Former cryptocurrency billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried entered a "not guilty" plea in Manhattan federal district court Tuesday. He faces up to 115 years in prison if found guilty on all counts. Bankman-Fried has been out on $250 million bail in home detention with his parents in California.
The Bahamas Securities Commission seized digital assets worth $3.5 billion from local firm FTX Digital Markets. The regulator says the funds were at risk of "imminent dissipation" due to hack attacks and will temporarily remain under its exclusive control, stored in secure digital wallets.
Posing as leading banks, the North Korea-backed BlueNoroff group is evading Microsoft Windows' Mark of the Web security measure to help infect machines with malware. Hackers are refining their techniques for bypassing MOTW, which warns users when they try to open a file downloaded from the internet.
A North Korean state-sponsored APT group targeted nearly 900 foreign policy experts from South Korea to steal their personal data and carry out ransomware attacks. Targeted individuals mainly had backgrounds in diplomacy, defense and security and were working toward Korean unification.
U.S. law enforcement arrested and charged the hacker who exploited Mango Markets with fraud and market manipulation. The man earlier claimed that the $110 million hack on the decentralized finance platform had been merely a "highly profitable trading strategy."
As FTX's bankruptcy proceedings continue, customers of the cryptocurrency exchange have filed a lawsuit against its former leadership, contending that they violated "customer agreements" and that customers' missing assets should be prioritized over all claims filed by creditors.
The theft of nearly $400 million from cryptocurrency platform FTX hours after it went belly up is now the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bloomberg reports. The criminal case is separate from the criminal fraud prosecution of co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried.
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North Korean attackers are using phishing websites to impersonate popular NFT platforms and DeFi marketplaces to steal digital assets worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. They set up nearly 500 decoy sites, including one of a project associated with the World Cup and NFT marketplace OpenSea.
As the U.S. government's probe of bankrupted cryptocurrency exchange FTX continues, two executives have pleaded guilty to multiple charges, while founder Sam Bankman-Fried waived his extradition rights in the Bahamas and was transferred by the FBI to New York, where he appeared before a judge.
Karl Sebastian Greenwood, a dual citizen of Sweden and the United Kingdom, pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to his role in selling the purported multibillion-dollar cryptocurrency pyramid OneCoin that netted $4 billion. He now faces sentencing.
In the latest weekly update, Troy Leach, chief strategy officer at Cloud Security Alliance, joins ISMG editors to discuss the latest innovation in the payments space and accompanying risks, as well as how the case of Sam Bankman-Fried's failed cryptocurrency exchange will affect regulatory actions.
The many alleged failures of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried fell into relief Tuesday amid a welter of unsealed criminal and civil prosecutions and damning congressional testimony by his successor. The day ended with Bankman-Fried ordered to remain in a Bahamas jail pending an extradition.
The founder of bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried, has been arrested by police in the Bahamas, the day before he was due to remotely testify before Congress. Bahamian officials say he faces a "likely" extradition request from the U.S., which has filed charges against him.