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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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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