OFAC CYBER AND NORTH KOREAN SANCTIONS LIST UPDATE INCLUDING VIRTUAL CURRENCY MIXER

On 6 May, OFAC advised that a large number of web addresses and BLENDER.IO (aka @BLENDERIO_ENGLISH; @BLENDERIO_RUSSIAN; @MADEAMAZE_BOT; and BLENDERIO) have been added to its SDN List.  It has also made amendments to the existing entry for the Lazarus Group.  BLENDER.IO is described as a virtual currency mixer which is used by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to support its malicious cyber activities and money-laundering of stolen virtual currency.

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20220506

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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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