Bitcoin Trading Platform LocalBitcoins Hacked with Thousands of Dollars Stolen

LocalBitcoins has become a victim of a phishing attack. At least six users have been affected after following a link to a fake LocalBitcoins page. Though crypto platforms do their best to ensure the highest security of funds of their clients, due to the nature of the modern technologies the threat still exists. Hackers always try to detect the weak points in platforms’ protection and use them in their interests staying unnoticed. This time sad new have come from peer-to-peer trading service LocalBitcoins. Phishing Attack According to the information revealed,…

LocalBitcoins Resumes Outgoing Transactions After Warnings of Phishing Link on Forum

A link to a phishing LocalBitcoins clone website had been placed on the official LocalBitcoins forum, but the attack has since been stopped. A LocalBitcoins community manager warned of the attack on Reddit on Jan. 26. According to the post, an unidentified hacker or hacker group detected a security vulnerability in the LocalBitcoins forum and linked it to a phishing forum. Even before the official communication, a Reddit user warned in a post on the Bitcoin (BTC) subreddit: “When visiting the localbitcoins forum […] users are prompted to log into…

US Man Faces up to 5 Years in Prison for ‘Unlicensed’ Bitcoin Sales via LocalBitcoins

A U.S. citizen has pled guilty before a federal court to operating an “unlicensed money transmitting business” via LocalBitcoins.com, according to a Department of Justice (DoJ) press release published Oct. 29. The man, Jacob Burrell Campos, has reportedly admitted to “selling hundreds of thousands of dollars” in Bitcoin (BTC) “to over 1,000 customers” in the U.S. between Jan. 2015-April 2016, thus deemed to effectively be operating what the DoJ characterizes as an unregistered “Bitcoin exchange.” Availing himself of the popular peer-to-peer platform LocalBitcoins.com, Burrell reportedly failed to register his business…

U.S. Man Faces up to 5 Years in Prison for ‘Unlicensed’ Bitcoin Sales via LocalBitcoins

A U.S. citizen has pled guilty before a federal court to operating an “unlicensed money transmitting business” via LocalBitcoins.com, according to a Department of Justice (DoJ) press release published Oct. 29. The man, Jacob Burrell Campos, has reportedly admitted to “selling hundreds of thousands of dollars” in Bitcoin (BTC) “to over 1,000 customers” in the U.S. between Jan. 2015-April 2016, thus deemed to effectively be operating what the DoJ characterizes as an unregistered “Bitcoin exchange.” Availing himself of the popular peer-to-peer platform LocalBitcoins.com, Burrell reportedly failed to register his business…

‘Undercover US Government Agents Go on LocalBitcoins and Arrest People’

The interview has been edited and condensed. Roger Ver is one of the most famous personas in the crypto industry. He calls himself “the first investor into the crypto industry,” being involved with it since 2011. Studying computer science and economics “as a young man” helped him understand the technology behind Bitcoin. “There was absolutely no doubt in my mind that people were going to start using it as money. And like anything, the price is set by supply and demand. “Because the supply of Bitcoin was limited, as more…