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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on August 8, 2022

The U.S. Department of Justice recently charged six defendants in four separate crypto-related fraud cases:

  • the largest known #NFT scheme charged to date;
  • a global #Ponzi scheme involving unregistered securities;
  • a fraudulent #ICO; and
  • a fraudulent investment fund.

Like prior #GGP updates, these cases reflect the herculean efforts of coordinated #lawenforcement and #digitalforensic efforts. Kudos to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Attorneys’​ Offices, the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General.

If you believe that you are a victim of the Baller Ape Club, EmpiresX, TBIS, and Circle Society schemes, please visit the DOJ website for details on how to submit your “Victim Impact Statement” (and thereby register as a victim).

#ruleoflaw #fraudinvestigations #cybercrime #cryptoassets #digitalassettracing #digitalassetrecovery #forensicinvestigation #forensicaccounting #karma #AisA #digitalassets

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on August 4, 2022

The U.S. Department of Justice seized assets worth $500k USD from North Korean hackers targeting U.S.-based #healthcare organizations. The seized North Korean assets were either monies directly extorted from companies or monies used in laundering #ransomware payments.

In addition to the general #karma of this action, there was an object lesson about public-private sector collaborations as well. The prompt reporting by one healthcare victim allowed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to identify a new strand of North Korean ransomware.

Of course, $500k is a pittance compared against the hundreds of millions of dollars stolen by North Korean cyber actors in recent years. Just the same, it’s important to trumpet the “wins” wherever we can find them.

justice #cyberfraud #statesponsored #northkorea #digitalforensics #lawenforcement #ruleoflaw #forensicinvestigation #cyber

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on July 27, 2022

Earlier this week, the United States Attorneys’​ Offices won a conviction against the fraudster behind the crypto scheme My Big Coin – the regrettably named defendant for a cryptocurrency shill: Randall Crater. As a refresher, this was a $6M USD scheme defrauding investors by marketing and selling non-existent virtual currency.

As with several prominent mentions in the press this week, including actions from both U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Justice, the “fraud is fraud” theme was the central theory of this case. For those of us in the digital assets industry for some time now, this is just the latest example of things equalizing in this space (i.e., the grown-ups are now on scene).

Kudos to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the USPS OIG, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission for its combined efforts in achieving this conviction.

#cryptocurrency #fraudinvestigations #digitalforensics #digitalassets #fraud #conviction #currency #scam #cryptofraud #lawenforcement #assettracing #assetrecovery #forensicinvestigation

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on March 17, 2022

A mere 8 months after his (alleged) involvement in the Kaseya #ransomware attacks, a Ukrainian national has been extradited to the United States and been formally indicted in a Dallas courtroom. This is the way…

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#ruleoflaw #justice #revil #cybercrime #fraud #extortion #lawenforcement #cyberfraud #digitalforensics #dfir #incidentresponse #cybersecurity #crimedoesntpay

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Podcast Appearance…

Posted by Johnny Lee on January 29, 2021

I had a great deal of fun talking shop with my friends, Jodi & Justin Daniels, on their podcast: “She Said Privacy, He Said Security”…check it out if you have a few minutes.

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on November 5, 2020

Late last week, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Secret Service secured the eigToday’s #GoodGuysPrevail Updateht-year conviction for a Russian national involved in a decade-long scheme to compromise computer devices, to broker in stolen #PII and banking credentials, and to defraud individuals at scale.

With calculated losses in excess of $100M USD, this conviction marks another example of the lengths that U.S. federal law enforcement will go to bring to justice criminal actors who victimize American citizens.

#fraud #privacy #fraudinvestigations #dataprivacy #digitalforensics #forensics #investigations #crimeandjustice #darkweb #ruleoflaw #cyberespionage #lawenforcement #consumerprotection #innovation #security #crime #cybersecurity #justice

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Proud to join an august panel @ LegalTech 2018…

Posted by Johnny Lee on January 23, 2018

I am thrilled to be sharing the stage with Chris Dale, Meribeth Banischek, David Horrigan, and Rachi Messing to discuss cross-border data issues in investigations and compliance at #Legalweek18 … come join us for a lively discussion!

Details can be found here

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Privacy + Security Forum…

Posted by Johnny Lee on August 31, 2017

Excited to represent Grant Thornton LLP and join Daniel Solove, Edward R. McNicholas, Jon Neiditz, Mauricio Paez, Liisa Thomas, Amanda Witt and a host of other luminaries and all-stars at the 2017 Privacy+Security Forum in Washington DC…

https://privacyandsecurityforum.com/

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Minimize Business Email Compromise risk in 6 steps…

Posted by Johnny Lee on December 11, 2016

…a mix of training, process & technology to strengthen controls.gt_logo

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What can we learn from the rash of revelations related to sizable hacks in 2012?

Posted by Johnny Lee on September 9, 2016

bitglass_wheres_your_data_thumbnail1Posit the research, which indicates that the average length of an un-detected compromise is in excess of 200 days. Couple that with research from security outfit Bitglass, and you’ve got some shocking correlations that put 2012 into a broader perspective.

That experiment employed data-tracking technology to track the traverse of sensitive data on the dark web post-compromise.
The upshot: In 12 days, these data were access 1,100 times within 22 countries, with two different cyber-crime syndicates sharing data with their peers…imagine how often compromised 2012 data changed hands over 4 years!

Bitglass Research

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