Operator of bitcoin 'mixers' that served dark web markets faces $60 million FinCEN penalty
It's the first action of its kind by FinCEN, which assessed that the Helix and Coin Ninja services failed to file suspicious activity reports and follow other financial rules.
Alexander Vinnik heads to trial in France on ransomware, money laundering charges
It's the latest milestone in a case that spans at least four countries. French and U.S. prosecutors allege the Russian helped create the infamous Locky ransomware and then launder the resulting bitcoin ransom payments.
Negligent data center shutdowns bring $60 million fine for Morgan Stanley
Hardware from the decommissioning of two facilities in 2016 still had some customer data on it by the time it reached recyclers.
Takedown of 92 Iran-owned domains includes 4 used for disinformation in US, feds say
The Department of Justice said the four domains targeted at U.S. audiences — newsstand7.com, usjournal.net, usjournal.us and twtoday.net — were seized specifically under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
Dark web markets continue to evolve after big takedowns, Europol says
The lifecycles of individual marketplaces have shortened, and "no clear dominant market has risen over the past year."
US arrests suspected hackers accused of video game piracy
Two suspected members of the Team Xecuter organization are in custody, prosecutors say.