Tag: fbi

Nov 16 2022

U.S Considering Bankman-Fried Extradition For Questioning

Nov 16 2022 Published at Coinscreed under tags  fbi ftx token news united states

Authorities in both countries are reportedly in conversation about whether to bring the former FTX CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried back to the U.S Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of the company, may be extradited back to the United States for questioning in the wake of the FTX exchange liquidity issue and bankruptcy, according to reports from […] The post...

Aug 31 2022

FBI Warns Crypto Investors Against Vulnerabilities Amidst Security Issues

Aug 31 2022 Published at Coinscreed under tags  crypto investors fbi news security issues

This FBI warning comes after a number of hacks on DeFi this year, which caused investors to lose crypto worth billions of dollars. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has asked decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms to improve their security and warned investors about the holes in these platforms. The FBI's warning comes as DeFi platforms, […] The post...

Aug 30 2022

Over $1.3 Billion Stolen In Crypto; FBI Issues Advisory

Aug 30 2022 Published at Coingape under tags  cryptocurrencies defi defi news fbi news

In a recent development, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a fresh warning to crypto investors concerning increasingly exploiting vulnerabilities in...

Aug 23 2022

FBI issues alert as ‘Pig Butchering’ crypto scam gains momentum

The Pig Butchering scam relies on a fraudster gaining confidence with their victim sometimes over a long time span of weeks or months." According to recent media reports, U.S. officials have issued warnings about the pig butchering scam's expanding notoriety, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Lakewood Police, where incidents have been reported. […] The post...

Aug 16 2022

Getting Stuff For Free Costs A Fortune

Aug 16 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  costs culture fbi guy swann jeff booth

While many people cheered their stimulus checks, those same people are unaware of the long-term price they’re paying for endlessly increasing monetary units.This is an opinion editorial by Andrew Keir, an author of a daily newsletter, where he dives deeply into the transformational nature of Bitcoin.This article was inspired by a tweet from Guy...

Jul 20 2022

FBI Raises Alarm On Crypto Cyber Fraud, Says $42.7 Million Lost Since December

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a consumer alert last month regarding the growing risk of crypto frauds. The FBI is now adding its voice to the chorus by issuing its own warning. FBI Cautions Against Crypto Scam Apps The agency is alerting banks and investors about an eight-month period of increased cybercrime activity involving phony bitcoin apps. A report released on July...

Jul 01 2022

‘Cryptoqueen’ Has A $100,000 Bounty On Her Head Offered By The FBI

Jul 01 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  bitcoin crypto crypto news cryptoqueen fbi

She is known as the "Cryptoqueen" because she conned billions of dollars using a cryptocurrency that had no actual value before it vanished. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has now placed her on its list of the 10 most-wanted criminals. Ruja Ignatova, on the run since 2017, is suspected of orchestrating a vast Ponzi scam employing OneCoin, a cryptocurrency. The FBI claims that...

Feb 18 2022

Bitcoin Proponent Warns Of The Dangers Of FBI’s Entrace Into Crypto Market

Regulators in the US are turning up the dial on scrutiny on the crypto industry. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is creating a specialized team dedicated to digital assets called the Virtual Asset Exploitation Unit (VAXU). Bitcoin proponents...

Feb 17 2022

FBI Forms New Bitcoin Unit As DOJ Taps New Crypto Head

Feb 17 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  bitcoin crypto doj fbi markets

The bureau’s new ‘virtual asset exploitation’ unit will focus on blockchain analysis, cryptocurrency seizures, and staff training.The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) appointed a seasoned computer crimes prosecutor as the first director of its National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET) and announced that the FBI is launching a new unit dedicated to providing analysis and training in cryptocurrency matters...

Nov 06 2021

The FBI Issues PSA On Fresh Crypto Scam Tactic

Nov 06 2021 Published at Coingape under tags  crypto scam crypto scam alerts fbi news

The FBI has issued a Public Service Announcement PSA to people regarding a new strategy that scammers are using with the aid of cryptocurrency ATMs. The FBI Issues Fresh Crypto Scam Tactics According to the FBI, the scam artist typically convinces the unsuspecting person to put cash into his/her cryptocurrency ATM. Then the person is The post The FBI Issues PSA On Fresh...

Oct 30 2021

FBI And Australian Police Investigation Leads To Forfeiture Of Over $1.2M In Crypto

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has uncovered cryptocurrency and cash worth more than $1.66 million during an investigation. Following information received from the FBI, the AFP arrested a hacker who sold stolen Netflix and Spotify subscriptions. Subsequently, the Supreme Court of New South Wales ordered the convicted hacker to forfeit the currencies to the Commonwealth. Related Reading |...

Jun 08 2021

FBI Seizes 63.7 Bitcoin Allegedly Tied To Colonial Pipeline Hack Ransom

The FBI has seized 63.7 bitcoin that are allegedly part of a ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline to hacker group DarkSide.According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has seized 63.7 BTC which allegedly represent the...

Did FBI Hack Private Keys to Bitcoin Wallet of Colonial Pipeline Hackers?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Monday claimed it has seized $2.3 million worth of Bitcoin paid by the Colonial Pipeline in a...

Colonial Pipeline BTC Saga: Coinbase Debunks Theory it Was Involved

The US DoJ has recovered 63.7 BTC of the 75 Bitcoin paid out to hackers by Colonial Pipeline The FBI was in possession of a private key that helped recover the Bitcoin A theory has been circulating that the funds were sent to Coinbase and that the exchange helped the authorities The CSO at Coinbase has since debunked the theory Earlier today, news...

Is Bitcoin in a Rut? These Three Numbers Say Yes

Jun 08 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  bitcoin china dip fbi microstrategy

June 8, 2021 / Unchained Daily / Laura Shin Daily Bits ✍️✍️✍️ MicroStrategy intends to offer $400M in notes to...

Bitcoin Network’s Security Concerns Raised As FBI Gets Access to Wallet Passwords, BTC Tanks 10%

While the FBI managing to seize the ransom amount from hacking group Darkside is positive news, it has simultaneously raised concerns over the security of the Bitcoin (BTC) network. On Monday, June 7, the U.S....

May 19 2021

This Is What Happens When Cyber Criminals Use Bitcoin: The DarkSide Saga

A point of contention non-coiners have regarding Bitcoin is its alleged use by cybercriminals. People use the leading cryptocurrency for nefarious purposes, that’s a fact. However, so is every other form of money known to man used. There’s a difference, though: The blockchain. It registers every Bitcoin transaction, forever. A point that the DarkSide saga illustrates beautifully. As...

Jan 26 2021

‘Coin Signals’ Trader Arrested on $5M Crypto Fund Fraud Charges

24-year-old Jeremy Spence bilked his investors of $5 million, according to a criminal complaint.

Dec 17 2020

FBI Needs a Dark Web, Crypto Strategy, DOJ’s Inspector General Says

Dec 17 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  crypto tracing dark web fbi news oig

FBI lacks a "comprehensive strategy for addressing the cryptocurrency threat in the future," OIG wrote.

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