The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made another move to combat possible crimes and tax violations using cryptocurrencies. Earlier this week, the tax authority announced an initiative to investigate several crypto transfer methods, including privacy coins.
The US Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) has noticed an uptick in Navy personnel buying, using and distributing LSD – and while it long ago stopped routinely testing for the drug, the agency is prepared to crack down on service service members, including by rewarding informants.
Despite a growing number of advanced privacy features, Bitcoin Cash seems to have fallen out of favor with Dark Web operators. According to crypto advocate Roger Ver, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is the only “recent” coin to be widely used on the dark web. “The only other coins being used on the darknet markets are the coins that have been around for a long time like Bitcoin, of course, then Monero,” Ver said.
Customer data of nearly 1.29 million users of online marketplace LimeRoad was allegedly breached and put up for sale on the dark web. The leaked data included personal information like the name, phone numbers, and email ID of these users. "As part of our regular deep web and Dark Web monitoring, we came across a threat actor who claimed to have around 1.29 million customer records of Limeroad. The data seems to be legitimate,” US-based cybersecurity firm Cyble said.
As Russia draws up new strict cryptocurrency legislation, P2P Bitcoin exchanges and crypto trades in the country rise significantly. A branch of the Russian federal government has recently published a draft of new litigation called “On Digital Financial Assets,” which is focused on enforcing strict cryptocurrency laws in the country. The legislation has not been approved yet and has been in discussion since 2018.
Thai authorities are cracking down on drug networks and the methods they use to launder their profits, including cryptocurrency. Thai authorities are ramping up their efforts to crack down on the country’s drug networks and the ruses they use to launder their multi-million dollar turnovers — including cryptocurrency.
According to a new study from Viasat Savings, nearly 50% of those surveyed keep their social media accounts in private mode, while the remaining half chose to be public and open. In addition, many people are keeping social media accounts and the accompanying apps as a form of convenience.