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

by Tim Starks • 4 months ago

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

As COVID-19 travel restrictions eased, scammers pounced

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

You can add travel-booking scams to the ways that cybercriminals have adapted to the pandemic-era economy.

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

by Joe Warminsky • 5 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.

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

by Joe Warminsky • 5 months ago

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

'DisrupTor' dark-web crackdown leads to 179 arrests by international law enforcement

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

It’s only the latest in a series of international sting operations against illicit underground commerce.

Everything must go: Cybercriminal forums offer discounts during pandemic

by Sean Lyngaas • 11 months ago

The cybercriminal economy is adapting to a health crisis that has affected people’s spending habits around the world.

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