Terrorism Database Used by Governments and Banks Leaked Online


"A researcher has obtained a copy of Thomson Reuters' ”World-Check” confidential intelligence database, which is used by governments, intelligence agencies, banks, law firms and more to scope out risks including suspected terrorists. It was likely left exposed on the open internet by a third party....

“We monitor over 530 sanction, watch and regulatory law and enforcement lists, and hundreds of thousands of information sources, often identifying heightened-risk entities months or years before they are listed. In fact, in 2012 alone we identified more than 180 entities before they appeared on the US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) list based on reputable sources identifying relevant risks”....

It includes the categories “political individual,” “corporate,” “military,” “crime—narcotics,” and “terrorism”."


See the full text: Terrorism Database Used by Governments and Banks Leaked Online (VICE, link)

And see: Thomson Reuters World-Check (link)

Background: VICE News Reveals the Terrorism Blacklist Secretly Wielding Power Over the Lives of Millions (link)

 

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