Crime

Crypto Investor Awarded Over $75 Million in SIM-Swapping Hack Case

U.S.-based cryptocurrency investor and entrepreneur Michael Terpin has won over $75 million in a lawsuit related to a SIM-swapping fraud.…

US Blockchain Investor Terpin Awarded Over $75 Million in SIM Swapping Case

United States blockchain and crypto investor Michael Terpin has won $75.8 million in a civil case against 21-year-old Nicholas Truglia,…

Deepdotweb Duo Indicted for Linking to Darknet Markets

Federal indictments unsealed on May 8 have revealed further details of the case against Deepdotweb’s operators. Tal Prihar, 37, an…

Trading Firms Propose ‘Bad Actors Blacklist’ to Clean Up Crypto Industry

A group of cryptocurrency trading firms has come together to discuss ways to prevent the rising number of hacks and…

DeepDotWeb Defendants Used Bitcoin to Hide Criminal Proceeds, Say Feds

U.S. authorities have formally charged the alleged moderators of DeepDotWeb, the dark web comparison and news site seized by the feds,…

Hackers Are Shuffling Binance’s Stolen Bitcoin

A team at blockchain services company Coinfirm has been watching the erratic movements of the bitcoin associated with $40 million stolen…

Alleged Multibillion-Dollar Crypto Pyramid Scheme OneCoin Sued by Former Investor

The notorious cryptocurrency investment scheme OneCoin, widely claimed to be a fraud, is being sued by a former investor over…

FBI Seizes Popular Dark Market Search Site DeepDotWeb for Money Laundering

The FBI has seized DeepDotWeb, a comparison search system and news site about dark web markets, accusing the outfit of…

FTC Sues Smart Backpack Crowdfunder Who Spent Proceeds On Bitcoin

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is suing a startup that promised its crowdfunding backers a smart backpack but instead spent…

Crypto Crime Blotter: Scammers Dupe Jersey Island Man Out of £1.2 million, Backpage Laundered Cash With Crypto

Another week, another bunch of crypto crimes. In what we hope will be a regular series of posts, we’ve rounded…

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