A UK-based cybersecurity firm unveiled new details of Ragnar Locker ransomware attack that uses a VirtualBox app.
Crimes that are made within cryptocurrency and related spheres are usually defined as cryptocurrency crimes. The legal status of digital currencies is not clear enough and governments all over the world are searching for a way to regulate operations in the cryptosphere. That is why most of the crimes cannot be forecasted or punished properly. The most common crypto-crime until the end of 2017 has been in relation to Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), which were conducted by frauds and by stealing money from electronic wallets and storages through hacking or fraudulently-obtained information. Besides that, a lot of users’ money was stolen when using unverified exchanges and making transactions through suspicious services. Also, people lost money by joining financial cryptocurrency pyramids.
PlusToken main criminal suspect is facing public prosecution.3240
A study from Group-IB reveals the modus operandi of the newly discovered ProLock’s ransomware attack.3057
Crystal Blockchain Analytics unveiled figures that show an increased value of Bitcoin transferred through the dark web, though the amount of Bitcoin was less.4235
An investigation that involved several U.S. federal agencies led to the bust of the darknet operators and seizure of $22 M in cryptocurrency.2115
BitMEX and its executives have been accused of engaging in or abetting crimes that include racketeering, money laundering, wire fraud and unlicensed money transmission.10194
Hackers attacking supercomputers across Europe, trying to get their hands on mining crypto.5567
Scammers impersonating a Michael Bloomberg BTC giveaway on YouTube want your Bitcoins.5101
Another cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea delists XMR amid the Nth room sex scandal case.9867
A database of 129 million Russian car drivers is being exposed on the darknet for just 0.3 Bitcoin or about $2,900.4351
Both parties agreed to increase awareness of the ongoing threat of ransomware attacks across the globe.3894
Belgium’s economic inspectorate reported $3.2 million in losses due to cryptocurrency fraud in 2019.7101
A ransomware gang is threatening to release almost 1TB of private legal secrets from the world’s biggest music and movie stars.11501
A crypto investor is suing a New York teenager for $71.4 million in damages for allegedly snatching cryptocurrency from his phone.10402
Rand Corporation unveiled a study that found a widespread lack of knowledge towards Zcash from dark web criminals.12000