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The ransom attacks were mostly targeted, contrary to how most of such attacks are carried out. The hackers singled out vulnerable machines and set up their traps, waiting for the victim to do the rest of the work for them.
A large portion of the transaction flow between these addresses were also related to over 40 exchanges. Thanks to our ability to analyze on chain transactions, we’ve been able to identify various well known exchanges and payment processors. The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) ha salso targeted them as parties who enabled the Iranian hackers to liquidate their ransom payments. This comes in along with a declaration of tightening the regulations and countering the nefarious actors through fighting exploits.
„Treasury will aggressively pursue Iran and other rogue regimes attempting to exploit digital currencies and weaknesses in cyber and AML/CFT safeguards to further their nefarious objectives.”
Below you can find the Coinfirm AML reports on both of the sanctioned addresses:
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