US Treasury Sanctions Bitcoin Addresses, Two Iranian Men, in Ransomware Hacks13.37

For the first time ever, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that they have sanctioned two Bitcoin wallet addresses connected to a ransomware scheme associated with two Iranian men.

As first today, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control claimed that the two men indicted in the sanctions, named Ali Khorashadizadeh and Mohammed Ghorbaniyan, aided ransomware schemes that exploited unsuspecting victims out of Bitcoin by converting the illicitly obtained cryptocurrency into Iran’s fiat currency by utilizing multiple exchanges and networks.

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