Bitcoin Scams

US Coast Guard A Victim To Crypto Ransomware Attack

The Bitcoin scams news today show that the blockchain platform Nuls has lost around half a million dollars worth of NULS tokens due to a new hack. The hackers stole the NULS tokens and in an official tweet, the platform had detected that 2 million tokens had been transferred, of which 548,354 tokens (around $131,600)...
Read More

Malicious JavaScript Chrome Extension Steals Data From Users’ Wallets

One Ethereum wallet known as the “Shitcoin Wallet” is now reportedly injecting malicious JavaScript code from open browser windows that will steal data from its users. On December 30, the cryptocurrency news featured one cybersecurity and phishing expert named Harry Denley warning users about the potential breach in a tweet, where he wrote: “A browser...
Read More

Ring Cameras Prone To Hack Attacks: BTC Ransom Demanded

The Ring cameras sold by Amazon seem to be extremely vulnerable as reports emerged that hackers demanded bitcoin ransom from users with vulnerable devices as we are reading further today in the Bitcoin news now. Bitcoin is continuously used as a means of extracting payments or blackmailing people in exchange for data. Ransomware attacks happen...
Read More

BTC-E Founder Is Not Extradited Yet Despite $4BLN Laundering

The Bitcoin scams news today show that the blockchain platform Nuls has lost around half a million dollars worth of NULS tokens due to a new hack. The hackers stole the NULS tokens and in an official tweet, the platform had detected that 2 million tokens had been transferred, of which 548,354 tokens (around $131,600)...
Read More

PSA: Crypto HEX Founder is Actually Notorious Criminal ‘Spam King’

Founder of recently launched HEX cryptocurrency revealed to be former internet ‘Spam King’. Richard Heart, aka Richard J. Schueler, aka, J. Richard, aka James Hart is linked to a Panama criminal network which included corrupt lawyers and judges. Heart also sold anti-aging cures in between roles as Spam King and Bitcoin thought leader. Richard Heart,...
Read More

Coinjer Scam Emerges On The Markets: Tips To Protect Yourself

According to recent documents from the United States, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) thinks that the case against the known fraudster and Ponzi schemer, Renwick Haddow, still needs to be properly solved. The infamous bitcoin scammer will be trailed again and we are reading more about it in the bitcoin news now.It looks like...
Read More

Argentina’s Government Gets Hit By Bitcoin Ransomware Attack

According to recent documents from the United States, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) thinks that the case against the known fraudster and Ponzi schemer, Renwick Haddow, still needs to be properly solved. The infamous bitcoin scammer will be trailed again and we are reading more about it in the bitcoin news now.It looks like...
Read More

Infamous Bitcoin Scammer Case Reopened By US SEC

According to recent documents from the United States, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) thinks that the case against the known fraudster and Ponzi schemer, Renwick Haddow, still needs to be properly solved. The infamous bitcoin scammer will be trailed again and we are reading more about it in the bitcoin news now. It looks...
Read More

US Marshals Warn That One Bitcoin ATM Scam Is Popular Again

The US Marshals Service along with the FBI recently updated an earlier warning against scammers in which they were impersonating law enforcement officers. The agencies say that the people behind the scams accuse a potential victim of a crime and demand payments via Bitcoin ATMs or other obscure payment methods. As the Bitcoin scams news...
Read More

Australian Police Busts Over $1 Million In Crypto During Drug Bust

The Australian Police is in the Bitcoin scam news today for their successful drug bust which saw that more than $1 million US dollars (AUD 1.52 million) in cryptocurrency were used by drug dealers. Aside from seizing illegal substances, the police seized the $1.04 million worth of unspecifed cryptocurrency on an electronic device. As the...
Read More

New Crypto Stealing Malware Infected More Than 80k Users: Microsoft

A new crypto stealing malware is in the latest Bitcoin scam news, showing that it managed to infect close to 80,000 computers. According to the Microsoft Defender ATP research team, the malware called Dexphot had already infected more than 80,000 devices since October 2018. With this, the malware managed to reach its peak again –...
Read More

US Arrests SIM Swappers After Major Crypto Thefts

The Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI) has arrested two Massachusetts residents this Thursday, both of which were trying to steal cryptocurrency and hijack social media accounts from individuals with the technique of swapping their SIM cards on their phones. The official press release shows that US arrests the SIM swappers following these claims. In fact,...
Read More

California Bitcoin Bandit Is Facing 10 Years For Crypto Armed Robbery

California Bitcoin Bandit, or more specifically a woman from East Hollywood in California, has been convicted of robbery relating to the peer-to-peer bitcoin trades. Lanay Fitzgerald was one of the two people involved in incidents that earned them the moniker ‘discount bitcoin bandits’ as we previously reported in the Bitcoin news. The 29-year old could...
Read More

Financial Watchdog Of Malta Warns Of Repeated Offender BTC Scam

Financial watchdog of Malta or the Financial Services Authority has warned of a new Bitcoin scam that has the same characteristics as a previously identified entity so we are reading further in the Bitcoin scam news. The financial watchdog issued the warning today, October 31. The MSFA warned the public that an entity under the...
Read More

Johannesburg City Still Under Lock Down Due To Bitcoin Ransom

A United States court recently ordered a guilty plea to Christopher Bania, who is charged for drug distributiion, to give up almost 17 Bitcoin (BTC) which are now worth less than $150,000 (at press time). The US Court fines the dark web drug dealer in a case of money laundering, importation of controlled substances and...
Read More

