The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in Pandora’s papers has identified a major cryptocurrency among those taken to divert funds to dark tax havens.
According to an ICIJ document released on October 3, which summarizes the organization’s findings from the Pandora Papers survey, assets at sea belonging to the so-called “bitcoin king convicted of money laundering in connection with the largest cyber activist in history” have been identified as being handled by one of the companies.
Pandora spreadsheets contain 2.94 terabytes of data, covering 11.9 million records from 14 different external service providers. The documents claim to reveal the hidden assets of more than 330 high-ranking politicians and officials from 90 different jurisdictions, including 35 heads of state and more than 130 billionaires.
The ICIJ also noted that the documents could identify the assets of “bankers, big political donors, arms dealers, international criminals, pop stars, spy bosses and sports giants.”
Although the “Bitcoin Caesar” referred to in the Pandora papers is not explicitly named, their assessment of the most important electronic monk in history limits the possibility of individual identification.
Correspondents described the activities of the hacker group Carbanak as unique in scope and costs: Cybercrime was estimated to have stolen more than $ 1.24 billion from financial institutions and companies in more than 100 countries between 2013 and 2017.
Although two out of six people were convicted for their roles in Karbanak, the circumstances surrounding the arrest of alleged Karbanak leader Denis Tokarenko (also known as Dennis Katana) in 2018 suggest that he may have been an identified criminal in Bandura. The documents.
According to a Bloomberg Businessweek article describing Tokarenko’s arrest in March 2018, Spanish national police found 15,000 bitcoins (BTC) worth $ 162 million on the hacker at the time.
Carlos Yuste, chief inspector of the Spanish National Police Cybercrime Center, told the publication that Tokarenko also used a bitcoin mine he bought in China to launder stolen funds in bitcoins.
Some analysts have also named the 2016 cyber-atheist at Bangladesh Bank, where hackers stole nearly $ 1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve account that was in Bangladesh’s central bank, as the largest digital robbery in history.
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However, Maya Santos Deguito, a former employee of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, is the only person convicted of cyberatism, and a coin telegraph study has not identified any sources linking Deguito to cryptocurrencies.