Europol has announced today the arrest of a Russian national linked to LockBit ransomware attacks targeting critical infrastructure organizations and high-profile companies worldwide.
A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack targets websites and servers by disrupting network services. A DDoS attack attempts to exhaust an application’s resources. The perpetrators behind these attacks flood a site with errant traffic, resulting in poor website functionality or knocking it offline altogether. During a DDoS attack, a series of bots, or botnet, floods a website or service with HTTP requests and traffic. Essentially, multiple computers storm one computer during an attack, pushing out legitimate users. As a result, service can be delayed or otherwise disrupted for a length of time
The Dutch Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) has arrested a 43-year-old man from Central Groningen. The man is suspected of laundering bitcoins (BTC) through BTC ATMs. The FIOD reports this in a press statement.
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A drug dealer in the UK shared a picture of a block of cheese in one of his hands. Police analyzed the partial fingerprints in the image and identified the dealer.
The number of counterfeit banknotes in circulation in Germany fell to the lowest since 2013.
In a debate with the ACLU’s David Cole, the former director of the NSA and CIA, General Michael Hayden said, “we kill people based on metadata.”
A Florida man admitted using “sophisticated online techniques” to conceal more than $1 million in cryptocurrency from the IRS.
The cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced the launch of a law enforcement training program.
The pseudonymity of Bitcoin made it appealing to many new users, especially in its early days. However, its pseudonymity has become strained over the years as it began being surveyed by blockchain analysis firms and government agencies. As a result, privacy coins like Monero emerged, with embedded privacy protection at the base layer through the use of ring signatures.
US Law enforcement agencies and military have been buying “petabytes” of American citizens’ internet data, according to a letter to the Office of the Inspector General.
Once again, the federal government is calling for more cryptocurrency rules and regulations.