Vinnik to Be ‘Hostage’ in US Amid Russia’s War in Ukraine, Greek Lawyer Says
If extradited to the United States, crypto exchange BTC-e’s alleged operator Alexander Vinnik will become a “hostage” due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, according to his Greek lawyer. France is likely to send the Russian back to Greece soon and Zoe Konstantopoulou is trying to prevent his subsequent transfer to U.S. custody.
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.
France Accuses Intelligence Agent of Selling State Secrets for Bitcoin
A French security official was arrested last week on charges of selling state secrets on the dark web and accepting bitcoin in return, local media sources reported Friday.
Trend Micro Report Reveals Criminals Increasingly Drawn To Low-Profile Attacks
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today released its Midyear Security Roundup 2018, revealing that cybercriminals are moving away from attention-grabbing ransomware attacks to more covert methods intended to steal money and valuable computing resources.
New Extradition Request Complicates Case of Bitcoin Fraud Suspect Alexander Vinnik
A Greek court has accepted a Russian request to extradite Bitcoin (BTC) fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik, complicating subsequent international litigation, the Associated Press reported July 30.
Ukraine Arrests Suspects Tied to Fraudulent Crypto Exchanges
Ukrainian authorities have arrested four individuals suspected of running fake cryptocurrency exchanges, the nation's federal police force announced Saturday.
Report: $1.1 Bln In Crypto Has Been Stolen This Year
Cybersecurity company Carbon Black announced that roughly $1.1 bln worth of digital currency has been stolen in the first half of 2018, CNBC reported June 7.