4th September 2020
PayPal has terminated multiple accounts linked to a recently uncovered Russian influence operation that is said to have paid US and British writers for content aimed at influencing progressives and sowing discord in the West, Business Insider has learned. On Tuesday, Facebook announced it was suspending a page linked… Read More
3rd September 2020
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested notorious “hawala” operator Naresh Jain, who along his accomplices is alleged to have facilitated illegal transactions involving more than ₹95,000 crore in India using over 600 bank accounts. The accused also got transferred about ₹11,500 crore overseas on various pretexts. It is alleged that… Read More
3rd September 2020
The UAE has made it mandatory for Hawala service providers in the country to register, as the country strengthens its anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CFT) framework, the Central Bank said in a statement on Monday. The announcement was made following the sixth meeting of the National Committee for… Read More
31st August 2020
A FTSE 250 cigarette products supplier that has been under investigation by United States authorities over possible sanctions breaches is not expecting a second fine. Essentra agreed to pay a £530,000 fine for sanctions violations in North Korea last month but the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control… Read More
31st August 2020
The agent of Kevin De Bruyne has been charged by Belgian police after a formal complaint from the Manchester City superstar. Belgian authorities confirmed last night that the charges against Patrick De Koster relate to a commission involved in a transfer that featured De Bruyne. Earlier reports in Belgium claimed… Read More
31st August 2020
More than 1,000 Russians obtained a Cypriot passport through Cyprus’s citizenship-by-investment scheme, Al Jazeera can reveal after an investigation of more than 1,400 leaked documents. The Cyprus Papers consist of 1,471 applications, containing the names of 2,544 people who received a Cypriot passport between late 2017 and late 2019. The… Read More
28th August 2020
HSBC is facing mounting pressure over its stance on Hong Kong after the United States claimed that the bank was helping China to crack down on pro-democracy supporters. Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, attacked the London-based lender for its treatment of executives at Next Digital, a Hong Kong-based… Read More
27th August 2020
The UN on Tuesday dismissed a controversial bid by the United States to reimpose all international sanctions against Iran, laying bare the differences between Washington and other members of the Security Council on Iran policy. The council presidency, held by Indonesia since in August, said it was “not in a… Read More
27th August 2020
Hackers linked to North Korea have used LinkedIn as part of a major heist to steal cryptocurrency, new research has revealed. The notorious Lazarus Group, which was behind the 2014 cyber attacks on Sony, carried out an attack against a cryptocurrency organisation using a tailored job advert posted… Read More
26th August 2020
The National Crime Agency has seized 59 properties worth a total of £17 million from an organised crime group with links to the drug trade. The law enforcement agency spent more than eight years dismantling the network of properties, the majority of which are in Birmingham and were used for… Read More