Tag: Crime

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8 Illicit Crypto-Mining Windows Apps Removed From Microsoft Store

Brian Evans - Feb 15, 2019

Eight apps have been removed from Microsoft's app store after Symantec found they could illicitly mine cryptocurrency.

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Judge Hits Crypto Startup With Injunction In Reversal of Past Court Order

Brian Evans - Feb 14, 2019

The move came after the same judge denied an SEC request for a preliminary injunction in November.

Bug bounties
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Coinbase Just Paid a $30K Bounty for the Discovery of Critical Bug

Brian Evans - Feb 14, 2019

San Francisco-based crypto exchange desk Coinbase has just forked out a $30,000 bounty to the finder of a critical bug in its systems.

Bitcoin Scams
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Turkish Police Arrest 24 Suspects Involved in Hacking Crypto Firm, Local Media Reports

Brian Evans - Feb 13, 2019

Turkish police have arrested 24 people involved in hacking a crypto firm, using online multiplayer game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to communicate

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New Zealand Police Say Cryptopia Is Ready to Resume Trading, but Platform Remains Offline

Brian Evans - Feb 13, 2019

New Zealand police have reported that hacked exchange Cryptopia is ready to be relaunched, but the platform remains offline to date

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Blockchain Analysis Links Hamas Fundraising to Coinbase Bitcoin Account

Brian Evans - Feb 07, 2019

Hamas is soliciting bitcoin donations for its military operations, but so far has only garnered a few thousand dollars.

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Alleged SIM-Swap Crypto Thief Indicted for Hacking Over 50 US Victims

Brian Evans - Feb 04, 2019

A 20-year-old man has been formally charged in a U.S. supreme court indictment over 52 cases of SIM-swap identity and crypto theft.

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New Malware Targets Apple Mac Computers to Steal and Mine Cryptos

Brian Evans - Feb 01, 2019

A recently discovered form of malware steals browser cookies and other information on Apple Mac computers to steal cryptocurrencies.

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IOTA: Almost All Tokens From $11 Million Hack Have Been Found

Brian Evans - Jan 31, 2019

Almost all of roughly $11 million-worth of iota tokens alleged to have been stolen by a British man have been found.

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Hackers Just Stole Another $180K in Ether From Cryptopia Exchange

Brian Evans - Jan 30, 2019

Hackers still have control over cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia and have removed more funds, says blockchain data firm Elementus.