Cybercrime in the Age of COVID-19

Schneier on Security

The Cambridge Cybercrime Centre has a series of papers on cybercrime during the coronavirus pandemic. covid19 crime cybercrime uk

Three Top Russian Cybercrime Forums Hacked

Krebs on Security

According to Intel 471, on March 1, 2021, the administrator of the Exploit cybercrime forum claimed that a proxy server the forum used for protection from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks might have been compromised by an unknown party.

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The Cost of Cybercrime

Schneier on Security

Really interesting paper calculating the worldwide cost of cybercrime: Abstract: In 2012 we presented the first systematic study of the costs of cybercrime. Several new cybercrimes are significant enough to mention, including business email compromise and crimes involving cryptocurrencies. Our conclusions remain broadly the same as in 2012:it would be economically rational to spend less in anticipation of cybercrime (on antivirus, firewalls, etc.)

Career Choice Tip: Cybercrime is Mostly Boring

Krebs on Security

The findings come in a new paper released by researchers at Cambridge University’s Cybercrime Centre , which examined the quality and types of work needed to build, maintain and defend illicit enterprises that make up a large portion of the cybercrime-as-a-service market.

The newer cybercrime triad: TrickBot-Emotet-Conti

Security Affairs

“Emotet’s return is not coincidental, it is caused by major shifts in the overall cybercrime domain. This has been proven by the alliance of TrickBot , Emotet , and Ryuk : the three major players of the pre-2019 cybercrime hierarchy.

Ethical Hackers Prevented $27B in Cybercrime

Security Boulevard

Ethical hackers proved their worth over the 14 months that the pandemic ravaged economies and organizations were at their most vulnerable, preventing $27 billion in cybercrime during the time when flaws threatened to overwhelm security teams worldwide.

Cybercrime Goes Mainstream

Dark Reading

Organized cybercrime is global in scale and the second-greatest risk over the next decade

How the FIN7 Cybercrime Gang Operates

Schneier on Security

Uncategorized crime cybercrime hackingThe Grugq has written an excellent essay on how the Russian cybercriminal gang FIN7 operates. An excerpt: The secret of FIN7’s success is their operational art of cyber crime.

Where do all those cybercrime payments go?

Naked Security

Law & order Malware Ransomware Cybercrime dark web malwareYes, the headline is a rhetorical question. But sometimes we get literal answers, and they're well worth remembering.

My “Cybercrime” Isn’t Your “Cybercrime”

Security Boulevard

Talk to cybersecurity experts about cybercrime on their network, and they will mention malicious activity like scans, attacks, events, and incidents. The post My “Cybercrime” Isn’t Your “Cybercrime” appeared first on The State of Security.

European police dismantle cybercrime ring with ties to Italian Mafia

We Live Security

The post European police dismantle cybercrime ring with ties to Italian Mafia appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. CybercrimeThe group used phishing, BEC and other types of attacks to swindle victims out of millions.

Malware, Cybercrime and Cloud Security

CyberSecurity Insiders

The post Malware, Cybercrime and Cloud Security appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders. Organizations have expedited use of and reliance on public cloud services to run their businesses in ways that would have been hard to anticipate, even a few years ago.

UK Ad Campaign Seeks to Deter Cybercrime

Krebs on Security

The United Kingdom’s anti-cybercrime agency is running online ads aimed at young people who search the Web for services that enable computer crimes, specifically trojan horse programs and DDoS-for-hire services. law enforcement agents in connection with various cybercrime investigations.

HAEICHI-II: Interpol arrested +1,000 suspects linked to various cybercrimes

Security Affairs

HAEICHI-II: Interpol arrested 1,003 individuals charged for several cybercrimes, including romance scams, investment frauds, and online money laundering. The post HAEICHI-II: Interpol arrested +1,000 suspects linked to various cybercrimes appeared first on Security Affairs.

Cybercrime Statistics in 2019

Security Affairs

I’m preparing the slides for my next speech and I decided to create this post while searching for interesting cybercrime statistics in 2020. Cybercrime will cost as much as $6 trillion annually by 2021. The total cost of cybercrime for each company in 2019 reached US$13M.

Which countries are most (and least) at risk for cybercrime?

CSO Magazine

The risk of cybercrime is not spread equally across the globe. SEON combined data from a variety of cybersecurity indices and indicators to come up with a global ranking of countries that are least and most at risk of cybercrime.

US, European Law Enforcement Shut Down Cybercrime-Friendly VPN Services

Adam Levin

Law enforcement agencies from the United States and Europe seized domain names and servers belonging to a virtual private network (VPN) provider long linked to online cybercrime. The post US, European Law Enforcement Shut Down Cybercrime-Friendly VPN Services appeared first on Adam Levin.

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Barbary Pirates and Russian Cybercrime

Security Boulevard

The post Barbary Pirates and Russian Cybercrime appeared first on Security Boulevard. In 1801, the United States had a small Navy. Thomas Jefferson deployed almost half that Navy—three frigates and a schooner—to the Barbary Coast of northern Africa.

Brazil Charges Glenn Greenwald with Cybercrimes

Schneier on Security

Glenn Greenwald has been charged with cybercrimes in Brazil, stemming from publishing information and documents that were embarrassing to the government. brazil cellphones chelseamanning cybercrime hacking

How Does One Get Hired by a Top Cybercrime Gang?

Krebs on Security

This post explores answers to those questions, as well as some of the ways Trickbot and other organized cybercrime gangs gradually recruit, groom and trust new programmers. The U.S.

