Thursday, November 18, 2021

To the Black Axe: #GardaWillGetYou

 You may recall from July that I am very impressed with the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) in Ireland.  (See: "Operation Skein: The Irish Garda Target BEC Criminals")  While the biggest Black Axe arrest in recent days was the amazing work of the US Secret Service and their partners in South Africa (See: "Eight Nigerians Charged with Conspiring to Engage in Internet Scams and Money Laundering") the Garda are also taking things to a new level of working every lead and following every string and most importantly, sharing important facts with the public that allows us to be more wary!

In this last Garda action, two criminals were charged with Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud, which in Ireland is called PUP.  In the US, we also have West African gangs heavily involved in unemployment fraud, as was demonstrated in Washington State in the case that Agari called "Scattered Canary." 

In Ireland, Oluwagbewikeke Lewis and Bashiru Aderibigbe stole €183,000 but were working on a scheme to steal €1,000,000 and communicating via WhatsApp on how to launder that amount of stolen funds.  Detective Superintendent Michael Cryan believes their activities were consistent with the behavior of The Black Axe. The pair were in communication with someone who they referred to as "the Chairman" where they discussed laundering funds, partly via bank accounts located in Germany.  The story is expertly conveyed by Liam Heylin of the Irish Examiner, which I summarize below:

This case would not have even begun were it not for the alert behavior of Detective Garda Kieran Crowley.  After stopping a suspicious Mercedes, Crowley discovered false passports, fraudulent bank documents, and extra SIM cards for mobile phones. The messages recovered from the phone linked to an active investigation into PUP fraud being conducted by another Detective Garda in Wexford.  A key behavior was unlocked during the investigation.  The individuals who were having their identities stolen to conduct the Unemployment fraud had all been victims of a phishing email! 

The Phishing Email: Jury Duty

Many of the victims reported that they had received a suspicious email informing them that they were being summoned for Jury Duty.  The email led the victims to a website where they were required (believing themselves to be on a government ordered website) to enter their personal details.  Those personal details were then used by the scammers to file for Pandemic Unemployment Payments, which were then harvested by the criminals after the payments went to bank accounts controlled by the pair.

Bashiru Aderibigbe was found on camera on 22 occasions making withdrawals from 13 bank accounts.

Knowing that the prosecutors had 70 witnesses lined up to testify against them, and giving the overwhelming weight of the digital evidence, the pair pled guilty to the charges. Oluwagbewikeke, aged 36, was sentenced to four years in prison. Bashiru Aderibigbe, 45, was sentenced to 3.5 years.  (Both will have the final year suspended, a common practice in Ireland if one behaves well in prison.)

Lewis has lived in Ireland since 2002 and claims he had worked as a taxi driver prior to Covid and became involved in this scam out of desperation.  


Saturday, September 18, 2021

AT&T Free Msg: You know you shouldn't click ... so we did it for you!

 If you live in the United States and have an AT&T phone, you are almost certainly receiving SMS messages that look something like this:

AT&T Free Msg: August bill is paid. Thanks, MARY! Here's a little gift for you: n9cxr[.]info/dhmxmcmBTQ (from +1 (718) 710-0863) 

or 

AT&T Free Msg: August bill processed. Thanks, Mary! Here's a little something for you: l4bsn[.]info/C2Lx3oggFi (from +1 (332) 220-7291) 

or 

AT&T Free Msg: Latest bill is paid. Thanks, Fedencia!  Here's a little freebie for you: k5amw[.]info/VloTBdytEl  (from +1 (870) 663-5472) 

AT&T has sort of trained us that it's cool to get messages from them with links in them.  Every time your bill is available, or paid, or has a new charge, you get a text message from them that starts with "AT&T Free Msg:" and ends with a link such as "att.com/myattapp" or "att.com/myViewBill."

This is where some independent amateur researchers make a mistake.  If you visit the URL in the first message from your Windows computer, you are automagically forwarded to Google.


That's what's happening in the background. My web browser (in red) tells the server, hey look! I want this page dhmxmcmBTQ and btw, here's my user agent.  n9cxr[.]info replies,
"Never heard of it - why don't you go to Google instead." by sending a "302 redirect."

