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 Naked Security writer The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has just unsealed a lengthy list of cybercrime charges against three North Koreans. The DOJ explicitly named the three accused men as Jon Chang Hyok (31 years old), Kim Il (27), and Park Jin Hyok (36), alleging them to be . . . 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
by Paul Ducklin Apple pushed out an iOS update in something of a hurry to shut down a serious 0-day bug. The GnuPG team scrambled to fix an ironic vulnerability that could be exploited during the very process of checking if the data you just received could be trusted. And . . . 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 Anonymous and private, yet busted – we explain how darkweb sites sometimes keep your secrets… and sometimes don’t. We help you improve your cybersecurity at home. And we tell you the tale of a company with a cool name but allegedly with creepy habits coded into its . . . Read more
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 Sadly, we’ve written many times before about RaaS, short for Ransomware-as-a-Service: That’s where the crooks who actually write the ransomware keep themselves out of the limelight by hiring in other crooks to identify victims, get into their networks, spread the malware and trigger the damage: The operators . . . Read more
by Paul Ducklin Well-known US cybercrime journalist Brian Krebs recently published a warning about vishing attacks against business users. The FBI promptly followed up on Krebs’s article with a warning of its own, dramatically entitled Cyber criminals take advantage of increased telework through vishing campaign. So, what is vishing? And . . . Read more
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