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French Police Shut Down 850,000 Computer Botnet Used for Cryptojacking

News French police have shut down a massive botnet that has been used for Monero (XMR) cryptojacking. Cryptojacking backed by “massive firepower”BBC News reported the development on Aug. 27. According to the police, the botnet was distributed by sending virus-laden emails with offers for erotic pi..

Justice Department Slams Crypto Escrow Exec Over $7 Million Fraud

The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York has indicted the head of a bitcoin escrow company for defrauding investors of $7 million. According to the press release published by the division of the Department of Justice, head of Volatnis Escrow Platform LLC, Jon Barry Thompson, ..

FBI Investigating Long Island Iced Tea’s Shift to Blockchain

News The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is looking into Long Island Iced Tea’s (LTEA) shift to blockchain for evidence of insider trading and securities fraud. They are now requesting access to Whatsapp messages that may prove it. FBI wants to use a warrant from another case t..

US FBI Calls for QuadrigaCX Users to Provide Information

News The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) called for former users of the QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange to provide information in an official announcement published on June 3. Earlier this year, QuadrigaCX had filed for creditor protection after the unexpected death of its f..

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