Chainalysis crypto crime report attributes last year's surge in ransomware attacks to heightened intensity and sophistication by diverse actors.
The expanded export controls list is part of a response to reports that Taiwan-made machine tools have ended up in Russia.
The EY-IIF report says cyber threats are constantly morphing with evolving links to geopolitical, technology and third-party risks.
The move came days after a visit to Iraq by a top US official to discuss measures to protect the financial systems from criminal, corrupt and terrorist actors.
This is the first time that Canada has used sanctions under its SEMA regulations to target non-state actors.
Iran allegedly used front companies in the UK to conceal real ownership and receive funds at accounts at two of the UK's largest banks.
Nine individuals were charged over the illicit sale of Iranian oil to government-linked buyers in Russia, Syria and China.
Operation Synergia, launched in response to the growing threat of transnational cybercrime, involved more than 50 participating countries.
The ASEAN Digital Ministers Meeting launched AI governance and data protection guides with Thailand proposing an anti-online scam working group.
Three of the Hong Kong companies operated as "covert procurement entities" for Iran's weapons programmes. The fourth sold Iranian commodities to benefit Iran.
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