Shadow Banker

Cybercrime Money Laundering Narco
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…