Popular Thai Actor and Siblings Plead Not Guilty in $24 Million Bitcoin Fraud

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Three Thai siblings who are being prosecuted for defrauding a 21-year-old Finnish investor of bitcoin worth 797 million baht (approximately US$24 million) in the Criminal Court of Bangkok have pleaded “not guilty” for the charges. At the hearing, prosecutors accused the siblings, Prinya, Supitcha and popular Thai actor Jiratpisit Jaravijit of convincing […]

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Belgium Regulator Blacklists 21 Crypto Firms Suspecting Fraud

The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has added 21 new websites of suspected cryptocurrency scams to its blacklist. Belgium’s financial regulator published the list on its official website, bringing their tally of suspected crypto scams in the country to 99. The agency found that despite their prior warnings concerning the risks associated with crypto […]

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Fake Flash Updates are Hiding Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

It has been discovered that fake Adobe Flash updates are being used to surreptitiously install cryptocurrency mining malware on computers and networks, creating severe losses in time, system performance, and power consumption for affected users. Cryptojacking Breaks New Ground While fake Flash updates that push malware have traditionally been easy to spot and avoid, a […]

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Bitcoin-Stealing Malware Targets Fortnite Gamers: Report

The release of season six for the popular Fortnite video game has inspired the development of bitcoin-stealing malware disguised as game cheating tools. Malwarebytes Labs has discovered malware disguised as cheat tools that can steal data and bitcoin from Fortnite gamers, according to Christopher Boyd, the lead malware intelligence analyst. Malwarebytes Labs found the malware […]

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Texas Regulators Shut Down Three Cryptocurrency Scams

The Texas State Securities Board has issued an emergency action to halt the deceitful offerings of investments in three cryptocurrency related schemes. The agency entered a cease and desist order against Coins Miner Investment Ltd, DigitalBank Ltd, as well as Ultimate Assets, who is charged for offering Texans misleading ROIs and promising to grow an […]

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U.S. Asks Indian Authorities to Seize Property of BitConnect Promoters

News of cryptocurrency investment fraud has hit the community again, as authorities of two U.S. states, Illinois and Arizona, have asked the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in India to seize the property of several BitConnect promoters, per reports from the Times of India. BitConnect was an open-source cryptocurrency and an investment program accused of running […]

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Bitcoin Not Useful for Terrorists, Expert Tells US Congress

Despite scattered reports and fears about crypto’s potential use in facilitating terror activities, multiple bitcoin fundraising attempts have failed and cash remains substantially more useful to terrorists. This was the message delivered by Yaya Fanusie, director of analysis for the Foundation For Defense of Democracies Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance in a prepared testimony delivered […]

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Victim Withdraws Complaint Against 2 Suspects

The 22-year-old Finnish investor who was defrauded of 5,564 bitcoins in Thailand has agreed to withdraw his complaint against two key suspects. According to the deputy commander of Thailand’s Crime Suppression Division, Chakrit Sawasdee, a complaint against prominent Stock Exchange of Thailand trader, Prasit Srisuwan, and a majority shareholder of tech firm Expay Software Co, […]

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Indian Police Arrest Asian Chief of Multi-Billion Crypto Scheme Bitconnect

A high-ranking promoter of Bitconnect has been arrested at the Delhi airport India for his involvement in the alleged multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme that blew up earlier this year. Bitconnect was touted as a multi-level marketing venture wherein a trading bot would generate revenue for investors over time. Funds would be deposited, locked for a time with no […]

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Chinese Police Arrest Hackers Behind $87 Million Cryptocurrency Theft

Chinese police have reportedly arrested three suspected hacked alleged to have stolen bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies worth $87 million. According to a report in Xinhua, China’s state-owned press agency, police in the city of Xi’an in northern China first began investigating a complaint by a victim who alleged hackers had compromised his computer to steal […]

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