Sunday, November 28, 2021

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Mexico arrests businessman in Pegasus spyware case

Mexican prosecutors said Monday they have arrested a businessman on charges he used the Pegasus spyware to spy on a journalist. The software marketed by the Israeli spyware firm NSO Group has been implicated in government surveillance of opponents and...

U.S charges hacker in Kaseya cyberattack, seizes $6m from REvil ransomware gang

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged a 22-year-old Ukrainian citizen linked to the REvil ransomware gang for orchestrating the July ransomware attack against U.S. technology firm Kaseya. It has also seized more than $6 million in ransom tied to another...

Two former Silicon Valley tech executives charged for wire fraud, money laundering

Two former technology executives have been arrested and charged in connection with a scheme that allegedly siphoned millions of dollars out of their last firm’s coffers, authorities said. An investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation led to separate complaints...

German watchdog BaFin fines N26 for delayed money-laundering reports

Germany's financial watchdog BaFin has issued a fine to digital bank N26 for delayed reporting of suspicious money-laundering activity, the bank said on Tuesday. BaFin ordered N26 to pay 4.25 million euros ($5.0 million) in June related to the delayed...

Amazon probes its lawyers for allegedly bribing Indian government officials

Global ecommerce giant Amazon has initiated an investigation against its legal representatives for allegedly bribing Indian government officials. Rahul Sundaram, senior corporate counsel at Amazon, has reportedly been sent on leave in this matter. The development was first reported by The...

BitConnect founder charged with $2 billion cryptocurrency fraud

The top U.S. securities regulator on Wednesday sued the founder of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange platform BitConnect over his alleged role in fraudulently raising about $2 billion from thousands of retail investors. Expanding a civil case announced in May, the...

Former Manchester United player charged for role in crypto money-laundering scheme

Anderson, a former Brazilian football team and Manchester United Player, has been charged for allegedly being involved in a crypto money-laundering scheme. According to Globo, the retired midfielder was investigated by a court in Brazil after suspicions of his...

Operator of bitcoin mixer Helix pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy

An operator of a bitcoin “mixer” has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder money, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. Larry Dean Harmon, who ran a mixer called Helix, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to launder monetary instruments. He...

UK authorities seize Ethereum worth $9.5 million found in USB sticks

Greater Manchester Police’s Economic Crime Unit of the United Kingdom has conducted a seizing of around $22.25 million after intelligence inquiries found USB sticks with significant amounts of Ethereum (ETH). According to the announcement made by the officials, investigators...

London High Court orders Binance to trace hackers behind $2.6 million hack

London's High Court has ordered Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, to identify hackers and freeze their accounts after one user said it was the victim of a $2.6 million hack. In a judgment made public this week,...

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