Crimes

Bitpoint Reveals Amounts Stolen, Pledging to Reimburse Users in Crypto

Japanese exchange Bitpoint has published the breakdown of crypto assets stolen in the ¥3 billion (~$27.8 million) hack of its…

Bitcoin Lightning Nodes Claimed 2.22 BTC in ‘Justice’ Against Thieves: BitMEX

Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network nodes have claimed 2.2 BTC in “justice transactions” to deter potential thieves, a BitMex Research analysis…

Texas Court Orders Defendants to Pay $400K for Fraudulent Bitcoin Scheme

A Texas Federal Court has ordered two defendants to pay $400,000 for conducting a fraudulent scheme to solicit Bitcoin (BTC)…

Japanese Crypto Exchange Bitpoint Suffers $32 Million Hack

Japanese crypto exchange Bitpoint has suspended all services after losing $32 million in a hack involving XRP, Bitcoin (BTC) and…

$515 Million in Bitcoin Spent on Illicit Activity This Year Representing 1% of Total BTC Activity

Recent research by Chainanalysis suggests that the amount of bitcoin (BTC) spent on illegal transactions this year could hit a…

Report: Over 100 Fake Domains Registered Relating to Facebook’s Libra

Cyber threat intelligence firm Digital Shadows has discovered over 100 fake domains registered relating to Facebook’s forthcoming stablecoin Libra, the…

Exit Scam? Dublin-Based Exchange Bitsane Vanishes With Users’ Funds

Ireland-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitsane has apparently vanished, taking as many as 246,000 users’ crypto deposits with it. The news was…

Singaporean Exchange Bitrue Gets Hacked, Losing $5 Million in XRP, Cardano

Singapore-based crypto exchange Bitrue has suffered a major hack, losing 9.3 million XRP and 2.5 million cardano (ADA) from its…

Russian Central Bank: Criminals Rarely Use Crypto to Withdraw Stolen Funds

In Russia, fraudsters rarely use cryptocurrency to withdraw stolen money, according to the country’s central bank. The news was reported…

Researchers Uncover Threat of ‘Unusual’ Virtual Machine Crypto Mining

Cybersecurity firm ESET has detected what it describes as an unusual and persistent cryocurrency miner distributed for macOS and Windows…

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