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US Charges Two Canadian Nationals Over Alleged $230K Bitcoin Fraud

News Two Canadians of Indian origin were charged in the United States with a $233,220 Bitcoin (BTC) fraud using a fake HitBTC account on Twitter. Scammers posed as HitBTC customer service on TwitterKaranjit Singh Khatkar, 23, and Jagroop Singh Khatkar, 24, of Surrey, British Columbia, allegedly st..

Cryptopia Liquidator Determining Pooled Wallet Crypto Ownership

News Professional services firm Grant Thornton claims that it is progressing in securing and preserving the cryptocurrencies of hacked cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia. In a press release published on Aug. 21, Cryptopia’s liquidator claims to “have made good progress towards securing and preservi..

Saudi Arabia Warns of Crypto Scammers Posing as Gov’t Projects

News Saudi Arabia’s Finance Ministry has warned against crypto tricksters using the kingdom’s official emblem to promote tokens that purport to be tied to government projects. Arab News reported on Aug. 21 that the ministry has identified a Singapore-based company promoting two fraudulent cryptocu..

$240M in Suspected Scheme Assets Moves in Four Bitcoin Transactions

News Over $240 million in proceeds from the alleged crypto scheme PlusToken have reportedly moved through four Bitcoin (BTC) transactions. Whale Alert — a Twitter account dedicated to reporting large cryptocurrency transactions — posted on Aug. 17 that four transactions totaling 22,923 BTC were li..

Binance Jersey to Reward Hacker Who Compromised Its Domain Name

News Cryptocurrency exchange Binance will compensate the white hat hacker who compromised Binance Jersey’s Internet domain name and Twitter account. Binance Jersey Twitter and domain compromisedIn a post published on Aug. 16, crypto exchange Binance Jersey announced that a white hat hacker was abl..

What Are the Biggest Alleged Crypto Heists and How Much Was Stolen?

Analysis As the appeal of cryptocurrency has grown, so has the opportunity for scammers to part naive investors from their money. 2019 has been no exception, with cryptocurrency and blockchain forensics company Ciphertrace dubbing it “the year of the exit scam.” Exit scams are not a new phenomeno..

Researchers: Bitcoin Price Drop Not Caused by $3B Ponzi BTC Dump

News Bitcoin’s (BTC) recent price drop has not been caused by Bitcoin sell-offs from a $3 billion Chinese Ponzi scheme PlusToken, according to researchers at crypto analytics firm TokenAnalyst. Crypto analytics firm: PlusToken cannot be the cause As Bloomberg reports on Aug. 15, co-founder of Lon..

Self-Proclaimed Binance Hacker Warns: New Wave of Data Leaks Is Coming

News The hacker behind private user data allegedly stolen from cryptocurrency exchange Binance is preparing to release further material. Hacker “warming up” for leakIn a series of tweets on Aug. 16, the Twitter account known as Bnatov Platon published an outline of Binance Know-Your-Customer (KYC)..

Luxembourg Financial Watchdog: Crypto Entity Lied About Licensure

News Luxembourg’s financial regulator, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), says that a seemingly crypto-related entity called Cryptominingoptionsignal claims to be licensed in Luxembourg, but is not. In a warning notice dated Aug. 13, the country’s watchdog simply wrote: “..

XMR Cryptojacking Malware Smominru Updated, Now Targeting User Data

News Malware Smominru mines Monero (XMR) on at least half a million infected computers and now also steals sensitive personal data. An updated malwareCybersecurity company Carbon Black claimed that its Threat Analysis Unit “uncovered a secondary component in a well-known cryptomining campaign” in ..

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