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Monero Hacker Group ‘Outlaw’ Is Back and Targeting American Business

Monero Hacker Group ‘Outlaw’ Is Back and Targeting American Business

A group specializing in hijacking victims' computer power to mine for monero has returned with new tools to attack businesses based in the U.S. and Europe.

29 APRIL 2020

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A Mailbomber in the Netherlands Wants a BTC Payment to Stop Blowing Things Up

A Mailbomber in the Netherlands Wants a BTC Payment to Stop Blowing Things Up

Two letter bombs exploded in the Netherlands on Wednesday and an anonymous criminal is asking for a Bitcoin payment to prevent future attacks, Dutch police say.

14 FEBRUARY 2020

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US Authorities Charge Crypto ‘Trading Club’ Operators With Defrauding 150 Investors

US Authorities Charge Crypto ‘Trading Club’ Operators With Defrauding 150 Investors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the U.S Attorney for the Southern District of New York have charged Ohio resident Michael Ackerman and two unnamed business partners with defrauding some 150 investors by claiming to offer "extraordinary profits" from a cryptocurrency trading scheme.

12 FEBRUARY 2020

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NK breached Singapore cryptocurrency exchange: Report

NK breached Singapore cryptocurrency exchange: Report

A cybercriminal syndicate strongly believed to be associated with the North Korean government breached the Singapore-based DragonEx exchange in March 2019, taking about $7 million worth of various cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ripple and Litecoin, Radio Free Asia reported Wednesday, citing the latest findings released by US-based blockchain firm Chainalysis.

6 FEBRUARY 2020

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Crypto Ransomware Paralyzes California School District

A crypto ransomware attack shut down the Mountain View-Los Altos school district servers and phone system on Wednesday. The malicious software demanded Bitcoin as ransom to restore service.

3 FEBRUARY 2020

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$1 million in cryptocurrencies was in stolen Kiev

$1 million in cryptocurrencies was in stolen Kiev

According to some reports, the funds were distributed between various exchanges for fiat withdrawal. The police are investigating, and the recent blocking of user accounts on the Binance cryptocurrency exchange was caused by this theft.

1 FEBRUARY 2020

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Silk Road Marketplace Senior Adviser Pleads Guilty in US Federal Court

Silk Road Marketplace Senior Adviser Pleads Guilty in US Federal Court

A senior adviser to the operator of the Silk Road dark web marketplace has pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute narcotics in a Manhattan federal court. According to a United States Department of Justice press release dated Jan. 30, Roger Thomas Clark was a key figure in the development of Silk Road, advising on all aspects of the enterprise, and even attempting to arrange a murder-for-hire to protect its interests.

31 JANUARY 2020

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Ethereum Dev Virgil Griffith Pleads Not Guilty to Violating North Korea Sanctions

Ethereum Dev Virgil Griffith Pleads Not Guilty to Violating North Korea Sanctions

Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act on Thursday.

31 JANUARY 2020

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Your PGP Key? Make Sure It’s Up to Date

Your PGP Key? Make Sure It’s Up to Date

That’s the conclusion from a new cryptanalysis paper published earlier this month on SHA-1 (pronounced “shaw”), a once-popular hash function created by the National Security Agency and disapproved in the mid-2000s after failing against theoretical hack attacks.

27 JANUARY 2020

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Scammers Who Sold Coin '10x Faster Than Bitcoin' Now Jailed

Scammers Who Sold Coin '10x Faster Than Bitcoin' Now Jailed

A South Korean court has handed the masterminds of a scamcoin scheme seven-year prison terms.

25 JANUARY 2020

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Suspects arrested by Tokyo police over ¥78 million bitcoin theft

Suspects arrested by Tokyo police over ¥78 million bitcoin theft

Tokyo police have arrested two men for allegedly stealing some ¥78 million in bitcoin from an overseas cryptocurrency exchange, it was learned Thursday.

24 JANUARY 2020

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SEC Charges Blockchain Marketplace Opporty Over ‘Fraudulent’ $600,000 ICO

SEC Charges Blockchain Marketplace Opporty Over ‘Fraudulent’ $600,000 ICO

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is taking action against yet another ICO issuer: blockchain-based B2B marketplace Opporty.

22 JANUARY 2020

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Report: Hamas, Iran-Tied Militants Intensify Bitcoin Fundraising Action

Report: Hamas, Iran-Tied Militants Intensify Bitcoin Fundraising Action

A militant group with ties to the Iranian regime and Hamas — the de facto ruling authority of the Gaza Strip in Palestine — is allegedly upping its Bitcoin (BTC) fundraising activities.

21 JANUARY 2020

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Crypto mining malware ‘dominates’ cyber criminal activity, report

Crypto mining malware ‘dominates’ cyber criminal activity, report

Just like any other industry, the crypto industry is highly vulnerable to cyberattacks in 2020, according to a Check Point Research‘s cybersecurity report.

20 JANUARY 2020

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US SEC Charges Convict and Associates for $30M Fraudulent ICO

US SEC Charges Convict and Associates for $30M Fraudulent ICO

The United States Securities and Exchange Commision has charged a group of criminals, who raised over $30 million through a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO).

18 JANUARY 2020

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CabbageTech CEO Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison After Pleading Guilty in Fraud Case

CabbageTech CEO Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison After Pleading Guilty in Fraud Case

Patrick McDonnell was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Thursday after pleading guilty to charges of defrauding investors in his crypto trading firm CabbageTech, otherwise known as Coin Drop Markets.

18 JANUARY 2020

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Chainalysis traced $2.8 billion in bitcoin being sent to crypto exchanges by criminals last year

Chainalysis traced $2.8 billion in bitcoin being sent to crypto exchanges by criminals last year

Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis said Wednesday that it traced $2.8 billion in Bitcoin being sent by criminals to crypto exchanges in 2019, with the bulk of those transactions going to Binance and Huobi.

16 JANUARY 2020

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Analytics Firm Training Students to Detect Cryptocurrency Scams

Analytics Firm Training Students to Detect Cryptocurrency Scams

Cryptocurrency analytics firm CipherTrace has launched “Defenders League,'' a program designed to provide students with the training and tools necessary to investigate crypto-related scams.

14 JANUARY 2020

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Ethereum Classic Cooperative Warns Public Against Apparent Hard Fork Scam

Ethereum Classic Cooperative Warns Public Against Apparent Hard Fork Scam

An Ethereum Classic (ETC) development organization is warning the public against a possible scam that is attempting to exploit users the day after the altcoin completed its hard fork.

13 JANUARY 2020

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AT&T’s Cybersecurity Branch Breaks Down Crypto Miner Threat to Email Servers

AT&T’s Cybersecurity Branch Breaks Down Crypto Miner Threat to Email Servers

AT&T's Alien Labs is dipping its toes into cryptomining malware analysis with a new technological breakdown of how a monero miner infiltrates networks.

11 JANUARY 2020

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