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FinCEN releases analysis of ransomware in BSA filings

FinCEN Analysis Reveals Ransomware Reporting in BSA Filings Increased Significantly During the Second Half of 2021 Immediate Release November 01, 2022 WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued its most recent Financial Trend Analysis of ransomware-related Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) filings for 2021, indicating that ransomware continued to pose a significant […]

On a related note: 3 Iranians charged with cybercrimes

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 14, 2022 Three Iranian Nationals Charged with Engaging in Computer Intrusions and Ransomware-Style Extortion Against U.S. Critical Infrastructure Providers An indictment was unsealed today charging three Iranian nationals with allegedly orchestrating a scheme to hack into the computer […]

Crypto launderer extradited from Netherlands

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Oregon FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Alleged Russian Cryptocurrency Money Launderer Extradited from the Netherlands to the United States PORTLAND, Ore.—An alleged cryptocurrency money launderer was extradited this week from the Netherlands to the United States to face charges in […]

OFAC updates Lazarus Group designation, and removes some narcotics traffickers while it’s at it

OFAC has updated the following North Korea sanctions designation: LAZARUS GROUP (a.k.a. “APPLEWORM”; a.k.a. “APT-C-26”; a.k.a. “GROUP 77”; a.k.a. “GUARDIANS OF PEACE”; a.k.a. “HIDDEN COBRA”; a.k.a. “OFFICE 91”; a.k.a. “RED DOT”; a.k.a. “TEMP.HERMIT”; a.k.a. “THE NEW ROMANTIC CYBER ARMY TEAM”; a.k.a. “WHOIS HACKING TEAM”; a.k.a. “ZINC”), Potonggang District, Pyongyang, Korea, […]

OFAC updates Lazarus Group’s DPRK listing

OFAC has updated the following existing North Korea sanctions listing: LAZARUS GROUP (a.k.a. “APPLEWORM”; a.k.a. “APT-C-26”; a.k.a. “GROUP 77”; a.k.a. “GUARDIANS OF PEACE”; a.k.a. “HIDDEN COBRA”; a.k.a. “OFFICE 91”; a.k.a. “RED DOT”; a.k.a. “TEMP.HERMIT”; a.k.a. “THE NEW ROMANTIC CYBER ARMY TEAM”; a.k.a. “WHOIS HACKING TEAM”; a.k.a. “ZINC”), Potonggang District, Pyongyang, […]