FBI Reports Crypto Ransomware Totalled $144M Since 2013

FBI Report: Bitcoin Ransom Payments Total $144M

Ransomware attacks and similar extortion schemes took in an estimated $144 million in the course of 7 years. FBI estimates show most of the ransoms were paid in Bitcoin (BTC) and went...

Christine Vasileva | 1 year ago
Crypto Users Beware, Your TV Might Rob You

Crypto Users Beware: Your Smart TV Might Rob You

Oregon FBI recently issued a cybersecurity warning to Smart TV owners stating that hackers can remotely turn on built-in microphones and cameras to spy on them. Could your crypto be at...

Ali | 1 year ago
Kraken Introduces Block Trading OTC Option for Trades of $100,000 or More
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Kraken Received 3 Times More Law Enforcement Requests in 2018

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has revealed that it has received three times more law enforcement requests in 2018 compared to 2017. The overwhelming majority of requesting authorities...

Georgi Georgiev | 2 years ago

‘Pivot to Asia,’ says Arrington After SEC Subpoena

Noted Crypto investor Michael Arrington announced in a Friday tweet that his firm Arrington XRP Capital is no longer investing in U.S. token deals. The news comes after the firm...

Erich Grant | 2 years ago
1Broker.com Domain Seized by the FBI

1Broker.com Domain Seized by the FBI

U.S. authorities, including the FBI, have come down against securities dealer 1Broker for allegedly coming into conflict with federal law. through a Bitcoin-based security swap scheme...

Kevin O’Brien | 2 years ago

$77,000 Cash Seized by FBI, Suspects Say They Were Trying to Buy Bitcoin

Two bags carrying over $77,000 in cash were seized by the FBI in January at the Dallas Love Field Airport. The suspects claimed the money would be used to buy bitcoin.  Smells Fishy...

Matthew Hrones | 3 years ago

FBI: Watch Out for Fake Cryptocurrency Exchange ‘Support Staff’

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has noted a drastic increase in online crime, with crypto holders being targeted by dodgy helplines and tech support centers. Most companies...

Nikita Blows | 3 years ago

FBI Warns About Bitcoin Murder Scam

A new extortion scheme has caught the attention of the FBI in which a Bitcoin scam is undertaken through an emailed death threat. There are lots of ways that crooks try to extort money...

Jeff Francis | 3 years ago
U.S. Government Receives Approval to Sell Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash Seized From Dark Web Dealer

U.S. Government Receives Approval to Sell Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash Seized From Dark Web Dealer

The U.S. government has received approval from a judge in Utah to sell off 513 Bitcoin and 512 Bitcoin Cash seized from an investigation involving Aaron Michael Shamo, a dealer on the...

Patrick Smith | 3 years ago

Rekt! FBI Silk Road Bitcoin Auction Loses Agency $2.4 Billion

The FBI will rue the day it sold its hoard of Silk Road bitcoins for $48 million as those coins are now worth an astonishing $2.4 billion. 144,336 BTC: From $48 Million To $2.4 Billion...

Wilma Woo | 3 years ago
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US Government Nets $48 Million from Sale of Silk Road Bitcoins

The US government finally claimed $48 million USD earned from the sale of bitcoins seized from Silk Road, the online drug marketplace that was shut down in 2013. It may have taken a...

Jeff Francis | 3 years ago

Industry Report: Big Bounty May Help Bitfinex Get its Money Back

A Bitfinex bounty, Russia changes its stance on bitcoin, and a rough fate lies ahead for an alleged Silk Road forum operator. Want to catch up on your latest digital currency news?...

Nick Marinoff | 5 years ago

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