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Iranian hackers laundered about $ 6 million

via the WEX cryptoblog

According to the report of the international company PricewaterhouseCoopers, which offers consulting and auditing services, members of the Iranian hacker group SamSam laundered money through the Russian cryptographic exchange WEX (successor BTC-e).

Iranians Faramarz Shahi Savandi and Mohammed Mehdi Shah Mansouri for 34 months were able to get more than $ 30 million from the SamSam extortioner virus, of which about $ 6 million was laundered through the scandalous Russian stock exchange.

As evidence of this, PwC cited information about Iranian crypto-operg operators, which, in addition to popular services such as WebMoney and Perfect Money, offered to “exchange between WEX and USD codes”

The PwC report states that cyber criminals are increasingly preferring smaller cryptocurrency exchanges for money laundering using bitcoins or other digital currencies. This is due to increased requirements for the identification of users, such as the principles of KYC (know your client) and the rules for combating money laundering in large trading floors. The report also notes that decentralized exchanges, such as those launched by Binance and other companies, can be used by attackers to launder funds in the future.


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