Ukraine, US Shut Down 9 Crypto Exchanges: Dirty Money Laundered Through Platforms

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• Ukrainian and US law enforcement have shut down nine cryptocurrency exchanges for laundering criminal proceeds.
• They were allegedly processing money obtained from ransomware attacks and various fraud schemes.
• Investigators are now trying to identify all individuals involved in the criminal activities.

Crypto Exchanges Shut Down

U.S. law enforcement and police in Ukraine have disrupted a network of crypto exchange services suspected of laundering criminal proceeds. The platforms were allegedly processing dirty money obtained from ransomware attacks and various fraud schemes, prompting officers from the Cyberpolice unit, Main Investigative Department, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Prosecutor General’s Office to seize nine cryptocurrency exchanges in a multi-level international operation.

Anonymous Exchange Services

The web platforms offered anonymous exchange of cryptocurrencies which criminals used to legalize illicit funds advertised on closed hacker forums. The network’s infrastructure was located on servers across U.S., Europe, and Ukraine; it has since been blocked by investigators as they attempt to identify those involved in the criminal activities that used these services for money laundering purposes.

Improving Expertise with Crypto Assets

In order to improve their expertise on crypto assets, agencies within Ukraine have been working together; employees from the Cyberpolice, Asset Recovery and Management Agency, Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) attended training classes organized by Binance earlier this year while dismantling a $40 million Russian crypto pyramid scheme back in April 2022..

Message Upon Visiting Platforms

Visitors to 24xbtc.com, 100btc.pro, pridechange.com, 101crypta.com, uxbtc.com, trust-exchangeorg bitcoin24exchange paybtcpro owlgold now get a message stating the domains have been seized by law enforcement upon visiting these websites..

Conclusion

This act highlights the commitment by Ukrainian authorities towards tackling cybercrime as well as strengthening its partnership with US law enforcement agencies in preventing money laundering through digital assets such as cryptocurrencies