What's Your IT Question?

Want to know more about this topic or about us? Contact us!

All posts in FBI

S3 Ep36: Trickbot coder busted, passwords cracked, and breaches judged [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin [04’24”] Alleged malware coder from the Trickbot gang arrested.   [15’36”] 5500 passwords cracked and salaries stolen by “credential stuffing” crook.   [29’28”] We answer a listener’s question about just how tough to be when judging a company that’s had a breach.   [34’37”] Oh! No! of the week. With Kimberly Truong, Doug . . . Read more

How could the FBI recover BTC from Colonial’s ransomware payment?

by Paul Ducklin The cybersecurity buzz of the week is the intriguing – and highly unusual – aftermath of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. Colonial runs the largest American supply pipeline for refined petroleum products, capable of shifting about 500 million litres of various fuels, including gasoline (petrol), jet fuel, . . . Read more

S3 Ep28.5: Hacking back – is attack an acceptable form of defence? [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin Sophos cybersecurity expert Chester Wisniewski provides excellent, topical and timely commentary on the FBI’s recent use of a malware-like method to forcibly clean up hundreds of servers still infected in the Hafnium aftermath. With Paul Ducklin and Chester Wisniewski Intro and outro music by Edith Mudge. LISTEN . . . Read more

FBI Warns of Egregor Attacks on Businesses Worldwide

The agency said the malware has already compromised more than 150 organizations and provided insight into its ransomware-as-a-service behavior. The FBI has alerted companies in the private sector to a spate of attacks using the Egregor ransomware. The malware currently is raging a warpath across businesses worldwide and has already . . . Read more

Feds Pinpoint Russia as ‘Likely’ Culprit Behind SolarWinds Attack

The widespread compromise affecting key government agencies is ongoing, according to the U.S. government. The U.S. government has identified Russia as the “likely” culprit behind the widespread SolarWinds cyberattack that has so far affected multiple federal agencies and private-sector companies. Cyberespionage is cited as the motivation behind the attack, which . . . Read more

Ticketmaster Coughs Up $10 Million Fine After Hacking Rival Business

Several Ticketmaster executives conspired a hack against a rival concert presales firm, in attempt to ‘choke off’ its business. Ticketmaster must pay a hefty $10 million fine after several employees utilized unlawfully obtained passwords to hack a rival company’s computer systems – in attempts to “choke off” its business. The . . . Read more