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North Korean hackers stole millions of dollars from virtual currency accounts and then laundered the stolen funds in hopes of making the crime untraceable, according to a US Justice Department civil forfeiture complaint filed on Aug 27.
Anthony Levandowski, who has hit the kind of paydays that give Silicon Valley its reputation for jackpot wealth and excess, is figuring out how to pay the lawyers he’s leaning on to keep him out of prison.
Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp has agreed to pay US$892mil (RM3.9bil) and plead guilty to criminal charges for violating US laws that restrict the sale of American-made technology to Iran and North Korea.
German tech entrepreneur and alleged Internet pirate Kim Dotcom will seek a review of a Federal Court decision which rejected his bid to keep hold of millions of dollars in assets held in Hong Kong and New Zealand.
The US Government plans to auction over 2,700 bitcoins that were forfeited during several cases, several of which stemmed from investigations of the online black market known as Silk Road.
A Bangladeshi central bank official's computer was used by unidentified hackers to make payments via SWIFT, and carry out one of the biggest-ever cyberheists, a Bangladeshi diplomat said at the end of a Philippine Senate inquiry.
An unidentified American company was defrauded last year out of nearly US$100mil (RM392.24mil) by individuals who created a fake e-mail address in order to pose as one of its legitimate vendors, US authorities said.
The US Marshals Service said it will auction 50,000 bitcoins seized during the prosecution of the alleged owner of Silk Road, an Internet black-market bazaar where authorities say illegal drugs and other goods could be bought.
A list of potential bidders for the Bitcoin auction was accidentally leaked by the US Marshals Service on Wednesday, according to the agency.