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[REPORT PREVIEW] Money Laundering and Cryptocurrency: Trends and new techniques for detection and investigation

This blog is a preview of our Money Laundering and Cryptocurrency Report. We’re excited to debut first-of-its-kind research that dives…

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OFAC Sanctions Individuals Linked to the Nordic Resistance Movement, which Accepted Crypto Donations to Fund Terrorist Activities

On June 14, 2024, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned the Nordic…

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Understanding Crypto Drainers

Malicious actors targeting crypto assets continue to employ diverse tactics to steal user funds, including private key theft, smart contract…

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How To Use Blockchain Intelligence To Investigate Crypto Crime

With a global market capitalization exceeding $2 trillion, regulation increasing worldwide, and adoption growing each year, cryptocurrency is here to…

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Assessing Terrorism Financing On-chain is Crucial and Complex

The use of cryptocurrency by terrorist organizations represents a small share of illicit transactions in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, but it…

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International Agencies Sanction Russian National Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev, Leader of Cybercrime Group LockBit, for Developing and Distributing Ransomware

On May 7, 2024, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Russian national…

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Examining the Impact of Ransomware Disruptions: Qakbot, LockBit, and BlackCat

A historic surge of ransomware incidents and payment totals in 2023 was not without resistance, as significant actions were taken…

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OFAC and Department of State Sanction Nearly 300 Individuals and Entities Involved in Russia’s War Machine, One Known to Have Accepted Crypto

On May 1, 2024, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department…

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Case Study: Tracking On-Chain Activities of Suspected FTC Impersonators

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a press release, warning consumers of scammers impersonating FTC staff members in attempts…

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London’s Metropolitan Police Lead Disruption of Phishing-as-a-Service Provider LabHost

On April 17, 2024, London’s Metropolitan Police announced the disruption of LabHost, a notorious phishing-as-a-service (PhaaS) provider that enabled cybercriminals…

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Intellectual Property Infringement: Crypto Used in Sales for Illicit Streaming Services and Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

As with all new technologies, malicious actors have found ways to exploit cryptocurrency, despite its transparency and traceability. These actors…

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Darknet Market Revenues Rise In 2023 As Markets Develop Role Specialization

Darknet markets were one of two categories of crypto crime that saw revenues rise in 2023. In total, darknet markets…

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OFAC and OFSI Sanction Social Media News Outlet Gaza Now for Hamas Fundraising in Wake of October 7 Attacks [Updated 4/1/24]

Update, 4/1/24: NBCTF issues seizure order for Gaza Now addresses, Tether freezes funds Today, Israel’s National Bureau for Counter Terror…

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OFAC Sanctions Russia-based Blockchain Companies, Including Netex24 and Bitpapa, for Facilitating Sanctions Evasion

On March 25, 2024, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned twelve entities…

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OFAC Sanctions Russian Nationals Ilya Andreevich Gambashidze and Nikolai Aleksandrovich Tupikin for Facilitating Disinformation on Behalf of the Government of Russia, Funds Frozen by Tether

On March 20, 2024, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Russian nationals…