Inmates Hack Prison’s Computer Network with DIY Computers

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Five prisoners in the United States managed to build two personal computers from parts hidden behind a plywood board in the ceiling of a closet of their detention center. The prisoners connected the PC’s to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s (ODRC) network and abused their new found powers. The actions by the prisoners caused the State of Ohio’s Office of the Inspector General to publish a 50-page report … Read More →

Jewish Center Bomb Caller Tried to Use Bitcoin to Hide Identity

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Bitcoin and Google Voice helped to make the suspected arrested Thursday for his wave of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers virtually untraceable over a period of month, as first reported The Daily Beast. Related: Dark Web Gun Runner Overdoses in Front of Court to Try and Avoid Sentencing As unfolded other Bitcoin criminals, like the Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht, one small slip-up led authorities to the possible bomber. Michael … Read More →

Man Stashes Cash & Gold Around Northern Colorado

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A Colorado man has people in the Northern part of the state rushing to find the cash and gold he stashes around the area per a treasure hunt he conducts on social media. Related: Treasure Hunter Who Stole Gold Bars Arrested in Florida  The man, who wants to only go by Matt, started a Facebook page last month called ‘Northern Colorado Treasure Hunters.’ He now has 4,000 followers. That might … Read More →

NTR’s “Modern-day Pablo Escobar” Will Fight Laundering Case

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Juan Pablo Granda was employed by NTR Metals to go into the Latin America jungle and buy gold. U.S. investigators eventually caught on that this practice could have been abetting cocaine traffickers turn their money into cash. NTR made efforts to evaluate their business practices, hiring Jones Day to review its business practices. Granda said he would help. Related: NTR’s “Modern-day Pablo Escobar” Will Fight Laundering Case When NTR flew … Read More →

Silver Institute: Institutional Investors Pushing Silver Higher

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Silver has increased in value 9 percent since the start of the year, largely due to improving sentiment among institutional investors. But, in the past couple weeks, many of the gains in 2017 have been erased.  Related: How to Start Your Own Gold Dealer Website “Changing expectations towards the outlook for U.S. interest rates and the proliferation of negative policy rates across other key reserve currencies has rekindled institutional investor … Read More →

NTR Launders Money for “Modern-Day Pablo Escobar”

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A conspiracy involving employees at NTR Metals was outlined in a criminal complaint against Juan Pablo Granda, 35, and implicates the North American precious metals refinery and trading company in a litany of serious actions. The conspiracy involved the purchase of massive amounts of gold from illegal mines in Peru supporting human trafficking, forced labor and environmental devastation. The NTR Metals office in Miami laundered billions of dollars for criminal … Read More →

Dark Web Gun Runner Overdoses in front of Court to Try and Avoid Sentencing

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A man who went by the darknet alias of Walter Mitty tried to overdose and take his own life outside of a court, before a judge was set to sentence the UK man, for a second time. His ploy failed, and the judge sentenced him to jail anyway. Justin Young, 45, was taken to the hospital after drinking an entire bottle of whisky and swallowing a huge dose of prescription … Read More →

Spanish Government Limits Cash Withdrawals to €1,000

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The Spanish Government acted today to cap cash payments at €1,000, down from the current cap of  €2,500. Anti-fraud measures enacted today include a VAT information and increased regulation of deferred payments. The government is working on measures against fraud, including limiting the payment in cash to 1,000 euros instead of the current 2,500. The decree is set to be approved by the Council of Ministers next Friday. The Ministry … Read More →

India Considers Ban on Gold Imports to Undermine Black Market

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Is India thinking about banning gold imports? That could be as the trade body Indian Bullion & Jewellers Association (IBJA) informed its 2500 members through text that the government is considering a ban on gold imports into the country per part of a larger crackdown on black money.

How a Bitcoin Accepting Securities Lawyer Profited from Cubs Game 7 Victory

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Wrigleyville erupted after the Chicago Cubs won Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. Adam Tracy, Chicago-based securities lawyer and big time White Sox fan, thought about it the night before the ‘loveable losers’ clinched November 2 their first World Series victory in 108 years, vanquishing the Cleveland Indians. To be honest, he was a  bit sour about the North Siders potentially going all the way. He figured, win or … Read More →

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