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Tax Fraudster Ariel Jimenez Arrested Selling Stolen Data New York US

Tax fraudster, Ariel Jimenez, was arrested for selling stolen data

The ringleader of a fraudulent tax preparation business named Ariel Jimenez was punished for 12 years in prison for selling stolen identities of thousands of minors on welfare. The tax fraudster also aids its customers by falsely claiming tax credits, resulting in millions of tax losses. Jimenez’s customers used stolen identity information such as names,...
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Cybercriminal Call Centre Taken Down Ukrainian Authorities

Cybercriminal call centres taken down by Ukrainian authorities

A network of cybercriminal call centres used for financial scams and crypto heists is taken down by the National Police of Ukraine. Based on reports, these call centres are targeting victims of cryptocurrency scams and offering them a helping hand to recover their funds. However, instead of helping the victims, the threat actors will make...
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Imminent Monitor RAT Developer Seized AFP Australian Federal Police IM5 Dark Web

Imminent Monitor RAT developer gets seized by the AFP

Authorities arrested a malware developer from Australia after developing and selling the Imminent Monitor RAT (remote access trojan) to threat actors on the dark web, utilised for spying on victims. The trade of RAT variants on underground forums is quite a popular activity between malware developers and threat actors since RATs offer a wide array...
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Google Calendar Blocks Phishing Threat Actors Security Update Rollout

Google Calendar blocks phishing actors with a new update rollout

Google has started the rollout of a new method that could help users block Google Calendar invitation spams, most likely sent by phishing actors to victimise people. This new release is available for all Google’s clients, including Business and G Suite Basic users. According to a blog posted by the Google Workspace team, they shared...
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Malicious Domains Website Hackers Blocked Google

Malicious domains owned by hired hackers get blocked by Google

The prevalence of hack-for-hire campaigns worldwide has forced Google to block several malicious domains and websites that are used in attacking targets from across the world. Their clients employ these hired hackers to perform cyberattacks on a targeted victim, such as hacking or spying. The clients also use these services to conceal themselves if the...
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DOJ Shuts Down RSOCKS Botnet Russia Hackers Malicious Campaigns

DOJ shuts down RSOCKS botnet used by hackers in malicious campaigns

Cybersecurity authorities have taken down an infrastructure used by a Russian botnet, RSOCKS, that compromised millions of internet-connected devices and computers worldwide. The threat actors have utilised the botnet to execute credential-stuffing attacks against hacked devices, an attack tactic that automatically enters a user’s login credentials on login pages of websites. The DOJ’s published press...
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Authorities Dismantled SSNDOB Marketplace Malicious Operations Dark Web

Authorities dismantled the SSNDOB marketplace malicious operations

For this year, several dark web domains that trade data from cybercriminal activities have been seized and shut down by the US law enforcement agencies. Last June 7, a new announcement of malicious site seizure was published, which involved the SSNDOB marketplace – a dark web marketplace selling over 24 million stolen social security numbers....
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VPN Service Providers Data Retention Laws Policy Enforcement India

Some VPN providers rejected new data retention laws in India

After India announced requiring VPN service providers to retain their clients’ logs for 180 days, some have decided to pull out their services from the country, including Surfshark and ExpressVPN. This decision follows the strict policy of the VPN providers about collecting customers’ logs such as their IP addresses, browsing history, network traffic, session data,...
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Dark Web Portals Seized FBI Operation Policy Enforcement

Three dark web portals were seized from a new FBI operation

Last April, the notorious stolen database marketplace RaidForums was seized by the US authorities, alongside the arrest of its founder Diogo Santos Coelho. And just recently, three more malicious dark web portals were announced to have been seized by the FBI and the DOJ, including IPStress, WeLeakInfo, and OVH-Booter. These three cybercrime domains are reported...
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US DoJ Arrested Cardiologist Ransomware Malware Strains

US DoJ arrested a cardiologist for creating two harmful ransomware strains

A French-Venezuelan cybercriminal named Moises Luis Zagala Gonzalez had been detained for forming two ransomware strains dubbed Thanos and Jigsaw version 2. The US DoJ disclosed the report about Zagala, a cardiologist, who successfully conducted hackings alongside ransomware development to be sold to other cybercriminals. The law enforcement agency also added that Zagala’s crimes are...
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