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Russian criminals are forced to seek other money laundering solutions

The sanctions imposed on Russia have forced the cybercrime community in the country to look for alternative options in laundering their illegally-gained money, especially since authorities have also shut down many dark web marketplaces. The Russian threat operators have sought workable solutions to withdraw their profit despite the limited options due to the ongoing Russian-Ukraine...
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Microsoft DCU Zloader Botnet Command-and-Control Servers Digital Crimes Unit

Microsoft’s DCU shuts down the Zloader command-and-control servers

ZLoader experienced the wrath of Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit after it had taken down multiple domains owned by the botnet used as its command-and-control server. The domain takedowns were made possible by Microsoft DCU after it joined forces with several security researchers. According to them, the task given to them by their superiors was more...
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Dark Web Marketplace RaidForums Seized Admins Arrested Data Breach Hacking

Dark web marketplace RaidForums seized; its admins get arrested

The notorious dark web hacker forum and underground marketplace, RaidForums, had recently been shut down by the US authorities during Operation TOURNIQUET, alongside Europol and other law enforcement agencies worldwide. Three of the dark web forum’s administrators were arrested, while the authorities also seized their main website, which now shows a ‘domain seizure’ message from...
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Google Sued Puppy Fraud Scheme Operator Fraud Prevention Online Scam

Google hunted down and sued ‘puppy fraud scheme’ operator

A threat actor from Cameroon is found by Google operating malicious websites that sell basset hound puppies to defraud people looking for pet dogs amid the pandemic. Dubbed the ‘puppy fraud scheme’, the identified campaign had already been sued by Google. The operator behind the malicious campaign was a Cameroon-based individual named Nche Noel Ntse,...
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US FIN7 Pentester Five Years Imprisonment Denys Iarmak Policy Enforcement Carbanak Cybercrime

US indicted a FIN7 pentester to five years imprisonment

A pentester named Denys Iarmak has been convicted to five years imprisonment after aiding the financially-motivated threat group FIN7 in their cyberattack operations. The suspect was charged with breaching the networks of their targets and stealing banking credentials for about two years, from November 2016 to November 2018. Furthermore, the suspect was previously arrested and...
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Notorious Hydra Marketplace Dark Web Shut Down German Authorities Black Market

Notorious Hydra marketplace got shut down by German authorities

The Russian-based dark web Hydra marketplace has been shut down by German law enforcement, seizing over $25 million worth of Bitcoin from its operators. Three German authorities have worked together to conduct the operation, including Bundeskriminalamt (BKA), the Frankfurt Public Prosecutor’s Office, and Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office. In a joint statement, the German authorities...
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Google Ukrainian Users Expanded Security Protections Cybersecurity

Google gives Ukrainian users expanded security protections

Recently, Google revealed that it would increase the security measures of every Ukrainian user and website to help get them protected against malicious entities. The actions of other security groups have prompted Google to do the same course of action to help everyone against cybercriminals. According to a representative, the tech company added numerous protection...
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Seven Members Lapsus$ Threat Group Arrested London Europe

Seven members of the Lapsus$ threat group got arrested in London

The Lapsus$ threat group may have made the mistake of updating their subscribers on social media, as the City of London Police reported arresting seven of their gang members after taking notes on the clues they left on Telegram. Recent reports revealed that one of the captured members was one of the group’s leaders, a...
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REvil Ransomware Arrest Russia Europol Cybersecurity Threat Actors

REvil ransomware still lingered even after their arrest last year

The REvil group is still active around the cybercriminal landscape despite getting arrested by the Russian government. As per reports, the group’s ransomware-as-a-service enterprise is still fully operational and is still causing trouble worldwide. Data from researchers showed that the ransomware group’s behaviour and activity are ongoing at the moment, which concludes that the arrest...
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REvil Ransomware Group Struck Down Russian Government Arrested

REvil ransomware group struck down by the Russian government

The Russian government agency Federal Security Service (FSB) claimed to have obliterated the infamous ransomware group known as REvil. The REvil group has been responsible for multiple cybercriminal attacks for the past years, one of which is the supply chain attack against Kaseya, and has also conducted numerous raids on other sectors such as food...
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