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Users of the peer-to-peer OTC Bitcoin trading service LocalBitcoins have been targeted by cyber criminals as part of a phishing scam, resulting in the user’s Bitcoin being stolen. Forum users were being redirected to a phishing site, which was prompting the users to input two-factor authentication codes that were used to access user accounts and empty…
A LocalBitcoins seller pleaded guilty of operating an illegal money transfer business in a Southern California federal court earlier today. The defendant admitted to buying thousands of Bitcoin over a 16-month period and selling them through the popular peer-to-peer marketplace without the correct licence to do so. Bitcoin Dealer Agrees to Forfeit Over $820,000 According…