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DHS and FBI warn of ongoing attacks on energy firms and critical infrastructure

The US DHS and the FBI have issued a warning that APT groups are actively targeting energy firms and critical infrastructure. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI have issued a warning that APT groups are actively targeting government departments, and firms working in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sector
Publish At:2017-10-23 00:30 | Read:2652 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking DHS Dragonfly energy

FBI Director – Terrorists could launch drone attacks very soon

FBI director Christopher Wray warns of terrorists are planning to use drones in attacks, the threat is considered as imminent. This week, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Congress that terrorists may use drones in attacks against the United States, the official described the threat as imminent. “We do know that terrorist organizations have an inter
Publish At:2017-09-29 12:55 | Read:2217 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Terrorism Drone FBI ISIS US

Who Is Marcus Hutchins?

In early August 2017, FBI agents in Las Vegas arrested 23-year-old British security researcher Marcus Hutchins on suspicion of authoring and/or selling “Kronos,” a strain of malware designed to steal online banking credentials. Hutchins was virtually unknown to most in the security community until May 2017 when the U.K. media revealed him as the
Publish At:2017-09-09 13:55 | Read:3631 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other 184.168.88.189 atthackers@hotmail.com Blackhole bv1 co

FBI masqueraded the NIT in a video-bait to unmask sextortionist on Tor

The FBI used a NIT involving a specially crafted video file to unmask a sextortionist that via Tor was threatening youngsters. The FBI has used once again the network investigative technique (NIT) for unmasking Tor users, this time the feds used it to arrest a suspected sextortionist. The man is accused of having tricked young girls into sharing nude pics o
Publish At:2017-08-10 03:20 | Read:2999 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Deep Web Hacking anonymity child p

How a Citadel Trojan Developer Got Busted

A U.S. District Court judge in Atlanta last week handed a five year prison sentence to Mark Vartanyan, a Russian hacker who helped develop and sell the once infamous and widespread Citadel banking trojan. This fact has been reported by countless media outlets, but far less well known is the fascinating backstory about how Vartanyan got caught. For several ye
Publish At:2017-07-25 21:20 | Read:2428 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Aquabox Citadel Citadel Trojan fbi Kolypto Mark Vartan

Exclusive: Dutch Cops on AlphaBay ‘Refugees’

Following today’s breaking news about U.S. and international authorities taking down the competing Dark Web drug bazaars AlphaBay and Hansa Market, KrebsOnSecurity caught up with the Dutch investigators who took over Hansa on June 20, 2017. When U.S. authorities shuttered AlphaBay on July 5, police in The Netherlands saw a massive influx of AlphaBay re
Publish At:2017-07-21 06:30 | Read:2971 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other AlphaBay takedown Europol fbi Hansa Market Petra Haand

FBI hacked a US Darknet shopper who tried to purchase Mail Bomb

The FBI hacked the system of a dark web user who tried to purchase a mail bomb from an undercover investigator in the US. According to a plea agreement, filed on April 28, 2017, Clinton Scott Bass of Georgia (US) tried in a first time to purchase a car bomb. The man, who was using two different pseudo names, contacted an undercover FBI agent on a darknet mar
Publish At:2017-07-02 12:06 | Read:2910 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Deep Web Hacking Laws and regulati

FBI: Extortion, CEO Fraud Among Top Online Fraud Complaints in 2016

Online extortion, tech support scams and phishing attacks that spoof the boss were among the most costly cyber scams reported by consumers and businesses last year, according to new figures from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The IC3 report released Thursday correctly identifies some of the most prevalent and insidious forms of cyberc
Publish At:2017-06-23 15:30 | Read:2259 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other bleepingcomputer.com Catalin Cimpanu ceo fraud extorti

Blind Trust in Email Could Cost You Your Home

The process of buying or selling a home can be extremely stressful and complex, but imagine the stress that would boil up if — at settlement — your money was wired to scammers in another country instead of to the settlement firm or escrow company. Here’s the story about a phishing email that cost a couple their home and left them scrambling
Publish At:2017-04-28 05:05 | Read:3419 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Bank of America Charisse Castagnoli Delta Community Cr

The Backstory Behind Carder Kingpin Roman Seleznev’s Record 27 Year Prison Sentence

Roman Seleznev, a 32-year-old Russian cybercriminal and prolific credit card thief, was sentenced Friday to 27 years in federal prison. That is a record punishment for hacking violations in the United States and by all accounts one designed to send a message to criminal hackers everywhere. But a close review of the case suggests that Seleznev’s record
Publish At:2017-04-25 03:30 | Read:2806 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other bulba fbi FSB Igor Litvak nCux Roman Seleznev secret s

Dual-Use Software Criminal Case Not So Novel

“He built a piece of software. That tool was pirated and abused by hackers. Now the feds want him to pay for the computer crooks’ crimes.” The above snippet is the subhead of a story published last month by the The Daily Beast titled, “FBI Arrests Hacker Who Hacked No One.” The subject of that piece — a 26-year-old America
Publish At:2017-04-04 14:55 | Read:3614 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Aeonhack Allison Nixon Blackshades RAT Blackshades tro

FBI Cyber Division warns the healthcare industry of FTP attacks

The Cyber Division of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns the companies in the healthcare industry of FTP attacks. The Cyber Division of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns the healthcare industry that malicious actors are actively targeting File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers of medical and dental facilities that allow ano
Publish At:2017-03-28 08:30 | Read:2206 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Security Cybercrime FBI FT

Alleged vDOS Owners Poised to Stand Trial

Police in Israel are recommending that the state attorney’s office indict and prosecute two 18-year-olds suspected of operating vDOS, until recently the most popular attack service for knocking Web sites offline. On Sept. 8, 2016, KrebsOnSecurity published a story about the hacking of vDOS, a service that attracted tens of thousands of paying customers
Publish At:2017-03-27 22:30 | Read:3000 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other fbi Federal Bureau of Investigation itay huri Perach A

Who Ran Leakedsource.com?

Late last month, multiple news outlets reported that unspecified law enforcement officials had seized the servers for Leakedsource.com, perhaps the largest online collection of usernames and passwords leaked or stolen in some of the worst data breaches — including billions of credentials for accounts at top sites like LinkedIn and Myspace. In a develop
Publish At:2017-02-16 08:05 | Read:3359 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other 231-343-0295 68.41.238.208 abusewithus abusing.rs Alex

Romance Scams Cost Victims $230M in 2016, Reports FBI

Romance scams caused $230 million in losses to victims in 2016, reports the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) tracked 15,000 complaints of romance scams in 2016, a figure which is about 2,500 more than the total number for 2015. Most of these reports originated from victims living in California, Texas
Publish At:2017-02-15 21:50 | Read:3153 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News FBI Fraud scam

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