Blockchain-Challenged Authorities Take Down Crypto’s Largest Dark Web

By CCN: It appears safety standards for criminals on the dark web are shrinking quickly. Following a series of raids in both Germany and the United States, American and European officials have succeeded in taking down what they call one of the world’s “largest online criminal trafficking operations.” The problem is it took authorities two …

Suspicion Grows Over Dark-Web Market’s $30 Million Crypto Theft

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Silk Road 2 Founder Sentenced 2 Five Years For Child Porn and Drugs

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Pakistan Police Schemed with Criminal Gang in Bitcoin Ransom Kidnapping

A Pakistani crime ring that extorted a partial Bitcoin ransom has been busted. All the news of a stand-off between Pakistan and India has shrouded earlier reports of an IT professor who was kidnapped and held for 20 million rupees. Shahid Naseer was kidnapped March 19th, according to a local media outlet. Faisal Yousuf, a …

$950 Million Stolen from ‘Immature’ Cryptocurrency Exchanges & Wallets in 2018: Analytics Firm CEO

$1.7 billion was stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges, custodial services, and in ICO exit scams in 2018. That’s a dramatic rise from the year before, despite the shrinking market. And according to the Q4 CipherTrace Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering Report, that money needs to be laundered. But here’s the kicker: with a global wave of regulations going …

Two Groups Have Dominated Cryptocurrency Hacks, Raking in $1 Billion: Chainalysis

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis has disclosed that just two groups benefited from the majority of cryptocurrency hacks that have occurred to date. Per The Wall Street Journal, the two hacking groups could have obtained as much as $1 billion in cryptocurrencies. Since bitcoin came into being, over $1.7 billion worth of cryptocurrencies are estimated to …

$1 Billion Bitcoin Lawsuit against Craig Wright Will Continue

A motion by the self-declared creator of Bitcoin and the chief scientist at blockchain firm nChain, Craig Wright, to have a multi-billion dollar lawsuit accusing him of stealing bitcoins belonging to an alleged business partner dismissed has been denied. Wright Loses Bid to Dismiss Lawsuit over Alleged Bitcoin Theft In a ruling delivered on Thursday …

Belgian Authorities Add 14 Websites to Cryptocurrency Scam Blacklist

FSMA Logo Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has added 14 new websites to its growing list of websites flagged as cryptocurrency investment scam platforms. The number of websites on the list now stands at 113 with the new additions as the regulator continues its ongoing effort to protect Belgian investors from the relatively …

Bitcoin Scams Swindle Singapore Investors for $78,000 in 3 Months

Between September and November 2018, a total sum of $78,000 was lost to cryptocurrency scammers in Singapore after they used a series of strategies involving spreading false information about fake investments online to attract investors. A  Straits Times report reveals that the scams were specifically designed to appeal to Singaporean residents by using well-known local personalities …

North Korean Hackers Take Aim at Individual Crypto Investors

Faced with depleted reserves and having been hit with sanctions aimed at its illegal nuclear weapons program, North Korean hackers have a new strategy for growing the country’s cash reserves — steal crypto holdings from individual investors. According to a report from the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the option to target individuals who hold cryptocurrencies …