Crypto Exchanges of Chile to be Belligerent for the Bank

Banco del Estado de Chile declared that they would deny to service accounts of cryptocurrency exchanges, but decision is now appealed against
16 April 2018   978

Banco Estado is the only public bank of Chile. It is recognised as the safest bank in Latin America. Its recent report reflects upon a majority of solutions making in Latin America. Their solve on closing cryptocurrency exchange accounts reveals the trouble brewing for cryptocurrency around South America. Two other large banks, Itau Corpbanca and Bank of Nova Scotia have already restricted the accounts of the three crypto exchanges.

Banco Estado has decided not to interact with companies that issue or generate cryptocurrencies, that provide brokerage and intermediary services with cryptocurrencies, and do not serve as a platform for crypto exchange transactions.
Banco del Estado de Chile, public bank, Chile

Nevertheless, Buda, Orionx, and Cryptomkt are appealing against this resolution. 

We are going to sue the TDLC to all the banks that denied or hindered the opening of current accounts to these companies and to those who, having opened them, closed them. Here are the majority of the banks in the square.
Mario Bravo, lawyer, helping the crypto exchanges, Chile

Latin Crypto exchanges are picking up in demand of trading. Buda, for example, facilitates approximately USD 1 million worth of cryptocurrency every day. The decision of closing cryptocurrency accounts will end the industry, according to the point of view of Buda’s co-founder and CEO.

They’re killing an entire industry. It won’t be possible to buy and sell crypto in a safe business in Chile. We’ll have to go back five years and trade in person. It seems very arbitrary.  
Guillermo Torrealba, Buda’s co-founder and CEO, Chile

Orionx is also going against this decision by continuing suggesting trades for crypto to crypto pairings. On April 5th, Chile’s Financial Stability Council showed negative mood of cryptocurrency. The restrictions on cryptocurrency could have been at the request of the Chilean government. 

China to Finance Hacker Attacks on Exchanges, - FireEye

Experts believe that the victims of APT41 are industry participants, the development of which is a priority in the current Chinese five-year period
08 August 2019   288

The hacker group APT41 attacks companies in the areas of healthcare, telecommunications, fintech, media, and cryptocurrency exchanges. This activity is funded by the Chinese government, according to analysts of cybersecurity company FireEye.

Experts believe that the victims of APT41 are industry participants, the development of which is a priority in the current Chinese five-year period.

Industries Targeted by APT41
Industries Targeted by APT41

At the same time, APT41 pursues its own goals, extracting financial benefits from attacks, which is unusual for other groups under the Chinese government, according to FireEye.

APT41 is known to include at least two people with the pseudonyms Chzan Xuiguan and Wolfji. The group probably has connections with other hacker organizations like BARIUM and Winnti.

FireEye also evaluated at what time of the day the APT41 attacked the gaming industry (its core target) and businesses from other areas. It turned out that this was happening outside the framework of a standard working day - probably these people, among other things, have the main job.

APT41 Operational Times
APT41 Operational Times

According to the UN Security Council, hackers under the DPRK government stole about $ 2 billion from banking institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges.