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Man requires 120 BTC from WEX exchange not to mine aircrafts

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Extorting 120 BTC, the “client of the WEX cryptocurrency exchange” has submitted new requirements to government agencies of the Russian Federation and now threatens to mine airports and airlines. This is stated in a letter sent to the Petrodvorets District Court of St. Petersburg on March 4....

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Ex-Microsoft programmer stole $10 million with Bitcoin mixer

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Seattle District Court found Microsoft ex-tester Volodymyr Kvashuk guilty of organizing a fraudulent scheme using crypto. This was reported on the website of the US Department of Justice. From August 2016 to June 2018, the 25-year-old citizen of Ukraine, Kvashuk worked in the team of the Universal...

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Hacker stole BTC renaming YouTube gaming channel to Coinbase

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Last weekend, The YouTube gaming channel Neebs Gaming, with 1.89 million subscribers, was hacked, after which hackers announced the distribution of 10,000 bitcoins from the Coinbase exchange on it. URGENT: It looks like our YouTube account has been hacked. PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS IN OUR...

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Nude photos or bitcoin: attackers blackmail 90.000 Frenchmen

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In 2019, at least 90,000 residents of France were victims of cryptocurrency extortionists who claimed to own compromising images. This was reported by the local national system of assistance to victims of cyberbullying and digital attacks Cybermalveillance.gouv.fr. Attackers calling themselves...

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User lost more than $11.000 in bitcoins due to SIM swapping

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A resident of Moscow turned to the police because of the theft of cryptocurrency committed through the substitution of a SIM card. This was reported by the city news agency "Moscow" with reference to the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia...

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Media: parcels with explosives and ransom in bitcoins

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Parcels containing explosives and a ransom note in bitcoins have been revealed at post offices in several cities in the Netherlands, according to The New York Times. NYT writes that after a postal worker in an Amsterdam office heard an unusual hissing sound in one of the sorted packages on...

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A man was mining in basement of children educational center

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Law enforcement authorities opened a criminal case against a resident of Minsk, who illegally installed a mining farm in the basement of one of the children's educational institutions. This was reported by the agency Minsk-News. The father-in-law, working in the institution as a worker, helped the...

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Mining script found in the photo of the deceased Kobe Bryant

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Microsoft's cyber threat investigation team discovered malware for hidden mining in a desktop wallpaper featuring basketball player Kobe Bryant who died last week in a plane crash. While the world mourns the loss of an NBA legend, cybercriminals are, as expected, taking advantage of the tragedy. We...

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Student faces 5 years in prison for hidden mining

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Ukrainian cyber police detained a 20-year-old student from Odesa on suspicion of hidden crypto mining. This was reported on the official website of the department. “Having received a technical education, the young man used the acquired knowledge to commit illegal actions. As a member of hacker...

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A US citizen is accused of trading drugs for Bitcoin!

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Joanna De Alba who was born in Mexico underwent a trial in Brooklyn court over the charges of drug possession and its unlawful trade. US Department of Justice (DOJ) stated that she distributed drugs such as Heroine using the gloomy parts of the web which kept her buyers and her identity secured....

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Russian lost 4 million in crypto after an unknown call

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A resident of Kaluga (Russia) became a victim of a telephone fraudster, who, under the guise of an experienced trader, suggested to earn money on cryptocurrencies. This was reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Kaluga region. On the advice of the attacker, the victim registered two...

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Threatening to torture FSB pseudo-officers stole $1 million

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The Petrograd District Court of St. Petersburg has registered a criminal case against two accused of extortion and theft of funds, including cryptocurrencies. Total damage is estimated at more than 60 million rubles (almost $1 million). According to the joint press service of the judicial system of...

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Laundering money in BTC: Russian drug peddlers face prison

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Cherepovets police are investigating a criminal case against two residents of the city who distributed drugs for a fee in cryptocurrency. This was reported by the press service of the department. The investigation established that the suspects worked for one of the darknet marketplaces involved in...

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Ukrainian cyber policemen are suspected of stealing bitcoins

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Four Kharkiv cyber police officers are suspected of stealing bitcoins after a search. Law enforcers allegedly transferred cryptocurrency from a wallet to a mobile device after it was withdrawn. The court decided to provide access to the data of mobile operators to clarify the circumstances. In...

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A case on theft of $1 million from sale of miners in Armenia

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Armenian law enforcement authorities suspect a 22-year-old citizen of stealing $1,046,000 from the sale of equipment for cryptocurrency mining. In October last year, the suspect met with a potential buyer and offered him to purchase the Z9 mini ASIC miner, the News-Armenia news agency reported...

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New virus replaces cryptocurrency wallets using Telegram

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Specialists at Juniper Threat Labs have discovered new malware that steals users' personal data and replaces cryptocurrency wallets with their own. The virus functions using the Telegram messenger. Masad Stealer is a new Trojan-delivered spyware that uses Telegram to exfiltrate stolen information....

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Russian scientists accused in the mining on a supercomputer

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In the Nizhny Novgorod Region, a criminal investigation has been completed against employees of the Sarov Nuclear Center, who used a supercomputer to mine cryptocurrency. The case has been submitted to court, reports RT with reference to the press service of the Sarov City Court. Scientists...

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Mining on judicial administration's servers of Ukraine

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The deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of the IX convocation from the party "Servant of the People" Alexander Dubinsky intends to ensure the resumption of the criminal case on the fact of mining on the servers of the judicial administration of Ukraine. The politician wrote about this on his...

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