Australian police arrested a 52-year-old Sydney-based woman for running an illegal crypto exchange that has since handled over 5 million AUD in cryptocurrency transactions. This kind of case was handled for the first time in the country’s history.
A citizen of the USA named Zoobia Shahnaz faces a 13-year sentence for attempts to finance ISIS with bitcoins. To achieve her goal, she tried to fraud several giant financial institutions including American Express, Chase and Discover.
On March 11, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested two people in connection with the $580m hack on cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck. The police revealed that the two men were found in possession of NEM cryptocurrency linked to the cryptocurrency stolen from the exchange in 2018.
More digital currency snags as two notorious Arizona Men that operated a $1,000,000 USD cryptocurrency Ponzi business are under arrest for promoting illegal activities. Tokens are gradually becoming a common practice in the sports sector globally, and since we have had bad players in this nascent field, this scam doesn’t come as a surprise to many.
An unidentified message was sent to the Russian Railways intimidating with thrilling violence of bombing stations if a named amount of cryptocurrency in bitcoin worth $642,815 (50 BTC or approx. 30 million rubles) aren’t transferred to them as soon as possible. The event has tempted the country’s police to start the investigation into the matter.
The CRA - Canada Revenues Agency (Customs and Revenue Agency), a federal authority which administers tax laws, started investigating the impending unknown revenues of QuadrigaCX, a defunct cryptocurrency exchange. On Monday Sept. 16, the Globe and Mail published a report saying that the Trustee on the QuadrigaCX insolvency case has managed to produce the tax returns files for previous earnings of the firm.
A merchant in Genoa, Italy, bought fake cryptocurrency and lost more than €30,000. The complaint was presented at the offices of the postal police. With the inspector who took charge of the complaint, explained that the merchant had bought Bitcoins for 30 thousand euros from a self-styled trader who contacted her on her cell phone.
Police detectives in the Chinese City of Zhenjiang recently confiscated about 4,000 bitcoin mining computers. According to the police, the miners illegally connected their mining machine to the Electricity grid. Further report indicates that electricity worth more than $3m was illegally used for mining.
If you have been affected by the Cryptopia hack in New Zealand (NZ), then this information is important for you. Through the official Discord channel of the exchange, its confirmed that the building is now back in Cryptopia’s hands. So far, thousands of Cryptopia victims are not accessing their funds and it seems this may happen for quite long. The crypto exchange was hacked twice in a period of two weeks.