$1.2 Billion in Cryptocurrencies Stolen Since Early 2017, Report Says

Criminals have stolen about $1.2 billion in cryptocurrencies since the beginning of 2017, as bitcoin’s popularity and the emergence of more than 1,500 digital tokens have put the spotlight on the unregulated sector, according to estimates from the Anti-Phishing Working Group. The estimates were part of the non-profit group’s research on cryptocurrency and include reported and unreported theft.