Reality is the working paradox that defies control
Ultrascan is an association of 51 partners managing 3284 experts in 69 countries. Ultrascan has been established in 1996.
The scope of our work is Anti Money Laundering - Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) and the Nexus Terrorism - disrupting Transnational Criminal Networks. This scope generates HUMINT and access to primary sources in and outside the chain of command.
Our vision is that to enable new security policy as well as geo-policy, one first has to align with the current one to compile an intelligence analysis.
Unlimited access to information and people gave us a good sense for seemingly insignificant or isolated events and "Butterfly Effect"
In the past 18 years, Ultrascan have set up a human intelligence network, coordinating international cooperation of 3284 experts in over 69 countries. These experts, provide the basis for Professional Investigative Services. Assist you with Corporate Investigations or be your source for effective security risk management and Policy to mitigate crime trends or imminent incidents.
Even though Researching Organized Crime and Terrorism through undercover investigations brings certain personal security risks, as operational security is maintained it is most gratifying to reveal illegal financial crime trends, tracing cross border assets, map networks of anonymous suspects in hostile environments and enable international security operations to counter terror funding or fraud.
Ultrascan have extensive experience with identifying, locating, mapping, monitoring, analysing and predicting perpetrators of cross border fraud, money laundering and the planning, funding, communications and support of terrorism for local or international religious extremists as fast growing component of ideological struggle, as well as geopolitical.
Implementing strategic security audits to detect when fraud and money laundering is shifting from a criminal inspired activity into an ideology driven terror funding mechanism, is particularly useful for counter terrorism financing, anti money laundering, sanctions and compliance security measures.
The continent of Africa has recently been a focus of several foreign affairs policies of global and regional superpowers like the USA, China and India. Those administrations have pledged to invest more in the socio- economic development of Africa as well as in its capacity building, education & healthcare ecosystems.
Changes in strategy are also inspired by China’s economic investment focus on Africa as well as India’s ICT outsourcing projects toward African countries and regions. Africa’s enormous natural resources (Oil & Minerals) as well as its growing population need to be recognized as a triggering factor for any (economic) Superpower.
However, it is an undeniable fact that the fear of growing Muslim extremism as well as the USA’s and UN’s ongoing efforts of containment policy of Muslim Extremism has been one of the most important pillars on which the Policy of the USA, UN and other NGO’s has been built on. Poverty, bad living conditions and a lack of proper education are traditionally eco systems in which religious extremism is a fast growing element.
Although not often recognized, Africa is also a key continent for The Al Qaida terror network. In the past we have observed several terror attacks in African countries as well as religious related and inspired conflicts (Sudan/Darfur and Somalia). The CIA and other European Intelligence Agencies have mentioned Africa as a large center of “recruitment” for the Al Qaida terror network.
Al Qaida’s thought leader, Ayman Al Zawahiri, an Egyptian national related to the Muslim brotherhood, has repeatedly mentioned Egypt and all UN NGO’s in Egypt and Africa as a legitimate target for terror operations. Essentially, Al Qaeda considers attacks on financial globalisation and capitalism as a whole, which is a key pillar for justification of the global jihad in the 1990's and 2000's. The Egyptian Administration has been involved in decades of fierce battles with Muslim extremism.
The Gamaat Islamiya as well as the Muslim Brotherhood movement can be considered as not only Egyptian, but globally leading Islamic terror networks. Their operations expand outside Egypt and they have “operations” in almost every Muslim nation on the globe.
Al Qaida’s “mission statement”, to establish an Islamic Caliphatereaching from Morocco to Afghanistan, crosses a large part of the African continent. Any obstacle that the Al Qaida network faces in its effort to achieve its mission statement, the Al Qaida terror network identifies as a threat. Several African regimes have been chosen as a target for the Al Qaida network. The political and economic situation in the region has increased the focus of the Al Qaida network on (WECA) West, East and Central Africa.
Several economic development and infrastructure projects in Africa have increased Al Qaida’s focus on the finance sector as an obstacle in achieving the network’s objectives in Africa. By improving the standard of living in Africa, the banks are diminishing the conditions of the network’s expanding capabilities in Africa.
Investigations uncovered that for at least two years, passwords, logins to remote control and personal accounts of high ranking bank staff are being exploited, seeking patiently for confidential banking communications and access, in order to destroy the capabilities and credibility of the institutions with the public as well as shareholders.
Mid June 2017 the National Security Agency (NSA) has intercepted encrypted messages between members of the Al Qaida and other extremist networks mentioning Central as well as Commercial banks in sub-Sahara Africa as possible target.
During a money laundering and risk assessment operation in Senegal, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Egypt and parts of the Middle East, Ultrascan investigators have discovered, through human intelligence (Ultrascanhumint.com), that the banks in Africa are a prime target for the Al Qaida network and other extremist groups
first published by Ultrascan Humint (Feb. 2015 - August 08, 2017)
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