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Man Facing 20 Years in Connecticut for Alleged Theft of Mobile Phone and Cryptocurrency

A man named Darren Carter has been charged with Identity Theft 1st Degree in Connecticut for stealing a man’s phone in California and then using it to access that victim’s Coinbase cryptocurrency account to steal $15,472.31 USD. The Westport Police Department alleges that Carter stole… Read More

OneSpan Announces New Partnership With Avaloq to Prevent Fraud With Financial Institutions

OneSpan (NASDAQ: OSPN), a company that offers software for trusted identities, e-signatures and secure transactions, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with Avaloq, a global fintech and provider of software as a service (SaaS) and business process as a service (BPaaS) solutions,… Read More

Protestors Bilked by TRON Impersonation Scam Occupy Affiliate Office in Beijing

Protestors believing they were bilked out of 200 million yuan ($29 million USD) by the cryptocurrency/blockchain project TRON occupied the offices of TRON affiliate company Raybo Monday in Beijing. The protestors were eventually “removed” from the offices by police, TRON CEO Justin Sun claimed in a response on… Read More

Hackers Move $8 Million USD in Bitcoins Stolen From Binance Trading Platform

Hackers moved more than $8 million USD in Bitcoins July 8th from digital wallets they’d been sitting in since the Malta-registered crypto trading platform Binance, one of the world’s largest, was hacked for more than 7000 Bitcoins in May, Hard Fork reports. At the time… Read More

Bitcoins Stolen from Bitfinex and Dormant Since 2016 Start to Move

160 Bitcoins stolen in a massive hack on the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange in 2016 started moving across the blockchain late last week after being dormant for more than 2 years, Hard Fork reports. The cryptocurrency is part of a stash of 744 408 Bitcoins taken… Read More

Israeli Accused of Stealing $2 Million in Crypto From Friend and Mentor

An Israeli named Afik Wore has been indicted for allegedly stealing 6.2 million shekels ($1.7 million USD) worth of cryptocurrency from a friend who taught him how to trade it, News 1 reports. According to the outlet, Eliat resident Alexei Yaromenko, a cryptocurrency trader since 2013,… Read More

Dutch Bitcoin Trader Tortured in “Brutal” Home Invasion

The phenomenon of “rubber hose decryption” robbery took a harrowing turn recently when criminals disguised as police entered the home of a Dutch Bitcoin trader and allegedly tortured him in front of his 4-year-old daughter, The Independent reports. The attack reportedly took place in the… Read More

North Korea Hacked $670 Million from Crypto Exchanges

Expert panelists have informed the UN Security Council’s North Korea Sanctions Committee that the tiny country has been hacking global cryptocurrency trading platforms to obtain capital, Nikkei Asian Review reports. This is the first time the panel has addressed the UN Security Council regarding cyberattacks… Read More

“Top 21” EOS Staker Fails to Update Blacklist, $7.7 Million Stolen

Games.eos, a “Top 21” staker (“block producer” or “most efficient miner”) of the newer cryptocurrency network EOS, failed to update their blacklist of hacked EOS accounts recently, and left the door open for a hacker to drain $7.7 million USD in EOS tokens from a… Read More

Turkey Arrests 24 Accused of Robbing Cryptocurrencies

A “nationwide simultaneous operation” executed in 8 Turkish provinces has netted 24 individuals accused of conspiring to rob 13 million Turkish liras ($2.47 million) from “a cryptocurrency company” in Istanbul, The Daily Sabah reports. After receiving a complaint from the targeted business, law enforcement officers at… Read More

BitGrail Exchange Operator Who Lost $170 Million in Crypto Ordered to Return Lost Funds to Investors

An Italian court has ordered the owner of the BitGrail cryptocurrency exchange, Francesco Firano, to declare bankruptcy and forfeit assets so they can be used to reimburse investors harmed when Firano “lost” 17 million Nano tokens (worth $170 million), a post by affected investors claims…. Read More

Chainalysis: Two Professional Groups Behind Majority of Lucrative Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacks

In its latest “Crypto Crime Report,” blockchain forensics firm Chainalysis says that two groups are responsible for 60% of hacks on cryptocurrency exchanges, the most lucrative types of crypto hacks by far: “Hacking dwarfs all other forms of crypto crime, and it is dominated by… Read More

Majority of $11 Million in Hacked IOTA Crypto Found, IOTA Co-Founder Says

The co-founder of IOTA, Dominik Schiener has told Reuters that a majority of the 10 million Euros ($11.4 million USD) in IOTA crypto tokens that police believe was stolen by a lone hacker from Oxford, England, has been located, The 36-year-old accused hacker was arrested last… Read More

Analysts Claim Cryptopia Exchange Watched Powerless for Days as Hackers “Drained” $16 Million from Crypto Hot Wallets

Blockchain data analysis firm Elementus has published stunning claims regarding last week’s hack on the New Zealand Cryptopia cryptocurrency exchange. Little information regarding the scope or nature of the attack has so far been issued by Cryptopia itself or New Zealand police. Two days ago,… Read More

Christmas Hacks: Thieves Steal Bitcoins from Electrum Wallet Users

Hackers have stolen more than $750 000 USD in Bitcoins from users of the Electrum Bitcoin hot wallet since December 21st, CCN reports. Another outlet places the amount stolen closer to $1 million. A “hot wallet” is a device for storing the “private keys” needed… Read More

E-Cash Laws Do Not Apply: Korean Courts Find Bithumb Crypto Exchange Not Responsible for Customer Funds Lost in Hack

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The importance of storing one’s cryptocurrency safely was highlighted in South Korea this week when a court there decided that Korean crypto exchange Bithumb is not liable for customer funds hacked from an account there, Han Kyung reports. According to the outlet, an investor with… Read More

Accused New York “SIM-Swap” Crypto Thief Extradited to California to Stand Trial

An alleged cryptocurrency thief accused of stealing the life savings of a Silicon Valley father of two has been extradited from New York to face charges related to the theft there, the New York Post reports. In November, police arrested Nicholas Truglia, 21, in Manhattan and… Read More

Bitcoin Trader Abducted, Tortured, Robbed in South Africa

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A South African Bitcoin trader is recovering in intensive care following his abduction and torture by bandits who allegedly robbed him of almost $66 000 USD in Bitcoin and cash. According to Soweto Urban, the man agreed to do a talk on cryptocurrency for a… Read More

Three Charged in Bulgaria for $5 Million Cryptocurrency Theft

Bulgarian police have arrested and charged 3 people accused of stealing $5 million in cryptocurrencies, Reuters reports. The arrests were announced Monday by officials from the Bulgarian Ministry of the Interior and local prosecutors. Police seized $3 million in cryptocurrency at the scene as well… Read More

Silicon Valley REACT Cybercrime Task Force Busts Manhattan Cryptocurrency Thief

Police in Manhattan have arrested and charged Nicholas Truglia, 21, with 21 counts of felony crimes related to hacks he allegedly conducted against 6 individuals, including a $1 million USD theft of cryptocurrencies from Silicon Valley executive Robert Ross. According to the New York Post,… Read More

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