• Treasury sanctions phishing Russians
    Cryptocurrencies

    U.S. Treasury sanctions two Russian men for stealing $17M in crypto

    U.S. authorities seized crypto assets stolen through a phishing scheme by two Russian hackers, and imposed sanctions similar to those used against hostile regimes, drug kingpins

    Aside from seizing or freezing “all property and interests in property” from sanctioned persons, under the law “U.S. persons generally are prohibited from dealing with them,” according to the OFAC website. The Secret Service also seized millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies and cash allegedly stolen in the sophisticated phishing and spoofing attacks by Russian national Danil Potekhin in 2017 and 2018, which was subsequently laundered by Dmitrii Karasavidi.

  • Phishing
    Bitcoin

    Ignore this Bitcoin porn scam

    Here’s what to do if you get a suspicious email

    We’re posting the full-text of a scam email so that if you google it, you can read this sentence: Ignore this Bitcoin scam. We got this from a friend of ours recently. It’s just a riff on a common scam. Here’s the text: You can visit the police station but nobody will solve your problem. I dont live in your country. So they can not trace my location even for 4 weeks. Your device is infected by our virus. I turned on your webcam, at the moment you went to the porn-site. Now I have the record of you, caressing yourself. Having VNC session we downloaded your contactlist so if…

  • Hacker phishing
    Cryptocurrencies

    Here’s what it’s like to have cyber thieves hack you for your crypto accounts

    Even the editor in chief of Modern Consensus can get attacked

    I wasn’t going to write this piece. However, I saw this tweet on Tuesday: Hearing more and more about individuals involved in cryptocurrency having indications of cyberattacks directed at them multiples times/year. Numbers ported out, spoofed SMS, targeted phishing emails, coordinated/timed events. — Jackie 🤦🏽‍♀️ (@find_evil) July 10, 2018 I just became one of those people. Here’s how I was cyberattacked. This past Thursday night. I started getting a series of emails. First it was from Google. A Gmail account I use for a site that I run had a login. At 10:13 p.m., “Your Google Account was just signed in to from a new Motorola Moto E (4) device.…