A timeline of the biggest ransomware attacks

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body” data-component=”trackCWV”> The history of technology is riddled with unintended consequences. As William Gibson wrote in Burning Chrome, “…the street finds its own uses for things.” Though Bitcoin…

Self-proclaimed 'Crocodile of Wall Street' and husband granted bail

The self-proclaimed ‘Crocodile of Wall Street’ and her husband have been granted bail set at $3million and $5million respectively after being arrested for allegedly laundering $4.5billion in stolen in the…

Police bust one of the world's largest child pornography rings

German prosecutors say they have busted one of the world’s biggest international darknet market platforms for child pornography, used by more than 400,000 registered members, including from the US, dark…

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russian darknet market and crypto exchange

WASHINGTON, April 5 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Tuesday on a Russia-based darknet market site and darkmarket link a cryptocurrency exchange that it said operates primarily…

'Crocodile of Wall Street' and husband are arrested in Bitcoin scheme

A married couple has been arrested and charged with laundering billions in stolen during the 2016 Bitfinex hack, as the Justice Department announced its largest financial seizure ever.  Ilya ‘Dutch’…

German police make arrests over massive child pornography website

BERLIN, May 3 (Reuters) – German police have uncovered one of the world’s largest underground websites for child pornography with more than 400,000 users and arrested four people connected to…

The largest dark web market for illegal goods is no more

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body” data-component=”trackCWV”> Two of the three largest dark web markets are closed for business. The Department of Justice and Europol announced Thursday that they have that served hundreds…

Child porn purveyor to get 21-27 years under new plea deal

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – A man whom U.S. authorities have described as the world´s largest purveyor of child pornography would be sentenced to 21 to 27 years in prison…

Former Swiss police employee accused of selling weapons via darknet

ZURICH, April 8 (Reuters) – The former chief of logistics for a regional Swiss police force appeared in court on Thursday accused of falsely buying guns and bullets on behalf…

Wife freed while husband jailed pending trial for Bitcoin laundering

An alleged fraudster dubbed The Crocodile of Wall Street over claims she laundered $4.5 billion in has been freed on bail  – but her husband has been ordered to stay…

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