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Gift Card Gang Extracts Cash From 100k Inboxes Daily

Some of the most successful and lucrative online scams employ a “low-and-slow” approach — avoiding detection or interference from researchers and law enforcement agencies by stealing small bits of cash from many people over an extended period. Here’s the story of a cybercrime group that compromises up to 100,000 email inboxes per day,
Publish At:2021-09-02 14:45 | Read:231 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 gift card fraud Gift Card Ga

15-Year-Old Malware Proxy Network VIP72 Goes Dark

Over the past 15 years, a cybercrime anonymity service known as VIP72 has enabled countless fraudsters to mask their true location online by routing their traffic through millions of malware-infected systems. But roughly two weeks ago, VIP72’s online storefront — which ironically enough has remained at the same U.S.-based Internet address for mor
Publish At:2021-09-01 19:05 | Read:271 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0 A311 Deat

Man Robbed of 16 Bitcoin Sues Young Thieves’ Parents

In 2018, Andrew Schober was digitally mugged for approximately $1 million worth of bitcoin. After several years of working with investigators, Schober says he’s confident he has located two young men in the United Kingdom responsible for using a clever piece of digital clipboard-stealing malware that let them siphon his crypto holdings. Schober is now
Publish At:2021-08-25 21:43 | Read:314 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ne'er-Do-Well News SIM Swapping Web Fraud 2.0 Andrew Schober

New Anti Anti-Money Laundering Services for Crooks

A new dark web service is marketing to cybercriminals who are curious to see how their various cryptocurrency holdings and transactions may be linked to known criminal activity. Dubbed “Antinalysis,” the service purports to offer a glimpse into how one’s payment activity might be flagged by law enforcement agencies and private companies tha
Publish At:2021-08-13 22:27 | Read:217 | Comments:0 | Tags:Web Fraud 2.0 AMLBot Antinalysis Elliptic Incognito Market N

Phishing Sites Targeting Scammers and Thieves

I was preparing to knock off work for the week on a recent Friday evening when a curious and annoying email came in via the contact form on this site: “Hello I go by the username Nuclear27 on your site Briansclub[.]com,” wrote “Mitch,” confusing me with the proprietor of perhaps the underground’s largest bazaar for stolen credit
Publish At:2021-08-09 12:15 | Read:386 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0 Brian Bil

The Life Cycle of a Breached Database

Every time there is another data breach, we are asked to change our password at the breached entity. But the reality is that in most cases by the time the victim organization discloses an incident publicly the information has already been harvested many times over by profit-seeking cybercriminals. Here’s a closer look at what typically transpires in th
Publish At:2021-07-29 14:03 | Read:468 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 Classicfootballshirts databa

How to Tell a Job Offer from an ID Theft Trap

One of the oldest scams around — the fake job interview that seeks only to harvest your personal and financial data — is on the rise, the FBI warns. Here’s the story of a recent LinkedIn impersonation scam that led to more than 100 people getting duped, and one almost-victim who decided the job offer was too-good-to-be-true. Last week, som
Publish At:2021-05-21 16:26 | Read:589 | Comments:0 | Tags:Employment Fraud Latest Warnings Web Fraud 2.0 Erica Siegel

Recycle Your Phone, Sure, But Maybe Not Your Number

Many online services allow users to reset their passwords by clicking a link sent via SMS, and this unfortunately widespread practice has turned mobile phone numbers into de facto identity documents. Which means losing control over one thanks to a divorce, job termination or financial crisis can be devastating. Even so, plenty of people willingly abandon a
Publish At:2021-05-19 13:44 | Read:665 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Warnings Security Tools Web Fraud 2.0 Google Voice nu

Malicious Office 365 Apps Are the Ultimate Insiders

Phishers targeting Microsoft Office 365 users increasingly are turning to specialized links that take users to their organization’s own email login page. After a user logs in, the link prompts them to install a malicious but innocuously-named app that gives the attacker persistent, password-free access to any of the user’s emails and files, both
Publish At:2021-05-05 09:04 | Read:514 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Warnings The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0 BEC business

How $100M in Jobless Claims Went to Inmates

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
Publish At:2021-02-25 18:50 | Read:840 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0 Blake Hal

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

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 ha
Publish At:2021-02-09 02:36 | Read:1001 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0 Australian Federal Police B

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

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. At the
Publish At:2021-02-04 15:50 | Read:1165 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ne'er-Do-Well News The Coming Storm Web Fraud 2.0 @H4CK @Tru

‘ValidCC,’ a Major Payment Card Bazaar and Looter of E-Commerce Sites, Shuttered

ValidCC, a dark web bazaar run by a cybercrime group that for more than six years hacked online merchants and sold stolen payment card data, abruptly closed up shop last week. The proprietors of the popular store said their servers were seized as part of a coordinated law enforcement operation designed to disconnect and confiscate its infrastructure. ValidCC
Publish At:2021-02-02 14:36 | Read:880 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ne'er-Do-Well News Web Fraud 2.0 Gemini Advisory Group-IB Me

GoDaddy Employees Used in Attacks on Multiple Cryptocurrency Services

Fraudsters redirected email and web traffic destined for several cryptocurrency trading platforms over the past week. The attacks were facilitated by scams targeting employees at GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain name registrar, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The incident is the latest incursion at GoDaddy that relied on tricking employees into transf
Publish At:2020-11-21 15:30 | Read:1516 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 Bibox Celcius.network Dan Ra

Be Very Sparing in Allowing Site Notifications

An increasing number of websites are asking visitors to approve “notifications,” browser modifications that periodically display messages on the user’s mobile or desktop device. In many cases these notifications are benign, but several dodgy firms are paying site owners to install their notification scripts and then selling that communicati
Publish At:2020-11-17 14:00 | Read:1038 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings Web Fraud 2.0 Frank Angiol


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