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Crypto malware targeting MyEtherWallet claims 230 victims

Business 20 March 2019

Crypto malware targeting MyEtherWallet claims 230 victims

A cryptocurrency malware targeting Blockchain.com and MyEtherWallet users was downloaded over 200 times before Google deleted it.

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A crypto trader in the Netherlands gruesomely tortured by robbers

Business 26 February 2019

A crypto trader in the Netherlands gruesomely tortured by robbers

A Dutch crypto trader was gruesomely tortured by robbers for over an hour, and police believe they wanted his crypto.

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Hackers transfer 2.09 million EOS after a blacklist update failure

Business 26 February 2019

Hackers transfer 2.09 million EOS after a blacklist update failure

Hackers managed to transfer 2.09 million EOS from a hacked account reportedly due to an alleged failed update by an EOS block producer.

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California court indicts two men for SIM swapping to steal crypto

Business 6 February 2019

California court indicts two men for SIM swapping to steal crypto

Two men used fraud and extortion, targeting crypto investors and executives with their scheme.

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10-year sentence for SIM hijacking crypto theft

Business 4 February 2019

10-year sentence for SIM hijacking crypto theft

Last year, Joel Ortiz was arrested in California for his supposed involvement in a SIM swap scam that saw more than $5 million in cryptocurrency stolen from the wallets of unsuspecting victims.

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Over $1B stolen in crypto thefts, exit scams in 2018 (and Lightning Network is partially to blame)

Business 30 January 2019

Over $1B stolen in crypto thefts, exit scams in 2018 (and Lightning Network is partially to blame)

According to CipherTrace’s report, over $950 million in crypto was stolen by hackers – 3.6 times more than what was stolen the previous year.

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Europol arrests Brit for stealing €10 million in IOTA

Business 24 January 2019

Europol arrests Brit for stealing €10 million in IOTA

Europol has nabbed a shyster from the UK who managed to steal approximately €10 million ($11.37 million) of the IOTA cryptocurrency.

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Iceland’s crypto mining rig heist leader handed 4-year jail term

Tech 23 January 2019

Iceland’s crypto mining rig heist leader handed 4-year jail term

An Icelandic man accused of stealing millions of dollars’ worth of crypto mining hardware has been sentenced to four years in prison for his alleged crimes.

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Fourth suspect arrested after major crypto theft in India

Business 8 January 2019

Fourth suspect arrested after major crypto theft in India

A cryptocurrency scam in India that saw around $71.6 million stolen through a fake crypto offering early last year has now found a fourth accomplice arrested.

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Police in the Philippines bust 6 foreigners for crypto theft

Business 13 November 2018

Police in the Philippines bust 6 foreigners for crypto theft

A small group of foreigners in Pasay City in the Philippines have been arrested after allegedly stealing almost $100,000 (five million pesos) worth of cryptocurrency.

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Crypto thefts worldwide to hit over $1B in 2018

Business 11 October 2018

Crypto thefts worldwide to hit over $1B in 2018

Cryptocurrency thefts globally are expected to reach over $1 billion this year, about four times the recorded thefts last year.

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Crypto theft cases in Japan ‘tripled’ in 2018 so far

Business 21 September 2018

Crypto theft cases in Japan ‘tripled’ in 2018 so far

The amount stolen this year was substantially larger than the equivalent figure recorded in 2017, with JPY60 billion stolen so far across 158 separate thefts in Japan alone.

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