The United States is today designating two individuals who have helped create, manage, and support an ISIS affiliated platform that provides ISIS leadership and supporters with technical cybersecurity training, enabled ISIS’s use of virtual currency, and supported the terrorist group’s recruitment. We are also designating one financial facilitator involved in transferring funds to ISIS-affiliated individuals in Syria.
Today’s actions reinforce the United States’ commitment to the mission of the Counter ISIS Finance Group (CIFG), a working group of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS comprising over 80 countries and international organizations. These actions also coincide with the 19th meeting of the CIFG to discuss the disruption of ISIS financing networks around the world.
Our actions today target the terrorist group’s facilitation activities online—including the group’s use of virtual currency, recruitment, and promotion of its terrorist ideology—as well as ISIS’s transfers of funds to its supporters. Together with our international partners, the United States is committed to countering ISIS and those who provide logistical, technical, or financial support to terrorist groups.