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Yevgeniy Nikulin, who arrived in the US overnight, faces cyber criminal charges including cyber intrusion and identity theft. Nikulin entered a not guilty plea to all charges. He declined to provide his name and age when asked by the judge, who then advised him of his right to remain silent, noting that ... Russian hacker
MADRID: Spain and Europol on Monday announced the arrest of a Ukrainian man dubbed the mastermind of a gang behind hundreds of cyberattacks that have netted around a billion euros from banks. The man, detained in the eastern coastal city of Alicante, carried out attacks using malware such ...

In what read like a classic James Patterson novel, MPs — some on the verge of tears — shared their experiences on how they had suffered in the hands of a cyber criminal who knew the mobile phone numbers of nearly every MP in town. Never mind that they rushed to blame a woman (why do we blame ...
This was one of the findings of cloud security company Armor's Black Market Report, that examines the cyber-criminal underground and takes a look at the popular tools and services attackers are selling, as well as what types of data they find most valuable. For three months, Armor's Threat Resistance Unit ...
However, security experts point out that the operators of these illicit cryptocurrency mining activities are focused on generating funds for their cyber criminal operations without attracting attention. As a result, illicit cryptocurrency mining and associated malware are typically designed to operate unseen, avoid detection for as ...
Shipbroker Clarkson's boss has flagged up the danger posed by hackers to businesses after the company was held to “ransom” by cyber criminals. Speaking as the FTSE 250 group posted annual results, chief executive Andi Case said industry is under constant attack from criminal enterprises trying to ...

WannaCry and NotPetya were not criminal campaigns, they were at best distraction campaigns and at worst destruction campaigns and both appear to have been launched by nation state actors using what had traditionally been cyber criminal tools. But, even in nation state style attacks, ransomware can ...
The agreement cements CardLab position as a leading technology supplier to the powered card industry and one of the frontrunners in fighting card fraud, identity theft and cyber-criminal activities with its advanced technologies for card solutions. The agreement follows a decision earlier to use Fingerprint ...
The cyber criminal then sends out a mass phishing email posing as the original user. In this case they would be posing as a UW-W student or faculty member. They have access to the UW-W user's credentials and can access mailing lists. This is how the phishing attack can spread. Seckar-Anderson said ...
A new form of malware steals Bitcoin Litecoin, Monero, and Ethereum cryptocurrency by replacing addresses of cryptocurrency transactions with the address of a different cryptocurrency wallet controlled by the attacker. Dubbed ComboJack after how it attempts to steal multiple currencies, the cyber criminal ...
The security giant's researchers recently identified a cyber criminal group with APT techniques in their arsenal of tools used to infect users with miners. "They have been using the process-hollowing method that is usually used in malware and has been seen in some targeted attacks of APT actors, but has ...
Last summer, another Ukrainian man was arrested in connection with cyber-criminal activity, this time on suspicion of distributing the infamous NotPetya malware. The Nikopol resident is not thought to have been connected to the Kremlin-linked plot to disrupt Ukrainian government and critical infrastructure ...
It might stop the cyber criminal's activity at that moment, but it could endanger the business far more, as it could lose valuable business data, as well as forensic data that could be used to trace the attack.” According to Campbell-Young, PCs log activity and information continually, and this means not only ...
Criminals and cyber adversaries use speed, stealth, and bots to achieve their singular goal—steal from you. But as the CISO, you must focus on two goals: Run your organization effectively and counter those adversaries. How might AI be used to fundamentally rebalance the field of play?
Supply chain compromises and crypto fraud and mining will present new attack vectors for both state-sponsored and cyber criminal actors, the report said. “We have already seen how cyber criminals can come up with massive, destructive attacks that render organisations inoperable for days or weeks,” said ...
Overall, with devices and individuals a lot more connected, attacks are a lot easier for any cyber criminal. Over the past year, there has been an exponential increase in cyber related crimes and attacks over organizations in the Middle East from malware to ransomware. The main reason for this rise in cyber ...
City Union Bank informed the exchanges about a cyber criminal attack. There were three transactions. One went through for a million dollars where the receiving party also managed to gain the fund, according to bank via fraudulent means. The other two, one was blocked at bank's end and second was ...

