Joe Warminsky

Joe Warminsky is the news editor for CyberScoop and FedScoop.

Financial

Operator of bitcoin 'mixers' that served dark web markets faces $60 million FinCEN penalty

by Joe Warminsky • 23 hours ago

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.

Financial

Alexander Vinnik heads to trial in France on ransomware, money laundering charges

by Joe Warminsky • 2 days ago

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.

Financial

Negligent data center shutdowns bring $60 million fine for Morgan Stanley

by Joe Warminsky • 2 weeks ago

Hardware from the decommissioning of two facilities in 2016 still had some customer data on it by the time it reached recyclers.

Government

Takedown of 92 Iran-owned domains includes 4 used for disinformation in US, feds say

by Joe Warminsky • 2 weeks ago

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).

Technology

Dark web markets continue to evolve after big takedowns, Europol says

by Joe Warminsky • 2 weeks ago

The lifecycles of individual marketplaces have shortened, and "no clear dominant market has risen over the past year."

Technology

US arrests suspected hackers accused of video game piracy

by Joe Warminsky • 2 weeks ago

Two suspected members of the Team Xecuter organization are in custody, prosecutors say.

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