by Paul Ducklin In a brief yet fascinating press release, Europol just announced the arrest of an Italian man who is accused of “hiring a hitman on the dark web”. According to Europol: The hitman, hired through an internet assassination website hosted on the Tor network, was paid about €10,000 . . . Read more
by Paul Ducklin According to a report from radio station France Inter, numerous cybercriminals connected to the Egregor ransomware gang have recently been arrested. It’s not yet clear whether there are suspects in custody both in France and in Ukraine, but France Inter says [our translation] that: This was a . . . Read more
Great news from Europol – if you’ve heard of Emotet, you’ll have a good idea how badly things often end for its victims.
by Paul Ducklin You probably don’t need to be told what sort of products were on offer at an online retail site called DarkMarket. As you can imagine, it operated on the so-called dark web, and you’d have needed the Tor browser to access it, using a special web address . . . Read more
by Paul Ducklin Here’s a cybercrime conspiracy story with a difference. When we write about network-wide ransomware attacks where a whole company is blackmailed in one go, two burning questions immediately come up: How much money did the crooks demand? Did the victim pay up? The answers vary, but as . . . Read more
Suspect is alleged to have extorted more than 1000 people, mostly in India, US, Ukraine, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Russia.
by Paul Ducklin The US Department of Justice just issued a press release entitled simply, “Three Individuals Charged for Alleged Roles in Twitter Hack.” In some ways, the Twitter hack referred to, which happened just two weeks ago on 2020-07-15, was tiny. In a world in which data breaches involving . . . Read more