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N. Korean Hackers’ New MacOS Malware Hides Behind Fake Crypto Firm

News The notorious North Korean hackers known as the Lazarus APT Group have created another malware targeting Apple Macs that masquerades behind a fake cryptocurrency firm. Apple Mac security specialist and principal security researcher at Jamf Patrick Wardle published a blog post on Oct. 12 outli..

Bank of Ireland Execs Back Out of Testifying in OneCoin Scam Hearings

News Bank of Ireland (BOI) executives have backed out of the testimony before the United States Government in the criminal proceedings regarding a $400 million worth money laundering scheme through cryptocurrency scam OneCoin. No testimony on voluntary basisAs fintech-focused news outlet FinanceFe..

German Programmer ‘Hacks Back’ After Bitcoin Ransomware Attack

News German programmer Tobias Frömel (aka “battleck”) has “hacked back” the perpetrators of the Muhstik ransomware who forced him to pay 0.09 Bitcoin (BTC) to recover access to his files. In a Bleeping Computer forum post on Oct. 7, Frömel revealed that he had hacked the attackers’ database, shari..

Algo Capital Ex-CTO Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ for Hot Wallet Breach

News The now-former chief technical officer (CTO) of Algo Capital, the investment arm of blockchain firm Algorand, has published a statement in the wake of a major security breach of an Algo hot wallet under his personal management. As Cointelegraph recently reported, Algo Capital CTO Pablo Yabo’s..

Customs Agents Seize Crypto Mining Units Smuggled out of Mongolia

News The Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation stopped the illegal import of four crypto mining devices from Mongolia into Russia. Crypto mining equipment confiscatedOn Oct. 1 Coinspot reported that a Mongolian citizen was trying to smuggle the four mining devices with fans and connect..

Ethereum Name Service Auctions Halted Because of a Bug

News Ethereum Name Service (ETN) name auctions were halted because of a bug that resulted in names being awarded to wrong users and for lower bids. Faulty documentationENS’s editor Brantly Millegan announced the halt of the name auctioning service in a Medium article published on Sept. 30. He note..

CFTC Charges US Resident with $7M Bitcoin Fraud

News The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) charged a United States resident with a $7 million Bitcoin (BTC)-related fraud. In an official news release published on Sept. 30, the regulator revealed that Jon Barry Thompson of Easton, Pennsylvania, is charged with “knowingly o..

Court Orders Purported Crypto Company Longfin to Pay $6.7M Penalty

News The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has ordered purported cryptocurrency company Longfin to pay a total of $6,755,848 million in penalties. Falsely obtained qualification for Regulation A+ offeringOn Sept. 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ann..

Attorneys Seek Bank of Ireland Execs’ Testimony Against OneCoin Scammer

News Executives at the Bank of Ireland (BOI) could join a trial in the case against Mark Scott, who allegedly helped launder nearly $400 million via cryptocurrency scam scheme OneCoin. Four BOI witnesses to testify remotelyOn Sept. 29, the government of the United States submitted a court motion s..

Fusion Network’s Token Swap Wallet Compromised, FSN Price Plummets

News Fusion Network’s token swap wallet was compromised. Roughly a third of FSN tokens was stolen as a result. Fusion Foundation announced in a Medium post published on Sept. 29 that its swap wallet was compromised, which resulted in the theft of 10 million native FSN and 3.5 million Ethereum (ETH..

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