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Kiev Wants His Statue, the CIA Is Tight-Lipped. So Who Is Satoshi Nakamoto?

In Ukraine’s Capital, Kiev plans are underway to install a statue of the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto in the same location where a statue of Russian communist revolutionary Lenin, used to stand, writes CNN. Father of the Russian nation, Lenin, had stood on the spot until it was torn down by Ukrainians during […]

Satoshi Nakamoto Known to CIA? FBI? Created by NSA? Search Intensifies

The “request has been rejected,” came response from the CIA, “with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.” A tech writer petitioned ‘the agency’ to see what it had on the subject of Satoshi Nakamoto, the name credited with founding Bitcoin, the world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency. […]

Prosecutors Sell 1,000 Bitcoin in Germany’s Largest Cybercrime Sale

Bamberg cybercrime specialists have sold over 1,000 Bitcoin and other coins for more than €12 million ($13.9 million) since February 2018. The cryptocurrencies were seized from a platform that had 30,000 users and is the highest sale of seized Bitcoin in Germany. ‘Emergency Sale’ Due to Volatility The Bitcoins were sold over two months from February… […]

Cryptocurrency Traders Reported to FBI and SEC For Pump and Dumps

Discord chat group Bitcoin Bravado has been accused of scheming to create a cryptocurrency pump and dump scheme by a potential member who group leader now says has a “bone to pick.” Discord Group Accused of Planning Pump and Dump Scheme A potential member of the Bitcoin Bravado group has gone on to Steemit in order… […]

Cyberattack on Indiana Hospital Highlights Increasing Focus on Healthcare Industry by Hackers

Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana, where Steve Long is the hospital administrator, was hit by a cyberattack earlier this year. Long, in attempts to make sure his patients were safe, paid the hackers four Bitcoin in ransom for the return of the hospital’s stolen information. Now, Long spends a lot of his free time… […]

FBI Warns of Crypto Exchange Fraudulent Support Staff

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced last week that a “problematic and widespread scam” using fraudulent cryptocurrency exchange support workers was currently active. In its 28 March notice, the bureau’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) stated that consumers had submitted numerous complaints, claiming losses of USD 11 million connected to tech fraud in 2017. The […]

Judge Sentences Five University of Manchester Students Who Sold Millions of Dollars of Drugs on the Dark Web

Five students from the University of Manchester who sold more than £800,000 ($1.12 million) worth of drugs on the dark web using Bitcoin have been sentenced and jailed — the ringleader, Basil Assaf, has received 15 years and three months.   Assaf and his accomplice James Roden were arrested at their Manchester city centre flat on the day the FBI […]

Colorado Department of Transportation, CDOT, Completely Offline After Ransomware Virus

Employees at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) spent the second day offline today, while security officials — including the FBI — continue to investigate a ransomware virus that hijacked computer files and demanded payment in Bitcoin for their return. According to Amy Ford, a CDOT spokeswoman, only employee computers running Windows and equipped with McAfee […]

US Sheriffs Welcome $1.7 Million Windfall After Students Plead Guilty to Stealing 5,400 BTC

Two Jacksonville students are facing up to two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to stealing $4 million worth of bitcoin. The pair hacked darknet site Sheep Marketplace in 2013 and made off with 5,400 BTC. Under forfeiture laws, Nassau County Sheriff’s Office will share in a $1.7 million windfall. Also read: US Marshals Plan to […]