Category: Crimes

Crypto Exchange Hack Losses Already 250% Higher Than 2017, Q3 Report Shows

Losses caused by cryptocurrency exchange hacks hit $927 million in the first nine months of 2018, already 250 percent higher…

China: Man Gets 3.5 Years in Jail for Stealing Train Power to Mine Bitcoin, Local Media

A man in China has been been sentenced to three and a half years in jail for stealing power from…

US DoJ Charges 7 Russian Intelligence Officers With Crypto-Funded Hacking Attacks

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has charged seven officers from Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) with cryptocurrency-funded global hacking…

Brazil: Antitrust Watchdog Sends Questions to Crypto Exchanges After Bank Account Closures

Brazil’s antitrust regulator has sent a questionnaire to crypto exchanges whose banks accounts have previously been closed, major Brazilian financial…

ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees Refutes WSJ Reports of ‘Dirty Money’

Cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift has refuted a recent Wall Street Journal report that $9 million in ill-gotten funds went through the…

Crypto Behind Bars: Arrests Making Headlines Across the Globe

Gone are the days when shady dealings in crypto were perceived as immune to the clutches of law enforcement. Illicit…

WSJ: $88.6 Million in Illicit Funds Funneled Through Cryptocurrency Exchanges

A recent Wall Street Journal investigation has found that $88.6 million in ill-gotten funds have been funneled through 46 cryptocurrency…

Bitcoin Fraudsters Misled Investors and Impersonated Regulators, CFTC Alleges

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed charges against two defendants for allegedly going to a number of lengths in…

US House Passes Bill for Task Force to Combat Crypto Use by Terrorists

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on September 26 that would establish a crypto task force to combat…

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