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Trading firms blacklist to clean up crypto industry

Business 13 May 2019

Trading firms blacklist to clean up crypto industry

To help mature the industry, some of the biggest investors are proposing to create a backlist of bad actors in the crypto space.

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Michael Terpin awarded $75 million in crypto hack case

Business 13 May 2019

Michael Terpin awarded $75 million in crypto hack case

A court has awarded Michael Terpin $75.8 million as part of a civil judgment from a scheme to defraud him of his cryptocurrency assets.

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More than $50M in crypto stolen from US wallets in last 15 months

Tech 17 April 2019

More than $50M in crypto stolen from US wallets in last 15 months

The thefts involved five hackers all aged between 18 and 26, who have been charged with the cybercrimes, according to law enforcement authorities.

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North Korea buying nuclear weapons with crypto theft fund: report

Business 17 April 2019

North Korea buying nuclear weapons with crypto theft fund: report

It is currently unclear how much cryptocurrency that North Korea has stockpiled, but it is estimated to be somewhere between $545 million and $735 million, according to a recent report.

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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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