Category: FBI

US Government Moves to Regulate Cryptocurrencies After Attorney General Publishes Enforcement Framework

US Government Moves to Regulate Cryptocurrencies After Attorney General Publishes Enforcement Framework

United States Attorney General (AG) William Barr says the recent publishing of the Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework will help law enforcement to fight elements using digital currencies for illicit ends. Produced by the AG’s Cyber-Digital Task Force, the framework provides law enforcement with what Barr terms a “comprehensive overview of the emerging threats and enforcement challenges […]

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OFAC Warns Americans Against Facilitating Ransomware Payments

OFAC Warns Americans Against Facilitating Ransomware Payments

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) recently issued an advisory highlighting the sanctions risk American citizens face if they help facilitate ransomware payments. In the advisory, the OFAC says it will “continue to impose sanctions on those who materially assist, sponsor, or provide financial, material, or technological support for […]

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While Darknet Users Search for New Markets, Global Law Enforcement Reveals Mass Arrests

While Darknet Users Search for New Markets, Global Law Enforcement Reveals Mass Arrests

During the last month since the fall of Empire Market, darknet market (DNM) patrons have been migrating to alternative markets. Meanwhile, global law enforcement recently arrested 179 individuals tied to DNMs and seized over $6.5 million in cryptocurrency and cash proceeds.It hasn’t been a good month for DNM users after the fall of Empire Market, […]

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