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  • Summary of the Reengagement of Detainees Formerly Held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Director of National Intelligence 09 Aug 2022 -- The Director of National Intelligence submits this summary consistent with direction in Section 506I of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. § 3105), which states:
  • Imposing Sanctions on Virtual Currency Mixer Tornado Cash US Dept. of State 08 Aug 2022 -- The United States is sanctioning virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash for its involvement in laundering a portion of the more than $600 million stolen by Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) hackers in one of the largest known virtual currency heists to date.
  • U.S. Treasury Sanctions Notorious Virtual Currency Mixer Tornado Cash US Treasury 08 Aug 2022 -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash, which has been used to launder more than $7 billion worth of virtual currency since its creation in 2019. This includes over $455 million stolen by the Lazarus Group, a Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) state-sponsored hacking group that was, in the largest known virtual currency heist to date. Tornado Cash was subsequently used to launder more than $96 million of malicious cyber actors' funds derived from the June 24, 2022 Harmony Bridge Heist, and at least $7.8 million from the August 2, 2022 Nomad Heist. Today's action is being taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13694, as amended, and follows OFAC's May 6, 2022 designation of virtual currency mixer Blender.io (Blender).
  • Trump Says Mar-a-Lago Home in Florida Raided by FBI VOA 08 Aug 2022 -- Former U.S. President Donald Trump said FBI agents have raided his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Trump says Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida raided by FBI agents People's Daily 09 Aug 2022 -- Former U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday evening that his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, had been raided by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • China steps up cyberattacks, disinformation campaigns targeting Taiwan Radio Free Asia 08 Aug 2022 -- Cyber attacks and a Chinese disinformation campaign targeting the democratic island of Taiwan throw the spotlight on Beijing's use of hybrid warfare in the wake of Pelosi's visit, a Taiwanese military official said on Monday.

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