A week in security (July 24 – July 30)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:21:14 +0000

A compilation of security news and blog posts from the 24th of July to the 30th. We talked about ransomware, the Dark Web, smart toys, encryption, and other.

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Explained: the Dark Web

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:00:33 +0000

How is the Dark Web different from the regular internet? We unravel a few misconceptions to bring you closer to the truth.

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Hansa Market on Dark Web seized by Dutch police

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:53:48 +0000

Dutch and US authorities revealed the results of an international cooperation to take down markets on the Dark Web trafficking in drugs, weapons, malware, and stolen data.

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Hansa Market on Dark Web was controlled by Dutch police

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:53:48 +0000

Dutch and US authorities revealed the results of an international cooperation to take down markets on the Dark Web trafficking in drugs, weapons, malware, and stolen data.

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Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Loses His Life Sentence Appeal

Credit to Author: Andy Greenberg| Date: Wed, 31 May 2017 17:12:52 +0000

Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Loses His Life Sentence Appeal

An appellate court puts the final seal on Ulbricht’s life sentence, rejecting arguments about corrupt investigators and the injustice of his harsh sentence. The post Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Loses His Life Sentence Appeal appeared first on WIRED.

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Trump’s Dumps: ‘Making Dumps Great Again’

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 26 May 2017 04:45:24 +0000

It’s not uncommon for crooks who peddle stolen credit cards to seize on iconic American figures of wealth and power in the digital advertisements for these shops that run continuously on various cybercrime forums. Exhibit A: McDumpals, a hugely popular carding site that borrows the Ronald McDonald character from McDonald’s and caters to bulk buyers. Exhibit B: Uncle Sam’s dumps shop, which wants YOU! to buy American. Today, we’ll look at an up and coming credit card shop called Trump’s-Dumps, which invokes 45’s likeness and promises to “make credit card fraud great again.”

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