The National Police of Ukraine announced that officers from the Cyber Police Unit of Ukraine and the Main Investigation Department, working with the Prosecutor General’s Office, have seized nine cryptocurrency exchanges.
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Representatives also participated US Federal Bureau of Investigation FBIin what Ukrainian authorities described as a multi-level international operation.
The web platforms offered anonymous cryptocurrency exchanges, and a press release explained that they were employed to facilitate the legalization of illicit funds.
Through these exchanges, criminals channeled digital assets obtained as a result of malware attacks and online fraud, whose services were advertised on closed hacker forums.
On the other hand, the network infrastructure, located on servers in the United States, a number of European countries and Ukraine, was blocked during the operation, and investigators are now trying to identify all the individuals involved in the criminal activities.
It also gets visitors to platforms such as: Twentyfour xbtc 24xbtc.com Andpridechange.com And others now, on a message stating that the sites’ domains have been seized by law enforcement.
Notably, Ukrainian government agencies are improving their expertise in crypto assets, as a report revealed in March that employees of the Cyber Police, Asset Recovery Agency, Management andSecurity Service of Ukraine SBUhave attended training classes organized by the world’s leading cryptocurrency trading platform Binance.
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In addition, in November 2022, the Anti-Cybercrime Unit dismantled a crypto fraud scheme, allegedly generating more than $200 million annually, which attracted investors through a series of representative offices and call centers across Europe.