The U.S. Justice Department is looking to seize more than $1 billion worth of bitcoin that investigators have linked to the notorious Silk Road darknet marketplace. The cryptocurrency was stored within a mysterious digital wallet that had been dormant for years, but the subject of much speculation.
Researchers are tracking the movements of nearly $1 billion in cryptocurrency that recently moved from a mysterious digital wallet, which may have ties to the notorious darknet marketplace Silk Road, which law enforcement shuttered in 2013.
Security researchers at Imperva have uncovered a botnet that attacks vulnerabilities in websites' underlying content management systems and then uses these compromised servers to mine for cryptocurrency or send spam to more victims.
The IRS Criminal Investigation Cyber Crimes Unit is waging a battle against the use of cryptocurrency for financing terrorists and other money-laundering activities. Agents Chris Janczewski and Jon Gebhart describe recent cryptocurrency-related takedowns.
Cybercrime wouldn't exist as we know it today without there being a multitude of technologies and services that criminals have been able to turn to their advantage, and cryptocurrency is one of the prime examples, especially when it comes to ransomware, darknet markets and money laundering.
Ransomware attacks remain the top cyber-enabled threat seen by law enforcement. But phishing, business email compromises and other types of fraud - many now using a COVID-19 theme - also loom large, Europol warns in its latest Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.
An international coalition of police agencies made 179 arrests and seized virtual currency, cash and drugs based on intelligence gathered from earlier takedowns of the Wall Street and Alphabay darknet marketplaces.
Empire is the latest darknet market to "exit scam," meaning administrators ran away with users' cryptocurrency, leaving the market to fail. Given the ongoing risk of exit scams, as well as police often targeting such markets, why do they persist?
The IRS is offering grants of up to $625,000 to tech companies that devise ways to help the tax agency trace cryptocurrency transactions as part of its investigations into money laundering and other types of cybercrimes.
TeamTNT, a recently uncovered hacking group, is weaponizing Weave Scope, a legitimate cloud monitoring tool, to help install cryptominers in cloud environments, according to reports from Intezer and Microsoft.
Cybercriminals still prefer to use "money mules" and drug trafficking to launder money tied to their bank hacking activities rather than cryptocurrency transactions, according to a report from SWIFT, which handles intra-bank financial transactions.
A federal grand jury has formally indicted a Russian national in connection with a thwarted attempt at stealing corporate data from electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla so it could be used to extort a $4 million ransom.
With apologies to Jay-Z, getting hit with ransomware might make victims feel like they have 99 problems, even if a decryptor ain't one. That's because ransomware-wielding gangs continue to find innovative new ways to extort cryptocurrency from crypto-locking malware victims.
The former moderator of the now-defunct AlphaBay darknet marketplace has been sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal racketeering charge, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.