Crime

Ransom Costs for Stolen Data Rose 200% From 2018 to 2019

On average, the ransom demanded by cryptocurrency ransomware hackers increased by 200% from 2018 to 2019. According to a report...

A New Ransomware Deploys Human-Operated Attacks Against Healthcare Sector

Microsoft’s security team revealed a new ransomware that is deployed in human-operated attacks. It uses “brute forc...

NYC Hacker Charged Over $94 Million Bitcoin-for-Cards Scheme

New York City resident Vitalii Antonenko was charged for allegedly participating in a $94 million Bitcoins-for-cards scheme, ac...

Q3 Crypto Ponzi Victims File Class Action Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo

Q3 Investment Recovery Vehicle (Q3IRV), an entity representing the more than 100 victims of the alleged $35 million Q3 Ponzi sc...

Whistleblower Outs ‘Wolf of Kyiv’ for $70 Million Bitcoin Scam

A whistleblower has revealed the existence of a 200-employee Ukrainian Bitcoin (BTC) trading scam that netted $70 million in 20...

Australian Minister Slams Gov’t for Weak Response to Ransomware ‘Epidemic’

On Feb. 24, Tim Watts, Australia’s Shadow Assistant Minister for Cybersecurity, has published an article in the Financial Revie...

Governments Begin to Roll Out FATF’s Travel Rule Around the Globe

It’s been nearly eight months since the Financial Action Task Force issued its divisive crypto directives, establishing traditi...

Silk Road Marketplace Senior Adviser Pleads Guilty in US Federal Court

A senior adviser to the operator of the Silk Road dark web marketplace has pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute...

Ex-Bitmain Chip Designer Reportedly Arrested for Alleged Embezzlement

Yang Zuoxing, formerly a top chip designer for mining hardware giant Bitmain, has allegedly been arrested on suspicion of embez...

The Fact, the Fiction and the Context

It’s the clichéd rhetoric of choice for anyone seeking to discredit crypto. An ace in the hole for any argument against its pro...