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Ticketfly Hack Saga Continues: Status of Bitcoin Ransom Remains Unknown

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News, Tech

Ticketfly Hack Saga Continues: Status of Bitcoin Ransom Remains Unknown

Nearly four days after being forced offline by a hacker demanding a ransom payment in bitcoin, the Ticketfly website is partially back in operation. The event ticketing and management platform announced this on their official website on  June 2, 2018. Source: Ticketfly Possibility Of Compromised Client Information Starting on the night of  May 30, 2018, the security incident began with…

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Indian Bitconnect Promoters Attacked by Angry Investors

Category: Altcoins, Crime, News, Regulation

Indian Bitconnect Promoters Attacked by Angry Investors

While the Bitconnect Ponzi scheme has been dead and buried in the U.S., its ghost is still causing mayhem in India. In the latest development, the Ahmedabad Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested a Bitconnect investor, Shailesh Bhatt for forcefully extorting more than 2,000 bitcoin from promoters of the cryptocurrency-powered pyramid scheme. Get Rich Quick According to the Times of…

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Game Over for Dark Web Bitcoin Lord As Authorities Send “Courvoisier” to 10 Years in Jail

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Game Over for Dark Web Bitcoin Lord As Authorities Send “Courvoisier” to 10 Years in Jail

Since the beginning of time, there has been crime, and bad actors in the world and this phenomenon will not cease anytime soon. In what has been described as the first of its kind operation in the history of the over a century old department, London police have sentenced “Courvoisier” a notorious computer hacker from whom half a million pounds…

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New GDPR Laws May Augment Cryptocurrency Theft; $1.2 Billion Stolen in 2018 Alone

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Crime, Finance, News, Regulation

New GDPR Laws May Augment Cryptocurrency Theft; $1.2 Billion Stolen in 2018 Alone

While fraud seems present in every financial domain, the cryptocurrency sector attracts a lot of criminals in particular due to a lack of strict security practices and negligible regulation. The funds stolen are no child’s play either, as recent research suggests a staggering value. Cryptocurrency Crimes Surging According to estimates provided by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), cyber-criminals have infiltrated…

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South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Executives Arrested For Stealing User Funds

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South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Executives Arrested For Stealing User Funds

The president and executives at HTS, a cryptocurrency exchange based in South Korea, were arrested this week for manipulating user funds and illegally reallocating the company’s holdings in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether to the personal accounts of executives according to Korean publication TokenPost. Illegal Transfer of User Funds The police department of Southern Seoul and local financial authorities led…

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Two Individuals Arrested in South Korea For Running $30 Million Cryptocurrency Ponzi

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Two Individuals Arrested in South Korea For Running $30 Million Cryptocurrency Ponzi

Two South Korean individuals, whose names remain anonymous, were arrested this week for running a $30 million cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme in Busan, the second largest city in South Korea behind Seoul. Ponzi Schemes Have Become a Major Issue Over the past nine months, the two individuals established an office in Busan without the approval of local authorities and received more…

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Cryptojacking on the Rise: Employees are Hijacking Company Servers

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Mining, News, Tech

Cryptojacking on the Rise: Employees are Hijacking Company Servers

Employees of companies around the world have been illegally diverting corporate computing infrastructure to secretly mine bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. In recent years, cryptocurrencies have become a valuable and highly sought-after asset. Consequently, we have seen the emergence of desperate schemes to acquire possession of these digital assets, ranging from hacking, physical theft, phishing scams etc. With the frenzy not…

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Japan Police Apprehends 12 People in An “Over the Counter” Bitcoin Fraud Deal

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Japan Police Apprehends 12 People in An “Over the Counter” Bitcoin Fraud Deal

The Tokyo Reporter revealed that Japanese police apprehended 12 people who embezzled bitcoin worth $1.86 million from a middle-aged businessman in July. According to the victim, the delinquents offered to purchase bitcoin worth $1.76 million for $1.86 million in cash, earning the seller a profit of $93,000. The victim accused the counterparty of providing fake bills, in return for the…

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China Police Crush $13 Million Crypto Ponzi Scheme

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China Police Crush $13 Million Crypto Ponzi Scheme

Though global security forces are doing their best in the battle against all forms of unlawful activities, ‘cryptocriminals’ are unrelenting in their efforts to make unsuspecting and somewhat gullible virtual currency enthusiasts shed tears. Now, the Chinese police force has crushed a $13 million cryptocurrency pyramid scheme. Game Over Security operatives in the city of Xi’An, northwestern China have arraigned…

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Real-World Crimes Involving Bitcoin and Ethereum Are on the Rise

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Real-World Crimes Involving Bitcoin and Ethereum Are on the Rise

Most people think of cryptocurrency-related heists as incidents where crafty hackers compromise computers, steal victims’ Bitcoin wallet keys and transfer the funds away. This misconception is well-founded and is indeed exactly how many tech-savvy crooks have masterminded the most notorious theft campaigns in this domain. However, some malefactors go the old school route and coerce owners into parting with their…

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