WeLeakInfo Leaked Customer Payment Info

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 13:05:02 +0000

A little over a year ago, the FBI and law enforcement partners overseas seized WeLeakInfo[.]com, a wildly popular service that sold access to more than 12 billion usernames and passwords stolen from thousands of hacked websites. In an ironic turn of events, a lapsed domain registration tied to WeLeakInfo let someone plunder and publish account data for 23,000 people who paid to access the service with a credit card.

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Three Top Russian Cybercrime Forums Hacked

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 15:01:59 +0000

Over the past few weeks, three of the longest running and most venerated Russian-language online forums serving thousands of experienced cybercriminals have been hacked. In two of the intrusions, the attackers made off with the forums’ user databases, including email and Internet addresses and hashed passwords.

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How $100M in Jobless Claims Went to Inmates

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 22:26:07 +0000

The U.S. Labor Department’s inspector general said this week that roughly $100 million in fraudulent unemployment insurance claims were paid in 2020 to criminals who are already in jail. That’s a tiny share of the estimated tens of billions of dollars in jobless benefits states have given to identity thieves in the past year. To help reverse that trend, many states are now turning to a little-known private company called ID.me. This post examines some of what that company is seeing in its efforts to stymie unemployment fraud.

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Mexican Politician Removed Over Alleged Ties to Romanian ATM Skimmer Gang

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 16:25:08 +0000

The leader of Mexico’s Green Party has been removed from office following allegations that he received money from a Romanian ATM skimmer gang that stole hundreds of millions of dollars from tourists visiting Mexico’s top tourist destinations over the past five years. The scandal is the latest fallout stemming from a three-part investigation into the organized crime group by KrebsOnSecurity in 2015.

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U.S. Indicts North Korean Hackers in Theft of $200 Million

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 21:12:56 +0000

The U.S. Justice Department today unsealed indictments against three men accused of working with the North Korean regime to carry out some of the most damaging cybercrime attacks over the past decade, including the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures, the global WannaCry ransomware contagion of 2017, and the theft of roughly $200 million and attempted theft of more than $1.2 billion from banks and other victims worldwide.

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Arrest, Raids Tied to ‘U-Admin’ Phishing Kit

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 03:16:54 +0000

Cyber cops in Ukraine carried out an arrest and several raids last week in connection with the author of a U-Admin, a software package used to administer what’s being called “one of the world’s largest phishing services.” The operation was carried out in coordination with the FBI and authorities in Australia, which was particularly hard hit by phishing scams perpetrated by U-Admin customers.

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Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 18:02:09 +0000

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter this week all took steps to crack down on users involved in trafficking hijacked user accounts across their platforms. The coordinated action seized hundreds of accounts the companies say have played a major role in facilitating the trade and often lucrative resale of compromised, highly sought-after usernames.

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