Cryptocurrency Fraud , Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

ISMG Editors: How Crypto Helped Finance Hamas' Attacks

Also: North Korean Cryptocurrency Activity, Ex-FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Trial
Clockwise, from top left: Anna Delaney, Mathew Schwartz, Ari Redbord and Rashmi Ramesh

In the latest weekly update, Ari Redbord, head of legal and government affairs at TRM Labs, joins three editors at Information Security Media Group to discuss: how Hamas is using cryptocurrency to finance its operations in Israel, the latest illicit activities by North Korean bad actors, and how the trial of ex-FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried could impact the whole crypto industry.

See Also: Six Transformative Steps to Evolve Your Transaction Monitoring Program

The panelists - Anna Delaney, director, productions; Mathew Schwartz, executive editor, DataBreachToday and Europe; Ari Redbord, head of Legal and Government Affairs, TRM Labs; and Rashmi Ramesh, senior subeditor, global news desk - discussed:

  • The role of cryptocurrency in geopolitical conflicts, including how Hamas is using digital currency to help finance its attacks on Israel;
  • The specific techniques and tools that North Korean nation-state actor Lazarus Group used to steal about $900 million in cryptocurrency through cross-chain crime;
  • Are any surprises in store for the trial of Sam Bankman-Fried, the once-celebrated creator of the defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX?

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the Sept. 29 edition on the industry impact of Cisco's Splunk acquisition and the Oct. 6 edition on artificial intelligence and government regulations.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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