If you had clicked on that same message from your phone, you would NOT be sent to Google.  That's because the web server is checking to see if you are asking for the information from a phone or from a computer.  Because they know they only sent their spam via "SMS-blasting" they believe that every legitimate potential victim should be coming from a phone.  Since I don't have a great set of rich monitoring tools on my phone, I'll just tell my Virtual Machine's Chrome instance that it should lie when it visits web servers and pretend to be an iPhone. I'm being a bit lazy here and using another Chrome Plug-in, this one called "User Agent Changer," which gives me a menu like this: 

Once I change my Chrome Virtual Machine to pretend to be "Safari on iPhone" we revisit the URL that was sent to my phone: 


Notice on line 5 that where it previously said I was "Windows NT 10" it nows says I am "(iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 9_2 like Mac OS X)." (Which is super out-of-date, but apparently good enough for this criminal's scheme, because now I get this!


We've written several times in the past about these never-ending surveys.  Their objective is to gather as much personal data from you as they can and to show you as many advertisements as they can.  They then experience revenue by both showing you ads during the survey, but also by selling the personal information that they gather you to organizations that need "qualified sales leads."  They will tell those organizations that you are looking for things like savings on college tuition, health insurance, car insurance, electronics, a new vehicle, etc, and you will start getting more spam messages from those organizations who will have believed that you asked for their spam! 

We asked our friends at Zetalytics, via their Zone Cruncher tool, "So where in the world is the IP address n9cxr[.]info?"  They told us that it is located in Hong Kong on a server that is hosted by Alibaba Inc.  


That's very interesting!  Thanks, Zetalytics!  Could you also tell us OTHER DOMAIN NAMES that have recently been seen on that same IP address?  After all, we've received three such domains in the three messages that I received on my personal phone!

All of those domains are of course registered at the scummy domain registrar NameCheap.  They claim that if we inform them of bad domains, they will de-register them.  Once I post this, I'll send them a copy and report back what happens.


By the way, the content is not exactly the same with each visit.  My next visit to the n9cxr URL gave me this pop-up instead:


So how are we getting to the fake AT&T page?  That's where a tool that CAUCE Director Neil Schwartman showed me comes in.  While I don't recommend the company necessarily, this little Chrome plug-in is gold for mapping out redirect paths!  (Search for the Chrome Extension "Ayima Redirect Path" and please remember you should only be reviewing potentially hostile URLs in a Virtual Machine!)



What does all that mean? It tells us that the first URL's webserver claimed that the page we were looking for "dhmxmcmBTQ" had been temporarily redirected to "themechallenge[.]club" and that we should ask that server for a particular "key."
That key caused the server to send us a Javascript that redirected us to another URL on their website, which in turn did a "META Redirect" to the webserver "go.metreysi[.]info" where we should tell them we were sent by a certain "cnv_id."  That server then pretended that we had clicked on it, and sent us via another "302 temporary redirect" to a webserver called "redirect.usersupport[.]net." UserSupport then did yet another redirect which took us to the webside "att.usersupport[.]net."

More domains to look up in ZoneCruncher!

https://themechallenge[.]club/click.php?key=abrrkduwznt79g18cx66

go.metreysi[.]info => hosted on LeaseWeb at 23.108.57[.]187
redirect.usersupport[.]net => hosted on 2606:4700:3032::6815:2b25
att.usersupport[.]net => hosted on 2606:4700:3031::ac43:da02


I'm guessing that all of these other "go" sites that are sharing the same IP address will also be involved in illegal "redirection" scams that start off with SMS Blasting.


By the way, do you remember the "key" we had to pass?  In a similar way to our User-Agent, if you visit one of these sites and fail to pass it a "key" it will just redirect you to 127.0.0.1, which means, "visit your own machine." 

Not just AT&T!

One of Zetalytics other tricks is being able to show me other hostnames on the same domain.  (The term for this is called "PassiveDNS")

It looks like "UserSupport[.]net" is also being used to imitate TikTok, CostCo, Walmart, and Google, shipping company UPS, FedEx, and US Postal Service, and Cell phone providers, AT&T, Comcast, Spectrum, T-Mobile, and Verizon!


