Man Stole Hundreds of Thousands in Bitcoin

Crime, News | June 28, 2017 By:

A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to charges he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in bitcoin.

Michael Richo of West Haven, CT. waived his rights to an indictment and pled guilty Tuesday to federal charges that he phished account information from unwary bitcoin holders.

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Expert: Latest Cyber Attack “Ominous”

Crime, News | June 28, 2017 By:

Another round of ransomware attacks is underway, threatening everything from utility power grids to pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. and shipping conglomerate Maersk. The current attacks resemble the massive, worldwide attacks of earlier this year, demanding payment in bitcoin to unlock encrypted files

Robert Cattanach is a partner at the law firm Dorsey &

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Anthony Murgio of Coin.mx Sentenced

Crime, FinTech, News | June 28, 2017 By:

Anthony Murgio, the former operator of the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Coin.mx, has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison by a New York judge.

In January, Murgio pleaded guilty to three counts related to cooperating with criminal enterprises involving various ransomware schemes.

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