GitHub to be sued over libelous BTC-e claims

OKpay online payment system threatens to sue GitHub
02 August 2017   1751
Blockchain

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

OKpay financial service's CEO Sergey Mayzus claims he is preparing to sue GitHub over "libelous" accusations.

Thus, a post on GitHub contains a very certain information concerning Mayzus (as well as other people and organisations):

Mayzus and OKPay are working closely together with BTC-E.
 

The information on github.com

Mayzus, in turn, hastened to post an official statement on Okpay website refusing the information provided by GitHub:

In connection with the closure of one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges (BTC-E) by US law-enforcement agencies, false information was posted by anonymous person(s) on the website btceclaims.github.io about alleged involvement of myself (Sergey Mayzus) and my companies OKPAY CY LTD and MAYZUS Financial Services Ltd. with the BTC-E exchange. I hereby declare that neither myself (Sergey Mayzus) nor the companies OKPAY CY LTD and MAYZUS Financial Services Ltd. that I own are in any way related to the BTC-E exchange, its owners, or employees.
 

Sergey Mayzus
CEO of OKpay

As Mayzus details, on July 26, 2017, a request was sent by the lawyers to GitHub Inc. as well as to unidentified owners of the website btceclaims.github.io demanding that the libelous content be immediately removed. However, a response has never been received. That's why, Mayzus claims, the lawyers of his companies are to start preparing a lawsuit against GitHub Inc. and the owners of the website btceclaims.github.io

Yet, it's worth mentioning that Mayzus did acknowledge his company "might" have counted among its clients "legal entities who could be operators of the BTC-E exchange or private persons who could be owners or employees of the BTC-E exchange":

However, all accounts of legal entities or individuals whom we considered as possibly related to the BTC-E exchange, are blocked, which was properly reported to the financial regulatory authorities.
 

Sergey Mayzus
CEO of OKpay 

Crypto Investor to File Lawsuit Against AT&T

Michael Terpin believes that AT&T helped scammers to still his $24M worth crypto
16 August 2018   120

In the Los Angeles District Court, a 69-page lawsuit was filed by BitAngels founder Michael Terpin against the American telecom giant AT&T. Terpin claims that the operator assisted fraudsters in "stealing digital personal data" from the account on his smartphone, which is why he lost $ 24 million in cryptocurrency, according to an official release.

According to Terpin, for seven months, there were two hacks. Initially, an attacker got access to his phone number without providing a password or correct identification data. Later, the phone number was used to steal crypto.

AT&T’s studied indifference to protecting its customers’ privacy and financial assets is a metastasizing cancer, threatening hundreds of millions of unsuspecting AT&T’s customers. Our client had no idea when he initially signed up, nor when later he was promised the highest level of security for his account, that low-level retail employees with access to AT&T records, or people posing as them, can be bribed by criminals to override every system that AT&T advertises as unassailable.
 

Pierce O’Donnell
Lead counsel for Terpin in this complaint

Michael Terpin requires AT & T to pay him $ 224 million - $ 200 million for moral damages and $ 24 million for actual theft.