Tis The Season Of Ransomware Indictments, Feat. Chainalysis Gurvais Grigg

This week, Opinionated hosts Ben Schiller, Anna Baydakova and Danny Nelson are speaking to Gurvais Grigg, international public sector chief know-how officer at Chainalysis, a blockchain investigative agency.

Grigg spent 23 years on the FBI, rising from a trainee to assistant director. But this April, he took a profession flip and joined a non-public sector firm, which is commonly serving to legislation enforcement companies examine crypto-related crimes.

In his intro weblog submit, Grigg stated crypto turns into a instrument of world financial affect, and its vital for the U.S. to maintain in control with the know-how, except it needs rivals like China or Russia to outpace it. But do we expect the U.S. is the worlds very best crypto cop? Gurvais have some concepts to share about this.

2021 and 2021, certainly, grew to become years of a ransomware pandemic, with cybercriminal teams hitting huge numbers of firms within the U.S. and Europe. In response, the U.S. authorities began an enormous marketing campaign in opposition to the hackers, or slightly, in opposition to individuals and entities who helped these hackers money out ransom crypto.

Two Russian crypto providers have been sanctioned already, the over-the-counter (OTC) buying and selling agency Suex and crypto buying and selling bot Chatex, and one other OTC founder, Denis Dubnikov, was arrested in Amsterdam final two weeks in the past, allegedly for serving to launder proceeds from the Ryuk ransomware assaults.

Chainalysis has been concerned in a few of these investigations, and Grigg stated he expects there’ll  be extra indictments, sanctions and arrests. Also, there’ll in all probability be extra ransomware assaults sooner or later. What is the position of firms like Chainlaysis in all that?

Listen to Anna, Ben and Danny to speak to Gurvais about all that, and extra.

Gurvais Griggs Twitter deal with is @gurvais

Mentioned on this episode:

  • US Sanctions Enforcer Blacklists a Crypto Exchange for First Time

This episode was produced, introduced and edited by Michele Musso. Our theme tune is by Elision.

Tis The Season Of Ransomware Indictments, Feat. Chainalysis Gurvais Grigg

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