Tagged: bad actors

FBI Identifies Lazarus Group Cyber Actors as Responsible for Theft of $41M in Crypto from Stake.com

The FBI is issuing this update to caution the general public regarding the theft of approximately $41 million in virtual currency from Stake.com, an online casino and betting platform. The FBI has confirmed that this theft took place “on or about September 4, 2023, and… Read More

Return to Normal Business Activities in 2022 Has Seen Fraud Rates Drop Slightly, Onfido Report Reveals

Fraud spikes during periods of uncertainty and instability, and “the COVID-19 pandemic was no exception to this,” according to an update from Onfido. Onfido noted that the years 2020 to 2021 “saw all-time highs in the number of fraudulent attempts.” However as the world has… Read More

FBI Warns that Cybercriminals Are Impersonating Brands Using Search Engine Ads Services to Defraud Users

The FBI is warning the public that cybercriminals are using search engine advertisement services “to impersonate brands and direct users to malicious sites that host ransomware and steal login credentials and other financial information.” Cybercriminals purchase advertisements that “appear within internet search results using a… Read More

Banking Trojan Targets Users of 400+ Fintech, Crypto Apps in 16 Countries: Report

Group-IB, which claims to be one of the global cybersecurity leaders, has presented its findings about Godfather, an Android banking Trojan that is currently being utilized by cybercriminals “to attack users of leading banking and crypto exchange applications in 16 countries.” To date, Godfather has… Read More

CrowdCheck Rolls Out Bad Actor Report For Crowdfunding Issuers

For crowdfunding issuers, a bad actor in the ranks could be the difference between a successful campaign and a nightmare scenario. Of course, it can be difficult to determine whether or not an individual is a “bad actor” by the SEC’s standards. This is where… Read More

How the SEC “Bad Actor” Rules Will Affect Equity Crowdfunding

When I think of bad actors, I think of Keanu Reeves and William Shatner. When the Securities and Exchange Commission mentions bad actors, they are talking about people they want to prevent from using equity crowdfunding in order to protect investors from fraud. Before the… Read More

SEC Fact Sheets Regarding General Solicitation on Private Offerings

The SEC has released a set of three different Fact Sheets regarding their meeting today which addressed General Solicitation for certain offerings as well as Disqualification of Felons or “Bad Actors” from Rule 506 Private Placements along with rules which impact the number and types… Read More

Takeaways from the SEC Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

The 2012 Forum on Small Business Capital Formation is in the books. Industry leaders met with representatives from the SEC in an effort to build consensus on regulatory recommendations for crowdfunding’s implementation in the US. Although the movement has come a long way, there is… Read More

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