back to article Feds seize 'largest ever' haul of crypto-dosh from terrorists – including coins from 'fake' pandemic mask web store

The US Department of Justice said a combined operation has led to its largest seizure of terrorist-owned cryptocurrency, taking around $2m (£1.5m) from Hamas’s military wing, al-Qaeda, and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). In addition to the seized accounts, prosecutors filed indictments against a pair of men based …

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  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Have a downvote

    While what you are saying might very well be true, it really has SFA to do with the topic being commented on. There are plenty of other sites that would welcome your post. Even here if it was somehow in context with what is being talked about.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Fake pandemic mask store

      It is on-topic if terrorists are using the coronavirus to scam fake masks.

      I guess you want it suppressed because it was carefully cited complete with detailed sourced stats showing exactly what they're doing and the consequence of it are.

      "There are plenty of other sites that would welcome your post."

      Including this one. Maybe you haven't noticed.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Fake pandemic mask store

        If it is so welcome then why was the post deleted by a moderator?

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Fake pandemic mask store

          Ask the moderator, likely influenced by your attack attempt.

          It's really no issue, elReg's influence doesn't come from echo chamber stories, or your negging comments.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Uncle Sam said the seized coins will be sent to a fund established for the victims of terrorist attacks.

    How do they do that without the keys?

    How can we ensure it does go to victims? We should be able to see the ledgers.

  4. Richard Jones 1
    Joke

    Send The Money To the USPS

    Due to actions of the terrorist in chief, the USPS is a victim of terrorism at the moment, perhaps they should get the funds?

  5. IGotOut Silver badge

    How kind.

    "Uncle Sam said the seized coins will be sent to a fund established for the victims of terrorist attacks."

    The victims of the US funded IRA, look forward to the money.

  6. Cynic_999 Silver badge

    How is crypto currency seized?

    I can see that it would be possible to take a memory stick or HDD containing a crypto wallet - but that would not by itself achieve much. Unless the TLA in question also has the password for the wallet's encrypted key, they cannot use it to transfer the crypto currency to anywhere else. Meanwhile the bad guys may well have a backup wallet - and after the dust has settled simply re-aquire the funds using that.

    1. Robert Moore
      Coat

      Re: How is crypto currency seized?

      The password is usually easy to acquire. All it requires is a large hammer and the desire to use it. That is IF it isn't stored in a textfile on the desktop called WalletPassword.docx

      1. Claptrap314 Silver badge
        Pint

        Re: How is crypto currency seized?

        Here we have the extremely rare subtle nod. Everyone should understand the reference. Therefore, there is no need to explicitly call it out.

        Have one -->

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