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Ring gave cops free cameras to build and promote surveillance network

Enlarge Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images When Ring wanted to boost sales of it surveillance cameras and burnish its self-styled image as a crime-fighting company, it embarked on a brand-ambassador marketing campaign that would be familiar to many startups. But rather than chase down the Instagram influencers or beat bloggers, the company instead wooed officers …

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Chinese Police Return Bitcoin to Victim in 3 Million Yuan Theft Case

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Police in China’s Jiangxi province have reportedly recovered bitcoins stolen from a victim and returned them to the owner. The case involves the theft of 8.236 bitcoins, worth approximately 3 million yuan.</strong> Police Return Bitcoin to Theft Victim Police in China’s Jiangxi province have reportedly solved a case involving the theft of …

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South Korea to Crack Down on Phishing Websites Attacking Crypto Users

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>South Korean authorities are intensifying their monitoring of phishing activity related to cryptocurrencies. The government has identified a record number of websites trying to obtain login details from crypto exchange users. Over 30 sites have been taken down in just three months this year. </strong> Seoul Strengthens Monitoring of Crypto Phishing Scams …

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South Korean Police Officers Banned From Buying Cryptocurrency

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>A recent ban imposed by the South Korean National Police Agency will bar particular officers from purchasing additional cryptocurrencies. The announcement coincides with a report revealing a heightened domestic availability of digital coins, in comparison to the global marketplace. </strong> South Korea to Penalize National Police Agency Officers Who Fail to Disclose …

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South Korean Police Raid Crypto Exchange Allegedly Involved in a $214M Multi-Level Marketing Fraud

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Authorities in South Korea have launched a major raid against a domestic crypto exchange allegedly involved in a millionaire multi-level marketing (MLM) fraud. The police accuse V Global platform of running an illicit operation that reportedly stole hundreds of millions of dollars from investors.</strong> Masterminds Could Have Defrauded Over 40,000 People According …

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Turkey jails 6 in probe into missing Thodex crypto exchange CEO

Turkish authorities are progressing with an investigation into local cryptocurrency exchange Thodex, which abruptly halted trading last week. On Thursday, a Turkish court jailed six suspects pending trial, including siblings of the missing CEO and senior company employees, Reuters reported. As part of a probe, Interpol reportedly issued a red notice for Thodex CEO and founder …

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Ransomware crooks threaten to ID informants if cops don’t pay up

Enlarge Getty Images Ransomware operators have delivered a stunning ultimatum to Washington, DC’s Metropolitan Police Department: pay them $50 million or they’ll leak the identities of confidential informants to street gangs. Babuk, as the group calls itself, said on Monday that it had obtained 250GB of sensitive data after hacking the MPD network. The group’s …

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Irish Police Investigate Massive Bitcoin Scam That Allegedly Stole Millions From High-Net-Worth Individuals

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Irish police are on high alert due to the rising number of cases related to a bitcoin-related scam targeting high-net-worth people in the country. The situation has become worrisome because suspicious high-value transactions have already been noticed by authorities.</strong> Authorities Already Searched One Property Tied to One of the Suspects According to …

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Armed Criminals Who Posed as Bitcoin Buyers Stole Over $5K From a 26-Year-Old Man in Argentina

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>In-person crypto robberies are becoming a global issue lately for the authorities, and this time, Argentina is the place of the latest case reported. In Mendoza, an unnamed man was assaulted by two criminals who posed as bitcoin buyers.</strong> Identities of the Robbers Are Still Unknown According to Mendo Voz, the 26-years-old …

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New York lawmaker wants to ban police use of armed robots

Enlarge Michael Cohen | Getty Images New York City councilmember Ben Kallos says he “watched in horror” last month when city police responded to a hostage situation in the Bronx using Boston Dynamics‘ Digidog, a remotely operated robotic dog equipped with surveillance cameras. Pictures of the Digidog went viral on Twitter, in part due to …

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