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Operation Cronos: law enforcement disrupted the LockBit operation

February 19, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

A joint law enforcement action, code-named Operation Cronos, conducted by law enforcement agencies from 11 countries has disrupted the LockBit ransomware operation. Below is the image of the Tor leak site of the Lockbit ransomware gang that was seized by […]


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Cutting kids off from the dark web – the solution can only ever be social

February 16, 2024

Via: The Register

The murder of 16-year-old schoolgirl Brianna Ghey has kickstarted a debate around limiting children’s access to the dark web in the UK, with experts highlighting the difficulty in achieving this. Ciaran Martin, the National Cyber Security Centre’s first CEO and […]


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Zeus, IcedID malware kingpin faces 40 years in slammer

February 16, 2024

Via: The Register

A Ukrainian cybercrime kingpin who ran some of the most pervasive malware operations faces 40 years in prison after spending nearly a decade on the FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted List. Vyacheslav Igorevich Penchukov, 37, pleaded guilty this week in the […]


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Authorities Take Down Seller of Widely Used RAT Malware

February 9, 2024

Via: DataBreach Today

Federal authorities have seized internet domains and arrested two men in Malta and Nigeria who they say served as sales and customer service reps for a dark web business that sold RAT malware to cybercriminals over a 12-year period, leading […]


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Wikileaks source and former CIA worker Joshua Schulte sentenced to 40 years jail

February 2, 2024

Via: The Register

Joshua Schulte, a former CIA employee and software engineer accused of sharing material with WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 40 years in prison by the US Southern District of New York on Thursday. Schulte was sent down for crimes including espionage, […]


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A TrickBot malware developer sentenced to 64 months in prison

January 26, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

The Russian national Vladimir Dunaev (40) has been sentenced in the US to 64 months in prison for his role in the development and distribution of the TrickBot malware. Vladimir Dunaev was extradited to the U.S. in October 2021. Dunaev, […]


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Accused PII seller faces jail for running underground fraud op

January 23, 2024

Via: The Register

A Baltimore man faces a potential maximum 20-year prison sentence after being charged for his alleged role in running an online service that sold personal data which was later used for financial fraud. Chouby Charleron is alleged to be behind […]


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BreachForums admin ‘Pompourin’ sentenced to 20 years of supervised release

January 22, 2024

Via: The Register

Conor Brian Fitzpatrick – aka “Pompourin,” a former administrator of notorious leak site BreachForums – has been sentenced to 20 years of supervised release. Fitzpatrick was arrested and charged in March 2023. Authorities accused him of running the site, which […]


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Kazakhstan to Extradite Russian Hacker to Moscow

December 26, 2023

Via: DataBreach Today

A Russian man accused by the United States of trafficking in a hacked database of online credentials will apparently evade American courts after the Russian government said it had succeeded in extraditing him. Russian prosecutors said authorities in Kazakhstan will […]


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Philippines, South Korea, Interpol cuff 3,500 suspected cyber scammers, seize $300M

December 20, 2023

Via: The Register

A transnational police operation has resulted in the arrest of 3,500 alleged cybercriminals and the seizure of $300 million in cash and digital assets. Interpol on Tuesday revealed the results of what it’s dubbed Operation HAECHI IV – a six-month […]


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Cloud engineer wreaks havoc on bank network after getting fired

December 12, 2023

Via: The Register

An ex-First Republic Bank cloud engineer was sentenced to two years in prison for causing more than $220,000 in damage to his former employer’s computer network after allegedly using his company-issued laptop to watch pornography. Miklos Daniel Brody, 38, of […]


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US readies prison cell for another Russian Trickbot developer

December 1, 2023

Via: The Register

Another member of the Trickbot malware crew now faces a lengthy prison sentence amid US law enforcement’s ongoing search for its leading members. Russian national Vladimir Dunaev, 40, faces a maximum sentence of 35 years in prison for his involvement […]


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Europol shutters ransomware operation with kingpin arrests

November 28, 2023

Via: The Register

International law enforcement investigators have made a number of high-profile arrests after tracking a major cybercrime group for more than four years. A joint investigation team (JIT), spearheaded by French authorities, formed in 2019 to bring down a ransomware group […]


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Crimeware and financial cyberthreats in 2024

November 21, 2023

Via: Securelist

At Kaspersky, we constantly monitor the financial cyberthreat landscape, which includes threats to financial institutions, such as banks, and financially motivated threats, such as ransomware, that target a broader range of industries. As part of our Kaspersky Security Bulletin, we […]


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Look out, Scattered Spider. FBI pumps ‘significant’ resources into snaring data-theft crew

November 17, 2023

Via: The Register

The FBI is applying “significant” resources to find members of the infamous Scattered Spider cyber-crime crew, which seemingly attacked a couple of high-profile casinos a few months ago and remains active, according to a senior bureau official. The gang, a […]


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Hacker Conversations: Chris Wysopal, AKA Weld Pond

November 14, 2023

Via: SecurityWeek

Weld Pond: hacker Is he a hacker? “Absolutely,” he says. “A hacker is someone who wants to understand how a system works, and then explore how that system can be manipulated to do something unintended by the developer. The interesting […]


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UK data watchdog fines three text spammers for flouting electronic marketing rules

November 3, 2023

Via: The Register

A “debt management company” is itself facing a bill from Britain’s data regulator for sending hundreds of thousands of text messages to households that opted not to receive marketing junk mail. Digivo Media Ltd, which traded as Rid My Debt, […]


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Now Russians accused of pwning JFK taxi system to sell top spots to cabbies

October 31, 2023

Via: The Register

For a period of two years between September 2019 and September 2021, two Americans and two Russians allegedly compromising the taxi dispatch system at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to sell cabbies a place at the front […]


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Everest cybercriminals offer corporate insiders cold, hard cash for remote access

October 12, 2023

Via: The Register

The Everest ransomware group is stepping up its efforts to purchase access to corporate networks directly from employees amid what researchers believe to be a major transition for the cybercriminals. In a post at the top of its dark web […]


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Cybercriminals use research contests to create new attack methods

September 1, 2023

Via: Help Net Security

Adversary-sponsored research contests on cybercriminal forums focus on new methods of attack and evasion, according to Sophos. The contests mirror legitimate security conference ‘Call For Papers’ and provide the winners considerable financial rewards and recognition from peers and also potential […]