ISMG Editors: How Crypto Helped Finance Hamas' AttacksAlso: North Korean Cryptocurrency Activity, Ex-FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Trial
In the latest weekly update, Ari Redbord, head of legal and government affairs at TRM Labs, joins three editors at Information Security Media Group to discuss: how Hamas is using cryptocurrency to finance its operations in Israel, the latest illicit activities by North Korean bad actors, and how the trial of ex-FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried could impact the whole crypto industry.
The panelists - Anna Delaney, director, productions; Mathew Schwartz, executive editor, DataBreachToday and Europe; Ari Redbord, head of Legal and Government Affairs, TRM Labs; and Rashmi Ramesh, senior subeditor, global news desk - discussed:
- The role of cryptocurrency in geopolitical conflicts, including how Hamas is using digital currency to help finance its attacks on Israel;
- The specific techniques and tools that North Korean nation-state actor Lazarus Group used to steal about $900 million in cryptocurrency through cross-chain crime;
- Are any surprises in store for the trial of Sam Bankman-Fried, the once-celebrated creator of the defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX?
The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the Sept. 29 edition on the industry impact of Cisco's Splunk acquisition and the Oct. 6 edition on artificial intelligence and government regulations.