March 22, 2021 – In the summer of 2017, MacEwan University in Edmonton was duped into sending more than $11-million to someone posing as a construction contractor. The university eventually chased down and recovered a large chunk of the money. But what lay behind the swindle remained a mystery. Now, a man described as a trusted, high-level money launderer who moved tens of millions of dollars for a network of North Korean cybercriminals has pleaded guilty in connection with the crime.
Ghaleb Alaumary, 36, is a dual Canadian and U.S. citizen from Mississauga, Ont. His arrest was announced with much fanfare last month by the U.S. Department of Justice, which simultaneously announced indictments against three North Korean state-sponsored hackers whose activities it described as “staggering.” The three are alleged to be members of a North Korean military intelligence agency blamed for the hack of Sony Pictures in 2014 as well as high-profile ransomware attacks, cyberheistsand thefts of cryptocurrency. Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE