Infamous dark net carding site UniCC to close

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 11:32:34 +0000

The largest stolen credit card site on the dark web just closed shop for good.

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Software engineer hacked webcams to spy on girls—Here’s how to protect yourself

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 16:47:07 +0000

Yes, hackers can and will use your webcams against you if they see an opportunity. Don’t let them.

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A week in security (May 31 – June 6)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 10:10:13 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting security and online privacy news from May 31 to June 6.

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Cybercrime, fraud, and insider threats increased in 2020 in the UK, report says

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 17:41:18 +0000

The National Crime Agency’s latest report shows that cybercrime surged in 2020 due to lockdowns, the pandemic, and Brexit.

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U.K. Arrest in ‘SMS Bandits’ Phishing Service

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 15:21:35 +0000

Authorities in the United Kingdom have arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly operating an online service for sending high-volume phishing campaigns via mobile text messages. The service, marketed in the underground under the name “SMS Bandits,” has been responsible for blasting out huge volumes of phishing lures spoofing everything from COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts to PayPal, telecommunications providers and tax revenue agencies.

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Who is Tech Investor John Bernard?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:21:00 +0000

John Bernard, the subject of a story here last week about a self-proclaimed millionaire investor who has bilked countless tech startups, appears to be a pseudonym for John Clifton Davies, a U.K. man who absconded from justice before being convicted on multiple counts of fraud in 2015. Prior to his conviction, Davies served 16 months in jail before being cleared of murdering his wife on their honeymoon in India.

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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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UK Ad Campaign Seeks to Deter Cybercrime

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 16:19:30 +0000

The United Kingdom’s anti-cybercrime agency is running online ads aimed at young people who search the Web for services that enable computer crimes, specifically trojan horse programs and DDoS-for-hire services. The ad campaign follows a similar initiative launched in late 2017 that academics say measurably dampened demand for such services by explaining that their use to harm others is illegal and can land potential customers in jail.

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