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Name of Crypto-asset (e.g. bitcoin, ripple) demanded by extortionist: 

bitcoin

GlobalKYC -Suspicious Wallet Number: 

1LjGz2WcECaNpK1ajWcpsPEQFSxrw5DxMM

One would have thought that Initial Coin Offerings had been a flash in the pan and already out of fashion. And that may, to a point, be so: their heyday was, of course, three or four years ago.

But the essential problem seems to be that things take a while to filter through so that, when stories reactivate interest, everything old becomes new again, to coin a phrase. So the news that a case relating to conduct in 2017 and 2018 may be the spark that reignites burning embers as some people remember the concept of the ICO and think "that might be a way to help my business that's struggling through the CoVid-19 Pandemic.

BIScom Subsection: 
Name of Crypto-asset (e.g. bitcoin, ripple) demanded by extortionist: 

bitcoin

GlobalKYC -Suspicious Wallet Number: 

1HaCk18NeyQrv7cTDap9LGFWyNG97CYZk5

The USA's Securities and Exchange Commission has frozen the accounts of a foreign registered fund operated by two US residents.

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There's an old story of the boy who cried wolf: he told villagers that a wolf was coming so often that, when it was true, no one believed him. Mercedes have the opposite problem: they have been so dominant for so long that they could rely on Hamilton's genius and a rock-solid car to win race after race, championship after championship, break record after record.

Nothing in Formula One is easy but getting a great start and bolting out of reach, for so long Mercedes' stock in trade, has made it look simple. And they have been complacent.

It seems that they have failed to develop the thing that wins races when there are competitors: they don't know how to build winning strategies.

CoNet Section: 

This is a far from infrequent occurrence. In fact, it happens so often that it falls into that hole where due diligence and newsworthiness do not collide. So as a news outlet, we pay less attention to it than we would if we were a provider of due diligence information. Here's a round-up of recent announcements from the HKMA.

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They call it "financial exploitation of seniors" and refer to "World Elder Abuse Awareness Day" but cut through the froth and the Securities and Exchange Commission, The North American Securities Administrators' Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority have started something useful at a time when the elderly are increasingly vulnerable to both actual frauds and misunderstandings caused by rapidly-changing financial environment.

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It's about time someone with weight began to question the wisdom of an all-electric future based on batteries. The EBRD has woken up. Now it needs to kick some others into paying attention. It says that "green hydrogen could power tomorrow's industry."

Sometimes the headlines just write themselves.

Like this one.

Mary Margaret Kreuper, 79, of Los Angeles, was charged yesterday with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering. In a plea agreement Kreuper has pleaded guilty to the two charges that carry a maximum statutory penalty of 40 years in federal prison.

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The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has brought the first charges against auditors for breach of accounting standards.

CoNet Section: 

It's the year that shouldn't have been and Mercedes are having a tough 2021. What's going on?

CoNet Section: 

A good thing used for bad purposes. Sometimes.

While Cobalt Strike is the market leader, it is far from the only threat assessment tool - and others are even easier for criminals to make use of - on every server, desktop and mobile platform except, it seems, Apple mobiles.

CoNet Section: 

Law enforcement can move fast - when the criminal conduct involves the reputation of governments. Reveals gaping hole in US government e-mail security - and one that, with hindsight, seems blindingly obvious.

CoNet Section: 

Criminal charges have today been laid against Members Equity Bank Limited, also known as ME Bank, in the Australian Federal Court.

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