15 Dec 2022

Feds Hit DDoS-for-Hire Services with 48 Domain Seizures

The Department of Justice announced that US authorities have charged six individuals in connection with offering and conducting DDoS for hire services that resulted in attacks on millions of targets. Four defendants were charged in Los Angeles in connection with the services, which were named RoyalStresser.com. An additional two people

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07 Nov 2022

FBI – Beware of Cyber-Threat from Russian Hacktivists

The FBI has warned that pro-Russia hacktivists continue to target critical infrastructure with DDoS attacks. The FBI warning comes as several attacks have occurred and an uptick in activity has been detected. The Private Industry Notification was published last Friday and detailed the threat facing critical infrastructure organizations. The FBI

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04 Nov 2022

The FBI and CISA on Information Manipulation Tactics for 2022 Midterm Elections

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and CISA have published a joint public service announcement that: Describes methods that foreign actors use to spread and amplify false information—including reports of alleged malicious cyber activity—in attempts to undermine trust in election infrastructure; and confirms “the FBI and CISA have no information suggesting any cyber activity against U.S. election infrastructure has impacted the accuracy of voter registration information, prevented a registered voter from casting a ballot, or compromised the integrity of any ballots cast.” The PSA also describes the extensive safeguards in place to protect election infrastructure and includes recommendations to assist the public in understanding how to find trustworthy sources of election-related information.

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03 Nov 2022

FBI AND CISA Public Service Announcement: Malicious Cyber Activity Against Election Infrastructure Unlikely to Disrupt or Prevent Voting

The  Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and CISA have published a joint public service announcement that: Assesses malicious cyber activity aiming to compromise election infrastructure is unlikely to result in large-scale disruptions or prevent voting; and confirms “the FBI and CISA have no reporting to suggest cyber activity has ever prevented a registered voter from casting a ballot, compromised the integrity of any ballots cast, or affected the accuracy of voter registration information.” The PSA also describes the extensive safeguards in place to protect election infrastructure and includes recommendations for protecting against election-related cyber threats.

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24 Oct 2022

FBI Says Iranian Threat Group Likely to Target US Midterms

The FBI has warned that the Iranian threat group Emennet Pasargad is positioned to target the US elections and officials and companies associated with the process. The group regularly engages in hack-and-leak campaigns. Although the group is primarily dedicated to targeting Israeli officials, the FBI warns that the threat actor

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07 Oct 2022

US Warns of Foreign Disinfo Ops Ahead of Midterms

US authorities have warned of the possibility of disinformation campaigns ahead of the midterm elections. The authorities believe that it might be a target for foreign actors who want to create doubt about the results or sway public opinion. The warning was detailed in a Public Service Announcement published by

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31 Aug 2022

Over $1,260,000,000 Stolen From Ethereum-Dominated Crypto Sector in Q1 This Year: FBI

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says that one popular niche of the cryptocurrency ecosystem has become a prime target for cybercriminals. In a new press release, the agency reports that users of decentralized finance (DeFi) suffered over a billion dollars in losses during the first quarter of this

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17 Aug 2022

FBI, CISA warn over ransomware gang that can make million dollar demands

Earlier this week, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a report detailing the tactics of the ransomware group referred to as Zeppelin. The group has been targeting organizations in the US and Europe, often issuing massive ransomware demands once they

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21 Jul 2022

FBI warns of phony cryptocurrency apps aiming to steal money from investors

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released an advisory warning cryptocurrency investors and firms to be wary of fraudulent cryptocurrency apps that aim to steal money from victims. The advisory was released on Monday of this week and claims that cybercriminals have been convincing US investors to download fake apps,

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19 Jul 2022

FBI says fake crypto apps defrauded investors of more than $42 million

The FBI recently issued a warning to consumers about fraudulent crypto applications that have scammed 244 victims out of about $42.7 million since Oct. 2021. “The FBI has observed cyber criminals contacting US investors, fraudulently claiming to offer legitimate cryptocurrency investment services, and convincing investors to download fraudulent mobile apps, which

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