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New Yorker Fraudster Stolen Credit Cards Trevor Osagie Darknet

New Yorker defrauded victims with stolen credit cards

An individual from New York has admitted to his crimes after being charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud through stolen credit cards bought on underground marketplaces. The defendant, Trevor Osagie, a 31-year-old man from the Bronx, pleaded guilty to participating in an operation of a credit card scam group that caused more than $1.5...
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Rogue Ads Browser Users Malvertisement Malicious Ads Popups Banners Redirects

Rogue ads circulating in the wild target browser users

According to the FBI, rogue ads have been circulating in the wild and have become a problem for internet users. These malicious advertisements vary from pop-ups, spinning banners, and redirects that could be annoying and potentially hostile for many users. The federal law enforcement agency warned users regarding these fake ads that impersonate legitimate ones...
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Adult Content Primary Lure Google Ad Fraud Campaign

Adult content is the primary lure of a Google Ad fraud campaign

A Google Ad fraud campaign advertises adult sites that may have generated millions of ad impressions on stolen articles. Based on reports, the operators of this newly discovered campaign might have earned more than $200 per month. Fortunately, Google has shut down the ads for violating their policies towards Google Ads on adult websites. Researchers...
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Hackers Steal Food Product Agriculture Shipments BEC Cyberattacks Email Fraud

Hackers steal food product shipments in recent BEC attacks

Threat actors launching business email compromise (BEC) attacks were found stealing food product shipments, according to a joint advisory released by the FBI, the FDA OCI, and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). In usual instances, BEC campaigns involve the compromise of an email account of a targeted company’s employee. These employees are sent fraudulent...
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Kimsuky Threat Group Researchers Impersonation

Kimsuky threat group disguised as researchers to target victims

According to an investigation, a United States-based foreign affairs analyst received an alleged malicious email from the Kimsuky threat group a couple of months ago. Reports stated that the email was sent by a North Korean spy that impersonated a researcher to gather intelligence from its target. Based on research, the North Korean-sponsored threat group...
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Notorious SIM Swapper Prison Crypto Heist

Notorious SIM swapper will serve in prison after a crypto heist

A notorious SIM swapper from Florida named Nicholas Truglia will face a year and a half in prison after his involvement in a fraud campaign. The fraudulent scheme has resulted in the loss of over $20 million from a crypto investor. The culprits stole the crypto funds after a SIM swap attack by Truglia allowed...
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Malicious Web Domains Recruit Money Mules Laundering Seized Fraud Prevention

Malicious web domains that recruit money mules get seized

Eighteen web domains have recently been seized in an FBI and US Postal Inspection Service joint operation, which malicious operators used for recruiting money mules. Reports revealed that the malicious web domains were used to post fake ‘quality control inspector’ job offers, where victims are tasked to ship items from their homes or purchase items...
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Cambodia Cybercrime Mills Enslaved People Chinese Threat Group Fraudsters

Cambodian cybercrime mills host thousands of enslaved people

A malicious scam campaign that uses several baits on social media platforms is the source of a Chinese cybercriminal group gathering workers for its Cambodian cybercrime mills. According to an investigation, the target of the threat actors is the vulnerable people that seek employment. The attackers post high-paying job lures on Facebook, attracting potential targets....
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Fake Payment Portal Refund Scam Scammers Tech Support Data Theft Phishing Fraud Prevention

Fake payment refund portals utilised by scammers for data theft

The payment refund portals of several financial institutions were found to be impersonated by threat actors, specifically by tech support scammers, to steal victims’ data. The FBI stated that the campaign involves scammers tricking people via email or phone calls into providing access into their devices by impersonating tech support service representatives. As seen from...
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Callback Phishing Threat Actors Fake Infection Assistance Tech Support

Callback phishing actors now utilise fake infection assistance

Based on recent studies about the callback phishing attack tactic, researchers found that hackers are now pretending to help victims with computer malware or hacker issues to lure them into installing malicious payloads, such as spyware and ransomware, into their devices. Originally, callback phishing campaigns focused on threat actors sending fake email notifications to the...
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