Thursday , December 1 2022
Home / Tag Archives: crypto scams (page 5)

Tag Archives: crypto scams

Terra Users Lose $4.3M in Crypto to Phishing Scam Over 10 Days

SlowMist – a blockchain security firm – has identified dozens of crypto addresses that have appeared to fall victim to a phishing scam on the Terra network since April 12th. The scammer’s address has reportedly reeled in $4.31M in assets up until the time of writing. According SlowMist’s explanation on Twitter, $4.31 million in assets were maliciously transferred to the suspect from 52 different addresses between April 12th and April 21st. The security team’s analysis...

Read More »

FBI, US Treasury Department Warn About North Korean-Backed Crypto Hackers

Leading American agencies, including the FBI, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Treasury Department, alerted that North Korean-sponsored hackers seek to exploit crypto firms and exchanges in the USA. The wrongdoers’ main goal is to “generate and launder funds” to support the totalitarian regime in the East Asian country. Beware of North Korean-Backed Hackers In a joint advisory, the US agencies highlighted the cyber threat “associated with...

Read More »

Indian Authorities Seek Details of Bitcoin Theft During Investigation 

India’s financial crime investigation agency Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sought the help of police in a case of bitcoin theft worth Rs. 6 crores ($790,000) by the investigators who were assisting the police in a crypto fraud case worth over $260 million.     What Is the Case? As per media reports, ED officials visited the office of Pune’s Commissioner of Police in the Maharashtra province last Saturday and collected some information about the crime.  The case pertains to...

Read More »

Kraken’s Curtis Ting Believes There’s a ‘Special Place in Hell’ for Crypto Fraudsters

Curtis Ting – former FBI agent and current Senior Director at the crypto exchange Kraken – warned investors to be utterly cautious when trading digital assets because the space is full of scammers. In his view, “there’s a special place in hell reserved” for such criminals who try to steal from the vulnerable and the elderly. If Hell Exists, Crypto Fraudsters Should Go There People wanting to hop on the cryptocurrency bandwagon should know that the space is rammed with...

Read More »

The Face of Elon Musk Is Still Being Used for Crypto Scams

Elon Musk has long been involved in the crypto world, both in negative and positive ways. At press time, it looks like the negative waves surrounding his crypto presence are taking a little more precedence than the positive ones given that his face and likeness are still being used for crypto scams across social media platforms. Elon Musk Is Still the Face of Crypto Fraud This has been an ongoing problem. For several years, many scams on sites like YouTube, Twitter, and...

Read More »

DOJ Confiscates $34M Worth of Crypto From Dark Web Hacker

American law enforcement agents seized approximately $34 million worth of digital assets tied to illicit Dark Web activity. The operation marked one of the largest confiscations of cryptocurrencies ever executed by the US authorities. ‘Operation TORnado’ was a Success According to a recent announcement by the Department of Justice, the hacker is a South Florida resident who used an online alias to sell more than 100,000 illegal items across marketplaces on the Dark Web. For...

Read More »

Indian Authorities Arrest Another Suspect Accused in $160 Million Crypto Fraud Case 

On March 28, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested a person, Abdul Gafoor, one of the accused in the Morris Coin fraud case that erupted on the India crypto scene in January 2022 and still remains one of the largest such frauds in the country. ED is the economic intelligence wing of the Ministry of Finance, and it tracks high-value economic crimes. It took over the case in 2021 after several previous ones were registered against Morris Coin and its kingpin Nishad K.  ...

Read More »

Not an April Fools’ Joke: Bored Ape Yacht Club Handles Discord Issue, Captcha Bot Reportedly Compromised

It’s April 1st – a day celebrated internationally by people who make practical jokes and have fun. In previous years, we’ve always dedicated a piece on something fun and whimsical to brighten the mood of our readers, but today, it’s important to remain careful. The industry has changed a lot in the past year, and with the advent of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), scammers found a new niche to exploit. Over the past month, we’ve all heard numerous stories of people losing their...

Read More »

Indian Couple Dupes Bitcoin Investor Promising Higher Returns: Report

The lack of knowledge among common investors about cryptocurrencies and how to safely invest in them is resulting in a growing number of frauds. In a recent example, the Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Ahmedabad Police in India’s Gujarat province registered a case where the victim was duped of Indian Rupees (Rs.) 22 lakh (approximately $27,000). Details of the Case As per the First Information Report (FIR) lodged with the police, Harshad Patel was introduced by his...

Read More »

The Secret Service Issues Warning About Crypto Scams

The Secret Service – that’s right, the organization tasked with guarding the President of the United States – is warning investors that getting involved in crypto may not be such a good idea given the growing number of scams that appear to be occurring across the country. The Secret Service Says It Might Be Good to Stay Away from Crypto Bill Mack – a resident agent of the Secret Service in east Texas – is telling residents that they should look elsewhere when it comes to...

Read More »