I keep seeing articles about Isis having a bitcoin wallet with 3 million USD worth of bitcoin in it, but none of the articles ever publish the address. If there is 3 million worth of USD, there must be quite a lot of transactions that can be looked into and tracked etc. Why not publish the address, or is it just propaganda?
So we know an idiotic 'journalist' lied when posting an article about ISIS having $23million in bitcoin (see @postmoi twitter feed) Yet what about this $3million bitcoin account that GhostSec claims to have uncovered? (that Lewis Sanders IV stands by and also confirmed by @DigitaShadow (GhostSec) as reported by newsbtc) This is now widely being reported in the press as fact, yet no address has been released By announcing the 'find' they have already alerted ISIS to it being compromised, so why not release the address(es) so community can help monitor the bitcoins and hopefully eventually track down the terrorists?? Using the 'ongoing investigation' line does not add up- either someone is lying about the $3million or they shouldnt have made this public/ or they should release address(es)? The fact GhostSec has openly said it is working with the Feds 'to thwart attacks' makes me even more suspicious Timiing of this hitting the press just as emotions are running high over Paris and EU Commission meeting to potentially 'ban' bitcoin also seems 'convenient'?? If I disappear, everyone please keep asking questions!
There is lots of articles praying on possibility/rumours that French terrorist had some Bitcoin.
and there was 3 mil dollars on that address. https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/ghostsec-isis-bitcoin-wallet-worth-3-million/ There is also a lot of new and stupid ideas from feds and gov about banning encryption and increasing surveillance, as they blame them for pairs attacks. Press seems to love such stuff. http://www.cnbc.com/2015/11/16/calls-grow-for-government-back-doors-to-encryption.html I'm just trying to imaging, what would happen if they said they found monero address instead of bitcoin, and how press would bash monero: "Monero address was found to belong to terrorist! But no one can check their balance! Thus monero is supporting terrorists activities! It should be banned! Only criminals and terrorists would want to hide their transactions!" I wonder if they blame cars for allowing terrorists to move around better than on foot. Probably not.
This is an automatic summary, original reduced by 83%.
Just days after the hacker group Anonymous pledged to hunt down Islamic State members and launch cyberattacks against their accounts, a separate group of techies claims it has identified a key funding avenue for the terror network - bitcoin accounts. Ghost Security Group, a collective of computer "Hacktivists," says it has located several bitcoin accounts that ISIS uses to fund operations. One account contained $3 million worth of bitcoin, a GhostSec member told Michael K. Smith II, a co-founder of Kronos Advisory, a national security advisory firm. Bitcoin accounts are set up with virtual money, but the digital funds can be cashed in for real money or goods. GhostSec hackers insist the alleged ISIS bitcoin account was not linked to the Paris attacks, but they say it shows that terror networks have found a way to transfer assets without easy detection. There were 1.3 million bitcoin users last year, according to Juniper Research.