800 arrests after police dupe crime groups into using backdoored phones

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 12:52:58 +0000

International law enforcement created a wildly popular encrypted messaging service for criminals. And then they listened in.

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Task Force delivers strategic plan to address global ransomware problem

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 19:52:52 +0000

The Ransomware Task Force (RTF) has proposed a sorely needed response to the rising ransomware threat.

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Task Force Seeks to Disrupt Ransomware Payments

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 12:26:09 +0000

Some of the world’s top tech firms are backing a new industry task force focused on disrupting cybercriminal ransomware gangs by limiting their ability to get paid, and targeting the individuals and finances of the organized thieves behind these crimes.

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How bitcoin payments unmasked a man who hired a Dark Web contract killer

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:02:32 +0000

Bitcoin isn’t anonymous and the Dark Web isn’t as dark as you think.

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Police credit “unlocked” SKY ECC encryption for organized crime bust

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 16:00:04 +0000

Europol claims to have broken SKY ECC’s encryption and SKY ECC denies it has. Who should you believe?

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Pow! Emotet’s down. Is it out?

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 19:19:58 +0000

The the world’s most dangerous malware has suffered a serious blow in a coordinated strike by multiple law enforcement agencies.

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International Action Targets Emotet Crimeware

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 14:20:16 +0000

Authorities across Europe on Tuesday said they’d seized control over Emotet, a prolific malware strain and cybercrime-as-service operation. Investigators say the action could help quarantine more than a million Microsoft Windows systems currently compromised with malware tied to Emotet infections.

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Inside ‘Evil Corp,’ a $100M Cybercrime Menace

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2019 14:08:21 +0000

The U.S. Justice Department this month offered a $5 million bounty for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Russian man indicted for allegedly orchestrating a vast, international cybercrime network that called itself “Evil Corp” and stole roughly $100 million from businesses and consumers. As it happens, for several years KrebsOnSecurity closely monitored the day-to-day communications and activities of the accused and his accomplices. What follows is an insider’s look at the back-end operations of this gang.

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