Crimes

Computer crime, or cybercrime, is any crime that involves a computer and a network. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target. Bitcoin crime is any cryme that involves Bitcoin and computer. Here’s the latest news on the darker side of world’s most popular cryptocurrency as well as other cyber crimes, scams and hacks.

Hacker Stole $30M from Parity Multi-Sig Wallets
July 20th, 2017

An unknown hacker used the vulnerability of Parity multi-sig wallets to withdraw 153,000 Ether.

Coindash Informs About Hacker Attack, $7 Million Stolen
July 18th, 2017

CoinDash website was hacked, which resulted in investors sending funds to a fraudulent address.

WannaCry Ransomware Infections Are Likely to Get Worse This Week with Bitcoin Income Expected to Increase
May 15th, 2017

A large number of institutions and companies in about 150 countries were attacked by malware called WannaCry.

Hacking Group ‘Shadow Brokers’ Offers ‘Stolen NSA Cyber-Weapons’ for 1,000,000 Bitcoins
August 16th, 2016

Over a weekend ago, a collective of anonymous hackers released malware they say owned by the Equation Group, a hacking team that is believed to be the National Security Agency’s affiliate.

Brian Farrell, a Man Behind Silk Road 2.0, Sent to Eight Years in Jail
June 6th, 2016

An American from the state of Washington, who helped to trade drugs and other illegal goods through the Silk Road successor, was sentenced to eight years in US prison.

Hackers Demand Ransom in Bitcoin from Hollywood Hospital
February 18th, 2016

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center had to pay bitcoin ransom equivalent to $17,000.

Shkreli Lost $15M in Bitcoin Trying to Purchase Rights to Kanye West’s Album
February 17th, 2016

America’s pharmaceutical villian, Martin Shkreli, has tricked out of millions of dollars in bitcoin after he concluded a fake agreement with a guy who said to be from Kanye’s team.

European Commission Wants to End Anonymous Bitcoin Transactions
February 3rd, 2016

The EC has published an Action Plan containing a set of measures agains terrorism financing.

Silk Road Operator Ross Ulbricht Seeks New Trial as Investigation Improprieties Leak Out
January 13th, 2016

Ulbricht’s defense team filed a multipage argument with a list of improprieties and abuses in Ulbricht’s investigation and trial.

Members of Cybercriminal Group DD4BC Detected in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Says Europol
January 13th, 2016

The detention became possible due to united efforts of Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, the United Kingdom and Europol.

SEC Accused GAW Miners CEO Josh Garza of $19 Million Fraud
December 1st, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission presented a complaint with case details.

Hackers Attack Greek Banks Demanding Ransom in Bitcoin
December 1st, 2015

Three Greek banks are threatened to be attacked again if the ransom of 20,000 bitcoin is not paid.

After Paris Attacks European Union to Crack Down on Bitcoin
November 19th, 2015

EU ministers will urge European Commission to bolster controls of virtual currencies like bitcoin and anonymous online payments, after last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris.