bitcoin crime

Australian law enforcement agency is investigating bitcoin’s role in organized crime, just as politicians and financial regulators embrace the digital currency as a legitimate part of modern business.

Chinese Police Seizes Cyber Criminals Charged of Biggest-ever Crypto Theft
August 20th, 2018

Three suspects have been detained by Chinese police in connection with an alleged cryptocurrency theft. The estimated damage made up $87 million USD.

British Police Seize £1.25 Million in Bitcoin from Criminal
July 20th, 2018

During the raid at the house of a criminal charged for money laundering and cultivation of cannabis the police found a crypto wallet with 295 Bitcoins. After the conviction the forces got entitled to confiscate the cryptos.

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.

U.S. Marshals Conducted Final Silk Road’s Auction for 44,000 Bitcoins
November 6th, 2015

The United States Marshals Service has sold the last 44,000 bitcoins seized from the Silk Road marketplace.

U.S. Marshals Will Hold Final Auction of Silk Road Bitcoins on November 5
November 3rd, 2015

The US Marshals Service plans to auction off the final chunk of 44,341 bitcoins confiscated from the Silk Road online dark market.

Group Behind CryptoWall 3.0 Made $325 Million in Bitcoin Ransoms, Says Report
November 1st, 2015

The new study, published by the Cyber Threat Alliance, states that the creators of CryptoWall 3.0 malicious program generated more than $325 million in ransom payments.

British Provider TalkTalk Hacked, Attackers Demanded £80K in Bitcoin
October 25th, 2015

British phone provider TalkTalk gets hacked, receives a ransom demand of £80,000 and is threatened to the customer data being published.