A high-ranking employee at Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange, or BitMEX, has pleaded guilty to violating the Bank Secrecy Act, which requires financial institutions to help prevent money laundering. The plea by Gregory Dwyer follows BitMEX's three founders all pleading guilty to the same charge.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss key takeaways from ISMG's recent Government Summit, how hackers siphoned nearly $200 million from cryptocurrency bridge Nomad and how midsized businesses are the new frontier for ransomware.
The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed its first insider trading case involving cryptocurrency markets, marking an escalation of traditional oversight. The case comes as a federal jury convicted a New York man for defrauding investors who bought into his supposed cryptocurrency.
Hackers used a vulnerability in NFT collection platform Premint to steal more than 300 blockchain entries, netting more than $421,000 in stolen proceeds, all has been deposited into Torando Cash. The incident is among the largest NFT thefts this year. Some Premint users also saw a Rickroll.
Crema Finance has published its compensation and recovery plans following last week's $8.8 million hack on the Solana blockchain-powered concentrated liquidity protocol. The hacker has returned the stolen funds in exchange for a bounty offered by the company.
The Twitter and YouTube accounts of the British Army were briefly taken over on Sunday evening by unidentified hackers who posted content related to cryptocurrency and NFTs. The situation has now been resolved, but the U.K. Ministry of Defense says the investigation is ongoing.
The U.S. Department of Justice is touting a string of indictments against accused cryptocurrency and NFT fraudsters, including against a Vietnamese man who is allegedly behind the Baller Ape rug pull, the largest such NFT fraud to date. Rug pulls are the largest form of cryptocurrency-based crime.
Cryptocurrency experts are fingering North Korea as likely responsible for the cryptocurrency theft of $100 million from the Harmony Horizon bridge. North Korea fuels its nuclear weapons program with stolen cryptocurrency used to dodge international sanctions that prevent ready access to cash.
Blockchain company Harmony has offered a $1 million bounty to hackers who stole $100 million worth of Ethereum tokens. It says it won’t push for criminal charges if the funds are returned. The exploit did not affect the trustless Bitcoin - BTC - bridge, the company says in its tweet thread.
A new Android malware that can steal financial data, credentials, crypto wallets, personal data and cookies; bypass multifactor authentication codes; and remotely control infected devices is targeting online banking customers and financial institutions, cybersecurity researchers at F5 Labs say.
A "technically sophisticated" threat campaign is cloning cryptocurrency apps to steal funds from web3 wallet users, security researchers at Confiant say. The campaign, dubbed SeaFlower, uses cloned wallet apps offered by MetaMask, Coinbase, imToken and TokenPocket to carry out the theft.
SSNDOB, a darknet marketplace selling stolen Social Security numbers and birthdates, has been shut down, says the U.S. Department of Justice. The takedown was the result of a multiagency effort involving the IRS-CI, the FBI, the DOJ, and law enforcement agencies of Cyprus and Latvia.
Billions of dollars have already been lost in crypto exchanges, and some of the some losses have been due to "basic" security failures, including third parties not implementing common controls, says Troy Leach, security executive in residence at Cloud Security Alliance.
Undisclosed attackers have likely stolen $1.7 million by deploying Clipminer, a cryptomining and clipboard hijacking malware, on compromised systems, says the Symantec Threat Hunter Team. According to the team, Clipminer is a copycat or an evolved version of cryptomining Trojan KryptoCibule.
Android spyware FluBot's infrastructure was disrupted by the Dutch police as part of a multinational law enforcement operation in May, rendering this strain of malware inactive, Europol says. The agency is continuing its probe into identifying the actors responsible for the malware campaign.