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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 markets onion address darknet market site and darknet sites a cryptocurrency exchange that it said operates primarily out of Moscow and darknet market site St. Petersburg. The sanctions against Russia-Based Hydra and dark darknet market url currency exchange Garantex, published on the Treasury Department's website, "send a message today to criminals that you cannot hide on the darknet market or their forums, and you cannot hide in Russia or anywhere else in the world," U.S.Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said. (Reporting by Rami Ayyub Editing…

by elijah74829290
February 22, 2024
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Just 270 crypto addresses laundered $1.3 bln in dirty funds last…

By Tom Wilson LONDON, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Criminals are using a small group of cryptocurrency brokers and services to launder hundreds of millions of dollars of dirty virtual money, research shared with Reuters showed on Thursday. Just 270 cryptocurrency addresses, many connected to over-the-counter brokers, received $1.3 billion in illicit digital coins last year - some 55% of all criminal crypto flows identified by U.S.blockchain researcher Chainalysis. A cryptocurrency address is a set of random letters and numbers that represents a location on a virtual network. Bitcoin, for instance, can be sent from a particular address to others on…

by yongconway55684
February 21, 2024
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US sanctions crypto exchange over ransomware ties

Washington has announced sanctions against a cryptocurrency exchange it says has worked with ransomware attackers The United States imposed sanctions Tuesday on cryptocurrency exchange SUEX for dark markets 2024 its ties to ransomware extortionists, as Washington seeks to crack down on a sharp rise in digital crime attacks. The move marks the first US sanctions against a virtual currency exchange and they come as President Joe Biden's administration has been under pressure to act after high-profile hacks and data breaches. The attacks on a major US oil pipeline, a meatpacking company and darknet market darknet markets 2024 url Microsoft Exchange…

by elijah74829290
February 21, 2024
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First Silk Road. Now AlphaBay. What’s next for the dark web?

id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body" data-component="trackCWV"> A government shutdown of dark web marketplaces AlphaBay and Hansa has merchants and consumers looking for a new home. Authorities , the largest online marketplace for illegal goods, on July 4, and took down Hansa, the third largest, on Thursday. The sites, where people could buy drugs, guns and child pornography, had flourished since 2014, when a predecessor, Silk Road, was shut down.  Fueled by Tor browsers and cryptocurrencies that offer anonymity, AlphaBay, Hansa and other sites avoided much government detection, allowing  in the wake of Silk Road's demise. AlphaBay replaced as the biggest, growing to be…

by elijah74829290
February 21, 2024
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One-third of the people reading this are thieves

id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body" data-component="trackCWV"> At least, that's what a . Why? Because 36.4% of the 1.66 million computers survey had LimeWire, a popular peer-to-peer (P2P) program installed. Guilty by association?I have LimeWire installed on my Mac. This doesn't make me a thief. In fact, I've bought a wide range of music through iTunes over the past year. I think I've downloaded one or two songs and a few goal compilations using LimeWire in the past year when I couldn't find them on iTunes. The songs in question - by Led Zeppelin - I ended up buying (again, as I'd already…

by gjplonnie680
December 16, 2023
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Crypto money laundering rises 30% in 2021 -Chainalysis

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Cybercriminals laundered $8.6 billion in cryptocurrencies last year, up 30% from 2020, according to a report from blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis released on Wednesday. Overall, cybercriminals have laundered more than $33 billion worth of crypto since 2017, Chainalysis estimated, darkmarket list with most of the total over time moving to centralized exchanges. The firm said the sharp rise in money laundering activity in 2021 was not surprising, given the significant growth of both legitimate and illegal crypto activity last year. Money laundering refers to that process of disguising the origin of…

by gjplonnie680
December 16, 2023
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Fake vaccine card price doubles after Biden announces mandatory shots

The price of fake vaccination cards has risen 100% since President Biden's announcement of a sweeping new vaccine mandate. In the days before the president's announcement that all businesses with over 100 employees must require vaccinations or weekly testing, the cost of a fraudulent card ran about $100. The day after the announcement, the average cost spiked to $200. The number of sellers cashing in on the anti-vax darknet market also spiked, from around 1,000 to more than 10,000, according to data from  security firm Check Point shared with the Biden last Thursday also strengthened a vaccine mandate for federal workers and…

by ginastecker64
December 16, 2023
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U.S. imposes sanctions on Russian darknet market and crypto exchange

WASHINGTON, darkmarket url April 5 (Reuters) - The U.S.Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Tuesday on a Russia-based darknet market site and darknet market lists a cryptocurrency exchange that it said operates primarily out of Moscow and darknet market list St. Petersburg. The sanctions against Russia-Based Hydra and darknet markets 2023 currency exchange Garantex, dark market list published on the Treasury Department's website, "send a message today to criminals that you cannot hide on the darknet market or their forums, and you cannot hide in Russia or anywhere else in the world," U.S.Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said. (Reporting by Rami Ayyub…

by leonelrubinstein
December 16, 2023
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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, Australia and .Frankfurt prosecutors said in a statement together with the Federal Criminal Police Office that in mid-April three German suspects, said to be the administrators of the 'Boystown' platform, were arrested along with a German user.One of the three main suspects was arrested in Paraguay. German prosecutors say they have busted one of the world's biggest international darknet market platforms for child pornographyThey also searched seven buildings in connection with…

by raleighgrc2882
December 15, 2023
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Stopping cyberattacks. No human necessary

id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body" data-component="trackCWV"> This is part of our  about how innovators are thinking up new ways to make you — and the world around you — smarter. "Are you a hacker?"A Las Vegas driver asks me this after I tell him I'm headed to Defcon at Caesars Palace. I wonder if his sweat isn't just from the 110℉ heat blasting the city. All week, a cloud of paranoia looms over Las Vegas, as hackers from around the world swarm Sin City for Black Hat and Defcon, two back-to-back cybersecurity conferences taking place in the last week of July. At Caesars Palace,…

by leonelrubinstein
December 15, 2023
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