New Charges, Sentencing in Satori IoT Botnet Conspiracy

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 23:52:54 +0000

The U.S. Justice Department today criminally charged a Canadian and a Northern Ireland man for allegedly conspiring to build multiple botnets that enslaved hundreds of thousands of routers and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices for use in large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. In addition, a defendant in the United States was sentenced to drug treatment and 18 months community confinement for his admitted role in the conspiracy.

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Are our police forces equipped to deal with modern cybercrimes?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2020 18:21:02 +0000

Police forces are working hard to keep up with the latest developments in cybercrime, training digital experts for the purpose. But is it enough? And is it happening across the globe?



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Hackers Were Inside Citrix for Five Months

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:55:04 +0000

Networking software giant Citrix Systems says malicious hackers were inside its networks for five months between 2018 and 2019, making off with personal and financial data on company employees, contractors, interns, job candidates and their dependents. The disclosure comes almost a year after Citrix acknowledged that digital intruders had broken in by probing its employee accounts for weak passwords.

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Alleged Member of Neo-Nazi Swatting Group Charged

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 03:22:27 +0000

Federal investigators on Friday arrested a Virginia man accused of being part of a neo-Nazi group that targeted hundreds of people in “swatting” attacks, wherein fake bomb threats, hostage situations and other violent scenarios were phoned in to police as part of a scheme to trick them into visiting potentially deadly force on a target’s address.

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