Tag Archives: Crimes

11May/19

US Blockchain Investor Terpin Awarded Over $75 Million in SIM Swapping Case

United States blockchain and crypto investor Michael Terpin has won $75.8 million in a civil case against 21-year-old Nicholas Truglia, who reportedly defrauded him of crypto assets. Reuters reported the news onRead More…

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27Apr/19

Consumer-Targeted Cryptojacking Is ‘Essentially Extinct’: Research

Illicit crypto mining — or cryptojacking — against consumers “is essentially extinct,” declares a report released by cybersecurity company MalwareBytes on April 23. Per the report, after in-browser mining service CoinHive shutRead More…

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19Apr/19

In First, FinCEN Penalizes Bitcoin Trader for Violating AML Laws

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has for the first time penalized what it dubs a “peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchanger” for breaking anti-money laundering (AML) rules. The U.S. regulator announced Thursday that California residentRead More…

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12Apr/19

Silk Road 2 Founder Finally Sentenced 5 Years After His Arrest

Immediately after the Silk Road was taken down in 2013, a marketplace known as the Silk Road 2 launched. The new darknet market was run by a person who called himself theRead More…

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27Mar/19

Report: Lazarus Hacker Group Adopts New Methods, Continues Targeting Crypto

Alleged North Korea-sponsored cybercrime group Lazarus is still targeting cryptocurrencies and adopting new tactics, according to a new report from cybersecurity and anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab published on March 26. The reportRead More…

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26Mar/19

Singapore: Crypto Exchange DragonEx Reports Hack of Both Platform, User Assets

Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange DragonEx has notified its users that it suffered a hack, according to an official announcement on the platform’s Telegram Channel on March 25. The incident— described as “attacks fromRead More…

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