SANCTION ALARM: Other Russian crypto-related names
SANCTIONS UPDATE: On September 16, 2020, two Russian nationals were added to OFAC’s SDN list for their involvement in a sophisticated phishing campaign targeting customers of two US and one foreign virtual asset service providers in 2017 and 2018 (VASPs). This attack resulted in combined losses of at least $ 16.8 million. The designation includes Bitcoin is a digital currency (also called cryptocurrency) … more, Bitcoin Gold, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, DASH and ZCash virtual currency addresses and a Monero payment ID. This is the first time OFAC has included Monero (XMR) in its names.
In order to carry out their plan, one of the scammers – Potekhin – forged the websites of numerous legitimate virtual wallets in order to collect users’ credentials and gain access to their real accounts. According to OFAC, the duo used a variety of methods to withdraw the legitimate funds from user accounts, such as: creating exchange accounts with fake or stolen IDs; Switching to various virtual currencies such as Monero; and moving the virtual currency through a plurality of intermediate addresses.
After gaining access to the funds, the second scammer – Karasavidi – laundered all of the proceeds from the attacks on an account under his name. Despite attempting to obscure the true nature of the funds by placing deposits into multiple accounts and multiple virtual currency block chains, A blockchain – the technology that underlies Bitcoin and other technologies. More Analytics was still able to trace the stolen funds back to his account. The US secret service seized millions of dollars in virtual currency and US dollars from Karasavidi’s accounts in a bankruptcy lawsuit.
KARASAVIDI, Dmitrii (Cyrillic: КАРАСАВИДИ, Дмитрий) (alias KARASAVIDI, Dmitriy), Moscow, Russia; Date of birth 07/09/1985; Email-address [email protected]; old. Email-address [email protected]; Gender Male; Passport 75 5276391 (Russia) valid until June 29, 2027 (individual) [CYBER2].
Digital currency address – XBT 1Q6saNmqKkyFB9mFR68Ck8F7Dp7dTopF2W;
old. Digital currency address – XBT 1DDA93oZPn7wte2eR1ABwcFoxUFxkKMwCf;
Digital currency address – ETH 0xd882cfc20f52f2599d84b8e8d58c7fb62cfe344b;
Digital currency address – XMR 5be5543ff73456ab9f2d207887e2af87322c651ea1a873c5b25b7ffae456c320;
Digital Currency Address – LTC LNwgtMxcKUQ51dw7bQL1yPQjBVZh6QEqsd;
Digital currency address – ZEC t1g7wowvQ8gn2v8jrU1biyJ26sieNqNsBJy;
Digital currency address – DASH XnPFsRWTaSgiVauosEwQ6dEitGYXgwznz2;
Digital currency address – BTG GPwg61XoHqQPNmAucFACuQ5H9sGCDv9TpS;
Digital Currency Address – ETC 0xd882cfc20f52f2599d84b8e8d58c7fb62cfe344b;
POTEKHIN, Danil (Cyrillic: ПОТЕХИН, Данил) (alias “cronuswar”; alias “SERGEY, Kireev Valerievich”), Voronezh, Russia; Birth date Sept. 14, 1995; old. Birth date Sept. 14, 1990; old. Date of birth August 8, 1990; Email-address [email protected]; Gender Male; (Individually) [CYBER2].
Digital currency address – XBT 1Q9UAQbcDezmyouFrzt94t4dSMxgsUfW1X;
old. Digital currency address – XBT 1Kys8fqDen8NGFUJ6AFcXfFW5qquuTH4eh;
Digital currency address – ETH 0x7F367cC41522cE07553e823bf3be79A889DEbe1B