Alleged Boss of ‘Scattered Spider’ Hacking Group Arrested

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2024 23:40:20 +0000

A 22-year-old man from the United Kingdom arrested this week in Spain is allegedly the ringleader of Scattered Spider, a cybercrime group suspected of hacking into Twilio, LastPass, DoorDash, Mailchimp, and nearly 130 other organizations over the past two years.

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‘Operation Endgame’ Hits Malware Delivery Platforms

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 30 May 2024 15:19:44 +0000

Law enforcement agencies in the United States and Europe today announced Operation Endgame, a coordinated action against some of the most popular cybercrime platforms for delivering ransomware and data-stealing malware. Dubbed “the largest ever operation against botnets,” the international effort is being billed as the opening salvo in an ongoing campaign targeting advanced malware “droppers” or “loaders” like IcedID, Smokeloader and Trickbot.

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How Did Authorities Identify the Alleged Lockbit Boss?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 13 May 2024 11:26:27 +0000

Last week, the United States joined the U.K. and Australia in sanctioning and charging a Russian man named Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev as the leader of the infamous LockBit ransomware group. LockBit’s leader “LockBitSupp” claims the feds named the wrong guy, saying the charges don’t explain how they connected him to Khoroshev. This post examines the activities of Khoroshev’s many alter egos on the cybercrime forums, and tracks the career of a gifted malware author who has written and sold malicious code for the past 14 years.

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U.S. Charges Russian Man as Boss of LockBit Ransomware Group

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 07 May 2024 17:36:14 +0000

The United States joined the United Kingdom and Australia today in sanctioning 31-year-old Russian national Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev as the alleged leader of the infamous ransomware group LockBit. The U.S. Department of Justice also indicted Khoroshev as the gang’s leader “LockbitSupp,” and charged him with using Lockbit to attack more than 2,000 victims and extort at least $100 million in ransomware payments.

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Man Who Mass-Extorted Psychotherapy Patients Gets Six Years

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2024 13:34:32 +0000

A 26-year-old Finnish man was sentenced to more than six years in prison today after being convicted of hacking into an online psychotherapy clinic, leaking tens of thousands of patient therapy records, and attempting to extort the clinic and patients.

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FCC Fines Major U.S. Wireless Carriers for Selling Customer Location Data

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2024 20:56:42 +0000

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today levied fines totaling nearly $200 million against the four major carriers — including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon — for illegally sharing access to customers’ location information without consent.

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Russian FSB Counterintelligence Chief Gets 9 Years in Cybercrime Bribery Scheme

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2024 20:07:56 +0000

The head of counterintelligence for a division of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) was sentenced last week to nine years in a penal colony for accepting a USD $1.7 million bribe to ignore the activities of a prolific Russian cybercrime group that hacked thousands of e-commerce websites. The protection scheme was exposed in 2022 when Russian authorities arrested six members of the group, which sold millions of stolen payment cards at flashy online shops like Trump’s Dumps.

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Who Stole 3.6M Tax Records from South Carolina?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2024 11:26:55 +0000

For nearly a dozen years, residents of South Carolina have been kept in the dark by state and federal investigators over who was responsible for hacking into the state’s revenue department in 2012 and stealing tax and bank account information for 3.6 million people. The answer may no longer be a mystery: KrebsOnSecurity found compelling clues suggesting the intrusion was carried out by the same Russian hacking crew that stole of millions of payment card records from big box retailers like Home Depot and Target in the years that followed.

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