Bitcoin

Pierluigi Paganini June 01, 2024
Crooks stole more than $300M worth of Bitcoin from the exchange DMM Bitcoin

Crooks stole approximately 48.2 billion yen ($304 million) worth of Bitcoin from the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange DMM Bitcoin. The Japanese cryptocurrency exchange DMM Bitcoin announced that crooks stole 4,502.9 Bitcoin (BTC), approximately $304 million (48.2 billion yen), from the its wallets. “At approximately 1:26 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2024, we detected an unauthorized leak […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 25, 2024
DOJ arrested the founders of crypto mixer Samourai for facilitating $2 Billion in illegal transactions

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) announced the arrest of two co-founders of a cryptocurrency mixer Samourai. The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has arrested two co-founders of the cryptocurrency mixer Samourai and seized the service. The allegations include claims of facilitating over $2 billion in illicit transactions and laundering more than $100 million in criminal […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 10, 2024
Threat actors hacked the X account of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and announced fake Bitcoin ETF approval

Threat actors hacked the X account of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and used it to publish the fake news on the Bitcoin ETF approval. Hackers hijacked the X account of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and used it to publish fake news on the Bitcoin ETF approval. “Today the SEC […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 09, 2023
Russians charged with hacking Mt. Gox exchange and operating BTC-e

Two Russian nationals have been charged with the hack of the cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox in 2011 and money laundering. Russian nationals Alexey Bilyuchenko (43) and Aleksandr Verner (29) have been charged with the hack of the cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox in 2011 and the operation of the illicit cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e. The duo has […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 21, 2023
Crooks stole more than $1.5M worth of Bitcoin from General Bytes ATMs

Cryptocurrency ATM maker General Bytes suffered a security breach over the weekend, the hackers stole $1.5M worth of cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency ATM manufacturers General Bytes suffered a security incident that resulted in the theft of $1.5M worth of cryptocurrency. GENERAL BYTES is the world’s largest Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency ATM manufacturer. The company revealed that the threat […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 24, 2023
FBI confirms that North Korea-linked Lazarus APT is behind Harmony Horizon Bridge $100 million cyber heist

The U.S. FBI attributes the $100 million cyber heist against Harmony Horizon Bridge to North Korea-linked Lazarus APT. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this week confirmed that in June 2022 the North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group and APT38 stole $100 million worth of cryptocurrency assets from the Blockchain company Harmony Horizon Bridge. “The FBI continues […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 27, 2022
Hackers stole $3 million worth of cryptocurrency from BTC.com

The BTC.com cryptocurrency platform was the victim of a cyberattack that resulted in the theft of $3 million worth of crypto assets. BTC.com is a website that provides services for managing and transferring Bitcoin, it offers a digital wallet for storing Bitcoin, a trading interface for exchanging Bitcoin with other cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies, and […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 08, 2022
US DoJ seizes $3.36B Bitcoin from Silk Road hacker

The U.S. Department of Justice condemned James Zhong, a hacker who stole 50,000 bitcoins from the Silk Road dark net marketplace. The US Department of Justice announced that a man from Georgia, James Zhong, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud after stealing more than 50,000 bitcoins from the Silk Road. Zhong pled guilty to money […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 07, 2022
US gov sanctions cryptocurrency mixer Blender also used by North Korea-linked Lazarus APT

The U.S. Department of Treasury sanctioned cryptocurrency mixer Blender.io used by North Korea-linked Lazarus APT. The U.S. Department of Treasury sanctioned the cryptocurrency mixer Blender.io used by the North Korea-linked Lazarus APT to launder the funds stolen from Axie Infinity’s Ronin bridge. This is the first time ever, Treasury is sanctioning a virtual currency mixer. […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 08, 2022
US seizes $3.6 billion worth of cryptocurrency stolen in 2016 Bitfinex hack

The law enforcement seized $3.6 billion worth of cryptocurrency linked to the 2016 Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange hack. Ilya Lichtenstein (34) and his wife, Heather Morgan (31), were arrested for alleged conspiracy to launder $4.5 Billion in stolen cryptocurrency stolen during the 2016 hack of Bitfinex. Law enforcement also seized over $3.6 billion in cryptocurrency linked to […]