This week, progress was made in the FTX case, a hacker testified in the Bitcoin Fog case, an Axie Infinity co-founder and a MicroStrategy account were hacked, the KyberSwap hacker moved funds, the EU has a new AMLA office, and Aleo was breached.
This week, FixedFloat lost $26 million in a hack, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority found illegal promotions of cryptocurrency, GoFundMe shuttered a Tornado Cash fundraiser, and an Australian cop allegedly stole $4 million worth of bitcoins.
This week, the U.S. Treasury reported on crypto in crime, Changpeng Zhao's sentencing was rescheduled, PlayDapp was hacked, the UN probed North Korean hacking, suspicious crypto transactions increased in South Korea, the U.K. blocked fraud sites and Hong Kong warned about crypto phishing sites.
This week, SIM swappers were linked to the FTX hack, AI-generated fake IDs likely bypassed crypto KYC checks, the Treasury addressed the illicit use of crypto, the SEC increased crypto oversight, Quantstamp released January's crypto hack statistics, and South Korea introduced a crypto crime law.
This week, a Ripple co-founder and a karaoke platform were hacked, Mexican crypto banks were targeted, authorities seized crypto in the U.S. and Germany, the DOJ made charges in crypto cases, people pleaded guilty to money laundering and SIM swapping, monero was traced, and FTX will not restart.
This week, Chainalysis reviewed 2023 crypto trends, Blockfence uncovered a $32 million rug pull, the U.S. CFTC cracked down on alleged pig butchering, the ex-IcomTech CEO was sentenced, hackers stole millions from Gamee, Socket recovered funds, and hackers exploited a flaw in Mailer Lite.
This week, the U.S. SEC assessed its X account hack, attackers stole $3.3M from Socket, Do Kwon got a new trial date, Alex Mashinsky sought to dismiss charges, Google Play Store removed crypto apps for India users, IRS clarified crypto asset reporting and South Korea mulled crypto mixer legislation.
Digital money is energizing Southeast Asian organized crime as a method for money laundering and as a way of reaping new revenue, warn experts who say that tether plays a heavy role in the rapidly evolving state of law-breaking in Myanmar, Thailand and elsewhere.
Cryptocurrency phishing scams designed to send crypto owners to fake versions of legitimate sites, recently disseminated via hijacked high-profile social media accounts, highlight the ongoing use of drainer scam-as-a-service offerings, which researchers say last year led to $295 million in losses.
Cryptocurrency schemes continue to generate alleged returns for criminals, as two separate cases highlight. One centers on a Ukrainian accused of earning $2 million via cryptojacking, while another involves a U.S. Air Force cyber analyst charged with perpetrating an UndeadApes NFT rug pull.
This week, hackers ran crypto phishing scams on X accounts, the SEC approved bitcoin ETP, hackers stole $3.4 million from Gamma, dYdX detailed post-hack steps, CertiK published 2023 hack stats, TRM Labs discussed North Korean hacking and Apple India blocked users from offshore crypto exchanges.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it is probing the "compromise" of its X - formerly known as Twitter - social media accounts after a hacker broadcast a fake post claiming the agency had approved spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds, which sent the value of bitcoin rocketing.
This week, Ledger looked to reimburse hack victims, NFT Trader suffered a $3 million theft, the U.S. DOJ announced the first criminal case involving a DeFi smart contract, a court approved Binance's settlement with the U.S. CFTC and a Nigerian court sentenced a pig -butchering scammer.
This week: 2023 hacking statistics, order for ex-Binance chief to stay in U.S., a $25M crypto AI scam indictment, a $2.7M OKX hack, a Bitcoin security flaw in the NVD, a Uranium hacker's laundering scheme, NDAA rejection of crypto provisions, and Poloniex on regulator radar.
This week, a Bitzlato co-founder pleaded guilty to money laundering charges, a federal judge accepted ex-Binance chief's guilty plea, thieves stole $363M in crypto this November, KyberSwap looks to compensate hack victims, Platypus hackers walked free, and Velodrome and Aerodrome were hacked again.