Category: Fraud

Is crypto just “fraud and scams and hucksters”, Gary? 

Gary Gensler, the Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), expressed a cautionary viewpoint regarding the crypto industry in a recent hearing with the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. Gensler testified that cryptocurrencies should be considered a “highly speculative asset class” and raised concerns about the prevalence […]

8 months ago
Never say die: The Lazarus Group renews attacks on Web3

The hack On the morning of June 24th, hackers stole $100 million in Ether (ETH), Tether (USDT) Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) and BNB from the Horizon bridge. The bridge allowed users to transfer assets between the Horizon blockchain and other blockchains. The stolen cryptocurrency was immediately converted to ETH via Uniswap, a popular decentralized exchange (DEX). […]

2 years ago
Ransomware as a service – a major crypto industry

Ransomware is big business. The Chainalysis 2022 Crime Report estimated that in 2020, $692 million in ransoms were paid. In 2021, the conservative estimate is $602 million. The ransomware economy is diverse – approximately 140 ransomware strains received payment in 2021. Ransom amounts have also increased. In 2021, average payments were $118,000, up from $88,000 […]

2 years ago
How big is crypto fraud, really?

In the wake of the Blockchain and Crypto breaking into the mainstream, potential opportunities for crypto crime have grown exponentially. The last five years have seen a number of instances of large scale crypto crime, including but not limited to: The OneCoin Ponzi Scheme which conned investors out of €5 billion Euros The Colonial Pipeline […]

2 years ago

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