In the latest weekly update, finance security expert Ari Redbord joins ISMG editors to discuss takeaways from the U.S. Treasury's 2023 DeFi Illicit Finance Risk Assessment, the state of blockchain analytics and where it is headed, and traction for FinCEN's Financial Action Task Force Travel Rule.
Coinbase agreed to a $100 million settlement with the New York financial regulator on Wednesday over cybersecurity lapses and failure to comply with anti-money laundering guidelines that allowed criminals to use the platform for fraud, money laundering and other illicit activities.
The U.S. attorney in New York has established a task force to trace and recover funds missing from FTX and manage probes related to the firm's collapse. The team comprises prosecutors with expertise in securities and commodities fraud, money laundering and asset forfeiture and cybersecurity.
Expel has released its latest quarterly threat report, which looks at continued identity-based attacks and the impact of MFA fatigue. Jon Hencinski shares insights on attack trends, gaps in compensating controls and what to look for in pre-ransomware activity.
As the U.S. government's probe of bankrupted cryptocurrency exchange FTX continues, two executives have pleaded guilty to multiple charges, while founder Sam Bankman-Fried waived his extradition rights in the Bahamas and was transferred by the FBI to New York, where he appeared before a judge.
Karl Sebastian Greenwood, a dual citizen of Sweden and the United Kingdom, pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to his role in selling the purported multibillion-dollar cryptocurrency pyramid OneCoin that netted $4 billion. He now faces sentencing.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday charged 10 individuals with using business email compromise and money laundering schemes to target public and private insurers. These schemes targeted Medicare, state Medicaid programs, private health insurers and numerous other victims.
User education is vital to boosting the detection rate of phishing emails or social engineering scams that could lead to data breaches or ransomware infestations. Technology alone can't make websites or email inboxes safe since both are business-critical for all users, says ID Agent's Amelia Paro.
How are money launderers exploiting the various gaps in the telecom and banking industry? Hesham Sayed Shoeb, fraud supervisor with Saudi Telecom Co., shares his experience on fighting money launderers and how to improve systems and tools to catch more fraudulent transactions.
Four ISMG editors discuss how security leaders determine the right level of security for the business, the growing risk of business ID theft to enterprises, and the arrest of a developer suspected of working for cryptocurrency mixing service Tornado Cash, for "facilitating money laundering."
Denis Mihaqlovic Dubnikov, 29, allegedly participated in a conspiracy to launder money obtained through Ryuk ransomware. Operators behind the malware mounted one of the largest cyberattacks against the healthcare sector in a fall 2021 ransomware spree.
Dutch police have arrested a man accused of working as a developer for Tornado Cash. "He is suspected of involvement in concealing criminal financial flows and facilitating money laundering through the mixing of cryptocurrencies via the decentralized Ethereum mixing service," Dutch authorities say.
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss the breach of customer engagement platform Twilio, a cyberattack on the U.K.'s NHS that has reignited concerns about supply chain security in the healthcare sector, and the U.S. Treasury clamping down on shady cryptocurrency mixers.