The Israeli Ministry of Defense reportedly seized $836,168 worth of cryptocurrency from a currency exchange firm with ties to the Hamas terrorist group. The use of cryptocurrency by cybercriminals may be advantageous to law enforcement agencies, according to some experts.
2021 has been a dynamic year for fraud and financial crime, and the events that have emerged out of the quickly changing risk landscape continue to create new vulnerabilities for financial services organizations (FSOs).
Key fraud and AML trends of the past year have been particularly prevalent and are positioned...
More than $12 billion has been lost in decentralized finance, or DeFi, applications in 2021 - $10.8 billion of which is attributed to fraud and theft, a 600% increase from 2020, according to a new report from blockchain analytics firm Elliptic.
One of the effective ways to tackle AML fraud is to leverage technologies such as behavioral biometrics and device biometrics, says Charles Subrt, director of the fraud and AML practice at Aite-Novarica Group.
Cryptocurrency-using criminals continue to rely on services designed to launder their virtual currency to give them "clean coins" that are tougher for law enforcement to trace. Experts say such services are widely marketed on cybercrime forums, and sometimes provided directly to ransomware groups' affiliates.
Dutch police have detained Moscow businessman Denis Dubnikov after the U.S. accused him of receiving bitcoins worth $400,000 paid to Ryuk as ransoms by its victims. The U.S. is seeking to extradite the suspect, as the Biden administration's crackdown on ransomware continues.
There’s no question 2020 and 2021 have brought unanticipated changes and challenges for Financial Services and beyond. The notable surge in consumers’ use of websites and mobile apps for their banking transactions and service interactions exposed critical gaps in digital identity and authentication methods. These...
The U.S. Department of the Treasury unveiled additional steps to curb the illicit use of cryptocurrencies on Friday, warning enterprises not to engage with sanctioned entities exploiting the financial system - particularly to launder ransomware proceeds.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia last week indicted three men - including an ex-employee of Bank of America and TD Bank - with money laundering and aggravated identity theft after the men allegedly conducted an extensive business email compromise scheme.
A former U.S. Army contractor has been sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison and ordered to pay $2,331,639.85 in restitution, for conspiring to commit wire fraud and launder money, targeting thousands of military-affiliated individuals, according to a Department of Justice statement.
There’s no question: 2020 brought unanticipated changes and challenges for financial services. The notable surge in consumers’ use of websites and mobile apps for their banking transactions exposed critical gaps in our digital identity and authentication methods. Keith Swanson of SAS Institute outlines techniques...
An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to operating an illegal bitcoin "mixer" service to launder more than $300 million in cryptocurrency for users of darknet marketplaces, according to the Justice Department. Larry Dean Harmon faces up to a 20-year federal prison sentence.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an uptick in financial crimes, a sudden rise in digital banking activities and resources working from home. As a result, the AML landscape has become more challenging for financial institutions and other AML-regulated entities.
How has the AML regulatory climate shifted most...