On Tuesday, the US authorities announced that as a result of the international law enforcement operation “Duck Hunt,” the infamous Qakbot malware platform, which is linked to Russia, was destroyed. Cybercriminals actively use it to commit various financial crimes. Though, cybersecurity experts are not sure how deadly this operation was to the botnet. They predict… Continue reading QakBot Botnet Dismantled, But Can It Return?
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday reported the disruption of a massive spying program by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) using cyberspyware codenamed “Snake”. This is stated in a press release from the US Department of Justice. Let me remind you that we also talked about the fact that Europe’s largest private… Continue reading The FBI Disrupted the Cyberspyware “Snake” that the Russian FSB Used for 20 Years
Recently, one of BreachForums administrators nicknamed PomPomPurin was arrested by the FBI. That event took place on March 17, 2023, and since then, another administrator of that forum assured that BreachForums activity will not be interrupted or influenced. However, since 19:00 GMT of March 19, the page is not available. What is BreachForums and who… Continue reading BreachForums is down. Things got worse?
The FBI’s Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IC3) has released its annual 2022 Internet Crime and Cyber Attack Damage Report. During the year, the FBI reportedly received more than 800,000 cybercrime-related complaints, with total losses in excess of $10 billion. Let me remind you that we also wrote that FBI experts say that this year “sextortion”… Continue reading The FBI Said That the Damage from Cyberattacks in 2022 Exceeded $10 Billion
The FBI and the U.S. Infrastructure and Cyber Security Agency (CISA) report that as of August 2022, Cuba ransomware operators have received more than $60 million in ransom from their victims (initially, the hackers requested more than $145 million in ransoms) and have attacked more than 100 organizations around the world. The new security bulletin… Continue reading FBI Says Cuba Ransomware ‘Made’ $60 Million by Attacking More Than 100 Organizations
The Ukrainian cyber police and Europol have arrested five members of an international network of fraudsters, whose income is estimated at 200 million euros a year. Let me remind you that we wrote that Ukrainian Law Enforcers Arrested Hackers Who Sold More Than 30 Million Accounts, and also that Ukrainian law enforcement officers arrested members… Continue reading Ukrainian Cyber Police and Europol Arrested Fraudsters Involved in Fake Investments
Gary Bowser, the Nintendo hacker, appears to be a very happy cybercriminal. Despite a prison term and another arrest, the 50-year-old Frenchman is enjoying life. So does his “collegue” – Max Louarn, the chief of Team Xecuter gang. The Nintendo Hacker keeps going As reported by SecurityLab in February of this year, Gary Bowser was… Continue reading Team Xecuter’s life. How hackers leave after the arrest?
What SSNDOB Was Before Its Servers Were Seized The US Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, and Federal Bureau of Investigation have joined forces with law enforcement authorities in Latvia and Cyprus to seize the SSNDOB darknet market. They informed the public about the operation in the official report on June 7, 2022. SSNDOB used… Continue reading Joint Operation: SSNDOB Personal Data Darknet Market Seized
The US State Department has announced a reward amounting up to 10 million dollars for the information about six presumably Russian intelligence agents accused by the US authorities of involvement in the 2017 NotPetya virus hacker attacks. The announcement states that the reward is intended for anyone who can provide information to help identify and… Continue reading State Department Offers $1 million for Info on Russian Hackers
Romanian police have arrested five men behind the dark web’s most notorious assassinations sites: Besa Mafia, Camorra Hitman, and, more recently, Hitman Marketplace #1. The resource was fake, and the site administrators did not know any killers, but this did not stop them from taking from 5,000 to 20,000 dollars in bitcoins to search for… Continue reading Fraudsters arrested for years running fake site to order assassinations