Because I haven't received those particular SMS messages, I can't navigate to them.  (I have the wrong "key" to get the chain started.) But I'd love to see some more of these if you would be willing to share a screenshot! 

List of SMS-spam-abusing .info (and .xyz) domains believed to be associated with these campaigns.  It sort of makes sense that there are exactly 100 of them.

1find[.]info
1fwnx[.]info
1nvc[.]info
2edcc[.]info
2gtex[.]info
2ofgm[.]info
3mgie[.]info
3ohmd[.]info
4gogm[.]info
4onnr[.]info
4onnr[.]info
6ghme[.]info
6nbfu[.]info
6omrf[.]info
6wqbv[.]info
7botm[.]info
7gboe[.]info
7gboe[.]info
7uwhn[.]info
7wxcd[.]info
8bmxw[.]info
9bmdx[.]info
a2sct[.]info
a7tev[.]info
appsc[.]info
appsf[.]info
bjdz2[.]xyz
bmeq9[.]info
bookc[.]info
bookx[.]info
cartm[.]info
cartm[.]info
cartz[.]info
faceg[.]info
faceg[.]info
faceh[.]info
facem[.]info
faceu[.]info
facey[.]info
fuwd2[.]info
gg0l[.]info
gi3t[.]info
gi3t[.]info
gitn4[.]info
goen4[.]info
gotr6[.]info
gr8f[.]info
havec[.]info
havec[.]info
havec[.]info
havec[.]info
havec[.]info
havec[.]info
havej[.]info
havew[.]info
hidej[.]info
hidej[.]info
hidem[.]info
hidep[.]info
hidep[.]info
j1bcs[.]info
j1bcs[.]info
j2bmf[.]info
k2ave[.]info
k4acr[.]info
k4acr[.]info
k8bvz[.]info
kpl5[.]info
kpp8[.]info
kpp8[.]info
kse0[.]info
ktf4[.]info
l1bmz[.]info
l5brv[.]info
lgte3[.]info
m2cxn[.]info
m6cda[.]info
mbdz2[.]xyz
mqbvn[.]info
n4csv[.]info
n9cxr[.]info
nameb[.]info
pexw0[.]xyz
qkkk2[.]xyz
raini[.]info
rainl[.]info
rainz[.]info
s1vrk[.]info
s2avr[.]info
s2avr[.]info
s4asc[.]info
s6axe[.]info
s7axm[.]info
s8avx[.]info
toer9[.]info
toer9[.]info
vbjh9[.]xyz
wodm7[.]info
wordc[.]info
wosn9[.]info


Wednesday, September 08, 2021

The Taliban Leadership: By the Sanctions

 The Taliban announced the leadership of their new Afghan government this week.  As expected, there were many familiar names to those who follow terrorism sanctions.  What does this mean for financial organizations who do business with Afghanistan?  Probably too early to tell.  This will likely be "a living document" as we update it with new information as we have time to integrate it.

Our first pass it to provide UN Sanctions designations where possible.  All "TAi" indications come from the current UN Security Commissions Consolidated Sanctions List as retrieved on 08SEP2021.

Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund - Prime Minister

TAi.002  Name: 1: MOHAMMAD 2: HASSAN 3: AKHUND 4: na
Name (original script): محمد حسن آخوند
Title: a) Mullah b) Haji Designation: a) First Deputy, Council of Ministers under the Taliban regime b) Foreign Minister under the Taliban regime c) Governor of Kandahar under the Taliban regime d) Political Advisor of Mullah Mohammed Omar DOB: a) Approximately 1955-1958 b) Approximately 1945-1950 POB: Pashmul village, Panjwai District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: na Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghan Passport no.: na National identification no.: na Address: na Listed on: 25 Jan. 2001 (amended on 3 Sep. 200320 Dec. 20059 Jul. 200721 Sep. 200729 Nov. 2011 ) Other information: A close associate of Mullah Mohammed Omar (TAi.004). Member of Taliban Supreme Council as at Dec. 2009. Belongs to Kakar tribe. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 21 Jul. 2010.

