MTI Bitcoins Sent to Privacy Mixers as New Data Breach Exposes the Ponzi Scheme’s Top Earners

In another twist to the Mirror Trading International (MTI) bitcoin Ponzi scam, the blockchain intelligence firm Whitestream says bitcoins from wallets associated with the company are being sent to Wasabi privacy mixers. According to Whitestream’s update, this pivot to mixers suggests that operators of the Ponzi are trying to obfuscate the movement of the bitcoins. […]

This Bitcoin Ransomware Rakes in $150 Million in BTC

This Bitcoin Ransomware Rakes in $150 Million in BTCA new report by two cybersecurity firms has revealed that one ransomware family is particularly successful, raking in over $150 million in bitcoin. The ransom payments “sometimes amount to millions of dollars and typically run in the hundreds of thousands range.” Ransomware Makes $150 Million in Bitcoin The Ryuk ransomware family has raked in $150 […]

Crypto User Loses Over $100K in Bitcoin While Transferring His Wallet

Crypto User Loses Over $100K in Bitcoin While Transferring His WalletA bitcoin user has shared his story of how he lost more than $100,000 in BTC during a wallet transfer. The bitcoiner attempted to transfer a wallet to a new computer without making sure that he had access to the encryption passwords tied to his private key storage. Password Manager Didn’t Store Passphrases Needed to […]

Hackers Are Using Three Fake Crypto-Related Apps to Drain Wallets

Hackers Are Using Three Fake Crypto-Related Apps to Drain Wallets From UsersWhile bitcoin (BTC) prices are increasing, crypto-related scams appear on the scene to take advantage of the situation. In this case, a security firm spotted three malicious crypto apps targeting users to steal their funds. Three Bogus Crypto Trading and Poker Apps Are Infected With Dangerous Malware According to Intezer Labs, a year-long malware operation […]

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The Reported Number of Stolen BTC Drops by 92% as ‘Bitcoin Security Appears to Be Improving’

The Reported Number of Stolen BTC Drops by 92% as 'Bitcoin Security Appears to Be Improving'The number of stolen bitcoins that were publicly reported in 2020 dropped to 4,472 coins or 0.02% of the digital asset’s circulating supply. This new figure represents a 92% drop from the 56,870 reported in 2019. When using current bitcoin prices, the 2020 thefts caused losses that are equivalent to $140 million versus the 2019 […]

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