09 Oct 2020

US unveils enforcement framework to combat terrorist, criminal cryptocurrency activities

The US has created a framework for how criminal usage of blockchain technology should be dealt with on behalf of the government. Although the possibilities of blockchain are considered to be some of the best recent technological developments, the dark side of this is that cybercriminals often rely on them

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23 Sep 2020

179 Arrested in Massive Global Dark Web Takedown

In one of the biggest global dark web takedowns to date, 179 criminals were arrested across six different countries. Authorities seized 500 kilograms of drugs and $6.5 million in cash and cryptocurrency. The operation was announced this morning, however, it’s likely that the cybercrime group was operating since May 3

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21 Sep 2020

Hackers Collecting Intelligence on Potential Opponents to Iranian Regime

An Iranian hacking group called Rampant Kitten has recently been observed targeting opposition and anti-regime organizations in a lengthy campaign that may have begun six years ago. Rampant Kitten has allegedly been targeting supporters of Mujahedin-e Khalq and the Azerbaijan National Resistance Organization, two movements that are currently advocating for

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11 Aug 2020

Experts Warn of ‘Consultants’ Promising to Secure Fake COVID Aid

The Better Business Bureau, a consumer rights agency, has released a statement warning US citizens of threat actors claiming to be helping Americans receive money from government COVID-19 aid programs. The fraudulent messages promise COVID-19 aid and economic stimulus packages, however, the cybercriminals behind the phishing scheme are instead harvesting

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06 Aug 2020

Cybercrime Growing at an “Alarming Pace” Due to COVID19

According to a new report released by INTERPOL, cybercrime is growing at an alarming pace due to the ongoing global pandemic. INTERPOL’s research also lead them to believe that the crime rate will continue to accelerate throughout 2020. The report reveals the extent to which threat actors are capitalizing on

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08 Jul 2020

Keeper Threat Group Rakes in $7M from Hundreds of Compromised E-Commerce Sites

Researchers have warned that the Keeper threat group is deploying Magecart code to launch increasingly sophisticated attacks against eCommerce sites across the world. The group was formed three years ago and has since compromised more than 570 sites ranging in nature from liquor stores to Apple product resellers. Now, researchers

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29 Jun 2020

‘Cardplanet’ Operator Sentenced to 9 Years for Selling Stolen Credit Cards

Aleksei Burkov, a Russian citizen, has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his responsibility in operating a site selling credit card details that is responsible for $20 million in fraudulent purchases. The dark web forum, called “Cardplanet,” sold hundreds of thousands of stolen payment card numbers that had

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24 Jun 2020

New Zealand seizes $90 million in assets of Russian cybercrime suspect

New Zealand law enforcement has reportedly seized assets worth $90.68 million from a Russian man who is suspected of money laundering billions of dollars in digital currency. The assets were being held in a New Zealand company owned by cybercriminal Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted in the US, France, and

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22 Jun 2020

Hacker arrested for stealing, selling PII of 65K hospital employees

Justin Sean Johnson, a 29-year-old man from Michigan, was arrested earlier this week for his involvement in a 2014 hack of the health care provider University of Pittsburg Medical Center (UPMC). Johnson allegedly executed the attack and stole personally identifiable information and W-2 information of over 65,000 employees. Johnson is

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12 Jun 2020

FBI Expects Increased Targeting of Mobile Banking Applications

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center released an alert earlier this week warning Americans that threat actors will likely increasingly target mobile banking applications as they rise in popularity. According to the alert, mobile banking application use went up by 50% since the beginning of this year, drawing the attention

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