Japan to Hold First Ever Trial Over Crypto Hacking Losses
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Japan to Hold First Ever Trial Over Crypto Hacking Losses

btcethereumadmin - March 15, 2019

An 18-year-old Japanese youth has been sent to prosecutors in the country’s first ever trial involving cryptocurrency cyber-theft. According to a report from The Japan Times on…

Mt. Gox’s Mark Karpeles Found Guilty Over Data Manipulation in Tokyo Court
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Mt. Gox’s Mark Karpeles Found Guilty Over Data Manipulation in Tokyo Court

btcethereumadmin - March 15, 2019

Mark Karpeles, former CEO of the long-defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, has escaped some charges, but been found guilty of manipulating exchange data in a Japanese court.…

Malta Financial Services Authority Implements Crypto Intelligence Solution
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Malta Financial Services Authority Implements Crypto Intelligence Solution

btcethereumadmin - March 12, 2019

Image: Money laundering euros, TaxRebate.org.uk, via Flickr The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), the single regulator of financial services in Malta, has partnered with CipherTrace to implement…

Malta Teams With Crypto Security Firm to Manage Financial Crimes Risk
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Malta Teams With Crypto Security Firm to Manage Financial Crimes Risk

btcethereumadmin - March 12, 2019

Malta is turning to crypto sleuthing startup CipherTrace for technical help addressing the risk of financial crimes in its licensed digital asset industry. The Malta Financial Services…

A Multibillion-Dollar Cryptocurrency Based on ‘Lies’: US Arrests Alleged OneCoin Leader
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A Multibillion-Dollar Cryptocurrency Based on ‘Lies’: US Arrests Alleged OneCoin Leader

btcethereumadmin - March 8, 2019

U.S. prosecutors in New York have arrested a “top leader” of the OneCoin project, saying it stole “billions” from investors through an alleged pyramid scheme. The U.S.…

North Korea Hacking Crypto Exchanges to Circumvent Sanctions: UN Panel
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North Korea Hacking Crypto Exchanges to Circumvent Sanctions: UN Panel

btcethereumadmin - March 8, 2019

North Korea has been carrying out major cryptocurrency hacks to bypass economic sanctions, according to a United Nations (U.N.) Security Council expert panel report. Nikkei Asian Review,…

IBM Launches New Blockchain Security Testing Service
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IBM Launches New Blockchain Security Testing Service

btcethereumadmin - March 7, 2019

Image: Cybersecurity, Pixabay.com IBM Security team X-Force Red has announced the launch of a new blockchain security testing service to help businesses identify weaknesses in solutions that…

Crypto Exchange WEX Linked to Iranian Ransomware Operators, Says PwC
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Crypto Exchange WEX Linked to Iranian Ransomware Operators, Says PwC

btcethereumadmin - March 5, 2019

Cryptocurrency exchange WEX, successor to the shuttered BTC-e exchange, has again been tied to illicit funds gained through ransomware attacks. According to a recent bulletin from consulting…

Crypto Money Laundering Reports Spiked in Japan Last Year, Police Say
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Crypto Money Laundering Reports Spiked in Japan Last Year, Police Say

btcethereumadmin - February 28, 2019

Reports of suspicious cryptocurrency transactions in Japan soared last year, the country’s police agency has said. According to an article in The Japan Times on Thursday, the National…

Cybercriminals Ditch Ransomware and Malware-Based Attacks for Cryptojacking: IBM Study
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Cybercriminals Ditch Ransomware and Malware-Based Attacks for Cryptojacking: IBM Study

btcethereumadmin - February 27, 2019

Image: Cybercrime, Pixabay Increased security measures and awareness are driving cybercriminals to change their techniques in search of a better return on investment, ditching ransomware and malware-based…