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Feds seize crypto mixer tied to the North Korean hackers who robbed Axie Infinity.

CoinDesk and TechCrunch report U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) action against Sinbad.io, calling it a money laundering tool used by the “Lazarus” state-sponsored hackers used to move a “significant” portion of the $620 million in crypto stolen from Axie Infinity last year.

This follows sanctions against other mixing services like Blender.io and Tornado Cash.

OFAC:

Lazarus Group has operated for more than ten years and is believed to have stolen over $2 billion worth of digital assets... the DPRK has resorted to using illicit tactics, such as heists perpetrated by the Lazarus Group, to generate revenue for its unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs. 


Screenshot of the seizure notice posted to Sinbad.io by the FBI and other agencies.
Image: Screenshot of Sinbad.io