Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs stolen in Instagram phishing attack

As told by Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) developers on Monday, hackers breached the popular nonfungible token (NFT) collection’s official Instagram page and shared links to a fake airdrop with the project’s followers. Crypto enthusiasts who connected their MetaMask wallets to the scam website were subsequently drained of their Ape NFTs. It appears that the […]

Quits? Ross Ulbricht Agrees To Pay U.S. Gov’t Using $3 Billion In Stolen Bitcoins

If Silk Road (Ross Ulbricht?) rings a bell then you might have heard about the dark web marketplace where you can buy the craziest stuff that you won’t find in “normal” stores or elsewhere because it’s illegal.   The Silk Road marketplace is dubbed to be the first-ever dark web bazaar that sells illegal items online […]

It Looks Like Some Stolen Bitfinex Coins Are Already Back at Bitfinex

Recently, some of the 120,000 Bitcoin (BTC) that were stolen from Bitfinex in 2016 started moving again. Here is what has been happening with this stash of coins valued at over $1 billion.  2016 Bitfinex Hack Summary. Source: Crystal. $1 billion in BTC waiting to be dumped Thusfar, the hackers have moved less than 3,000 […]

Lawsuit Accuses Xapo, Indodax of Negligently Holding Stolen Bitcoin

A crypto trader is trying to seize nearly 500 bitcoin from Xapo and Indodax through a new lawsuit that accuses the two crypto exchanges of harboring his stolen funds. Plaintiff Dennis Nowak, a German resident, and his counsel, longtime crypto lawyer David Silver, filed their demand for jury trial Monday in the U.S. District Court […]

Crypto Criminals Have Already Stolen $1.4B in 2020, Says CipherTrace

It’s been a billion-dollar springtime for cryptocurrency criminals, according to CipherTrace. On Tuesday, the blockchain analytics firm said fraudsters, malicious hackers and thieves have amassed $1.36 billion in ill-gotten crypto through the first five months of 2020. CipherTrace published the findings in its June 2020 crypto anti-money laundering and crime report. That hefty haul puts […]

$1.4B in Crypto Stolen in First Five Months of 2020, Says CipherTrace

Researchers say 2020 is on track to become a record-breaking year for cryptocurrency-related thefts, hacks and fraud. Digital asset intelligence firm CipherTrace released a report on June 2 revealing that in the first five months of this year so far, the value of ill-gotten funds siphoned through cryptocurrency crimes has reached almost $1.4 billion. This […]

Dark Web Merchants Sell Thousands of Stolen Credit Card Numbers

New research by cybersecurity firm, Cyble Research Team, revealed that on May 29, data for more than 80,000 credit cards were put up for sale on the dark web. The data from these cards appears to have been gathered from various countries around the world. According to the announcement, the data leak involved credit card […]

Stolen Trezor, Ledger and KeepKey Databases Are a ‘Scam,’ Says SatoshiLabs

The hacker claiming to be selling user databases from top hardware wallet manufacturers Ledger, Trezor, and KeepKey appears to actually be peddling bunk, according to SatoshiLabs. On May 24, cybercrime monitoring blog Under the Breach reported that a hacker had begun advertising the customer databases of popular hardware wallet companies for sale. The data purportedly […]