This post provides links and resources referenced in Episode 5 (Cryptocurrency Fraud Pt. 2) of Alpine’s Threat & Fraud podcast.
Link to article on ransomware statistics.
Stealing Power & Computing Resources
Link to article on bitcoin miner who routed cables through a fish pond to steal power.
Link to article on bitcoin miner who stole electricity from an oil well
Customer Service / Tech Support Fraud
Link to FBI public service announcement on customer service / tech support fraud aimed at cryptocurrency holders.
Shady Cryptocurrency Exchanges & Wallets
Link to information and rankings on 110 exchanges operating in the cryptocurrency market today.
General Cryptocurrency Due Diligence
Link to Wall Street Journal publication that identifies more than 500 “questionable” crypto offerings (Paywall warning). Google the title “A Flood of Questionable Cryptocurrency Offerings” if you are unable to access the content.