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When the DOJ announced a "major, international cryptocurrency enforcement action," observers expected to see charges against a well-known firm. Instead, the agency charged a lesser-known figure, Anatoly Legkodymov, the Russian founder of Bitzlato, with facilitating $700 million in illegal activity.
North Korea's Lazarus Group was behind the $100 million theft from the Horizon blockchain bridge, the U.S. federal government confirmed. The FBI vowed "to expose and combat North Korea's use of illicit activities - including cybercrime and virtual currency theft - to generate revenue."
U.S. regulators filed a civil lawsuit against accused Mango Markets manipulator Avraham Eisenberg, who already faces criminal prosecution for allegedly stealing $114 million. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission suit is the agency's first action against an oracle price manipulation strategy.
Coinbase agreed to a $100 million settlement with the New York financial regulator on Wednesday over cybersecurity lapses and failure to comply with anti-money laundering guidelines that allowed criminals to use the platform for fraud, money laundering and other illicit activities.
The U.S. attorney in New York has established a task force to trace and recover funds missing from FTX and manage probes related to the firm's collapse. The team comprises prosecutors with expertise in securities and commodities fraud, money laundering and asset forfeiture and cybersecurity.
U.S. banking regulators warned banks to be wary of cryptocurrencies, writing in a joint statement that digital assets on decentralized networks are "highly likely to be inconsistent with safe and sound banking requirements." The missive comes after a volatile year for cryptocurrency.
Former cryptocurrency billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried entered a "not guilty" plea in Manhattan federal district court Tuesday. He faces up to 115 years in prison if found guilty on all counts. Bankman-Fried has been out on $250 million bail in home detention with his parents in California.
U.S. law enforcement arrested and charged the hacker who exploited Mango Markets with fraud and market manipulation. The man earlier claimed that the $110 million hack on the decentralized finance platform had been merely a "highly profitable trading strategy."
The theft of nearly $400 million from cryptocurrency platform FTX hours after it went belly up is now the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bloomberg reports. The criminal case is separate from the criminal fraud prosecution of co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried.
U.S. President Joe Biden signed into law the Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act, designed "to encourage the migration of federal government IT systems to quantum-resistant cryptography" by ensuring they prepare strategies now for implementing forthcoming cryptography standards.
The many alleged failures of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried fell into relief Tuesday amid a welter of unsealed criminal and civil prosecutions and damning congressional testimony by his successor. The day ended with Bankman-Fried ordered to remain in a Bahamas jail pending an extradition.
Months after a global law enforcement team took down the world's largest darknet marketplace, a dozen others have taken its place. The new platforms operate in the Russian language, bring in more volume than the very profitable Hydra, and run operations differently from their Western counterparts.
U.S. federal prosecutors indicted four men charged with engaging in business email compromise and credit card fraud schemes that netted them $9.2 million. The FBI has warned that business email compromises - whether through account compromise or impersonation - is a growing threat.
Web3 companies are under attack by cybercriminals all year. After a compromise occurs, how should organizations respond? In Part 2 of this interview, Martin Derka of Web3 security firm Quantstamp discusses short-term and long-term mitigation steps and how to defend against cryptocurrency theft.
Threat actors are targeting Web3 and making off with billions in stolen cryptocurrency. How do they find vulnerabilities and plan and execute attacks? How can you defend against such attacks? Martin Derka of Web3 security firm Quantstamp shares insights by walking a mile in a hacker’s shoes.