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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.)

Third Annual Cybercrime Conference

Schneier on Security

Ross Anderson liveblogged the Third Annual Cybercrime Conference. conferences cybercrime

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.

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.

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

US Offers Bounty for Tips on State-Sponsored Cybercrime

Security Boulevard

The post US Offers Bounty for Tips on State-Sponsored Cybercrime appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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

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.

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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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.

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.”

The Top Three Cybercrime Takeaways from the 2021 Verizon DBIR

Digital Shadows

The post The Top Three Cybercrime Takeaways from the 2021 Verizon DBIR first appeared on Digital Shadows. Cybercrime and Dark Web Research Cybercrime SearchLight Verizon DBIRThe 2021 DBIR is still hot off the press, and it did not disappoint.

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.

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

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.”

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

Summer of Cybercrime Continues: What To Do

Trend Micro

We recently coined this as the Summer of Cybercrime. Major ransomware attacks continue to hit companies globally. The attacks can cause significant damage, from a financial, reputation and productivity standpoint.

Can Government Effectively Help Businesses Fight Cybercrime?

Dark Reading

From the Biden administration's pledge to take action to INTERPOL's focus on ransomware as a global threat, governments are looking to help businesses cope with cyberattacks. But can it really work

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.

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

This chart shows the connections between cybercrime groups

Zero Day

CrowdStrike puts together a list of connections and how cybercrime groups cooperate with each other

A Year Later, Cybercrime Groups Still Rampant on Facebook

Krebs on Security

Almost exactly one year ago, KrebsOnSecurity reported that a mere two hours of searching revealed more than 100 Facebook groups with some 300,000 members openly advertising services to support all types of cybercrime, including spam, credit card fraud and identity theft. Last week, a similar analysis led to the takedown of 74 cybercrime groups operating openly on Facebook with more than 385,000 members.

The IT Backbone of Cybercrime

Dark Reading

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

Why North Korea Excels in Cybercrime

Dark Reading

North Korea is laser-focused on boosting its cyber capabilities, and it's doing a remarkable job of it

Understanding EtterSilent and the Cybercrime Supply Chain

Security Boulevard

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

Trickbot cybercrime group linked to new Diavol ransomware

Bleeping Computer

FortiGuard Labs security researchers have linked a new ransomware strain dubbed Diavol to Wizard Spider, the cybercrime group behind the Trickbot botnet. [.].

Cybercrime to cost over $10 Trillion by 2025

Security Boulevard

With cybercrime rising by 600% during the pandemic, businesses are more vulnerable than ever to the financial and reputational repercussions of cyberattacks. By 2025, it is estimated that cybercrime will cost businesses worldwide $10.5

New Ransomware Gangs — Haron and BlackMatter — Emerge on Cybercrime Forums

The Hacker News

Two new ransomware-as-service (RaaS) programs have appeared on the threat radar this month, with one group professing to be a successor to DarkSide and REvil, the two infamous ransomware syndicates that went off the grid following major attacks on Colonial Pipeline and Kaseya over the past few months.

Feds Target $100M ‘GozNym’ Cybercrime Network

Krebs on Security

The locations of alleged GozNym cybercrime group members. According to the indictment, the GozNym network exemplified the concept of ‘cybercrime as a service,’ in that the defendants advertised their specialized technical skills and services on underground, Russian-language, online criminal forums. After that incident, Ukrainian police arrested Kapkanov and booked him on cybercrime charges.

The Growing Business Cost Of Healthcare Cybercrime

Security Boulevard

The post The Growing Business Cost Of Healthcare Cybercrime appeared first on Security Boulevard. Geography, price, and whether the healthcare provider is in their insurance network or not are often the main factors that lead consumers to choose a medical professional.

HTML smuggling is the latest cybercrime tactic you need to worry about

Tech Republic Security

It will be hard to catch these smugglers, as they're abusing an essential element of web browsers that allow them to assemble code at endpoints, bypassing perimeter security

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

Cybercrime Undercover: Phishing Attacks Imitating Famous Brands Proliferate

Security Boulevard

The post Cybercrime Undercover: Phishing Attacks Imitating Famous Brands Proliferate appeared first on Security Boulevard. Phishing attacks imitating famous brands is a favorite trick of clever cybercriminals. See the most imitated brands & how to not be fooled!

5 Dangerous Beliefs Companies Hold About Cybercrime

Security Boulevard

In fact, cybercrime has been on the rise. The post 5 Dangerous Beliefs Companies Hold About Cybercrime appeared first on TechSpective. The post 5 Dangerous Beliefs Companies Hold About Cybercrime appeared first on Security Boulevard.

How to Help Spoil the Cybercrime Economy

Dark Reading

Cybercrime increasingly is turning into a commodity. Stolen PII data and hijacked cloud accounts especially propel the spread, research shows

How financial cybercrime targets shifted in 2020

Tech Republic Security

COVID lockdowns may be behind a major change toward targeting e-commerce and using new forms of attacks, Kaspersky finds