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An investigation by The Observer reveals that crypto fraudsters are creating companies in the UK
A recent joint investigation by The Observer and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism revealed that crypto fraudsters are creating companies in the UK in order to give themselves a more solid image in front of their victims. The collected data showed that at least 168 companies based in the UK ...
FBI managed to stop malicious cryptocurrency website Hive
The US Department of Justice has reported that the FBI managed to stop the malicious cryptocurrency website Hive, which has damaged more than 1,500 people from more than 80 countries.  The FBI was assisted by German law enforcement agencies and the Dutch police and managed to seize control of ...
Cybercriminal Wormhole used ETH to conduct transactions
Analysis shows that the hacker who caused the Wormhole Bridge attack, which led to the loss of $320 million, transferred most of the stolen funds. Transaction analysis showed that 95,630 ETH was sent to OpenOcean DEX and then exchanged for other assets such as Lido Finance Staked ETH (stETH) and ...
Federal Bureau of Investigation managed to seize 151 BTC from criminals
The Federal Bureau of Investigation seized 151 BTC from scammers who posed as government agencies and tricked elderly people into transferring money to them.  Court records show that in October 2020, the group began a program of persecution of elderly people, including from the United States. ...
Scammers introduced a new version of the cryptocurrency FTX 2.0
As noticed by the security service PeckShield, scammers launched their own cryptocurrency FTX 2.0 in an attempt to deceive naive users. This plan was devised by the new management of the trading platform, which hinted at a potential revival of the site. PeckShield representatives noted that the ...
Bitkeep will compensate all affected by the cyberattack
Cryptocurrency wallet Bitkeep announced that it will compensate all affected by the hacking incident that occurred in December and cost the project about $8 million.  The team stressed that those affected should contact BitKeep to begin the refund process. Half of these refunds are expected to ...
The head of the cryptocurrency exchange Bitzlato was detained in the U.S.
On January 18, the U.S. Department of Justice detained Anatoly Legkodimov, a 40-year-old Russian citizen, in Miami. He is currently due to be taken to the Florida District Court, where he will be charged. The U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has identified ...
The cryptocurrency exchange Binance may be involved in money laundering with the help of Bitzlato
The cryptocurrency exchange Binance was listed as a counterparty in a case related to the trading platform Bitzlato. According to FinCEN (the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network), it was one of the main recipients and senders linked to Bitzlato, which is believed to have ...
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