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MEGA Chrome Extension Hacked to Steal Private Keys
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MEGA Chrome Extension Hacked to Steal Private Keys
MEGA Chrome extension, a tool that reduces page loading times and provides cloud storage services has been compromised, according to recent reports. The official Twitter account of the anonymous Monero (XMR) digital currency has warned its users to avoid using the extension, as doing so would put their tokens in danger of being stolen. PSA: The official MEGA extension has been compromised and now includes functionality to steal your Monero:…
2,600 Investors Lost $8 Million in a Sunken Ship With Gold ICO Scam
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2,600 Investors Lost $8 Million in a Sunken Ship With Gold ICO Scam
If you thought the ‘Titanic’ was a mystery ship story, wait till you hear about the Russian treasure ship which had an Initial Coin Offering fronted by a South Korean treasure hunting firm! The ICO of the sunken ship’s gold created mystery which led to about 2,600 people investing over 9 billion won which is worth over US$8 million. The investments were made through an ICO offering in the Shinil…
The Head of the Well-known Scam BitConnect Finally Arrested
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The Head of the Well-known Scam BitConnect Finally Arrested
The mastermind and the man behind the cryptocurrency company and scam BitConnect, Divyesh Darji – head of Asia, has been arrested as he arrived from Dubai. He and his conspirators are accused of ‘stealing’ millions of dollars from Indian investors. BitConnect has been a dark cloud surrounding cryptocurrencies and has not been helping the mainstream acceptance of the new digital assets. Even Youtube was not able to work as a…
ICO ACChain Exit Scam With $60 Million
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ACChain Exit Scam With $60 Million
The perfect song that comes into mind when you hear stories of ICO’s disappearing into thin air is “Another one bites the dust” by the famous rock group Queen. This time is a company which promised a global common community and a decentralized asset digitization platform and tool – ACChain. A Reddit user by the name of ‘slinterfence’ posted a picture of the office of ACChain in Shenzen, China. The…
A Major Crypto Exchange Accused of Producing Fake Trading Volumes
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CER Reveals Cryptocurrency Exchange Used Manipulated Daily Volumes to Get to the Top
Some cryptocurrency enthusiasts might have heard about the meteoric rise of cryptocurrency exchange BigONE. More specifically, BigONE is said to have increased its trade volume by an astounding 6,300,000% in a mere three days, according to data on CoinMarketCap, reaching the Top 3 spot on CMC. Whilst most would agree that this swift growth would appear odd bordering on suspicious, Crypto Exchange Ranks (CER) decided to go to the bottom…
CEO of Vietnamese Crypto Mining Firm Does an Exit Scam With $35 Million
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CEO of Vietnamese Crypto Mining Firm Does an Exit Scam With $35 Million
Vietnam, situated in Asia has been picking up in the cryptocurrency mining field however things took a turn when a cryptocurrency mining scheme based in Vietnam collapsed thanks to its CEO. The CEO Le Minh Tam has run away with all the funds from the country leaving his employees in a big mess having to answer questions to the investors. The news came out when VnExpress reported Sky Mining building…
Bitcoin Blackmail Scam Goes after Porn Viewers
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Bitcoin Blackmail Scam Goes after Porn Viewers
A new scam is targeting porn viewers, supposedly remotely activating webcams whilst users watch porn and after, attempting to blackmail them with the footage in exchange for bitcoin. Here's a new form of cryptoblackmail. A friend received this out of the blue. Presumably, it's getting sent to everyone on the haveibeenpwnd list. Be careful out there, never pay, never negotiate. pic.twitter.com/VFl5s1duCe — Emin Gün Sirer (@el33th4xor) July 11, 2018 It’s…
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Founder of Infamous Silk Road To Stay in Prison
 The US Supreme Court has conclusively ruled that Ross Ulbricht, the founder and mastermind behind the infamous dark web marketplace ‘Silk Road’, will stay behind bars for the rest of his days. Mr. Ulbricht, who is accused of distribution of drugs, hacking, money laundering, fraud and other charges, has been convicted to a life sentence in 2015. Ulbricht, who was better known as ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’ in dark web, claimed…
Mumbai Linked Multi Million Cryptocurrency Scam
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Mumbai Linked to Multi-Million Cryptocurrency Scam
A multi-million cryptocurrency scam has been busted in the land of Bollywood and India’s financial capital, Mumbai. The scam seemed like it was out of India’s underworld mafia movies, with a real estate company called Flintstone group selling Carribean homes for promised citizenships. In addition, the real estate company was highlighting a ‘soon to be legal’ cryptocurrency called MoneyTradeCoin (MTC). Flintstone group used the unknown cryptocurrency as a way for…
Hackers Demand $1 Million in XRP in Exchange of Stolen Bank Data
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Hackers Demand $1 Million in XRP in Exchange of Stolen Bank Data
Canadian banks Simplii and Bank of Montreal (BOE) have been targeted by a hacker probe with some dire results. The intruders were able to obtain personal information on more than 90,000 of their customers and demanded a ransom of $1 million in XRP to not publicize it. The stolen data includes sensitive personal and financial information, such as names, passwords, account numbers, security questions and answers, account balances and social…