The ruling on the motion to dismiss in the SEC v. NAC case indicates that the SEC still has crypto sales in its crosshairs in 2021.
“Are you able to imagine all the possible consequences that can occur to you and your loved ones?” said the scammer.
The perils of inaccessible digital wealth — potentially lost forever — are being all the more keenly felt during the 2021 bull market.
Although, 96% of exchange users utilize some form of two-factor authentication and 87% of hardware wallet users perform test transactions.
A Reddit user says he (or she) recently regained access to the keys of 127 bitcoins eight years after last accessing the coins. Immediately after regaining access, the user sold all the bitcoins and pocketed over $4 million in the process. According to the user, they received the bitcoins as payment for participating in surveys […]
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. […]
A 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 […]
A 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 […]
While 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 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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