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar - 1st Deputy to Prime Minister

TAi.024  Name: 1: ABDUL GHANI 2: BARADAR 3: ABDUL AHMAD TURK 4: na
Name (original script): عبدالغنی برادر عبد الاحمد ترک
Title: Mullah Designation: Deputy Minister of Defence under the Taliban regime DOB: Approximately 1968 POB: Yatimak village, Dehrawood District, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: a) Mullah Baradar Akhund b) Abdul Ghani Baradar (previously listed as) Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghan Passport no.: na National identification no.: na Address: na Listed on: 23 Feb. 2001 (amended on 3 Sep. 200318 Jul. 200721 Sep. 200713 Feb. 2012 ) Other information: Arrested in Feb. 2010 and in custody in Pakistan. Extradition request to Afghanistan pending in Lahore High Court, Pakistan as of June 2011. Belongs to Popalzai tribe. Senior Taliban military commander and member of Taliban Quetta Council as of May 2007. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 1 Jun. 2010.

Maulvi Abdul Salam Hanafi (Uzbek) - 2nd Deputy to Prime Minister

TAi.027  Name: 1: ABDUL SALAM 2: HANAFI 3: ALI MARDAN 4: QUL
Name (original script): عبدالسلام حنفی علی مردان قل
Title: a) Mullah b) Maulavi Designation: Deputy Minister of Education under the Taliban regime DOB: Approximately 1968 POB: a) Darzab District, Faryab Province, Afghanistan b) Qush Tepa District, Jawzjan Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abdussalam Hanifi b) Hanafi Saheb Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghan Passport no.: na National identification no.: na Address: na Listed on: 23 Feb. 2001 (amended on 3 Sep. 200318 Jul. 200721 Sep. 200727 Sep. 20071 Feb. 200829 Nov. 2011 ) Other information: Taliban member responsible for Jawzjan Province in Northern Afghanistan until 2008. Involved in drug trafficking. Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 1 Jun. 2010.

Maulvi Mohammad Yaqub Mujahid - Minister of Defense

TAi.052 Name: 1: MOHAMMAD YAQOUB 2: na 3: na 4: na
Name (original script): محمد يعقوب
Title: Maulavi Designation: Head of Bakhtar Information Agency (BIA) under the Taliban regime DOB: Approximately 1966 POB: a) Shahjoi District, Zabul Province, Afghanistan b) Janda District, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: na Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghanistan Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 23 Feb. 2001 ( amended on 3 Sep. 2003, 21 Sep. 2007, 29 Nov. 2011, 1 Jun. 2012, 31 Dec. 2013 ) Other information: Member of Taliban Cultural Commission. Directs a Taliban "front" and coordinates all military activities of Taliban forces in Maiwand District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan as of mid-2013. Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area. Belongs to Kharoti (Taraki) tribe. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 23 Jul. 2010.

Alhaj Mullah Siraj Ud Din Haqqani - Interior Minister (H)

TAi.144 Name: 1: SIRAJUDDIN 2: JALLALOUDINE 3: HAQQANI 4: na
Name (original script): سراج الدين جلال الدين حقانى
Title: na Designation: Na'ib Amir (Deputy Commander) DOB: Between 1977 and 1978 (Approximately) POB: a) Danda, Miramshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan b) Khost province, Afghanistan c) Neka district, Paktika province, Afghanistan d) Srana village, Garda Saray district, Paktia province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: a) Siraj Haqqani b) Serajuddin Haqani c) Siraj Haqani d) Saraj Haqani Low quality a.k.a.: Khalifa Nationality: Afghanistan Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: a) Kela neighborhood/Danda neighborhood, Miramshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan b) Manba'ul uloom Madrasa, Miramshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan c) Dergey Manday Madrasa, Miramshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan Listed on: 13 Sep. 2007 ( amended on 22 Apr. 2013 ) Other information: Heading the Haqqani Network (TAe.012) as of late 2012. Son of Jalaluddin Haqqani (TAi.040). Belongs to Sultan Khel section, Zadran tribe of Garda Saray of Paktia province, Afghanistan. Believed to be in the Afghanistan/Pakistan border area. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 27 Jul. 2010.

The new Interior Minister is also on the FBI Most Wanted list!

