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Johan Landström

Weekly Round-Up 5-9 Sept- 22

Another week has flown by, and we are busy, as always, working on our great pipeline of tech and content and welcoming new great colleges into our teams. Here are some news highlights from the week that has passed.

In Australia, authorities have charged three persons for laundering money through a gambling venue.

Australian Federal Police- Three charged over alleges $4.7M laundering scheme at Melbourne gaming venue

Australia has investigated the links between gambling venues and money laundering for some time. Here is an article from earlier this year highlighting the problem.

The Straits Times- Money laundering and cover-up claims prompt calls to close casinos in Australia

There have been quite a lot of cyber-related topics this week. Starting with the press release from Eurojust on the shutdown of major online investment fraud.

European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation- Takedown of online investment fraud responsible for losses of several million euros

MIT technology review reports in a lengthy article on how many LinkedIn users have become victims of fraud lost and millions of dollars through scams that originated on the platform.

MIT Technology Review- The 1,000 Chinese SpaceX engineers who never existed

Hiring an assassin on the dark web can seem safe, but how can you trust anything on an anonymous forum?

Euronews- German man charged for trying to hire fake contract killer on darkweb

A strain of ransomware has hit a major school district with over 600 000 students.

The Guardian- Hackers infiltrate second-largest US school district in growing trend

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has released technical guidance on how to detect and minimize ransomware threats.

CISA- #StopRansomware: Vice society

And to finish this week’s round-up with two excellent reports, one covering money laundering in Central America from Global Financial Integrity.

Global Financial Integrity- Extortion in the Northern Triangle of Central America: Following the money

Global Initiative has released a report on the Cambodian party town Sihanoukville serving as a hub of environmental crime convergence.

Global initiative- Sihanoukville: A hub of environmental crime convergence

Until next week have a fantastic weekend!