Crime

Police Arrest 8 Over Alleged $68 Million Crypto Pyramid Scheme in Japan

| Yogita Khatri

Police in Tokyo have arrested eight men alleged to have run a cryptocurrency pyramid scheme that amassed about $68.70 million.

Official Google Account Hacked in Latest Twitter Crypto Scam

| Yogita Khatri

An official, verified Twitter account owned by Google has become the latest to be hacked to host a crypto "giveaway" scam.

CFTC Fines Bitcoin Trader $1.1 Million for Crypto Fraud

| Yogita Khatri

A bitcoin trader has been jailed and fined over $1.1 million for stealing bitcoin and litecoin, and then defrauding investors to repay the loss.

Crypto Exchanges Should Take a Hard Look at IP Address-Masking Services

| Richard Malish

Cryptocurrency exchanges will likely have to reckon with VPN access as part of any regulatory or law enforcement actions for market manipulation.

Victims Sue AT&T, T-Mobile Over ‘SIM Swap’ Crypto Hacks

| Daniel Palmer

A cryptocurrency-focused law firm in the U.S. says it has filed lawsuits against AT&T and T-Mobile on behalf of victims of "SIM swapping" hacks.

Chinese School Principals Caught Mining Ethereum At Work

| Yogita Khatri

Two principals at a Chinese school got in hot water after installing ethereum miners at the institution, according to a report.

Hackers Breach Popular Web Analytics Site to Target Crypto Exchange

| Yogita Khatri

Cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io was apparently the target of hackers who compromised a widely used web analytics platform.

Tokyo

Hackers Behind Zaif Crypto Exchange Theft May Have Been Exposed

| Yogita Khatri

Cybersecurity experts from Mitsubishi Group say they may have identified data that could locate the hackers of the Zaif crypto exchange.

Charlie Shrem

Winklevoss Brothers Sue Charlie Shrem Over $32 Million in Bitcoin

| Daniel Palmer

The Winklevoss twins are reportedly suing bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem over 5,000 bitcoin allegedly owed to them from a past business deal.

Data Shows Millions Leaving Crypto Wallets Tied to Long-Troubled Exchange

| Anna Baydakova

Binance has frozen accounts that received more than 93,000 ether (over $18.9 million) from wallets indirectly linked to troubled Russian exchange WEX.