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Crypto Mixer Sanctioned by U.S. Treasury for North Korea Allegations, as FBI, Dutch and Finnish Police Seize Website

Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, or OFAC, designated two Bitcoin addresses and two email addresses tied to Sinbad, banning all U.S. persons and anyone who transacts with the global financial system from interacting with the addresses in future. Source

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Hong Kong police investigates Hounax exchange for alleged rug pull 

Hong Kong Police and SFC investigate Hounax, a non-licensed crypto exchange, after receiving 145 reports of fraud. Following the arrest of several individuals linked to the JPEX cryptocurrency fraud, another Hong Kong-based virtual asset trading platform, Hounax, has experienced a rug pull. According to local reports, the Hong Kong Police

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Nigerian police arrest politician linked to crypto hack

Nigerian authorities arrested Amb. Wilfred Bonse, a Nigerian politician, for alleged theft and money laundering in connection to a breach suffered by cryptocurrency trading company Patricia Technologies Ltd.  According to ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, a public relations officer with the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), the arrest was made following the force’s investigation

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India trained 3,000 police officials on crypto investigations in 2022–2023

The annual report from India’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) revealed that officials from various cybercrime and police departments were trained in cryptocurrency forensics and investigation during the financial year 2022–2023.The MHA highlighted that, under the Narcotics Control Bureau — India’s central law enforcement and intelligence agency — 141 officers

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Indian police officers arrested in $300m crypto scam investigation

Eight persons, including four law enforcement officers, were arrested by India’s special investigation team (SIT) in connection to a massive cryptocurrency fraud scheme dating back to 2018. Detainment of these individuals brought the total arrest tally to 18 as authorities continued to investigate a $300 million crypto scam that affected some

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Australian police seize $50m in crypto money laundering scheme

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has accused Changjiang Currency Exchange of a money laundering scheme. In a press release, the AFP said the operation, codenamed Ironside, resulted from a three-year investigation into the activities of the currency exchange business. Changjiang Currency Exchange operated from multiple locations across Sydney and Melbourne. The company

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Hamas-Linked Crypto Accounts Frozen by Israeli Police, With Binance’s Help: Report

The cyber arm of Israel Police's Lahav 433 unit worked with the country’s defense ministry, intelligence agencies and crypto exchange Binance to target the accounts in question, according to the report. It added that any funds seized are destined for the Israeli national treasury. Source

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