Crime

UK Announces ‘Dirty Money’ Crackdown, Including Tougher Crypto Regime

The U.K. government has drawn up an action plan aimed to combat financial crimes that it says will include “action…

Hacked Crypto Exchange Bitpoint Discovers More Millions Are Missing

After announcing a $30-million hack last week, Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint says it’s discovered that another $2.3 million is missing. A…

Police in Spain Say Bitcoin ATMs Expose Problems in Europe’s AML Laws

Law enforcement officials in Spain are arguing that a recent effort to break up a criminal organization — which utilized…

Indian Police to Get Special Training to Spot Crypto Scams

The Ministry of Home Affairs in India plans to provide an all-expenses paid police training session to create “domain expertise”…

Scammer Taunts Couple Who Lost Thousands in Bitcoin Fraud

An Australian couple lost over AU$20,000 (US$14,000) in a bitcoin scam, and were even taunted by the perpetrator over their…

Third Defendant Pleads Guilty in Fake ID-for-Bitcoin Case

A third defendant plead guilty in a string of court cases against a Toledo, Ohio-based fake ID ring that is…

Irish Crypto Exchange Bitsane May Have Disappeared With Users’ Funds

Irish cryptocurrency exchange Bitsane may have done a runner with users’ funds. Forbes said Thursday that the Bitsane exchange, which offers…

Singapore Exchange Bitrue Hacked for Over $4 Million in Crypto

Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitrue has been hacked for around $4.2 million in user assets. The platform announced the breach in…

Six Arrested Over Cloned Crypto Exchange That Stole €24 Million

A fake exchange website has managed to steal €24 million (over $27 million) in cryptocurrency from thousands of victims. European law enforcement agency…

$200,000 in Bitcoin Seized in Dark Net Drug Probe

U.S. authorities seized more than $200,000 worth of bitcoin after alleged drug manufacturer and dealer met with undercover law enforcement…

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