Crimes News

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.

Follow up
In a bid to catch up with cybercriminals, the Justice Department is pooling all crypto expertise in one place.
How will DOJ’s new crypto enforcement team change the game for industry players, good and bad?
Kirill Bryanov
2021-10-15T19:35:00+01:00
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Analysis
As the crypto industry continues to develop at a rapid pace, so do the ransomware attacks, but regulators now seem ready to step in.
Crypto adoption in sights: Regulators and industry join to fight ransomware
Shiraz Jagati
2021-10-14T17:21:00+01:00
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News
The FBI paid tens of thousands of dollars worth of cryptocurrency to a nuclear engineer in exchange for SD cards containing classified data.
Nuclear engineer sells classified data to undercover FBI agents for crypto
Martin Young
2021-10-11T04:56:50+01:00
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News
The penalties are part of a new piece of legislation that also regulates crypto trading and payments.
Brazil aims to tighten penalties for crypto-related financial crimes
Helen Partz
2021-10-04T09:21:35+01:00
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Analysis
In April, sharing their Coinbase account credentials with a fraudster had cost a California resident more than $11 million. Now, there might be recourse.
U.S. government goes to court over $11M USDT purportedly stolen by fake Coinbase rep
Kirill Bryanov
2021-09-24T16:45:00+01:00
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Many claimed that Gerald Cotten had faked his death and absconded with millions in crypto, even briefly demanding that his body be exhumed.
Netflix to release documentary about QuadrigaCX CEO's mysterious life and death
Turner Wright
2021-09-23T17:30:00+01:00
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Those who lost money in a 2016 U.S. crypto exchange heist maybe be entitled to additional recoupment.
Additional compensation available for Cryptsy victims, court notice says
Kirill Bryanov
2021-09-22T18:00:00+01:00
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Breaking news
The government agency hinted at possible additional sanctions for "financial institutions, cyber insurance firms, and companies involved in digital forensics an...
US Treasury Dept sanctions crypto OTC broker Suex for alleged role in facilitating transactions for ransomware attacks
Turner Wright
2021-09-21T17:30:00+01:00
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