Newsroom News Breaking Comics Tags RSS

crimes Latest news

Player Who Swatted Ubisoft in Revenge for Ban Got Convicted

Marcin Przala, 07 July 2023, 14:57

A toxic gamer who sent police to Ubisoft Montreal in 2020 as revenge has been sentended to prison.

Hacker Suspected of GTA 6 Leak Sent to Youth Detention Center

Adrian Werner, 28 September 2022, 13:35

A teenager who was arrested over leaked GTA 6 footage has been sent to a youth detention center. There are also some highly controversial rumors about the game's skyrocketing budget.

2.5 Year Suspended Sentence for WoT Bot Cybertank Creator

Miriam Moszczynska, 07 July 2022, 13:36

The creator of cheats for World of Tanks and World of Warships has been convicted. Andrei Kirsanov received a suspended sentence for causing millions of dollars in damages.

Cartels Recruit Smugglers in GTA Online and Other Games

Jacob Blazewicz, 24 January 2022, 19:44

The popularity of games like Grand Theft Auto Online and Call of Duty is attracting more than just cheaters. Players in these titles have apparently found themselves targeted by cartels looking for „couriers”.

GTA-like Heist; GeForce RTX 3000 GPUs Stolen

Bartlomiej Sagan, 05 November 2021, 13:38

Nowadays GPUs are extremely valuable computer parts. As it turns out, GeForce RTX 3000 series GPUs have become so exclusive a good that they have become an object of a theft in broad daylight.

Jail for Advising North Korea on Cryptocurrencies

Martin Nothing, 29 September 2021, 16:32

Cooperation with North Korea is not profitable, as one US citizen has painfully discovered. He is facing up to 7 years in prison for advising this Asian country.

Hackers Carried Out the Biggest Cryptocurrency Theft in History

Martin Nothing, 11 August 2021, 21:27

Hackers exploited a security vulnerability and stole over $600 million worth of cryptocurrencies. This is the largest theft in the industry's history to date.

EU Cracks Down on Crypto; No More Anonymous Transactions?

Adam Krolak, 23 July 2021, 13:00

The European Commission intends to limit the anonymity of transactions using cryptocurrencies. The reason is that they are used for money laundering and other financial crimes.

Tons of PS4s Discovered in Crypto Mine in Ukraine

Konrad Sarzynski, 12 July 2021, 11:52

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) discovered a huge cryptocurrency mine consisting primarily of PlayStation 4 consoles. Criminals found a way to turn it into a profitable business.

$10 Million Stolen by Microsoft Employee by Reselling Xbox Gift Cards

Arkadiusz Strzala, 02 July 2021, 13:45

A Microsoft employee caused the company a $10 million loss by illegally reselling Xbox gift cards. He was sentenced to nine years in prison.

Malware Mines Crypto on PCs of Users Who Pirated Games

Arkadiusz Strzala, 28 June 2021, 16:49

Malware unnoticeably mines cryptocurrency on a gamer's computer. It seems that just buying GPUs is not enough for miners. Let me reassure you - the problem concerns only torrent lovers.

Russian Man Arrested in US for Laundering $336 Million in Bitcoin

Angelika Kaldus, 29 April 2021, 14:41

Roman Sterlingov allegedly laundered 1.2 million BTC, worth nearly $336 million. He was arrested in Los Angeles after 10 years of operating the Bitcoin Fog mixing service.

Cryptocurrency Exchange CEO Flees With $2 Billion

Bartlomiej Sagan, 26 April 2021, 13:17

When it comes to stealing, there are sums worth taking risks for. This was probably the motto of the CEO of Thodex, a Turkish cryptocurrency trading platform, who fled to Albania after misappropriating $2 billion belonging to the investors.

Availability of PC Components is so Bad It Pays Off Smuggling Them on Fishing Boats

Arkadiusz Strzala, 08 April 2021, 17:13

Customs officers in Hong Kong stopped a fishing boat filled with contraband, including PC components. The shortage of computer parts is so bad that smugglers have decided to cut a slice of the pie for themselves.

Empress Arrested for Cracking Denuvo?

Bart Swiatek, 25 February 2021, 17:37

It looks like Empress - the woman responsible for cracking the Denuvo anti-piracy security measures in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Immortals: Fenyx Rising, among others - has been arrested.