Maulvi Ameer Khan Muttaqi - Foreign Minister

TAi.026 Name: 1: AMIR KHAN 2: MOTAQI 3: na 4: na
Name (original script): امیر خان متقی
Title: Mullah Designation: a) Minister of Education under the Taliban regime b) Taliban representative in UN-led talks under the Taliban regime DOB: Approximately 1968 POB: a) Zurmat District, Paktia Province, Afghanistan b) Shin Kalai village, Nad-e-Ali District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: Amir Khan Muttaqi Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghanistan Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 25 Jan. 2001 ( amended on 3 Sep. 2003, 21 Sep. 2007, 29 Nov. 2011 ) Other information: Member of the Taliban Supreme Council as at June 2007. Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area. Belongs to Sulaimankhel tribe. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 21 Jul. 2010. 

Mullah Hidayatullah Badri (Gul Agha) - Finance Minister

TAi.147 Name: 1: GUL 2: AGHA 3: ISHAKZAI 4: na
Name (original script): كُل آغا اسحاقزی
Title: na Designation: na DOB: Approximately 1972 POB: Band-e Temur, Maiwand District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: a) Mullah Gul Agha b) Mullah Gul Agha Akhund Low quality a.k.a.: a) Hidayatullah b) Haji Hidayatullah c) Hayadatullah Nationality: na Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: Pakistan Listed on: 20 Jul. 2010 ( amended on 29 Nov. 2011, 31 Dec. 2013 ) Other information: Member of a Taliban Council that coordinates the collection of zakat (Islamic tax) from Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. Head of Taliban Financial Commission as at mid-2013. Associated with Mullah Mohammed Omar (TAi.004). Served as Omar's principal finance officer and one of his closest advisors. Belongs to Ishaqzai tribe. 

Sheikh Maulvi Noorullah Munir - Education Minister

(no apparent UN sanctions - please provide more information in comments below!)

Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa - Minister Information and Culture

TAi.093 Name: 1: KHAIRULLAH 2: KHAIRKHWAH 3: na 4: na
Name (original script): خيرالله خيرخواه
Title: a) Maulavi b) Mullah Designation: a) Governor of Herat Province under the Taliban regime b) Spokesperson of the Taliban regime c) Governor of Kabul province under the Taliban regime d) Minister of Internal Affairs under the Taliban regime DOB: Approximately 1963 POB: Poti village, Arghistan district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: a) Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwah b) Khirullah Said Wali Khairkhwa, born in Kandahar on 01 Jan.1967 Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghanistan Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: Qatar Listed on: 25 Jan. 2001 ( amended on 3 Sep. 2003, 21 Sep. 2007, 3 Oct. 2008, 12 Apr. 2010, 29 Nov. 2011, 31 Dec. 2013, 7 Sep. 2016 ) Other information: Belongs to Popalzai tribe. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 23 Jul. 2010. 


Qari Din Hanif - Minister of Economy 

TAi.043 Name: 1: DIN MOHAMMAD 2: HANIF 3: na 4: na
Name (original script): دین محمد حنیف
Title: Qari Designation: a) Minister of Planning under the Taliban regime b) Minister of Higher Education under the Taliban regime DOB: Approximately 1955 POB: Shakarlab village, Yaftali Pain District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: a) Qari Din Mohammad b) Iadena Mohammad born 1 Jan. 1969 in Badakhshan Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghanistan Passport no: OA 454044, issued in Afghanistan National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 25 Jan. 2001 ( amended on 3 Sep. 2003, 9 Jul. 2007, 21 Sep. 2007, 29 Nov. 2011, 25 Oct. 2012, 7 Sep. 2016 ) Other information: Member of Taliban Supreme Council responsible for Takhar and Badakhshan provinces. Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 27 Jul. 2010. 

