cybercrime

A joint operation of European law enforcement agencies and coordinated by Europol dismantled a criminal ring involved in investment fraud. A joint investigation of European law enforcement agencies supported by Europol and Eurojust dismantled a large criminal network involved in investment fraud and money laundering. The operation, led by Germany, involved authorities from Bulgaria, Israel, Latvia, […]

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Modern ransomware has two dimensions: pay to get your data back, and pay not to have your data dumped on the Internet. The DC police are the victims of this ransomware, and the criminals have just posted personnel records — “including the results of psychological assessments and polygraph tests; driver’s license images; fingerprints; social security numbers; dates of birth; and residential, financial, and marriage histories” — for two dozen police officers.

The negotiations don’t seem to be doing well. The criminals want $4M. The DC police offered them $100,000…

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This is a major story: a probably Russian cybercrime group called DarkSide shut down the Colonial Pipeline in a ransomware attack. The pipeline supplies much of the East Coast. This is the new and improved ransomware attack: the hackers stole nearly 100 gig of data, and are threatening to publish it. The White House has declared a state of emergency and has created a task force to deal with the problem, but it’s unclear what they can do. This is bad; our supply chains are so tightly coupled that this kind of thing can have disproportionate effects…

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The city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been hit by a ransomware attack over the weekend that impacted its government’s network and shut down its websites. One of the biggest cities in the US  by population size, the City of Tulsa, was victim of a ransomware attack that affected its government’s network and forced the shutdown […]

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U.S. CISA has published an analysis of the FiveHands ransomware, the same malware that was analyzed a few days ago by researchers from FireEye’s Mandiant experts. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published an analysis of the FiveHands ransomware that was recently detailed by FireEye’s Mandiant. At the end of April, researchers […]

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Microsoft is warning of a large-scale BEC campaign that targeted hundreds of organizations leveraging typo-squatted domains registered days before the attacks. Business email compromise (BEC) attacks represent a serious threat for organizations worldwide, according to the annual report released by FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, the 2020 Internet Crime Report, in 2020, the IC3 received 19,369 Business […]

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A new cybercrime gang, tracked as UNC2529, has targeted many organizations in the US and other countries using new sophisticated malware. A new financially motivated threat actor, tracked by FireEye Experts as UNC2529, has targeted many organizations in the United States and other countries using several new pieces of malware. The group targeted the organization […]

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The Threat Report Portugal: Q1 2021 compiles data collected on the malicious campaigns that occurred from January to March, Q1, of 2021. Threat Report Portugal Q1 2021: Phishing and malware by numbers. The Portuguese Abuse Open Feed 0xSI_f33d is an open sharing database with the ability to collect indicators from multiple sources, developed and maintained by Segurança-Informática. This feed is […]

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Babuk ransomware operators shut down their affiliate program and announced to stop using ransomware, the group plans to move on data theft. Recently the Babuk ransomware operators made the headlines for the ransomware attack against the DC Police Department. Experts believe that the decision of the group to leave the ransomware practice could be the […]

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UNICC and Group-IB detected and took down a massive multistage scam campaign circulating online on April 7, World Health Day. Group-IB, a global threat hunting and adversary-centric cyber intelligence company that specializes in investigating hi-tech cybercrimes, and the United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC), detected and took down a massive multistage scam campaign circulating online on April 7, World Health Day. […]

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FireEye experts linked a series of attacks targeting Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) servers to the cybercrime group UNC2546, aka FIN11. Security experts from FireEye linked a series of cyber attacks against organizations running Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) servers to the cybercrime group UNC2546, aka FIN11. “Starting in mid-December 2020, malicious actors that Mandiant […]

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a warning about the risks of telephony denial-of-service (TDoS) attacks on call centers. The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning of the consequences of telephony denial-of-service (TDoS) attacks on call centers, which in some cases could threaten people’s lives. TDoS attacks could render telephone systems unavailable […]

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Digital Wellness

How 2020 Has Shaped The Way We Live Our Lives I’ve had such a busy morning! I’ve hunted down my favourite foundation, bought a puzzle mat, stocked up on special dog food for our naughty new puppy, ordered the groceries, made a few appointments and chatted with several friends. And guess what? I haven’t left […]

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Researchers from threat intelligence Cyble have discovered threat actors abusing the Ngrok platform in a fresh phishing campaign. Researchers at the threat intelligence firm Cyble discovered a new wave of phishing attacks targeting multiple organizations that are abusing the ngrok platform, a secure and introspectable tunnel to the localhost. ngrok is a cross-platform application used to […]

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An international operation conducted in Ukraine and France lead to the arrest of criminals believed to be affiliated with the Egregor RaaS. Some affiliated with the Egregor RaaS, not the main ransomware gang, have been arrested as a result of a joint operation conducted by law enforcement in Ukraine and France. Authorities did not reveal […]

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The administrators of the most popular carding marketplace on the dark web Joker’s Stash announced his retirement. Cybercriminal behind the most prominent carding marketplace on the dark web Joker’s Stash retires, he will shut down its servers and destroy the backups. According to Forbes, the man has amassed a billion dollars worth of Bitcoin with […]

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Using broadband internet

In November last year, we lost our much-loved family dog. We were all so devasted. Harley was a very handsome black and white Cavoodle who died from a paralysis tick bite after giving us 12 years of love. After lots of tears and weeks of sadness, we have decided it’s time to start our search […]

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A total of eight criminals have been arrested on 9 February as a result of an international police operation into a series of SIM swapping attacks.  Eight men were arrested in England and Scotland as part of a year-long international investigation into a series of SIM swapping attacks targeting high-profile victims in the United States. […]

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An international operation conducted by Ukraine’s police, along with the US and Australia peers, shut down the world’s largest phishing Service U-Admin. Last week, an international operation conducted by Ukraine’s police, along with the US and Australian authorities, lead to the shut down of the world’s phishing framework U-Admin. The National Police and its Main […]

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How To Stay Safe While Shopping Online This Holiday Season I’m pleased to report that I’ve achieved a number of personal bests in 2020 but the one I’m most proud about is my achievement in the highly skilled arena of online shopping. I’ve shopped online like I’m competing in the Olympics: groceries, homewares, clothing – […]

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Most Dangerous Celebrity

Cristiano Ronaldo tops McAfee India’s Most Dangerous Celebrity 2020 List During COVID-19, people stuck inside have scoured the internet for content to consume – often searching for free entertainment (movies, TV shows, and music) to avoid any extra costs. As these habits increase, so do the potential cyber threats associated with free internet content – […]

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Most Dangerous Celebrity

How Searching For Your Favourite Celebrity May Not End Well 2020 has certainly been the year for online entertainment. With many Aussies staying home to stay well, the internet and all its offerings have provided the perfect way for us all to pass time. From free movies and TV shows to the latest celebrity news, […]

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Most Dangerous Celebrity

Anna Kendrick Is McAfee’s Most Dangerous Celebrity 2020 During COVID-19, people stuck inside have scoured the internet for content to consume – often searching for free entertainment (movies, TV shows, and music) to avoid any extra costs. As these habits increase, so do the potential cyberthreats associated with free internet content – making our fourteenth […]

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