This week, a Bitzlato co-founder pleaded guilty to money laundering charges, a federal judge accepted ex-Binance chief's guilty plea, thieves stole $363M in crypto this November, KyberSwap looks to compensate hack victims, Platypus hackers walked free, and Velodrome and Aerodrome were hacked again.
To service the perpetually cash-starved regime of North Korea, hackers will continue their relentless onslaught on cryptocurrency - and all users of it - with state backing to industrialize their hacking and money laundering capabilities, experts warn.
This week, a KyberSwap hacker demanded total control, the U.S. Treasury called for additional tools to sanction crypto baddies, the Aerodrome and Velodrome DeFi platforms' front ends were hacked, a scam-as-a-service wallet drainer shut down, Indexed Finance thwarted hijacking attempts, and more.
The U.S. federal government Wednesday added cryptocurrency mixer Sinbad.io to a growing blacklist of virtual asset platforms under sanctions that prevent Americans from doing business with them. The FBI seized the Sinbad website in an international operation.
This week's cryptocurrency hack roundup features hackers stealing $87 million from Heco, Kronos reporting $25 million stolen via an API breach, regulators filing charges against Kraken, and feds charging three people with stealing $10 million and seizing $9 million tied to a pig-butchering scam.
North Korean state-affiliated hackers are continuing to exploit zero-days in popular software applications as part of global supply chain attack campaigns for espionage and financial theft purposes, British and South Korean cybersecurity and intelligence officials said.
The world's largest cryptocurrency exchange will withdraw from the U.S. market after now-former chief executive officer Changpeng Zhao pleaded guilty to felony money laundering charges in a U.S. court and the company agreed to pay $4.3 billion into federal coffers.
Binance Chief Executive Changpeng Zhao will plead guilty to violating anti-money laundering statutes in U.S. federal court in a settlement ending an investigation into illicit transactions at the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange. The company will pay $4.3 billion in fines and forfeiture.
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This week, Poloniex prepared to resume operations after a $100 million hack, a OneCoin executive pleaded guilty, the SEC reported an "impactful" crypto enforcement year, a bug put $2.1 billion at risk, $27 million was stolen, the Data Act vote happened in Europe, and China released an NFT theft law.
This week, the trial of the alleged Mango Markets hacker was delayed, Bitfinex reported a "minor" cybersecurity incident, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sought summary judgement in the Terraform Labs case and the U.S. Department of Treasury designated a Russian money launderer.
The guilty verdicts returned by a jury against Sam Bankman-Fried confirmed that the one-time cryptocurrency wunderkind now stands as one of America's biggest fraudsters. His sentencing is scheduled for March 28, 2024. The statutory maximum sentences for his crimes total over 100 years in prison.
Every week, ISMG rounds up cybersecurity incidents in digital assets. This week, Sam Bankman-Fried testified in his U.S. criminal trial, the United Kingdom issued further crypto regulation, U.S. federal law enforcement arrested SafeMoon executives, and Onyx and Unibot each fell victim to a hack.
Blue check scams, quishing, tech support, homograph attacks, and travel scams abound this holiday season. Fraud tactics are more personalized and harder to detect, competition is steeper, and regulatory scrutiny is ballooning.
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