Sheikh Maulvi Noor Muhammad Saqib - Minister Hajj and Religious Affairs

TAi.110 Name: 1: NOOR MOHAMMAD 2: SAQIB 3: na 4: na
Name (original script): نور محمد ثاقب
Title: na Designation: Chief Justice of Supreme Court under the Taliban regime DOB: Approximately 1958 POB: a) Bagrami District, Kabul Province, Afghanistan b) Tarakhel area, Deh Sabz District, Kabul Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: na Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghanistan Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 25 Jan. 2001 ( amended on 3 Sep. 2003, 21 Sep. 2007, 29 Nov. 2011 ) Other information: Member of Taliban Supreme Council and Head of Taliban Religious Committee. Belongs to Ahmadzai tribe. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 23 Jul. 2010.

Maulvi Abdul Hakim Sharia - Minister of Justice

(no apparent UN sanctions under TAi - please provide more information in comments below!)
possibly QDi.120

Mullah Noorullah Noori - Minister for Borders and Tribal Affairs

TAi.089 Name: 1: NURULLAH 2: NURI 3: na 4: na
Name (original script): نور الله نوری
Title: Maulavi Designation: a) Governor of Balkh Province under the Taliban Regime b) Head of Northern Zone under the Taliban regime DOB: a) Approximately 1958 b) 1 Jan. 1967 POB: Shahjoe District, Zabul Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: Norullah Noori Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghanistan Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: Qatar Listed on: 25 Jan. 2001 ( amended on 3 Sep. 2003, 21 Sep. 2007, 29 Nov. 2011, 31 Dec. 2013, 7 Sep. 2016 ) Other information: Belongs to Tokhi tribe. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 29 Jul. 2010. 

Mullah Muhammad Younas Akhundzada - Minister for Rural Rehabilitation and Development

(no apparent UN sanctions - please provide more information in comments below!)

Sheikh Muhammad Khalid - Minister for Dawat & Irshaad (Preaching and Guidance) and Amr Bil Maroof Wa Anil Munkar 

(no apparent UN sanctions - please provide more information in comments below!)

Mullah Abdul Mannan Omari - Minister for Public Works

(no apparent UN sanctions - please provide more information in comments below!)

Mullah Muhamad Essa Akhund - Minister for Mines and Petroleum

TAi.060 Name: 1: MOHAMMAD ESSA 2: AKHUND 3: na 4: na
Name (original script): محمد عیسی آخوند
Title: a) Alhaj b) Mullah Designation: Minister of Water, Sanitation and Electricity under the Taliban regime DOB: Approximately 1958 POB: Mial area, Spin Boldak District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: na Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghanistan Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 25 Jan. 2001 ( amended on 3 Sep. 2003, 21 Sep. 2007, 29 Nov. 2011 ) Other information: Belongs to Nurzai tribe. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 27 Jul. 2010. 

Mullah Abdul Latif Mansoor - Minister for Water and Power

TAi.007 Name: 1: ABDUL LATIF 2: MANSUR 3: na 4: na
Name (original script): عبد اللطيف منصور
Title: Maulavi Designation: Minister of Agriculture under the Taliban regime DOB: Approximately 1968 POB: a) Zurmat District, Paktia Province, Afghanistan b) Garda Saray District, Paktia Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abdul Latif Mansoor b) Wali Mohammad Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghanistan Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 31 Jan. 2001 ( amended on 3 Sep. 2003, 18 Jul. 2007, 21 Sep. 2007, 13 Feb. 2012, 18 May 2012, 22 Apr. 2013 ) Other information: Taliban Shadow Governor for Logar Province as of late 2012. Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area. Belongs to Sahak tribe (Ghilzai). Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 27 Jul. 2010. I

Hameedullah Akhundzada - Minister for Civil Aviation & Transport

(no apparent UN sanctions - please provide more information in comments below!)

Abdul Baqi Haqqani - Minister for Higher Education

Not a positive match ==> possibly TAi.038  Please comment if you can clarify!

TAi.038 Name: 1: ABDUL BAQI 2: BASIR 3: AWAL SHAH 4: na
Name (original script): عبد الباقي بصير أول شاه
Title: a) Maulavi b) Mullah Designation: a) Governor of Khost and Paktika provinces under the Taliban regime b) Vice-Minister of Information and Culture under the Taliban regime c) Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Taliban regime DOB: Between 1960 and 1962 (Approximately ) POB: a) Jalalabad City, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan b) Shinwar District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: Abdul Baqi (previously listed as) Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghanistan Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 23 Feb. 2001 ( amended on 3 Sep. 2003, 7 Sep. 2007, 21 Sep. 2007, 29 Nov. 2011, 13 Aug. 2012 ) Other information: Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area. Taliban member responsible for Nangarhar Province as at 2008. Until 7 Sep. 2007 he was also listed under number TAi.048. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 1 Jun. 2010.

