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    British Hacker Sentenced to 10 Years For Stealing $600,000 in Bitcoin

    A British computer hacker was jailed for 10 years and eight months after being found guilty of selling 63,000 stolen credit and debit cards on the dark web. Police seized an amount of Bitcoin worth over $600,000. UK Judge Sentences Hacker to 10 Years, Police Seize Over $600,000...

    Ricardo Esteves | May 28, 2018 | 12:00 pm
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    Snowden Document Reveals NSA Program to Track Bitcoin Users

    As if torn from the subplot of a Hollywood spy thriller, Edward Snowden papers prove that the NSA has been monitoring Bitcoin users around the world for years. What is more, they may have used information in illegal prosecutions. Snowden Leak Exposes NSA Tapping Program The Intercept is reporting...

    newsbtc | March 21, 2018 | 5:00 am
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    Taiwan: Suspects in $100k Bitcoin Robbery Arrested

    Four men have been arrested in Taiwan in connection with a Bitcoin robbery. During the incident, the suspects were able to make off with Bitcoin worth over 5 million Taiwanese dollars – the equivalent of around US$170,000. Authorities have deemed it the first case of Bitcoin robbery in...

    Rick D. | February 22, 2018 | 6:43 pm
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    Employees of Canadian Bitcoin Company Kidnapped For Ransom, Freed

    A Canadian peer-to-peer Bitcoin exchange has fallen victim to a failed heist attempt. The incident occurred at Canadian Bitcoins, a business located in the Nepean area of the city of Ottawa. According to reports in the Ottawa Sun, three armed suspects gained entry to the Concourse Gate property...

    Rick D. | January 26, 2018 | 2:55 am
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    Turkish Gang Extort 450 Bitcoin

    According to several Turkish news sources, law enforcement have detained a criminal ring in Merter, Istanbul. The gang reportedly extorted cryptocurrency from a wealthy business who had been flashing his cash on social media websites. In total, they were able to steal 450 BTC, worth over $3.5 million...

    Rick D. | November 18, 2017 | 4:20 pm
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    Europol Report Say Bitcoin is Common Currency for Cybercriminals

    In its latest report called the Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment for 2015, Europol outlined the state of cybercrime threats in the European Union. The report mentions bitcoin and virtual currencies, claiming that it accounts for roughly 40% of criminal-to-criminal transactions online. This follows the agency’s statement indicating that...

    newsbtc | October 1, 2015 | 11:00 am
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    Know DD4BC – The Extortionist Group Demanding Bitcoin Ransoms

    Cybercriminal group DD4BC, which stands for “DDoS for Bitcoin” (Distributed Denial of Service for Bitcoin) has been targeting financial institutions since the year 2014, demanding extortion in Bitcoin. The fugitive group threatens the financial institutions that if they fail to cough up a desired number of Bitcoin then...

    Guest Author | September 9, 2015 | 4:30 pm
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    Illegal Bitcoin Exchange Operator Faces Trial in NY Court

    Anthony Murgio, who was charged for operating an illegal bitcoin exchange, has appeared in court to address the charges. Murgio was arrested back in July and has spent a few nights in Pinellas County jail before securing a $100,000 bond to be freed. In the hearing, Murgio let...

    newsbtc | August 11, 2015 | 9:00 pm
  • Second US Agent to Plead Guilty to Bitcoin Crimes

    Former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Carl Force has accepted his crimes including money laundering and extortion of Bitcoin and will plead guilty to the charges, Bloomberg Business reported today. Carl Force and Shaun Bridges are the two former U.S. agents convicted of wire fraud, money laundering and...

    Guest Author | June 23, 2015 | 4:30 pm
  • Former Secret Service Agent Guilty of Bitcoin Theft

    Shaun W. Bridges, a computer crime expert who was part of the Secret Service task force that conducted investigations on Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, pled guilty to charges of bitcoin theft. According to federal court documents, he skimmed hundreds of thousands of dollars in bitcoin and routed...

    newsbtc | June 22, 2015 | 11:00 pm

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