European police have shuttered Bestmixer.io, considered one of the largest underground money laundering websites for cryptocurrencies used in connection with criminal activities, including ransomware attacks.
It's been nearly seven years since HSBC was fined $1.9 billion by U.S. authorities for money laundering violations involving international drug cartels. But Everett Stern, the former employee who blew the whistle on the bank, continues to tell his story because he believes similar criminal activity is ongoing.
Everett Stern, the whistleblower who called attention to HSBC's international money laundering activities, which ultimately resulted in a $1.9 billion fine, says the crackdown on financial fraud still has a long way to go. He'll be the keynoter at ISMG's Fraud and Breach Summit in Chicago on May 14.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an update on what U.S. intelligence chiefs told Congress this week about persistent nation-state cyberthreats, plus reports on evasion tactics used by cryptocurrency money launderers and what government CIOs have to say about security funding.
Massive data brokers - Equifax, Experian, Illion and others - are leveraging Australia's electoral roll, which is a tightly held and valuable batch of data. While this little-known practice might sound alarming, in fact it's required under Australia's anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism rules.
Cryptocurrency money laundering is increasing dramatically, being already three times greater than in 2017. And we're only half way through the year, observes Dave Jevans, Founder and CEO of CipherTrace, and chairman of the Anti-Phishing Working Group.
Federal authorities have arrested more than 35 suspects on charges that include selling illicit substances via darknet marketplaces - such as AlphaBay, Dream and Hansa - thanks in part to undercover agents posing as cryptocurrency money launderers. Authorities say the year-long investigation is continuing.
Experts have long warned that bitcoin is not as private as it appears. The very design of bitcoin, as well as some other virtual currencies, can lend a surprising amount of information about the groups using it to transact. In fact, it's sometimes easier to track than if criminals used the banking system.
As long as we've had currency, we've had money laundering. Lately, we've been fighting a more effective battle against it. But what used to be a stable, predictable evolution of regulation, compliance, and on the criminals' side, evasion, has collapsed in a year of revelations.
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