US Announces Disruption of 3 Terror Groups’ Cyber Financing Campaigns

US Announces Disruption of 3 Terror Groups’ Cyber Financing Campaigns

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: cryptocurrency, Hamas, Islam, Islamic State, Media, Military, News, PLO, technology, terrorist, Worthy News

(Worthy News) – U.S. authorities have seized millions of dollars and hundreds of virtual currency accounts used to funnel money to al-Qaida, Islamic State (IS) and Hamas’s military wing, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

The department said the seizure of the more than 300 cryptocurrency accounts linked to the three groups was the largest of its kind and amounts to a disruption of their ever-changing fundraising methods.

“It should not surprise anyone that our enemies use modern technology, social media platforms and cryptocurrency to facilitate their evil and violent agendas,” Attorney General William P. Barr said in a statement. “The Department of Justice will employ all available resources to protect the lives and safety of the American public from terrorist groups.” [ Source: VOA (Read More…) ]

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