CoinMarketCap says it has found no evidence of a data beach despite the circulation of a list of 3.1 million email addresses that correlates with accounts on its service. Regardless of the source, the list would be useful for attackers to launch phishing attacks against those interested in cryptocurrency.
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss: a federal judge imposing the maximum sentences on a hacker who pleaded guilty to conspiracy and aggravated identity theft, regulators getting tougher on cryptocurrency lending platforms and the return to in-person roundtables.
New York State AG Letitia James served cease and desist letters to two cryptocurrency lending platforms that her office says engage in "unregistered and unlawful activities." Three other platforms were told by the OAG to "immediately provide information about their activities and products."
The U.S. Department of the Treasury unveiled additional steps to curb the illicit use of cryptocurrencies on Friday, warning enterprises not to engage with sanctioned entities exploiting the financial system - particularly to launder ransomware proceeds.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the arrest of two suspects tied to a major ransomware group in Ukraine. Also featured: Introducing "The Ransomware Files" and defining the next-gen CISO.
The U.S. Department of Justice said this week it will pursue government contractors that fail to report cybersecurity incidents. The department also announced the formation of a Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team to prosecute the misuse of virtual currencies.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how a cryptocurrency exchange bug has revealed North Korean monero laundering. Also featured are cyber insurance trends and cybercrime innovation.
A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate which, if passed, would find the Treasury Department actively monitoring cryptocurrency mining abroad, as well as its ultimate impact on U.S. supply chains for critical resources, including semiconductors.
Weaknesses in the systems of ShapeShift, a U.K.-based cryptocurrency exchange, reveal how a North Korean-linked group laundered cryptocurrency that came from the WannaCry 2.0 attack. The issues undermined some protections in Monero, a cryptocurrency designed to provide a high degree of privacy.
The U.S. Federal Reserve said Wednesday it is continuing to evaluate the creation of a central bank digital currency, or CBDC, and that it intends to publish research on the subject shortly, according to Chair Jerome Powell.
In the latest security incident involving a decentralized finance protocol, cross-chain project pNetwork announced Sunday it had been hacked for 277 pBTC, a form of wrapped bitcoin, with losses worth over $12 million at current value.
Amid growing calls for cryptocurrency regulations, the U.S. acting comptroller of the currency has made a definitive statement on safeguarding investors and how cryptocurrency should intersect with traditional financial institutions.
New York officials won a court order shuttering cryptocurrency trading platform Coinseed, after it allegedly defrauded thousands of investors out of millions of dollars, according to State Attorney General Letitia James. The court also awarded a $3 million judgment against Coinseed and its CEO.
Since Bitcoin’s launch in 2009, cryptocurrency has created new markets, spurred advancements in financial infrastructure, and driven innovative thinking in how to meet the world’s economic needs. But how can new entrants identify opportunities and manage risks in this emerging industry?
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