Nearly 18 months ago, federal authorities began investigating a man from Merced, California, who they believed was selling millions of dollars in bitcoins to an “unlicensed digital currency exchanger.”
That man, David Ryan Burchard, was arrested in March 2016 and pleaded not guilty at his first court appearance. After being recently released on bail, he now faces nearly 20 counts of drug-related and money laundering charges.
KickassTorrents (KAT), the world’s largest torrenting site. This week, Torrentz, the world’s largest torrent search engine, closed without notice or explanation. Two of the largest sites in piracy have blinked out—but that won’t speed piracy’s steady decline.
Trend Micro has helped capture a serial cyber criminal, reportedly responsible for managing an international crime network accused of stealing more than $60 million through business email compromise (BEC) scams and CEO fraud.
The security firm teamed up with Interpol and the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crime Commission, providing research assistance to help the organisations gather the information needed to result in arrest.
A world-leading air crash investigator has said he believes flight MH370 was deliberately flown into the sea.
Larry Vance told Australian news programme 60 Minutes that erosion along the trailing edge of recovered wing parts indicated a controlled landing.
The Boeing 777 disappeared while flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board in March 2014. The official investigation team has said it is investigating whether the plane was piloted in its final moments.