North Korean Hackers Don’t Give a $#%! about Crypto Winter

The cryptocurrency sector may still be in a bearish phase, but the state-sponsored North Korean hacking group Lazarus remains absurdly bullish on the bitcoin industry – at least if its continued focus on the sector is anything to go by. For Lazarus, Crypto Exchanges are the Geese that lay Golden Eggs Per cybersecurity firm Kaspersky …

US Mt Gox Victims Score Legal Win Against Infamous Bitcoin Exchange

Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of the notorious Mt Gox, has lost the motion to strike a lawsuit against him on the grounds that plaintiffs – specifically the defunct bitcoin exchange’s US victims – are likely to be reimbursed eventually. The exchange’s former CEO spent nearly a year in a Japanese jail after being arrested …

$1.3 Million Bitcoin Scam Swindles Victims in Thailand. Are Tougher Crypto Regulations Necessary?

A virtual bitcoin mining farm in Thailand has allegedly scammed users out of 42 million baht (approximately $1.35 million), according to a report in the Bangkok Post.  30 victims have filed a complaint against the company, CryptoMining.Farm. Although police believe the scam may have hit up to 140 individuals. It comes just months after a …

Cryptocurrency ATM Stolen in Bakery Break-In

After multiple break-ins, the bakery has now been robbed of its cryptocurrency ATM. | Bakery stock image source: Shutterstock By CCN.com: Crypto thieves have shown that theft can sometimes be a piece of cake. Taking the phrase “get the dough” to the next level, a cryptocurrency ATM machine was audaciously jacked from a bakery in California …

Man Jailed after Using Bitcoin to Buy Handgun on Dark Web

A middle-aged Scottish man has been sentenced to five years in prison for using bitcoin to purchase illegal firearms on the dark web. According to local police, David Mitchell, a 48-year-old from Edinburgh paid for a 9mm handgun, magazine, 150 rounds worth of ammunition, and a suppressor from the United States using about $2,750 worth of …

Millionaire Missing Since October 31st, Husband Found Threat Note Demanding 9 Million Euros in Monero

Norwegian Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen (68) has been missing since October 31st last year according to the Norwegian Police. Her husband, Tom Hagen, is Norway’s 172 richest person according to Kapital. Serious threats have been made by what appears to be the kidnappers, which is why the police has kept a low profile since they started …

Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Claims He Didn’t Embezzle Bitcoin

The former CEO of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox has maintained his innocence during the closing arguments of his trial, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported. The France-born Mark Karpeles is on trial in Tokyo on charges of embezzling approximately US$3.1 million and data manipulation while heading the fallen bitcoin exchange. During the closing arguments, Karpeles …

Bitcoin Bomb Threats Target Educational Institutions, Businesses and Govt. Buildings in US, Canada

Hundreds of government buildings, schools and businesses in the United States and Canada were on Thursday targets of extortionists who threatened to detonate explosives unless they were paid thousands of dollars in bitcoin. In most of the emailed bomb threats, the sender claimed that they had an associate who had planted an explosive device at …

Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails Show up in New Zealand and Australia

Investigations are underway in Australia and New Zealand following reports of bomb threats where the sender is demanding a payment in bitcoin failure to which they will detonate an explosive device. The emails are believed to be similar to the ones that had earlier been received by various institutions and facilities in the United States …