The cybercriminal, so-called "blockchain bandit", was using weakness of the passwords to get the access to the funds from the cryptopurses. The senior analyst of ISE Adrian Bednarek considers that the hacker managed to find 732 private keys and thus to crack a bunch of purses.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has imposed a fine of $35,000 on the California trader, who did not fulfill the requirements of Bank Secrecy Act’s (BSA) and was not registered as a money transmitter.
Blockchain compliance startup Chainalysis has added four more cryptocurrencies to its real-time transaction monitoring tool. Binance Coin, Gemini Dollar, Tether and USD Coin are the four.
As a result of the hacker attack on Twitter, Bitcoin has been proclaimed the national currency of Sweden. The malefactors managed to convince technical support to give the control of the account for 30 minutes.
The founder of claimants’ group of the bankrupt trading floor Mt. Gox Andy Pag said that the return of the means to the users who suffered losses is postponed for a few years. The reason why is that the situation with the former partner of the trading floor Coinlab, a startup incubator, which filed a $75 million lawsuit against the trading floor in 2013 for non-compliance of the agreements.
The police took some measures to stop the activity of Vanbex, an issuer of the Etherparty (FUEL) tokens, which had organized an ICO in 2017.