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Report Claims the FBI Uses Bitcoin Mixers During BTC Forfeiture Processing

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Over the last eight years, U.S. law enforcement has seized a great number of bitcoins and at one time, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) held one of the largest bitcoin wallets after the Silk Road takedown. A recently published report shows the FBI has started using cryptocurrency mixing applications in recent …

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John McAfee’s Bodyguard Pleads Not Guilty in the $13M Crypto Fraud Case

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The legal tussle between the U.S. authorities and John McAfee continues as his associate Jimmy Watson has entered a plea. The former antivirus tycoon’s bodyguard has pleaded not guilty to the alleged cryptocurrency fraud case.</strong> McAfee and Watson Jr. Are Accused of Having Built a ‘Pump and Dump’ Scheme According to court …

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FBI Arrests 6 Free Keene Members Operating Cryptocurrency Exchange

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Six people involved with the Free Keene movement have been arrested and charged for allegedly operating an illegal cryptocurrency exchange business. “They operated their virtual currency exchange business using websites, as well as operating virtual currency ATM machines in New Hampshire,” the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said.</strong> FBI Raids Properties and …

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John McAfee Indicted by DOJ Over Alleged Cryptocurrency Fraud Charges

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Tech entrepreneur and former anti-virus tycoon John McAfee has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) on money laundering and fraud charges. The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the FBI unsealed the indictment charging McAfee and his associate Jimmy Watson with securities fraud.</strong> John …

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Florida city attacked by a hacker trying to poison its drinking water

The FBI is investigating an attempt by an individual or group of hackers to poison a city’s water supply. As reported by Reuters and the Tampa Bay Times, public officials from Oldsmar, Florida, a community located about 25 minutes north of Tampa, said someone gained unauthorized access to one of the computers in the city’s …

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FBI arrests 24-year-old crypto trader for commodities and wire fraud

U.S. criminal authorities have brought criminal charges against a crypto trader who they say defrauded investors out of over $5 million.  The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that it had arrested Jeremy Spence. Between 2017 and 2019, the 24-year-old Spence operated a crypto investment scheme under the name of “Coin Signals,” primarily via Twitter and Discord.  …

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FBI, Europol take down a VPN service aimed at criminals

Prykhodov via Getty Images Virtual private networks are often forces for good that keep your data secure, but how that service is offered appears to matter to law enforcement. TorrentFreak reports that the FBI and Europol worked together to shut down Safe-Inet (also known as Insorg), a VPN service apparently tailor-made for criminals. The “bulletproof” …

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FBI Warns Ransomware Gangs Are Harassing Victims via Telephone Calls to Pay Crypto Ransoms

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an alert that warns private industry in the country about incidents of harassment of victims made by ransomware gangs, such as the well-known Doppelpaymer group.</strong> FBI Is Aware of Cold-Calling Tactics by Ransomware Gangs According to a PIN (private industry notification) alert regularly …

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“Stay Home” robocalls to voters prompt FBI, FCC investigations

Enlarge / Voters in Michigan, one of the states where residents received misleading robocalls about the election, casting their ballots on November 3, 2020. Elaine Cromie | Getty Images Both the FBI and the Federal Communications Commission are investigating a series of suspicious robocalls that warned recipients to “stay home” on Election Day in an …

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Advisories: “Brazen” Russian ransomware hackers target hundreds of US hospitals

Enlarge Getty Images Russian hackers are targeting hundreds of US hospitals and healthcare providers just as the Corona Virus is making a comeback and the US presidential election is in its final stretch, officials from three government agencies and the private sector are warning. The hackers typically use the TrickBot network of infected computers to …

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