NYC Students Rejoice as Hackers Extort College for $2 Million in Bitcoin

Hackers have successfully breached the network of the New York City-based Monroe College, demanding $2 million in Bitcoin to restore the institution’s encrypted data following a carefully-orchestrated ransomware attack. But while school administrators scramble to address the crisis, students are rejoicing at their unexpected luck. Hackers demand millions in Bitcoin The college – which has […]

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CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how […]

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Crypto Engineer Details ‘Embarrassing’ $100,000 SIM-Hack Bitcoin Theft

By CCN: SIM hijackers aiming to steal bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are getting bolder and more daring. No longer are they just going for the soft targets but are now even pursuing the technologically adept and sophisticated. One such victim is the engineering manager at cryptocurrency custodian BitGo, Sean Coonce. In a bold move, the […]

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Binance Suffers a Security Breach, CZ Calls It ‘Not the Best of Days’

By CCN: Binance, the No. 1 cryptocurrency exchange based on trading volume, has been hacked. Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, who is at the helm of the exchange, made the announcement on Twitter after previously sharing that “unscheduled server maintanance” was unfolding. As it turns out, it was much worse than imagined, with hackers making away with 7,000 […]

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Pakistan Police Schemed with Criminal Gang in Bitcoin Ransom Kidnapping

A Pakistani crime ring that extorted a partial Bitcoin ransom has been busted. All the news of a stand-off between Pakistan and India has shrouded earlier reports of an IT professor who was kidnapped and held for 20 million rupees. Shahid Naseer was kidnapped March 19th, according to a local media outlet. Faisal Yousuf, a […]

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Japanese Police Arrests 18-Year Old Hacker for Stealing $134,000 in Monacoin

Local prosecutors in Japan have charged an 18-year old male with cryptocurrency theft. Per a report published in a local news outlet, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) of Japan are accusing the young adult of stealing 15 million Yen ($134,310) worth of stealing MonaCoin (MONA)—a Litecoin hard fork. According to the report, this is the […]

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Cryptocurrency Thefts and Scams Raked in 300% More Profit Last Year than 2017

Blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace released a report this morning showing that roughly $1.7 billion in cryptocurrency was stolen or scammed over the course of 2018. The amount stolen by hackers alone is staggering: over $950 million. The figure represents an increase of more than 300% from 2017. The scams noted in the report don’t even […]

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ISIS Recruit who Used Bitcoin to Finance Terror Group Could get 20 Years in Jail

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. A Pakistani-American woman who bought bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies using fraudulently obtained credit cards before wiring the funds to ISIS has pled guilty to charges of offering financial support to a […]

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Court Sentences Detroit Man For Trading Bitcoin Without Proper License

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. A federal court has sentenced a Detroit man to a year and a day in prison and three years of supervised release for trading bitcoin without a money service license, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine. The […]

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