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December saw $62 million worth of tokens stolen, scammed, or attacked, making it the least harmful month for 2022 in terms of money lost to nefarious activities. (Kevin Ku/Unsplash)
2022 Crypto Attacks Were Least in December, With $62M Lost in Heists, Certik Says
However, the blockchain audit firm noted some $3.7 billion was lost to scams and hacks in 2022, making it the worst year to date for nefarious activities in the market’s history.
December saw $62 million worth of tokens stolen, scammed, or attacked, making it the least harmful month for 2022 in terms of money lost to nefarious activities. (Kevin Ku/Unsplash)

CDCROP: Crypto mining rig
New York Man Pleads Guilty to $2M Crypto Mining Fraud
Chet Stojanovich, 38, went to great lengths to pose as a broker of crypto mining equipment and hosting services – but kept his customers’ money for himself.
CDCROP: Crypto mining rig

CDCROP: Law Justice Court Legal (Shutterstock)
Ohio Investment Manager Arrested for Allegedly Running a $10M Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme
The U.S. CFTC had previously taken legal action against the man.
CDCROP: Law Justice Court Legal (Shutterstock)

FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Crypto Exchange FTX to Compensate API Phishing Victims With as Much as $6M
Sam Bankman-Fried has said this is the last time FTX will compensate users for a phishing attack.
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

Twitter
British Man Arrested in Connection With Last Year’s Massive Twitter Hack
Twenty-two-year-old Joseph O’Conner is the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the crypto phishing scheme
Twitter

missing piece, puzzle
Founders of South African Crypto Investment Firm – and $3.6B in Bitcoin – Are Missing
Africrypt investors were told not to inform police of the purported hack because it could slow the recovery of their funds.
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UK Bank TSB Set to Ban Crypto Buying Due to E-Wallet Scam Concerns: Report
The company is the latest U.K. bank to act to crack down on cyber-crime.
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Keys on keyboard, scam
People Behind Crypto Protocol DeFi100 May Have Absconded With $32M in Investor Funds
A not-so-classy message on the DeFi100.org website told investors they'd been fooled and "you can't do [the slightest thing] about it."
Keys on keyboard, scam

Ledger Nano X
'Convincing' Phishing Attack Targets Ledger Hardware Wallet Users
Ledger confirmed that for the last week some customers have been the target of a phishing attack.
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SEC Moves to Freeze Assets of Alleged $12M Crypto Investment Scam
The SEC is trying to freeze the assets of a cryptocurrency mining and multilevel marketing scheme that it claimed bilked investors of $12 million.
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