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Andy Greenberg on how 'Tracers in the Dark' found the dark web's worst criminals

by Tonya Riley

The Wired journalist's new book reveals how investigators deployed cryptocurrency tracing technology to solve some of the internet's biggest crimes.

Thousands of bogus Twitter accounts push NFT scams to steal cryptocurrency

by Tonya Riley

Elon Musk vowed to rid Twitter of fake accounts, but fraudsters continue using thousands of them in cryptocurrency scams.

Treasury fines virtual currency exchange Bittrex for failing to catch ransomware payments

by Tonya Riley

The virtual currency exchange based in Washington state failed to catch more than 100,000 transactions from sanctioned regions.

Ex-NSA employee charged with violating Espionage Act, selling U.S. cyber secrets

by Suzanne Smalley

The former employee allegedly told an undercover FBI agent he was willing to sell classified documents for a $85,000 due to significant debt.

Alternative payment apps such as AliPay a boon for cybercriminals, experts tell Congress

by Tonya Riley

They pointed to the use of apps such as China-based Alipay and Russia-based Qiwi as a growing problem and a national security threat.

Ransomware attacks jump as new malware strains proliferate, research finds

by AJ Vicens

Ransomware cases increased 47 percent amid a rise in attacks involving new strains of malware from the LockBit cybercrime syndicate.

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