbricht’s file has been with the White House and the president has shown sympathy in Ulbricht’s plight Ulbricht was...

Centra Tech Co-Founder Handed Prison Term for $25M Crypto Fraud

Dec 16 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  centra tech crime news policy & regulation

The cryptocurrency firm had falsely claimed to have an impressive executive team, as well as 38 state money transmitter licenses.

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