28 Feb 2020

FBI Says $140+ Million Paid to Ransomware, Offers Defense Tips

The FBI stated that after analyzing collected ransomware bitcoin wallets and ransom notes, they have determined that ransomware operators have received roughly $140 million in payments over the last six years. At the RSA security conference earlier this week, an FBI agent explained how he analyzed the collected data to

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25 Feb 2020

FBI Arrests Man on Political Cyber-attack Charges

On Friday, the FBI arrested 32-year-old Arthur Dam on charges of masterminding a series of DDoS attacks that targeted an opponent of former congresswoman Katie Hill. Dam was arrested over suspicion of cyber attacking the websites of Hill’s rival in April and May of 2018, causing the website to be

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12 Feb 2020

FBI: Cybercrime Victims Lost $3.5 Billion in 2019

The FBI reported that cybercrime in 2019 resulted in a $3.5 billion individual and business loss. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) published its 2019 Internet Crime Report, which revealed that the FBI received over 460,000 complaints in 2019. The report also stated that the agency received close to

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11 Feb 2020

FBI warns about ongoing attacks against software supply chain companies

The FBI has administered a security alert to the US private sector warning them about an ongoing campaign that is specifically targeting supply chain software providers. The campaign aims to infect companies with the Kwampirs malware, which is classified as a remote access trojan. The FBI stated that the same

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05 Feb 2020

FBI Warns of DDoS Attack on State Voter Registration Site

The FBI warned the public of a potential DDoS attack that was aimed towards a state voter registration and information site. The warning was sent via a Private Industry Notification on Tuesday, stating that the website had received anomalous Domain Name System (DNS) requests that are consistent with a Pseudo-Random

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04 Feb 2020

Missile Engineer Arrested After Taking Secret Info to China

The FBI announced that they have arrested a US defense contractor employee who worked at Raytheon for taking classified information with him on an undisclosed trip to China. China-born Arizona resident Wei Sun worked for Raytheon for over 10 years as an electrical engineer, working on Raytheon’s missile systems program.

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28 Jan 2020

FBI Releases Alert on Iranian Hackers’ Defacement Techniques

A flash security alert was issued by the FBI’s Cyber Division earlier this month, including an indication of compromise from recent defacement attacks perpetrated by Iranian threat actors. The Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency (CISA) also published an alert on the same day to provide information on safeguarding websites from

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22 Jan 2020

FBI Warns Job Applicants of Scams Using Spoofed Company Sites

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center issued a public service announcement warning Americans about scammers setting up spoofed company websites with fake job listings to target applicants. The announcement was released yesterday and states that since early 2019, victims have reported numerous examples of the type of scam to the

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21 Jan 2020

FBI Seizes Domain That Sold Info Stolen in Data Breaches

A domain, named WeLeakData.com, was seized by the FBI after claiming to have more than 12 billion records gathered from 10,000 data breaches. The FBI’s actions were a result of an international law enforcement effort involving agencies from the US and Europe. The site remains down. The site offered subscriptions

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17 Jan 2020

FBI: Nation-state actors have breached two US municipalities

Last year, nation-state hackers breached the networks of two US municipalities according to the FBI. The agency sent out a security alert to private industry partners announcing the breaches last week. Attackers used the CVE-2019-0604 vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint servers to breach the networks. After the attackers gained advantage over

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