RaidForums Gets Raided, Alleged Admin Arrested

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2022 17:29:33 +0000

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said today it seized the website and user database for RaidForums, an extremely popular English-language cybercrime forum that sold access to more than 10 billion consumer records stolen in some of the world’s largest data breaches since 2015. The DOJ also charged the alleged administrator of RaidForums — 21-year-old Diogo Santos Coelho, of Portugal — with six criminal counts, including conspiracy, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft.

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Online Safety Bill’s provisions for “legal but harmful” content described as “censor’s charter”

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2022 16:02:28 +0000

The revised Online Safety Bill has just reached the UK parliament and its determination to tackle “legal but harmful” content is making waves.

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Courts Hand Down Hard Jail Time for DDoS

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:37:32 +0000

Seldom do people responsible for launching crippling cyberattacks face justice, but increasingly courts around the world are making examples of the few who do get busted for such crimes. On Friday, a 34-year-old Connecticut man received a whopping 10-year prison sentence for carrying out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against a number of hospitals in 2014. Also last week, a 30-year-old in the United Kingdom was sentenced to 32 months in jail for using an army of hacked devices to crash large portions of Liberia’s Internet access in 2016.

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Leader of DDoS-for-Hire Gang Pleads Guilty to Bomb Threats

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:51:13 +0000

A 19-year-old man from the United Kingdom who headed a cybercriminal group whose motto was “Feds Can’t Touch Us” pleaded guilty this week to making bomb threats against thousands of schools. On Aug. 31, officers with the U.K.’s National Crime Agency (NCA) arrested Hertfordshire resident George Duke-Cohan, who admitted making bomb threats to thousands of schools and a United Airlines flight traveling from the U.K. to San Francisco last month.

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A Five-Year Journey: How Trend Micro Helped Bring Down Scan4You

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Thu, 17 May 2018 16:24:41 +0000

Trend Micro has always had a close relationship with law enforcement around the globe, because we believe that only together can we make the world a safer place in which to exchange digital information. As the business of cybercrime continues to grow and evolve, so must our response. That’s why we were delighted to be…

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DDoS-for-Hire Service Webstresser Dismantled

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:41:37 +0000

Authorities in the U.S., U.K. and the Netherlands on Tuesday took down popular online attack-for-hire service and arrested its alleged administrators. Investigators say that prior to the takedown, the service had more than 136,000 registered users and was responsible for launching somewhere between four and six million attacks over the past three years.

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