Fake Android Apps Steal Cryptocurrency Credentials With 2FA Bypass Technique

Security researchers discovered two malicious Android apps that leveraged a clever two-factor authentication (2FA) bypass to steal Turkish users’ cryptocurrency credentials. ESET discovered two malicious apps capable of using...

US CFTC Brings Action Against $147 Million Bitcoin Investment Scheme

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) launched action against a reportedly fraudulent $147 million bitcoin (BTC) scheme, the regulator announced on June 18. On June 17, the CFTC filed a complaint...

Report claims that majority of cryptocoin thefts are by 2 groups

New research suggests that just two groups are responsible for a majority of cryptocurrency hacks up to now. Chainalysis , a company that provides blockchain software, made the claim...

Ex-associate of suspected Bitcoin scammer told he faces jail

A former associate of the suspected fraudster Renwick Haddow has been warned to expect a jail term for illegally shifting funds earmarked for investors who lost millions in scams.

Cryptopia Hack Continues, 17K Cryptopia Wallets ‘Drained’ of 1,675 ETH

Blockchain analysis firm Elementus has reported that New Zealand-based digital asset exchange Cryptopia, which has told us it suffered a security breach on January 14th (that resulted in "significant losses"), is continuing...

Cryptocurrency Thefts and Scams Raked in 300% More Profit Last Year than 2017

Blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace released a report this morning showing that roughly $1.7 billion in cryptocurrency was stolen or scammed over the course of 2018. The amount stolen by hackers alone is...

More than USD 1.5 bln has been stolen from exchanges. Here’s a recap

June 2011 Mt. Gox  (8 750 000) September 2012 Bitfloor (250 000) February 2014 Mt.Gox (487 400 000)

This Crypto Ransomware is Targeting Bitcoin (BTC) Mining Rigs in China

Bitcoin (BTC) miners in China are in a bind after a ransomware by the name of ‘hAnt’ has been targeting specific mining rigs such as the Bitmain’s Antminer S9, T9 and L3....

Over a dozen suspects arrested for cryptocurrency fraud

More than a dozen suspects have been arrested by police in New Taipei for creating a cryptocurrency scam that took millions of dollars from unsuspecting investors, the Criminal Investigation...

Fake BBC News page used to promote Bitcoin-themed scheme

An investment scheme is using a fake BBC News webpage to convince members of the public to hand over funds. The spoof page references a Bitcoin-themed documentary broadcast by...