This tactic is commonly used by the US and its allies due to the lack of extradition treaties with Russia and other cyber criminal-friendly countries. Drinkman was extradited to the US in February 2015, and Smilianets was extradited in September 2012. However, three known associates charged at the same ...
Essex cyber criminal Goncalo Estevez given 24 month jail sentence. PUBLISHED: 16:43 15 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:43 15 February 2018. Katy Sandalls. Goncalo Esteves was sentenced to 24 months in prison at Blackfriars Crown Court. Picture: NCA. Archant ...
Madhya Pradesh's Cyper Crime police has finally caught a cyber criminal who would target girls on Facebook. On not getting replies from them, he would resort to harassment. All of it done via various fake accounts. Sunil Pandey has been nabbed in Patna at the Patna Agricultural Department. Cyber police ...
... names, offered bulletproof web hosting services, and provided tech support to a cyber-criminal operation that used a fake Best Western hotels malvertisement to infect startribune.com visitors with malware that caused slow system performance, generated unwanted pop-up ads and caused system failure.
This means any amateur cyber-criminal can quickly stage, execute, and reap the rewards of an attack. One of the RaaS products researched by SophosLabs in detail is Philadelphia, brought to the market by 'The Rainmaker Labs' - a sophisticated kit that allows least technically savvy among us to ... Ransomware Criminals
"We are now at that moment where traditional organised crime is adapting and changing, and where cyber criminal organisations are looking at business structures to become a more effective operation than they have ever been before, with specialised groups for malware development, social ...
A cyber-crime genius alleged of stealing around £870m (€1bn) has been arrested in Spain. He is alleged to heading an organized gang which is behind infamous Carbanak and Cobalt malware campaigns which targeted banks. As per the information given by Europol, the group had been actively ...
Symantec's ISTR provides a comprehensive view of the threat landscape, including insights into global threat activity, cyber criminal trends and motivations for attackers. The report analyzes data from the Symantec Global Intelligence Network™, the largest civilian threat collection network in the world ...
Bleeping computer names the suspect as Tomasz T and says he is a well-known cyber-criminal believed to be the author of the Polski, Vortex, and Flotera ransomware strains. Europol, which supported the investigation with analytical support and facilitating information exchange, reports that the suspect ...
Bryan says no personal information compromised after city finances targeted by 'cyber criminal'. Eagle Staff Report ... City staffers also are reviewing the city's internal policies and procedures, the statement said, and Bryan isn't the only city that has been targeted by the same "cyber criminal." The incident is ...
Charities are a prime target for hackers and are at risk of devastating cyber attacks, the UK's intelligence agency has warned. The National Cyber Security Centre - the cyber security arm of GCHQ - has set out some of the biggest cyber threats facing the 200,000 charities registered in the UK and advice on ...
A cyber criminal who ran a product-testing service for hackers has been sentenced to 24 months in prison. Goncalo Esteves, 24, of Colchester, Essex, admitted guilt in January this year following a joint investigation by the National Crime Agency and cyber security firm Trend Micro. Esteves ran the website ...
In an interview to CNBC-TV18, N Kamakodi, MD & CEO of City Union Bank spoke at length about the cyber criminal attack. Kamakodi said that except the word 'SWIFT' - Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, there is no commonality between Nirav Modi and our bank's case.
This tactic is commonly used by the US and its allies due to the lack of extradition treaties with Russia and other cyber criminal-friendly countries. Drinkman was extradited to the US in February 2015, and Smilianets was extradited in September 2012. However, three known associates charged at the same ...
Sovu's life as a cyber-criminal didn't start in the UK. In January 2003, Romanian police arrested Sovu, his brother, and another female suspect on fraud charges after using stolen credit card numbers to purchase products from online stores in Australia, Canada, and the US. Police believed Sovu's first gang ...
Essex cyber criminal Goncalo Estevez given 24 month jail sentence. PUBLISHED: 16:43 15 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:43 15 February 2018. Katy Sandalls. Goncalo Esteves was sentenced to 24 months in prison at Blackfriars Crown Court. Picture: NCA. Archant ...