Najibullah Haqqani - Minister for Communications

Ai.071 Name: 1: NAJIBULLAH 2: HAQQANI 3: HIDAYATULLAH 4: na
Name (original script): نجیب الله حقانی هدايت الله
Title: Maulavi Designation: Deputy Minister of Finance under the Taliban regime DOB: 1971 POB: Moni village, Shigal District, Kunar Province Good quality a.k.a.: Najibullah Haqani Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghanistan Passport no: na National identification no: Afghan national identification card (tazkira) number 545167 (issued in 1974) Address: na Listed on: 23 Feb. 2001 ( amended on 3 Sep. 2003, 18 Jul. 2007, 21 Sep. 2007, 27 Sep. 2007, 29 Nov. 2011, 16 May 2014 ) Other information: Cousin of Moulavi Noor Jalal. Grandfather’s name is Salam. Taliban member responsible for Laghman Province as of late 2010. Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 1 Jun. 2010. 

Khalil ur Rehman Haqqani - Minister for Refugees

TAi.150 Name: 1: KHALIL 2: AHMED 3: HAQQANI 4: na
Name (original script): خلیل احمد حقانی
Title: Haji Designation: na DOB: a) 1 Jan. 1966 b) Between 1958 and 1964 POB: Sarana Village, Garda Saray area, Waza Zadran District, Paktia Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: a) Khalil Al-Rahman Haqqani b) Khalil ur Rahman Haqqani c) Khaleel Haqqani Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghanistan Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: a) Peshawar, Pakistan b) Near Dergey Manday Madrasa in Dergey Manday Village, near Miram Shah, North Waziristan Agency (NWA), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan c) Kayla Village, near Miram Shah, North Waziristan Agency (NWA), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan d) Sarana Zadran Village, Paktia Province, Afghanistan Listed on: 9 Feb. 2011 ( amended on 1 Jun. 2012 ) Other information: Senior member of the Haqqani Network (TAe.012), which operates out of North Waziristan in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Has previously traveled to, and raised funds in, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Brother of Jalaluddin Haqqani (TAi.040) and uncle of Sirajuddin Jallaloudine Haqqani (TAi.144).

Mullah Abdul Haq Wasiq - Director General of Intelligence

TAi.082 Name: 1: ABDUL-HAQ 2: WASSIQ 3: na 4: na
Name (original script): عبد الحق وثيق
Title: Maulavi Designation: Deputy Minister of Security (Intelligence) under the Taliban regime DOB: a) 1971 b) Approximately 1975 POB: Gharib village, Khogyani District, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abdul-Haq Wasseq b) Abdul Haq Wasiq Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghanistan Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: Qatar Listed on: 31 Jan. 2001 ( amended on 3 Sep. 2003, 21 Sep. 2007, 3 Oct. 2008, 29 Nov. 2011, 31 Dec. 2013, 11 Feb. 2014, 7 Sep. 2016 ) Other information: Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 27 Jul. 2010. 

Haji Muhammad Idris - Director General of Afghanistan Bank

(no apparent UN sanctions - please provide more information in comments below!)

Maulvi Ahmed Jan Ahmadi - Director General of Administrative Affairs

Possibly TAi.159 - but unclear.  If you can help clarify, please comment below

TAi.159 Name: 1: AHMED JAN 2: WAZIR 3: AKHTAR MOHAMMAD 4: na
Name (original script): احمد جان وزیر اختر محمد
Title: na Designation: Official of the Ministry of Finance during the Taliban regime DOB: 1963 POB: Barlach Village, Qareh Bagh District, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: a) Ahmed Jan Kuchi b) Ahmed Jan Zadran Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: na Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 6 Jan. 2012 ( amended on 31 Dec. 2013, 11 Feb. 2014 ) Other information: Key commander of the Haqqani Network (TAe.012), which is based in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area. Acts as deputy, spokesperson and advisor for Haqqani Network senior leader Sirajuddin Jallaloudine Haqqani (TAi.144). Liaises with the Taliban Supreme Council. Has travelled abroad. Liaises with and provides Taliban commanders in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, with money, weapons, communications equipment and supplies. Reportedly deceased as of 2013. 

