Unproven Coronavirus Therapy Proves Cash Cow for Shadow Pharmacies

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 16:45:41 +0000

Many of the same shadowy organizations that pay people to promote male erectile dysfunction drugs via spam and hacked websites recently have¬†enjoyed a surge in demand for medicines used to fight malaria, lupus and arthritis, thanks largely to unfounded suggestions that these therapies can help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. A review of the sales figures from some of the top pharmacy affiliate programs suggests sales of drugs containing hydroxychloroquine rivaled that of their primary product — generic Viagra and Cialis — and that this as-yet-unproven Coronavirus treatment accounted for as much as 25 to 30 percent of all sales over the past month.

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Former Russian Cybersecurity Chief Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 00:43:41 +0000

A Russian court has handed down lengthy prison terms for two men convicted on treason charges for allegedly sharing information about Russian cybercriminals with U.S. law enforcement officials. The men — a former Russian cyber intelligence official and an executive at Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab — were reportedly prosecuted for their part in an investigation into Pavel Vrublevsky, a convicted cybercriminal who ran one of the world’s biggest spam networks and was a major focus of my 2014 book, Spam Nation.

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Carding Kingpin Sentenced Again. Yahoo Hacker Pleads Guilty

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sat, 02 Dec 2017 01:15:15 +0000

Roman Seleznev, a Russian man who is already serving a record 27-year sentence in the United States for cybercrime charges, was handed a 14-year sentence this week by a federal judge in Atlanta for his role in a credit card and identity theft conspiracy that prosecutors say netted more than $50 million. Separately, a Canadian national has pleaded guilty to charges of helping to steal more than a billion user account credentials from Yahoo.

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