In an email to SC Magazine UK, Trevor Reschke, head of threat intelligence at Trusted Knight, said: "This new campaign follows a classic evolution of cyber-criminal group capabilities to mass market crimeware, but the timing might raise some eyebrows due to the political ramifications during the Olympics.".
Madhya Pradesh's Cyper Crime police has finally caught a cyber criminal who would target girls on Facebook. On not getting replies from them, he would resort to harassment. All of it done via various fake accounts. Sunil Pandey has been nabbed in Patna at the Patna Agricultural Department. Cyber police ...
This is when a cyber criminal is able to imitate an email address, leading the person receiving the message to believe it is coming from a legitimate source. "In June, the city treasurer received a message that appeared to be from another municipal financial department. It requested a wire transfer be made, ...
... names, offered bulletproof web hosting services, and provided tech support to a cyber-criminal operation that used a fake Best Western hotels malvertisement to infect startribune.com visitors with malware that caused slow system performance, generated unwanted pop-up ads and caused system failure.
A Latvian national who at one point was the fifth most wanted cyber-criminal in the US pleaded guilty this week in a US federal court to supporting a scareware scheme targeting users of the Minneapolis Star Tribune's website. Peteris Sahurovs, aka Piotrek or Sagade, admitted that from roughly February ...
The small US Iowan city of Keokuk has disclosed that a cyber-criminal used a phishing scam to fraudulently obtain an electronic file containing the 2017 W-2 tax forms of current and former employees and elected officials. "Upon learning of the incident, we commenced a prompt and thorough investigation, ...
A cyber-criminal managed to infiltrate the Mac app download site MacUpdate and install maliciously copies of the Firefox, OnyX, and Deeper applications that were in fact cryptocurrency miners. MacUpdate hacked, cryptocurrency miner apps installed. A cyber-criminal managed to infiltrate the Mac app ...
In their blog post, the Fortinet researchers emphasized that the cyber-criminal community has been targeting known bugs at an accelerated pace, warning that last year's contagious WannaCry ransomware and NotPetya disk wiper attacks, which leveraged known Server Message Block exploits, serve as ...
For example, a certain cyber criminal group will be known to target specific types of information or systems, and a business can allocate defence resources accordingly.” Businesses today simply must find a way to add threat intelligence into their security strategies, and integrate it into every aspect of ...
Alles also told of a famous cyber criminal who was recently convicted in Seattle for his role in a hacking scheme that cost 3,700 financial institutions more than $170 million in losses. He was convicted for charges in Atlanta and Las Vegas, and was located in the Maldives, where he had more than 1.7 ...
Bypassing these technologies can save a cyber-criminal organisation considerable development time and money,' Johnson adds. Such are the benefits of having legitimate certificates for their malware, Johnson says that a number of hackers are now dedicated solely to stealing certificates and selling them ...
Following a massive cyber heist last week that saw hackers steal $530 million of digital money from the Tokyo-based exchange Coincheck, Japanese authorities have said they would investigate all crypto-currency exchanges in the country for security vulnerabilities. In addition, the Financial Services ...
Since 2014, internal and external cyber-attacks have accelerated and there is evidence that these assailants are penetrating traditional defenses at an increasing rate. Today's security technologies seek primarily to defend a perimeter, but both firewalls and end-point security cannot defend a perimeter with ...
They constitute the primary method of payment for criminal-to-criminal payments and for the purchase of illicit tools or services sold online in the cyber criminal marketplace. Digital currencies play a vital role in laundering the proceeds of cyber-dependent crime, directly facilitating cyber criminal financial ...
Once that is accomplished, the cyber criminal has access to the organisation's network and is able to exfiltrate critical data, such as passwords and permissions, or pivot to attack other devices in the network. The plain fact is that the adversaries sometimes understand us better than we do. They are in some ...
... adware, and cryptojacking were extremely popular with cyber-criminals in 2017. Data compiled by the company's security products reveals growth in almost all cyber-crime categories, with 2017 being a very successful year across the board for malware authors, phishers, and other cyber-criminal groups.


 

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