Category: Europol

Bulgarian Businessman Loses Half a Million Dollars to Call Center Crypto Fraud

A Bulgarian investor has lost a large amount of money to fraudsters who convinced him he was putting cash into cryptocurrency. The scam operated through a call center in what…

Bitzlato to Restore Operations and Withdrawals From Russia, Co-founder Vows

Russia-linked cryptocurrency exchange Bitzlato, seized by Western law enforcement, plans to relaunch and permit partial withdrawals, a co-founder announced. Members of the trading platform’s team also intend to relocate the…

Hive Ransomware Network Dismantled by American, European Law Enforcement

Law enforcement authorities from over a dozen countries in Europe and North America have taken part in disrupting the activities of the Hive ransomware group, the U.S. Justice Department and…

Binance Processed $346 Million for Crypto Exchange Bitzlato, Report Claims

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has reportedly processed nearly $346 million in crypto transactions for Bitzlato, the coin trading platform that was shut down in an international law enforcement operation. U.S. authorities…

Bitzlato Executives Arrested in Europe, Exchange Laundered €1 Billion, Europol Says

European law enforcement authorities have detained four more members of the executive team of crypto exchange Bitzlato, Europol announced. According to the police agency, nearly half of the funds processed…

Ukraine’s Cyberpolice Expose Members of Crypto Fraud Scheme Making €200 Million a Year

A report shows Ukrainian Cyberpolice identified members of a group that defrauded people around the world through fake crypto investment offers. The criminal organization maintained offices and customer service centers…

Cryptoqueen Ruja Ignatova Tipped Off About Onecoin Investigations Before She Vanished, Report

Ruja Ignatova, founder of the notorious crypto pyramid Onecoin, was reportedly alerted about police investigations into the scam before she disappeared. The ‘Cryptoqueen’ has been on the run for several…

Interpol Team Based in Singapore to Help Countries Combat Crypto Crime

A special team established by Interpol in Singapore will assist governments around the world in the fight against crimes involving virtual assets, the international police body announced ahead of its…

Europol Sees Tools to Tackle Crime in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technologies

Abuse expands with use in the case of cryptocurrency, Europol has acknowledged while also noting that blockchain technologies offer authorities a new opportunity to fight crime. Europe’s law enforcement agency…