Israel Exchange to Report Big Traders to Tax Authority

As reported, local exchange with over 50,000 clients has been convinced to report its bigger traders to the national tax authority
05 July 2018   1139

The Tel Aviv exchange Bits of Gold agreed to report large customers to the Israeli tax administration. The company will transfer to the tax department information about all traders whose account movements for the 12-month period are 50 thousand dollars or more. This is reported by Bitcoin.com

Bits of Gold agreed to this step after the Israeli tax department conducted an audit of operations in the office of the exchange in search of information about the largest customers.

The Israeli stock exchanges are already obliged to report large transactions to the Israeli Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Authority, but the tax authorities were not able to obtain this data so simply because of laws protecting the privacy of citizens. Moreover, according to the publication of Calcalist, the Israeli tax administration has no legal rights to force companies to report their clients without their consent, which is also supported by several judicial precedents.

In addition, according to Israeli media, this agreement with Bits of Gold is just the beginning, as the Israeli tax department now plans to do so that other local companies and exchanges conclude similar agreements. This is not the first initiative of the Israeli tax administration in the crypto-currency area.

In May, it became known that the regional departments of the tax department sent letters to those who, they assumed, traded cryptocurrency, demanding to talk about all their activities on the crypto market, including the entire history of transactions and current savings.

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   250

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.