Employees Are The First Line of Defense Against Cybercrime

StaySafeOnline

The post Employees Are The First Line of Defense Against Cybercrime appeared first on Stay Safe Online

Russian cybercrime forums launch contests for cryptocurrency hacks

Security Affairs

“Over the past month, operators of one of the top Russian-language cybercrime forums have been running a “contest,” calling for the community to submit papers that examine how to target cryptocurrency-related technology.”

How to Protect Vulnerable Seniors From Cybercrime

Dark Reading

According to the FBI, people over the age of 60 lose more money to cybercrime than any other age group. The good news: Safety is only three main tips away

Hackers breached four prominent underground cybercrime forums

Security Affairs

A suspicious wave of attacks resulted in the hack of four cybercrime forums Verified, Crdclub, Exploit, and Maza since January. Since January, a series of mysterious cyberattacks that resulted in the hack of popular Russian-language cybercrime forums.

Bulletproof hosting founder imprisoned for helping cybercrime gangs

Bleeping Computer

34-year-old Russian Aleksandr Grichishkin, the founder of a bulletproof hosting service, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for allowing cybercrime gangs to use the platform in attacks targeting US financial institutions between 2008 to 2015. [.].

Hacking for Dollars: North Korean Cybercrime

Security Boulevard

In mid-February 2021, the Department of Justice shared the content of what had been a sealed indictment charging three North Korean (DPRK) hacking “operatives” with a plethora of cybercrimes, including “cyber heists and extortion schemes, targeting both traditional and cryptocurrencies.”

Cybercrime underground flooded with offers for initial access to shipping and logistics orgs

Security Affairs

Experts warn of the availability in the cybercrime underground of offers for initial access to networks of players in global supply chains. The post Cybercrime underground flooded with offers for initial access to shipping and logistics orgs appeared first on Security Affairs.

Cryptocurrency: Cybercrime’s New Favorite Tool

Security Weekly

The post Cryptocurrency: Cybercrime’s New Favorite Tool appeared first on Security Weekly. Articles Blue Team Endpoint Security Incident Response Insider Threat Intrusion Detection Security Research cryptocurrency cryptojacking cyber extortion Cybercrime ransomware

Russian-speaking cybercrime evolution: What changed from 2016 to 2021

SecureList

Having been in the field for so long, we have witnessed some major changes in the cybercrime world’s modus operandi. This report shares our insights into the Russian-speaking cybercrime world and the changes in how it operates that have happened in the past five years.

AI-Fueled Deep Fakes Signal New Era of Cybercrime

Security Boulevard

The post AI-Fueled Deep Fakes Signal New Era of Cybercrime appeared first on Security Boulevard. Information manipulation has been around since Chinese general Sun Tzu wrote “The Art of War” in 550 BC. The Russians routinely use disinformation tactics to destabilize democracies.

The IT Backbone of Cybercrime

Dark Reading

Like their counterparts who run legitimate businesses, cybercriminals need hosting and cybersecurity protection, too

Threat from Organized Cybercrime Syndicates Is Rising

Threatpost

Europol reports that criminal groups are undermining the EU’s economy and its society, offering everything from murder-for-hire to kidnapping, torture and mutilation. Hacks Malware

BrandPost: The Evolution of Cybercrime as a Service

CSO Magazine

The Evolution of Cybercrime as a Service You’ve likely heard of software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and numerous other “as-a-service” platforms that help support the modern business world.

Inside ‘Evil Corp,’ a $100M Cybercrime Menace

Krebs on Security

The feds allege Aqua led an elite cybercrime ring with at least 16 others who used advanced, custom-made strains of malware known as “ JabberZeus ” and “ Bugat ” (a.k.a. The U.S.

BlackMatter rises from the ashes of notorious cybercrime gangs to pose new ransomware threat

The State of Security

The post BlackMatter rises from the ashes of notorious cybercrime gangs to pose new ransomware threat appeared first on The State of Security. Featured Articles cybercrime cybercriminals ransomware threat

FIN7 cybercrime gang creates fake cybersecurity firm to recruit pentesters for ransomware attacks

Security Affairs

FIN7 is a Russian criminal group that has been active since mid-2015, it focuses on restaurants, gambling, and hospitality industries in the US to harvest financial information that was used in attacks or sold in cybercrime marketplaces.

Dark Web: Many cybercrime services sell for less than $500

Tech Republic Security

A ransomware kit costs as little as $66, though it needs to be modified, while a spearphishing attack can run as low as $100, says Altas VPN

Understanding EtterSilent and the Cybercrime Supply Chain

Security Boulevard

The post Understanding EtterSilent and the Cybercrime Supply Chain appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Over 1,000 Individuals Arrested in Global Cybercrime-Fighting Operation

Dark Reading

HAECHI-II initiative represents Interpol's stepped-up efforts to tackle the operators of financially motivated online scams and other cyberattacks

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Cybercrime Infrastructure Never Really Dies

Dark Reading

Despite the takedown of the "CyberBunker" threat operators in 2019, command-and-control traffic continues to report back to the defunct network address space

FBI: Cybercrime losses topped US$4.2 billion in 2020

We Live Security

The post FBI: Cybercrime losses topped US$4.2 The Bureau received over 28,000 reports of COVID-19-themed scams last year. billion in 2020 appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. Scams

Dancho Danchev’s Cybercrime Forum Data Set – Direct Free Technical Collection Download – Grab a Copy Today!

Security Boulevard

The Cybercrime Forum Data Set is part of my currently ongoing Law Enforcement and OSINT operation called " Uncle George ". Sample direct download links to the cybercrime-friendly forum communities found in the actual Cybercrime Forum Data Set: [link].

The Cybercrime Pandemic Keeps Spreading

Dark Reading

The World Economic Forum says cyberattacks will be one of the top global business risks over the next 10 years