US Court Fines Dark Web Drug Dealer For A $150k Bitcoin Scam

A United States court recently ordered a guilty plea to Christopher Bania, who is charged for drug distributiion, to give up almost 17 Bitcoin (BTC) which are now worth less than $150,000 (at press time). The US Court fines the dark web drug dealer in a case of money laundering, importation of controlled substances and...
Read More

Another AT&T SIM Swapping Attack Hits Three Crypto Executives

Another AT&T SIM swapping attack has just targeted three crypto executives that attended the Consensus 2018 and we are reading more about it in the cryptonews today. The head of Strategy for VideoCoin Seth Shapiro alleged in his lawsuit that was filed on October 17th in the US District Court for the Central District of...
Read More

Hackers Breached Johannesburg’s Network In BTC Ransomware Attack

The latest crypto news show that the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the filing of a civil enforcement action against the Nevada-based Circle Society. On October 16, the CFTC files a lawsuit showing that it is charging Circle Society and its owner, David Gilbert Saffron, with “fraudulent solicitation, misappropriation, and registration violations...
Read More

Australian Authorities Seize BTC Scammer’s Bitcoin Profit

The latest crypto news show that the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the filing of a civil enforcement action against the Nevada-based Circle Society. On October 16, the CFTC files a lawsuit showing that it is charging Circle Society and its owner, David Gilbert Saffron, with “fraudulent solicitation, misappropriation, and registration violations...
Read More

Ex-NBA Star Allegedly Dupes African Firm in $800,000 Bitcoin Scam

Ex-NBA star Isaac Austin has been accused of swindling a Ghanaian firm nearly one million dollars in a Bitcoin Scam. According to GhanaWeb, the former NBA player lured victims into investing their Bitcoin in an automated cryptocurrency trading program run by his firm, Isaac Edward Austin and Tudor Trust. On Austin’s LinkedIn page the ex-basketball...
Read More

Tor Browser Malware Could Be Responsible For Stealing Bitcoin

Two years after the record $400 million takeover, the cryptocurrency news show that the crypto exchange Poloniex may spon out from its parent firm, Circle. Both of the companies announced the news this Friday in a series of blog posts.In fact, there were two blog posts which confirm that the crypto exchange Poloniex will be...
Read More

Scottish OneCoin Victim Turns Whistleblower, Receives Vile Death Threats

An investor in the OneCoin cryptocurrency scheme is facing death threats after publicly speaking out about her ordeal. Besides death threats, Jen McAdam has also been threatened with sexual violence, according to the BBC. As one of the tens of thousands of victims who lost money in the OneCoin scam, McAdam was most recently featured...
Read More

Bank of Ireland Execs Back Out of Testifying in OneCoin Scam Hearings

Bank of Ireland executives have backed out of testifying before the U.S. Government in the criminal proceedings regarding OneCoin multi-million scam. Bank of Ireland (BOI) executives have backed out of the testimony before the United States Government in the criminal proceedings regarding a $400 million worth money laundering scheme through cryptocurrency scam OneCoin. No testimony...
Read More

Cyber Thieves Are Harvesting Bitcoin With Low-Cost Software

Cyber thieves are using a low-cost software to ‘’harvest’’ bitcoin and other altcoins from the wallets all around the world as the security experts found in the latest reports we have in our Bitcoin scam news. According to a report from the cybersecurity specialist ESET, a low-cost software or a piece of malware named Casbaneiro...
Read More

India’s State Funds Frozen In Bitcoin Scam Account

A new cryptocurrency fad is in the latest cryptocurrency news. It seems like scammers have started using mainstream news articles (fake news) to advertise a non-existent and potentially dangerous fake Bitcoin investment platform. Named “Bitcoin Profit,” the fad features fake celebrity interviews. The website is obviously designed to lure would-be clients and uses celebrity endorsements...
Read More

OneCoin Crypto Scam Update: BOI Officials Will Testify In US Court

Stratford City Hall ransomware attack that happened on April 14th this year where more than 10 bitcoins were demanded has finally been paid as we can see today in the altcoin news below. According to the reports, 10 bitcoins worth at $7500 per BTC was paid by the Stratford City Hall to the hacker who...
Read More

Bitcoin Scammers Started Impersonating Bakkt Already

Stratford City Hall ransomware attack that happened on April 14th this year where more than 10 bitcoins were demanded has finally been paid as we can see today in the altcoin news below. According to the reports, 10 bitcoins worth at $7500 per BTC was paid by the Stratford City Hall to the hacker who...
Read More

Bitcoin Sextortion Emails Increase Dramatically In 2019

Stratford City Hall ransomware attack that happened on April 14th this year where more than 10 bitcoins were demanded has finally been paid as we can see today in the altcoin news below. According to the reports, 10 bitcoins worth at $7500 per BTC was paid by the Stratford City Hall to the hacker who...
Read More

Fake Bitcoin Investment Platform ‘From Elon Musk’ Promises 4,000% ROI

A new cryptocurrency fad is in the latest cryptocurrency news. It seems like scammers have started using mainstream news articles (fake news) to advertise a non-existent and potentially dangerous fake Bitcoin investment platform. Named “Bitcoin Profit,” the fad features fake celebrity interviews. The website is obviously designed to lure would-be clients and uses celebrity endorsements...
Read More

Stratford City Hall Bitcoin Ransomware Attack Worth $75,000 Paid

Stratford City Hall ransomware attack that happened on April 14th this year where more than 10 bitcoins were demanded has finally been paid as we can see today in the altcoin news below. According to the reports, 10 bitcoins worth at $7500 per BTC was paid by the Stratford City Hall to the hacker who...
Read More
1 2