cybercrime

CDCROP: Former FBI detective Chris Tarbell who shut down Silk Road and hacktivist group LulzSec (Naxo Labs)
DeFi Exchange Mango's $114M Exploit Was 'Market Manipulation,' Not a Hack, Ex-FBI Special Agent Says
Chris Tarbell, co-founder of crypto investigative firm Naxo, discusses why the theft was more about manipulating the platform's native token than hacking the system.
CDCROP: Former FBI detective Chris Tarbell who shut down Silk Road and hacktivist group LulzSec (Naxo Labs)

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Alleged Dark Web Blockchain Analytics Tool Antinalysis Suspended
Antinalysis helps cybercriminals avoid running the risk of being identified they attempt to cash out their illicit proceeds, according to a blockchain analytics firm.
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cybercrime, hacker
DOJ Charges Latvian National for Role in 'Trickbot' Ransomware Scam
The "Trickbot Group" told victims they would need to purchase special software through a bitcoin address to decrypt their files.
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Russia's Darknet Criminals Have Novel Crypto Cash-Out System: 'Buried Treasure'
A darknet ad flagged by the crypto sleuths at Elliptic says vendors will bury vacuum-packed physical cash “5-20 cm under the ground.”
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Darknet’s JokerStash Retiring After Making Over $1B Through Illicit Transactions
Crypto sleuthing firm Elliptic says one of the world's most prolific cybercriminals is going out on its own terms.
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Cyberattackers Demand $11M in Bitcoin From Japanese Gaming Giant Capcom
Japanese gaming giant Capcom’s networks have reportedly come under attack, with criminals demanding a bitcoin ransom in exchange for not leaking confidential company information to the public.
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Ken Kurson, Ripple board member, Modern Consensus
Ken Kurson, Trump Family Friend and Ripple Board Member, Arrested on Cyberstalking Charge: Report
Ken Kurson was arrested Friday and charged with cyberstalking in connection with his divorce, the New York Times reported.
Ken Kurson, Ripple board member, Modern Consensus

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Argentine Telecom Hackers Demanded $7.5M in Crypto as Ransom
Argentina’s leading telecommunications company fought off a cyberattack on Saturday where hackers demanded a hefty ransom in monero to release keys that would allow infected computers back into the system.
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Twitter Breach Reactions: Security Professionals Offer an Early Assessment
OpSec pros had a wide array of opinions on Wednesday's Twitter breach, but they all agreed the fault did not lie with each hacked account's owner.
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Everything We Know About the Bitcoin Scam Rocking Twitter's Most Prominent Accounts
Twitter’s thin veil of security went into full meltdown at 19:00 UTC on Wednesday. Within hours, even Barack Obama’s account was compromised.
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