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US DoJ Charges Group of Individuals Who Stole $2.5 Mln in Crypto Via SIM Swapping

The United States Department of Justice released a fifteen-count indictment on May 9 that charges a hacking group labeled “The Community” with SIM swapping in order to steal cryptocurrencies.U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider and his colleague from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Angie Salazar announced the charges in the

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Bitfinex Activity, Tether-BTC Price Relation Under Scrutiny from US DoJ, Sources Claim

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has focused its investigation crypto market manipulation on whether or not Tether (USDT) was used to artificially inflate Bitcoin (BTC) prices during last year’s momentous rally, Bloomberg reports Nov. 20.Bloomberg cites three unnamed sources “familiar with the matter” who allege that the DoJ has

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US DoJ Charges 7 Russian Intelligence Officers With Crypto-Funded Hacking Attacks

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has charged seven officers from Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) with cryptocurrency-funded global hacking and related disinformation operations. The indictment was filed by the grand jury at the Western District of Pennsylvania October 3.The defendants, all of whom are alleged to work for the

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Delaware DOJ Reaches Out to Poloniex Crypto Exchange Users ‘If They Have an Issue’

Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange has apparently piqued the interest of the Investor Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice (DOJ). As shown in an email shared with Cointelegraph, the Chief Special Investigator of the Investor Protection Unit (IPU) wrote to a list of individuals, asking them to contact him should

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US DoJ Charges 12 Russian Officials With Cryptocurrency-Funded Elections ‘Interference’

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) released an indictment on July 13 charging twelve Russian nationals with committing federal crimes — funded by cryptocurrencies — with the aim of “interfering” in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. According to the DoJ’s announcement, Russian officials from two units of the Russian

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