While the scammer did make an attempt to hide their breadcrumb trail by depositing the stolen funds into Tornado Cash, they were not careful about covering their tracks when it came to withdrawing the funds from Tornado.
Hostinger -“The World Wide Web has connected people and cultures from nearly every part of the globe. It’s given us instant access to news and media from every country and the tools to translate content from one language to another. But while it has introduced new forms and ideas on a global scale, the web has not succeeded in fully homogenizing its international users. Indeed, in recent years, commentary has focussed on how the internet polarizes different ways of thought. Meanwhile, the very purpose of going online remains a matter of cultural difference. For example, Peruvians spend more time streaming TV and movies than anyone else; Filipinos spend an average of four hours and 15 minutes on social media each day. Geoblocking hinders users in some countries from accessing certain websites, while great swathes of Asia and Africa aren’t online at all….we have identified and mapped the most visited website in every country around the world, and also the top news, banking, fashion, and food website in each region…”
Worse yet, the revelations show that McKinsey had a hand in helping create or exacerbate severe domestic problems:
‘The most shocking revelation, was McKinsey’s decision to help companies sell more opioidswhen the abuse of those drugs had already killed thousands of Americans. Two senior partners discussed possibly purging records, apparently to hide their involvement.” […] When best-selling business author Tom Peters was interviewed for the book, he said of McKinsey’s role in increased opioid sales: “It’s nauseating […] How do you do that and pretend you are a values-driven company? How do you have a Values Day and do that shit? It’s unbelievable.”
Oh, it’s believable, all right. And Bogdanich and Forsythe are just the reporters to show the world what’s behind the McKinsey curtain. Bogdanich has taken on huge industries before, including a story about Phillip Morris allegedly “adding” nicotine to its tobacco. That story resulted in an infamous libel suit in which accountants and money-driven executives at ABC News promoted settlement instead of a jury trial. Forsythe is also not one to shy away from offending very powerful interests. By way of disclosure, I worked with him closely on his shattering expose for Bloomberg News about “The Princelings,” a group of secretive, corrupt and litigious young Chinese ultra billionaires who had familial relations with members of the CCP, ranging from Chairman Mao’s cadre to Xi Jinping.
Both are solid reporters and this book tells you in a smooth and well-sourced way what’s at stake when powerful entities with deep political connections run amok.