GLOBAL DISRUPTION OF 3 TERROR FINANCE CYBER-ENABLED CAMPAIGNS

A news release from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement on 13 August said that the DoJ, the Department of Homeland Security, and US Treasury announced the dismantling of 3 terrorist financing cyber-enabled campaigns, involving the al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military wing, al-Qaeda, and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. These 3 terror finance campaigns all relied on sophisticated cyber-tools, including the solicitation of cryptocurrency donations from around the world. The action demonstrates how different terrorist groups have similarly adapted their terror finance activities to the cyber age.

https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/global-disruption-3-terror-finance-cyber-enabled-campaigns

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/354732

https://www.forbes.com/sites/siladityaray/2020/08/13/doj-seizes-accounts-with-millions-of-dollars-in-cryptocurrency-used-by-al-qaeda-isis-hamas

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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