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    Bitpoint Reveals Amounts Stolen, Pledging to Reimburse Users in Crypto

    Bitpoint Reveals Amounts Stolen, Pledging to Reimburse Users in Crypto

    Japanese exchange Bitpoint has published the breakdown of crypto assets stolen in the 3 billion yen (~$27.8 million) hack of its platform earlier this month.

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    Crypto Victims Delcare War On Bitmixers: Bitblender Public Site Suspended

    Crypto Victims Delcare War On Bitmixers: Bitblender Public Site Suspended

    “White Hat” crypto lawyer Dr. Jonathan Levy who represents dozens of victims of crypto crime with losses totaling over $25 million has announced that notorious bitmixing site bitblender.co has had its domain suspended as a result of a lawsuit filed on behalf of a hacking victim who had 996 BTC disappear from his wallet.

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    MyDashWallet Was Compromised For 2 Months — Users, Move Your Cryptocurrency

    MyDashWallet Was Compromised For 2 Months — Users, Move Your Cryptocurrency

    MyDashWallet, a service that purports to be the fastest way of using DASH cryptocurrency, has revealed its platform was compromised for two whole months, and is now urging users to move their funds as soon as possible (if they’re still there).

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    NovaChain Exit Scam Highlights the Danger of Trusting Crypto Influencers

    NovaChain Exit Scam Highlights the Danger of Trusting Crypto Influencers

    Influencers are cancer upon our society today. While these people get paid to share sponsored opinions on products and services, they are not necessarily a reliable source of information. This is especially true in the cryptocurrency industry, where no one’s opinion should be trusted. The recent NovaChain scam shows how users should always conduct their own research first and foremost.

    15 JULY 2019

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    Monroe College Hit With Ransomware, $2 Million Demanded

    Monroe College Hit With Ransomware, $2 Million Demanded

    A ransomware attack at New York City's Monroe College has shutdown the college's computer systems at campuses located in Manhattan, New Rochelle and St. Lucia.

    15 JULY 2019

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    CEO of BitFunder Exchange Gets 14 Months in Prison for Fraud, Obstruction

    CEO of BitFunder Exchange Gets 14 Months in Prison for Fraud, Obstruction

    Jon Montrol, the operator of defunct bitcoin-denominated trading platform BitFunder and WeExchange deposit service, was sentenced for securities fraud and obstruction of justice, according to a statement from the Southern District of New York.

    13 JULY 2019

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    Protestors Set Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Perpetrator’s Home on Fire

    Protestors Set Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Perpetrator’s Home on Fire

    Protestors set fire to paramedic-turned-bitcoin entrepreneur Sphelele “Sgumza” Mbatha’s home, following the collapse of his Ponzi-like “investment scheme,” according to Ladysmith Gazette.

    12 JULY 2019

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    Monero security flaw could’ve seen XMR stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges

    Monero security flaw could’ve seen XMR stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges

    Privacy-focused altcoin Monero has suddenly disclosed nine security vulnerabilities — including one that could have allowed hackers to steal XMR from cryptocurrency exchanges.

    5 JULY 2019

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    French Regulators Notice Uptick In Crypto-Related Complaints

    French Regulators Notice Uptick In Crypto-Related Complaints

    French financial regulators have observed an increase in complaints regarding cryptocurrencies this year.

    4 JULY 2019

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    You’ve been warned – over 100 fake “Libra” domains created

    You’ve been warned – over 100 fake “Libra” domains created

    Fortunately, the cryptocurrency community has wisened up over the years and isn’t as susceptible to scams as perhaps it once was. There is still fraud and theft, but many attempts fall flat.

    2 JULY 2019

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    Initial tests for Sarin possibly found at a Facebook mailing facility in California are inconclusive

    Initial tests for Sarin possibly found at a Facebook mailing facility in California are inconclusive

    Initial tests of an item that tested positive for the nerve agent sarin at a Facebook mailing facility in Menlo Park, California, have been inconclusive, authorities said Monday.

    2 JULY 2019

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    Dublin-Based Exchange Bitsane Vanishes With Users’ Funds

    Dublin-Based Exchange Bitsane Vanishes With Users’ Funds

    Ireland-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitsane has apparently vanished, taking as many as 246,000 users’ crypto deposits with it. The news was reported by Forbes on June 27.

    28 JUNE 2019

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    Bitrue Hacked: $4.5 Million in XRP and ADA Stolen, User Funds Will Be Replaced

    Bitrue Hacked: $4.5 Million in XRP and ADA Stolen, User Funds Will Be Replaced

    At around 17:00 UTC on June 26 or 01:00 on June 27 in Singapore, where digital asset exchange Bitrue is based, a security breach occurred, which resulted in a loss of $4.5 million in crypto from the exchange's hot wallets.

    27 JUNE 2019

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    Ransomware: Another U.S. City Pays Hackers Over $500k in Bitcoin

    Ransomware: Another U.S. City Pays Hackers Over $500k in Bitcoin

    The leaders of Lake City, a city of less than 70,000 people, located in central north Florida’s Columbia County, have paid the sum of 42 bitcoin (about $523k at press time ) to the hackers who orchestrated the catastrophic ransomware attack that totally crippled the area’s online processes two weeks ago, according to a ZDNet report on June 26, 2019.

    27 JUNE 2019

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    Europol Arrests Six People Allegedly Behind $27 Million Bitcoin Theft

    Europol Arrests Six People Allegedly Behind $27 Million Bitcoin Theft

    Europol, in conjunction with the United Kingdom’s South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit, the Dutch police, Eurojust, and the U.K.’s National Crime Agency (NCA), has coordinated the arrests of six people suspected of stealing over $27 million in cryptocurrency, according to a press release on June 25.

    26 JUNE 2019

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    Synthetix suffers oracle attack, more than 37 million synthetic ether exposed

    Synthetix suffers oracle attack, more than 37 million synthetic ether exposed

    Synthetix, a synthetic asset issuance platform built on Ethereum, experienced an oracle attack which netted the attacker over 37 million sETH, according to Etherscan. However, the true dollar value is difficult to calculate at this time given the relative illiquidity of sETH on secondary markets.

    25 JUNE 2019

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    TrendMicro Detects Crypto Mining Malware Affecting Android Devices

    TrendMicro Detects Crypto Mining Malware Affecting Android Devices

    A new cryptocurrency-mining botnet has been detected exploiting Android Debug Bridge ports, a system designed to resolve app defects installed on a majority of Android phones and tablets.

    24 JUNE 2019

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    Report: Two Israeli Brothers Arrested for Hack of Bitfinex Crypto Exchange

    Report: Two Israeli Brothers Arrested for Hack of Bitfinex Crypto Exchange

    Two Israeli brothers have been arrested in connection with the hack of cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and other crypto-related phishing attacks, finance news outlet Finance Magnates reports on June 23.

    24 JUNE 2019

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    Jason Flack Pleads Guilty to Running Cryptocurrency Fraud

    Jason Flack Pleads Guilty to Running Cryptocurrency Fraud

    The scheme defrauded victims out of $194,000, 4.41 Bitcoin, 206 Litecoin, 620 Ethereum Classic, and 1,342,634 Verge coins.

    23 JUNE 2019

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    Riviera Beach to pay Bitcoin ransom (about $600K) to hacker who shut down city computers

    Riviera Beach to pay Bitcoin ransom (about $600K) to hacker who shut down city computers

    Riviera Beach City Commissioners have voted to pay ransom to the hacker who shut down city computers.

    20 JUNE 2019

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