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Terrorists Raise Crypto Funds via Privacy App Telegram, Report Claims – CCN Markets

Terror groups are increasingly using Telegram to raise cryptocurrency, a think tank has claimed. | Source: Shutterstock The privacy-focused instant messaging app Telegram – that is launching its blockchain in October – is reportedly used by terrorist groups to raise funds in crypto for their cause, a recent study shows. Supporting terrorists by donating car bombs for $20,000 in crypto According to the Washington-based nonprofit firm Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), are using social media – Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms with the emphasis on Telegram, stating that it…

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California Man Admits Masterminding $25 Million Bitcoin Launder Fest

By CCN Markets: One of the reasons governments have been against the adoption of bitcoin is because of its potential to be misused for illegal activities such as money laundering, and the latest report from Los Angeles, California, will give the detractors more fodder. A Los Angeles man has agreed to plead guilty to running a $25 million money laundering operation whose clients included darknet drug dealers. https://t.co/hLayyrzq44 — NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) August 24, 2019 Kunal Kalra has decided to plead guilty in Los Angeles for distributing methamphetamine and…

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Crypto Exchange Bitpoint Admits to 50,000 Victims of $32 Million Hack

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint was hacked last week when hackers stole 3.5 billion yen ($32 million) from the exchange’s hot wallet, of which 2.5 billion yen were customer funds. It has now come to light that around 50,000 of its 110,000-strong customer base were affected by the hack, just days after an operational improvement order, imposed last year, was lifted at the end of June. ¥3.5 billion hacked from Bitpoint cryptocurrency exchange https://t.co/zbdqXgFCIO — The Japan Times (@japantimes) July 12, 2019 More details have emerged about the Bitpoint hack The…

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Multi-Million Bitcoin ATM Plot Exposes Holes in EU’s Money Laundering Net

Spain’s Guardia Civil (Civil Guard) police unit has indicated that current rules in Europe are inadequate with regards to discouraging the use of Bitcoin ATMs to launder money. According to Bloomberg, this deficiency results from the fact that the owners of the Bitcoin ATMs are not required by the strict AML regulations to vet users of the cryptocurrency vending machines. This has come to the fore two months after the special police unit from the Southern European country took down a criminal organization that used the Bitcoin ATMs to launder…

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Indian Call Center Scam Milks $1.7 Million in Bitcoin From US Citizens

By CCN Markets: A gang in India’s Madhya Pradesh state which scammed U.S. citizens hundreds of thousands of dollars through Bitcoin and other methods has been busted and its members arrested. The gang which ran its operations out of a call center is estimated to have made around $1.7 million. According to the Business Standard, the gang consisted of 78 people who operated out of three call centers. The gang had reportedly obtained the social security numbers of around 100,000 U.S. citizens. They had also obtained cell phone numbers and…

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CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how our site was affected by Google’s Core Update. As data from SEO analyzer Sistrix shows, our visibility on Google dropped from 1.2 to less than 0.6. You might say we ought not to face any…

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Reality TV’s Big Brother Creator Targets Facebook for Fake Bitcoin Ads

By CCN: John de Mol, who is behind the reality television hit show “Big Brother,” blames Facebook for scammers using his likeness on fraudulent bitcoin-fueled ads that stole nearly $2 million from investors. De Mol, who according to Forbes is worth $1.7 billion, has reportedly filed a complaint in an Amsterdam court against the social media giant for not doing more to prevent the alleged crypto frauds. The ads, which reportedly lured investors to buy bitcoin or engage in crypto-related endeavors that they claimed de Mol had a hand in,…

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Bitcoin Millionaire Admits Steamy Sex Affair, Denies Model’s Grisly Murder

 By CCN: Bitcoin tycoon and Everus World founder Alex Johnson and his wife engaged in a threesome that ended with the mysterious death of a Dutch model in December 2017. Ever since, the couple has been living as outcasts, moving from one city to another while hiding from the anger and threats of vigilantes. Now, after 18 months, the Johnsons have broken the silence, claiming their innocence in the grisly murder case and calling for an end to their “witch hunt.” While they denied their involvement in her death, the…

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Lambo-Lusting Britons Lose $34 Million to Forex, Bitcoin Investment Scams

By CCN: United Kingdom’s financial regulator, Financial Conduct Authority and the reporting center for scams and cybercrime, Action Fraud, have issued a warning following a surge in online Bitcoin and forex investment scams. Per the two bodies, Britons lost more than £27 million ($34.2 million) to fraudsters during the 2018/19 period. In 2018, reports on bitcoin and forex investment scams more than tripled to reach over 1,800 cases. The average loss for each victim during the 2018/19 period was £14,600 ($18,532). The scammers are employing social media platforms to promote…

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Bitcoin Exchange Cryptopia Begins Liquidation After $15 Million Hack

By CCN: It may not have sounded the death knell immediately but the January hacking of New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia changed everything forever. Now the crypto exchange which lost NZD$ 23 million (approximately $15 million) in the security breach five months ago has appointed liquidators. Cryptopia Limited appoints Grant Thornton as Liquidators – https://t.co/A35rq1Jls3 — Cryptopia Exchange (@Cryptopia_NZ) May 15, 2019 In a statement, Cryptopia admitted that the hacking had a ‘severe impact on the company’s trade’. The exchange also disclosed that appointing liquidators came after efforts to cut…

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