"This new methods of money laundering (using digital currency) include open accounts with low cost and less known betalninginkörsportar, purchase digital currencies, buying stolen data , set up online stores with betalninginkörsportar, using bank accounts of couriers to transfer such money to different countries, "says the report by Pune-based Indiaforensic".
The company, which performs fraud examination and forensic accounting in particular has contributed to the country's investigating agencies like CBI in several high profile cases involving multi-crore Satyam fraud. Digital currency is an alternative to the traditional currency, used in online transactions. It is very similar to the loyalty points.
The report - "Washing of the Cyber ââWorld - Digital Currency way" - mentioned a case in the U.S. where "Liberty Reserve" - ââa digital currency site that was used to wash at least U.S. $ 6 billion by data thieves, drug dealers, child pornography, identity thieves, hackers and other criminals.
"Traditional money laundering is often a secondary process - preceded by an illegal activity, such as drug smuggling but liberty reserve case shows that data theft, hacking attacks and scams on the Internet is changing the traditional law and digital currency is now at the center of money-laundering operations, "said Mayur Joshi, head of Indiaforensic.