$100 Million Worth of Crypto Stolen From Celebrities

Arkadiusz Strzala, 14 February 2021, 16:45

Ten people have been arrested in connection with the theft of $100 million in cryptocurrencies. The criminals used a method called SIM-swap, which means taking over a victim's phone number to withdraw funds from their bank account.

Stolen Source Code of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 Sold

Tom Borys, 11 February 2021, 18:41

The auction where we could buy the data stolen from CD Projekt in a recent ransmoware attack, including the source code of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3, among other things, has probably concluded with a deal.

CD Projekt Employees Suspect Identity Theft

Michal Ciezadlik, 11 February 2021, 17:06

This morning, a former employee of CDP, Marcin Kosman, reported on Twitter that CD Projekt's employees are replacing their IDs for fear of identity theft after the recent attack. In response, the company informed our editors that at this point there is no evidence of personal data leak.

CD Projekt Praised for Response to Hacker Attack

Jacob Blazewicz, 11 February 2021, 11:49

A hacker attack is another unfortunate event for CD Projekt. However, the company's quick and „transparent” response has earned the creators of Cyberpunk 2077 the approval of security specialists.

Hackers Publish Gwent's Source Code on the Web

Bart Swiatek, 10 February 2021, 13:19

It seems that yesterday's attack on CD Projekt has its first visible consequences. The source code for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game has been leaked. It is possible that other files will soon start surfacing, including the code of the studio's latest game, Cyberpunk 2077.

CD Projekt Hacked, Data Stolen and PCs Encrypted

Bart Swiatek, 09 February 2021, 10:40

CD Projekt announced that it has become the target of a hacker attack. The perpetrators managed to steal some data and encrypt some computers. The criminals demanded a ransom, but the Polish company does not intend to negotiate.

Police Seize Over $60 Million in Bitcoin, Have no Password

Arkadiusz Strzala, 08 February 2021, 13:13

This time, the password to a crypto wallet was forgotten - the fraudster who was convicted of cryptojacking does not want to reveal it. Investigators have failed to gain access despite multiple attempts, and the convicted man is not cooperating.

Up to 8 Years in Prison for Stealing CS:GO Skin

Bart Swiatek, 05 February 2021, 17:54

A Czech CS:GO player was robbed of a rare Talon Knife | Fade skin while trying to sell the virtual item. The perpetrator of the crime faces up to eight years in prison.

YouTube Will Limit Access to Videos Falsely Linking 5G and Coronavirus

Bart Swiatek, 06 April 2020, 11:07

YouTube plans to reduce the visibility of videos suggesting a link between the coronavirus and the 5G network, and in some cases remove them completely. The decision was made after a series of arson attacks on 5G transmitter masts in the UK.

Polish Man Faces Nearly 9,000 Charges For Selling Multiple Game Accounts Access

Milosz Szubert, 05 February 2020, 21:50

A 24-year-old inhabitant of Poland has received nearly 9 thousand charges of illegal distribution of games. His idea was to buy digital versions of the games and then resell access to the account to many people.

Google Requires Public Services to Pay for Access to User Data

Bart Swiatek, 27 January 2020, 11:39

Google has begun to require public services such as the police and the prosecutor's office to pay for the handling of court orders in the USA. Access to user data subject to a process or investigation was priced at USD 45-245, depending on the type of request and the amount of information requested.

Trend Micro Employee Stole and Traded Customer Data

Laty, 08 November 2019, 13:18

Trend Micro is a large corporation and one of the leaders in the cyber security industry. Its employee committed data theft of nearly 70,000 users, including telephone numbers. It is not known which company the acquired information was sold to.

Cybercriminals Who Have Extorted Over $10 Million Were Arrested

Bart Swiatek, 23 September 2019, 11:39

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested two cybercriminals from Las Vegas and New York. Suspects tricked around 7,500 people, from whom they cheated more than $10 million in total.

Gamer Gets 15 Months in Prison for Swatting

Barth Faryna, 17 September 2019, 19:56

A teenager wanted revenge on his colleague for losing a bet in Call of Duty: WWII. In retaliation, he sent a SWAT unit to what he though was his current adress. However, things went in an unforeseen direction and everything ended tragically.

Gamers Arrested for Fixing Games in CS:GO

Bart Swiatek, 26 August 2019, 11:55

Australian police have arrested six players suspected of fixing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive games. This is the first case of its kind in the history of this country.