Tagged: financial crime

TRM Integrates with Polygon to Offer Risk, Compliance Monitoring Capability

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TRM Labs, which claims to be the industry “leader” in crypto compliance and risk management solutions, announced its integration with Polygon, an Ethereum scaling platform “onboarding millions to Web3, to provide a full suite of anti-fraud and financial crime tools to members of the Polygon… Read More

Financial Crime Risk Scoring Firm, Elucidate, Raises $8M in Capital

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Elucidate, a financial crime risk management platform, has reportedly acquired $8 million in capital via a funding round that was led by AV8 Ventures, along with contributions from  Elevator Ventures, the corporate VC entity of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) and Tommy Nicholas, Founder and CEO… Read More

Digital Banking Platform N26 Explains Why it May Have to Block Certain Accounts

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Every banking platform has an “important” duty to combat financial crime, and N26 claims that it is “no different.” As a fully-regulated bank, this is “not just a responsibility, but a legal requirement for [them] to do so,” the N26 team noted in a blog… Read More

Double Extortion Ransomware Increased Almost 500% in 2021, CipherTrace Reports

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CipherTrace, a Mastercard Company, has reported a significant increase in the number of payments “made to ransomware groups in 2021.” The growth in this criminal enterprise “is so large that the first six months of 2021 saw payments that matched the whole of 2020.” With… Read More

Sygno, Provider of Automated Machine Learning Monitoring Models, Enters ING Labs Program

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Sygno, the provider of Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) transaction monitoring models, has reportedly joined the recent cohort of scale-ups that will enter the ING Labs 2022 Program. During the 2022 program, Sygno will aim to bring its tech stack into ING’s transaction monitoring environment and… Read More

Resistant AI Partners with ComplyAdvantage Amid New International Sanctions

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To properly address the stricter compliance rules resulting from extended sanctions and resulting increase in money laundering activity, ComplyAdvantage, an international data firm providing embedded counter risk intelligence to find, mitigate and stop financial crimes and Resistant AI, an AI and machine learning company providing… Read More

OurCrowd backed ThetaRay Appoints Peter Reynolds as CRO

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ThetaRay, a provider of AI-enhanced transaction monitoring tech to protect banking institutions and Fintech platforms against financial crimes, recently revealed that it has solidified its international revenue operations with the appointment of Peter Reynolds as the firm’s Chief Revenue Officer. ThetaRay is an OurCrowd portfolio… Read More

SlowMist Explains How Peel Chains are Used to Launder Large Amounts of Cryptocurrency

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SlowMist notes that not too long ago, they had released an update in regards to the Bitfinex incident. The report from SlowMist had covered how the stolen funds had allegedly been laundered using a technique known as “peel chain.” The company reveals that they received… Read More

Over 4,000 Criminal Whales are Holding $25B+ in Crypto: Research Report

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One positive development during the past year has been law enforcement’s “growing” ability to seize virtual currency from criminals, according to an extensive update from Chainalysis. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) seized $2.3 million in crypto from the DarkSide ransomware operators who were allegedly… Read More

Meta and Fintech Chime to Reportedly Sue Alleged Phishing Scam Artists Operating in Nigeria

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Mark Zuckerberg‘s Meta is teaming up Fintech Chime in order to go after (alleged) Nigerian scammers that the firms claim have been using social media channels to trick or deceive unsuspecting users out of their hard-earned cash. As reported by Newsweek, the lawsuit marks the… Read More

Managers at Germany’s Digital Bank N26 are Reportedly Under Investigation over Fraudulent Accounts

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Four managers working at Germany’s digital bank N26 are reportedly being investigated by public prosecutors regarding suspicions about (allegedly) fraudulent client accounts, the Handelsblatt newspaper confirmed on Friday (February 4, 2022). Criminals or bad actors have been suspected of opening a fairly large number of… Read More

ComplyAdvantage Predicts Landmark Year for Fintech Industry Compliance Professionals

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The team at ComplyAdvantage has released their new report, titled The State of Financial Crime 2022. ComplyAdvantage’s outlook for 2022: From supply chains in crisis to “high-wire” geopolitical standoffs and the implementation of updated regulatory frameworks, it’s going to be “a landmark year for compliance… Read More

Financial Crime: IRS Claims that Cryptocurrencies and NFTs Can Easily be Exploited by Bad Actors

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Criminal investigators at the US Internal Revenue Services (IRS) say that virtual currencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) is an industry segment that can be exploited by actors engaging in fraudulent activities. These abusive activities may include actions involving money laundering, market manipulation, and even attempts… Read More

Embroker Explains Why You Should Look into a Commercial Crime Policy, Cyber Liability Insurance

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Embroker, which claims that it offers the easiest way to intelligently insure any business, notes that making sure your business is prepared and protected in any incident “should be top of mind.” Embroker writes in a blog post that a commercial crime policy “aims to protect… Read More

ComplyAdvantage Predicts More Debates About Definition of VASPs, More Discussions on Environmental Crime in 2022

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The team at ComplyAdvantage, an AI-enhanced financial crime detection firm, notes that from regime change in Myanmar and Afghanistan to a “spotlight on environmental crime at COP26 and the explosive Pandora Papers leak, 2021 has been another landmark year for compliance professionals.” ComplyAdvantage writes in… Read More

Tommy Nicholas from Alloy Says Firm Spends Considerable Time Thinking About Managing Interplay between Risk and UX

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Tommy Nicholas, CEO at Alloy, which specializes in identity verification APIs that make KYC/AML “effective and simple,” says that he loves Fintech. Nicholas writes in a blog post that he believes the wide availability of “digital-first” consumer/SMB financial services helps “drive fees down, increases access… Read More

HYPR Explains How their True Passwordless Security Helps Enable Compliance with Salesforce MFA Requirement

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Salesforce is reportedly requiring clients to implement multi-factor authentication or MFA by February 2022. Salesforce, the world’s largest customer relationship management (CRM) software provider, assists organizations with increasing their revenue and enhance their customer experience. But the vast quantity of high-quality data (like personal and… Read More

Hubert Rachwalski: CEO at Nethone Explains How His Data Science, Security Team Combats Online Fraud

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We recently connected with Hubert Rachwalski, CEO at Nethone, a company focused on a “Know Your Users” strategy to resolve fraud, so clients are able to gain more loyal customers while rejecting only fraudsters. Hubert talked about how cybercriminals are attempting to exploit online platforms… Read More

Digital Identity Verification Provider Socure Finalizes $450M Round at $4.5B Valuation

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Socure, the provider of digital identity verification and fraud solutions, has confirmed its oversubscribed $450M round at a $4.5B valuation from various growth equity and public market investors. Socure achieved a $4.5B valuation only seven months after its $1.3B Series D investment round, on the… Read More

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