On 20 October, K2 Integrity published an Expert Insight saying that financial institutions can be vital to combating the threat of domestic terrorism, just as they played a critical role after 9/11 in helping to identify terrorists, map out their support networks, and enhance the effectiveness of targeted financial sanctions.
On 7 November, OFAC designated 4 members of an ISIS cell operating in South Africa who have provided technical, financial, or material support to the terrorist group. It also designated 8 companies owned, controlled, or directed by the individuals in this ISIS cell. ISIS continues to expand its terrorist network across the continent, as evidenced by the July 2022 UN Security Council report that highlighted the emerging importance of the country for funds transfers from ISIS leadership to ISIS affiliates across Africa.
On 5 November, a report from the Bureau of Investigative Journalists said that investigation by the Bureau and the Sunday Times has revealed the contents of a leaked database from inside one of the major “hack-for-hire” gangs from the Indian underworld. It shows the extent of illegal computer hacking across the City of London for corporate intelligence companies targeting British businesses, journalists and politicians. However, it says, this gang is not the only one. The undercover reporters made contact with a series of Indian hackers who were secretly filmed speaking openly about their illicit work and their underground industry’s nefarious influence in Britain.