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Intel471 Releases Crucial Report on Crypto Cyber-Threat-Intelligence, Eludes Coverage in Crypto Media
In a three-weeks-old report authored by threat-intelligence firm Intel471’s chief cybercrime reporter Greg Otto, the author revealed that Russian cybercrime forums are crowdsourcing new crypto attack vectors in the same way that security conferences create programming for their speaker panels: Requesting white paper submissions that document new exploits. In an announcement made “on one of the top Russian-language cybercrime forums” on April 20, wrote Otto, “the forum’s administrator called for…
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Hydra Admins Doxed Maybe, Spotlighting Billions Minted from Bath Salts Trade
A scorned cyber-extortionist claims to have doxed personally-identifying information for two alleged operators of Hydra, Russia’s largest darknet market (DNM), according to Russian media reports. Founded in 2015, Hydra is also the longest-operating DNM in existence. Since inception, Hydra has processed some $3.4 billion in illicit DNM transactions denominated in cryptocurrency. These black-market crypto transactions span everything from drugs, counterfeit banknotes, hacking services, counterfeit documents, and other contraband, according to…
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Buzzfeed Set to Report on 36 SARs Linked to Rogue Russian Crypto Exchange BTC-e, Hopefully Doesn’t Steele-Job it
Buzzfeed and Czech media outlet Investigace.cz are planning to report on 36 suspicious activity reports linked to a key payment processor for rogue Russian crypto-exchange BTC-e as early as this Sunday. This scoop marks the most geopolitically significant crypto thread in the financial-intelligence fiasco destined to be enshrined in history as ‘FinCENgate.’ According to Sergey Mayzus, a 45-year-old Russian national who is the majority owner of Mayzus Financial Services, which…
Capital Markets Cybercrime Espionage Money Laundering OpSec
Two Multinational Banks Ensnared in Panama Papers-Style Leak of FinCEN Data, as U.S. Election Draws Near
In several Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence scoops last week, Aussie reporter Nathan Lynch revealed that the U.S. Treasury’s financial intelligence unit is bracing itself for the publication of a “Panama Papers-style” leak of sensitive data by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its media partners. The TRRI story says that the ICIJ’s “consortium members are preparing to publish simultaneously on a pre-determined date. The participating media outlets have…
Money Laundering Narco OpSec
Shadow Banker EXCLUSIVE: Leaked DEA, HSI, and FBI Report Exposes ‘New Fusion’ of Mexican Cartels Contracting Chinese Money Laundering Organizations in Chicago
A leaked intelligence report jointly authored by the Chicago branches of three separate federal law enforcement agencies documents a ‘new fusion’ between Mexican cartels and Chinese money-laundering organizations. This April 2020 report was among the BlueLeaks dump of unclassified, but sensitive, law enforcement data that was posted online in June by transparency collective Distributed Denial of Secrets. Chicago branches of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and…