ISC Stormcast For Thursday, December 27th 2018

Bitcoin "Blocklists"

Published: 2018-12-26
Last Updated: 2018-12-26 22:01:56 UTC
by Didier Stevens (Version: 1)
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At the Internet Storm Center, we regularly get malware and fraudulent emails including Bitcoin addresses. Like the extortion emails including leaked passwords. And we often search online for these Bitcoin addresses, to see what else we can find.

Recently, with the "bomb extortion" emails, I was looking up Bitcoin addresses and came accross a site called "Bitcoin Abuse Database". It's a repository of Bitcoin addresses that are used for scams and fraud.

For example, here is the report for Bitcoin address 1LeReNiUgHNXvvR8TpgQG1b5nzqoKeUxDY.

It looks like a great resource to lookup Bitcoin addresses, and report on addresses used for scams and fraud, although I don't know who is behind this initiative.

Do you know similar resources? Please post a comment.


Didier Stevens
Senior handler
Microsoft MVP

Keywords: bitcoin blocklist
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