Mullah Muhammad Fazil Mazloom Akhund - Deputy to Defense Minister

TAi.023 Name: 1: FAZL MOHAMMAD 2: MAZLOOM 3: na 4: na
Name (original script): فضل محمد مظلوم
Title: Mullah Designation: Deputy Chief of Army Staff of the Taliban regime DOB: Between 1963 and 1968 POB: Uruzgan, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: a) Molah Fazl b) Fazel Mohammad Mazloom Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghanistan Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: Qatar Listed on: 23 Feb. 2001 ( amended on 3 Sep. 2003, 21 Sep. 2007, 3 Oct. 2008, 31 Dec. 2013, 7 Sep. 2016 ) Other information: Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 23 Jul. 2010.

Qari Fasihuddin (Tajik) - Chief of Army


(said to be killed by airstrike according to the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense) 


Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanakzai - Deputy Foreign Minister


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sher_Mohammad_Abbas_Stanikzai

Maulvi Noor Jalal - Deputy Interior Minister 

(no apparent UN sanctions - please provide more information in comments below!)

Zabihullah Mujahid - Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting

(no apparent UN sanctions - please provide more information in comments below!)

Mullah Taj Mir Jawad - 1st Deputy to Intelligence Chief (H)

(no apparent UN sanctions - please provide more information in comments below!)

Mullah Rahmatullah Najib - Administrative Depty to Intelligence Chief

possibly TAi.137 - if you can clarify, please comment below!

TAi.137 Name: 1: RAHMATULLAH 2: KAKAZADA 3: na 4: na
Name (original script): رحمت الله کاکا زاده
Title: a) Maulavi b) Mullah Designation: Consul General, Taliban Consulate General, Karachi, Pakistan DOB: 1968 POB: Zurmat District, Paktia Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: a) Rehmatullah b) Kakazada Low quality a.k.a.: Mullah Nasir Nationality: Afghanistan Passport no: D 000952, issued on 7 Jan. 1999, issued in Afghanistan National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 25 Jan. 2001 ( amended on 3 Sep. 2003, 25 Jul. 2006, 18 Jul. 2007, 21 Sep. 2007, 29 Nov. 2011 ) Other information: Taliban member responsible for Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, as of May 2007. Head of an intelligence network. Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area. Belongs to Suleimankheil tribe. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 21 Jul. 2010. 

Mullah Abdul Haq Akhund  - Deputy Minister of Interior for Counter Narcotics Affairs 

possibly TAi.051 - if you can clarify,please comment below!

TAi.051 Name: 1: ABDULHAI 2: MOTMAEN 3: na 4: na
Name (original script): عبدالحی مطمئن
Title: Maulavi Designation: a) Director of the Information and Culture Department in Kandahar Province under the Taliban regime b) Spokesperson of the Taliban regime DOB: Approximately 1973 POB: a) Shinkalai village, Nad-e-Ali District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan b) Zabul Province, Afghanistan Good quality a.k.a.: Abdul Haq son of M. Anwar Khan (عبد الحق ولد محمد انور خان) (Afghan passport number OA462456, issued on 31 Jan. 2012 (11-11-1390) by the Afghan Consulate General in Peshawar, Pakistan) Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Afghanistan Passport no: Afghanistan number OA462456, issued on 31 Jan. 2012 (issued under the name of Abdul Haq) National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 23 Feb. 2001 ( amended on 3 Sep. 2003, 21 Sep. 2007, 29 Nov. 2011, 31 Dec. 2013, 16 May 2014 ) Other information: Family is originally from Zabul, but settled later in Helmand. Member of the Taliban Supreme Council and spokesperson for Mullah Mohammed Omar (TAi.004) as of 2007. Believed to be in Afghanistan/Pakistan border area. Belongs to Kharoti tribe. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 23 Jul. 2010.