TraderTraitor: North Korean State-Sponsored APT Targets Blockchain Companies

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the U.S. Treasury Department (Treasury) are issuing this joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) to highlight the cyber threat associated with cryptocurrency thefts and tactics used by a Read More …

Feds slay dark-web souk Hydra: Servers and $25m in crypto-coins seized

US and German federal agencies came down hard on Hydra, the longest-running known dark-web marketplace trafficking in illegal drugs and money-laundering services, with a multi-pronged attack that aimed to cut off multiple heads of the nefarious online beast. First, German Read More …

FBI to form new cryptocurrency unit

The FBI is forming a new team dedicated to cryptocurrency, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The new team will work closely with the National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team, the DOJ announced Thursday. Prosecutor Eun Young Choi, who has a Read More …

North Korea grows nuclear, missiles programs, profits from cyberattacks -U.N. report

North Korea continued to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs during the past year and cyberattacks on cryptocurrency exchanges were an important revenue source for Pyongyang, according to an excerpt of a confidential United Nations report seen on Saturday Read More …

$5.2 billion in BTC transactions tied to top 10 ransomware variants – US Treasury

More than $5 billion in bitcoin transactions has been tied to the top ten ransomware variants, according to a report released by the US Treasury on Friday. The department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen) and Office of Foreign Assets Control Read More …

Coinbase hackers exploit multi-factor flaw to steal from 6,000 customers

Bad actors were able to infiltrate the accounts of and steal cryptocurrency from around 6,000 Coinbase customers by exploiting a multi-factor authentication flaw, according to Bleeping Computer. The cryptocurrency exchange told the publication that its security team observed a large-scale Read More …