Grant West: Hacker ordered to pay back almost £1m in cryptocurrency
A hacker who carried out cyber attacks on dozens of firms including Sainsbury's and Uber while living at a caravan park in Kent has been ordered to pay back more than £900,000 in cryptocurrency he had stashed away.
India to Educate High-Ranking Police Officers on Cryptocurrency
India’s national police academy has launched a cryptocurrency course for high-ranking officers of the Indian Police Service. Among the objectives of the course are the functioning and legal aspects of cryptocurrencies, as well as investigations of cases involving digital coins. The Indian police continue to regularly uncover crypto-related schemes as the government deliberates on the regulatory framework for cryptocurrency.
Malta Needs to Up Its AML Game As Crypto Sector Grows, Says EU
Malta needs to increase its levels of anti-money laundering (AML) policing to match the growth in financial services, according to the EU.
Brazilian Police Arrest Suspect for Money Laundering With Bitcoin
Brazilian police have arrested a man for operating a clandestine drug laboratory and using the leading cryptocurrency bitcoin (BTC) to launder the proceeds, Cointelegraph Brasil reported on April 24.
South Korean Police Confiscate Server Allegedly Linked to Bithumb Hack
Last month, the South Korean exchange Bithumb lost about $13 million worth of cryptocurrency to hackers. While it initially appeared unlikely that the funds would ever be recovered, a recent police raid conducted in South Korea is giving hope that some of the money may be returned.
Canadian Police Freezes Assets of FUEL Token Issuers due to Alleged $22 Million Fraud
Canadian police have frozen assets of the founders of blockchain consulting firm Vanbex, which raised $22 million in an alleged fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO). The development was reported in a court document released on March 14.
Canadian Police Asks for Public Assistance to Identify Bitcoin Fraudsters
Canadian police are seeking information on individuals alleged to be involved in defrauding Bitcoin (BTC) ATMs (BTMs), according to an announcement published by the Toronto Police Service on March 13.
Irish Auctioneer to Sell off 315 BTC Seized by Belgian Police
Irish auctioneer Wilsons Auctions is to sell off 315 bitcoins seized by the Belgian government in a drug trafficking case that involved the dark net. The 24-hour online auction will start at noon on Feb. 28.
Police Mistake Crypto Mining Rigs For Drug Den in Raid Gone Wrong
Police in Adelaide, Australia raided the home of Rob Butvila expecting to find a marijuana grow room, but instead they found an elaborate crypto mining set up, complete with a ventilation system to keep heat the miners generate at bay.
Indian Police Warn Public Against Investing in Cryptocurrencies
The police of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir have issued a public statement, warning the public against investing in cryptocurrencies, local business news daily the Business Standard reported on Jan. 2.
Police Arrest 8 Over Alleged $68 Million Crypto Pyramid Scheme in Japan
Police in Tokyo have arrested eight men alleged to have run a cryptocurrency pyramid scheme that collected 7.8 billion yen (almost $69 million) from thousands of victims across the country.
Delaware Helps Catch British Hacker Holding Over $200k in Bitcoin
Recent news shows Delaware playing an important role in the capture of British hacker Grant West. U.K. Authorities caught West last year and recovered $700,000 worth of Bitcoin.
Thailand Police Arrest Prime Suspect of $24 Million Bitcoin Fraud Scheme
Prinya Jaravijit, who is the principal suspect in swindling Finnish national Aarni Otava Saarimma out of bitcoin worth 797 million baht (approximately US$24 million) was arrested at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport on October 11, according to the Bangkok Post.
New Zealand Police Issues Public Alert Against Bitcoin Investment Scam
New Zealand’s police department has urged the public to be vigilant of online investment schemes offering heightened returns with investments in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.
Japanese Police to Fund Crypto Criminal Tracking Tool
Japan's National Police Agency (NPA) is to fund development of new software to help track individuals behind illicit crypto transactions.
Police Arrest Hackers Alleged in $87 Million Crypto Theft
Chinese police from multiple cities have arrested three individuals who allegedly stole bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies worth around $87 million.
MIT crypto system shares police data without wrecking investigations
Law enforcement routinely secures orders requiring that tech companies hand over data, but the targets of those requests don't always know if they've been under the microscope -- especially if there were never charges in the first place.
Police Force Confiscates 295 Bitcoins from Criminal in UK First
A British county police force has become the first in the country to seize and exchange bitcoins discovered during a criminal investigation.
Police seize more than eur 4.5 million in cryptocurrencies in europe’s biggest ever LSD bust
The Spanish Guardia Civil and the Austrian Federal Police, supported by Europol, have dismantled a criminal network producing and distributing synthetic drugs worldwide, known as new psychoactive substances (NPS), on the Darknet. The criminal group was also involved in money laundering their share of the profits by selling cryptocurrencies, mainly Bitcoins. More than EUR 4 500 000 in Bitcoins, IOTA and lumen was seized by law enforcement authorities.
London Police Seize £500,000 in Bitcoin from “Cyber Crime Wave” Hacker
Described by his sentencing judge as a “one man cybercrime wave”, British hacker Grant West caused hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damages through his activities stealing and selling personal and financial information on the dark web.