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French Soccer Star Claims Crypto Scam Impersonated Him

News French international soccer striker Kylian Mbappé filed a complaint on March 31 for the unauthorized use of his name on a cryptocurrency scam network, which is being investigated by local authorities. According to the newspaper L’Équipe, the soccer player, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain, i..

Ryuk Ransomware Targets Hospitals Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

News The operators of Ryuk ransomware continue to target hospitals, despite the intense pressures they are already facing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. On March 27, ‘PeterM’ of British IT security firm Sophos, tweeted that a United States-based healthcare provider had been targeted by R..

Maze Hacker Group Claims Infecting Insurance Giant Chubb with Ransomware

News Black hat hacker group, Maze, claims to have used ransomware to compromise the systems of insurance giant, Chubb. They also claim to have stolen the firm’s data. Brett Callow, threat analyst at cybersecurity firm, Emsisoft, told Cointelegraph on March 27 that Maze published the claim on its w..

Russian Police Take Down an Illegal Bitcoin Mining Farm

News Russian police have caught bitcoin miners who were stealing $200,000 worth of electricity each month in their efforts to mine cryptocurrency. According to a statement released by the Russian Interior Ministry, a Saint Petersburg suspect has been arrested, along with nine alleged accomplices. ..

FBI Apprehends & Charges Russian Hacker, Closes Down Deer.io Platform

News The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has charged a Russian hacker for stealing private information, and has shut down his platform — Deer.io, which moved funds via crypto assets. The FBI shut down the Deer platform on March 24, as per a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ)..

No Evidence of Crypto-Related Charge in Maduro Drug Cases

Analysis Several Venezuelan leaders recently came under fire for alleged criminal acts, although, contrary to initial impressions, the situation did not directly involve cryptocurrency usage. “Maduro and his co-defendants are not alleged to have been involved with crypto, directly,” Ashok Ayyar, c..

Bitcoin Scams Continue to Exploit Covid-19 Chaos in UK

News Following a warning from the national watchdog earlier this month, regional authorities across the United Kingdom say Bitcoin scammers are using the coronavirus crisis to hoax citizens. In a series of consumer fraud alerts published throughout March, Manchester city council and the counties ..

California Governor Namedrops Bitcoin in Speech About ‘Extraordinarily Bad People’

News California Governor Gavin Newsom warned the public against Bitcoin (BTC) fraudsters during his live speech about the coronavirus outbreak. On March 26, Newsom mentioned the leading cryptocurrency as part of his official speech about what measures had been taken by the state to prevent the fur..

Alleged Telegram Sex Crime Ringleader Paraded in Public in Korea

News The alleged ringleader of a notorious Telegram sex crime chat group has been paraded in public after millions signed a petition demanding the Korean Government publicly name him. Cho Ju-bin, 24 — who went by the username ‘Banksa’ or ‘doctor’ — was arrested and charged last week along with 17 ..

Major South Korean Crypto Exchanges Help Police in Child Porn Investigation

News Four South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges reportedly are assisting local law enforcement authorities in the investigation of the so-called “nth rooms” case that has grabbed headlines nationwide. According to the report published on March 25 by Chainnews, Upbit, Bithumb, Coinone, and Korbit c..

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