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 […]

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FBI Dismantles Deep Dot Web in Seismic Dark Market Platform Bust

By CCN: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has busted several people accused of running the Deep Dot Web, a website that provides access to illegal dark web marketplaces and websites. According to several reports, the feds worked in partnership with Europol and law enforcement authorities in Germany and the Netherlands over a period of […]

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Ransomware Crooks Cashed Out $16 Million from Defunct Bitcoin Exchange

By CCN.com: In the two years leading up to 2018, a spate of ransomware attacks were analyzed in a report by a team of researchers hailing mostly from leading U.S. universities and Google. Results showed a conservative estimate of total funds stolen to be $16 million, with bitcoin providing a way for malicious actors to […]

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California Jails Student to 10 Years for $7.5 Million SIM-Swap Bitcoin Hack

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Illinois Judge Blocks Mt Gox CEO’s Bid to Weasle out of Bitcoin Lawsuit

For Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of the shuttered Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange, the hits just keep on coming, this time from more than 6,000 miles away. An Illinois court in a Memorandum Opinion and Order issued on March 12 has denied Karpeles the chance to make a class action complaint in which he is […]

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Cryptocurrency Thefts and Scams Raked in 300% More Profit Last Year than 2017

Blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace released a report this morning showing that roughly $1.7 billion in cryptocurrency was stolen or scammed over the course of 2018. The amount stolen by hackers alone is staggering: over $950 million. The figure represents an increase of more than 300% from 2017. The scams noted in the report don’t even […]

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Nano Cryptocurrency Facing Second Class-Action Lawsuit Over BitGrail Hack

For the second time, Nano’s developers and other parties are facing a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit names Francesco Firano, Nano as an entity, BitGrail, and four others in a lawsuit proposed Friday in a California federal court. Among the allegations against them are fraud and violations of the Securities Act. The lawsuit alleges the […]

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Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Writes Roger Ver Seeking Help in Getting a Presidential Pardon

The founder of dark web marketplace Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, has written Bitcoin Cash proponent, Roger Ver, seeking his help in getting clemency for the double life sentence he is currently serving at the United States Penitentiary Florence High in Colorado. In his letter to Ver, Ulbricht pointed out that he had run out of […]

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Dark Web Bitcoin Murder-For-Hire Suspect Remains Under GPS Monitoring

Tina Jones A DuPage County, Illinois judge has ruled that a woman charged with paying $10,000 in bitcoin for a Dark Web hitman to have her former lover’s wife killed must continue wearing a GPS monitoring device as the case goes on. 32 year-old Tina Jones of Des Plaines, Illinois has been arraigned on four counts […]

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Bitcoin Trader Drugged, Beaten, & Tortured in South Africa

A Bitcoin trader from Lanseria in South Africa narrowly escaped death after being drugged, beaten, and tortured by suspected kidnappers. Narrating his near-death experience in a report in local news outlet Soweto Urban, the man, who is known only as Andrew, was invited for a presentation on cryptocurrency through a new contact on Facebook. The […]

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