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NetWalker ransomware investigation yields arrest, big cryptocurrency seizure

by Tim Starks • 8 hours ago

The NetWalker attackers have reportedly seen profits surge during the COVID-19 crisis.

Cryptocurrency miners were 'distraction technique' in APT's espionage campaigns, Microsoft says

by Joe Warminsky • 2 months ago

The hacking group known as Bismuth, APT32 or Ocean Lotus installed Monero miners on victims' networks while it was up to other, more nefarious activities, researchers say.

DOJ seizes $1 billion in cryptocurrency tied to Silk Road dark web market

by Tim Starks • 3 months ago

The successful prosecution of Silk Road’s founder in 2015 left open a billion-dollar question. Where did the money go?

Monero scam was at the center of Trump campaign website defacement

by Joe Warminsky • 3 months ago

It's not clear if the scammers actually hacked anything of value. But skimming cryptocurrency from the public seemed to be the goal.

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

by Joe Warminsky • 3 months 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.

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

by Joe Warminsky • 3 months 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.

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