Next Generation Dark Markets? Think Amazon or eBay for criminals

The “evolution” of these markets is making cybercrime easier than ever before. Are you in the market for stolen data? How about some tools to help you steal data or make money by hijacking other people’s computers? Well you’re in luck. It is now easier than ever to engage in cybercrime thanks to “next generation” … More Next Generation Dark Markets? Think Amazon or eBay for criminals

Inmates hack prison tablets for free credits

The nature of the vulnerability hasn’t been disclosed, but is said to have already been identified and fixed. Several hundred inmates at five prisons in the northwestern US state of Idaho have exploited a software vulnerability in their “prison-specific” tablets to transfer $225,000 worth of digital credits to their virtual accounts, according to a BBC report. … More Inmates hack prison tablets for free credits

Irishman extradited to the US to face charges relating to Silk Road

Gary Davis accused of working as an administrator for the notorious dark web marketplace appears in a federal court in New York. A 30-year-old Irish man accused of working for the dark web marketplace Silk Road has been extradited to the United States to face charges. Gary Davis, was arrested in 2014 and charged with being an administrator … More Irishman extradited to the US to face charges relating to Silk Road

Trends 2018: Doing time for cybercrime

Law enforcement and malware research join forces to take down cybercriminals. The primary purpose of malware analysis is to determine how a given piece of malware works, extract IOCs (Indicators of Compromise) and determine potential countermeasures. This work is almost purely technical in nature: it focuses on binary files and their properties. Results from malware analysis are … More Trends 2018: Doing time for cybercrime

12 months on, what are the lessons learned from WannaCryptor?

Time does fly! It feels like only yesterday that a new strain of hitherto little-known malware achieved celebrity status among global ransomware campaigns. It’s already been a year, almost to the day, since the WannaCryptor ransomware cryptoworm – also known as WannaCry and detected by ESET as Win32/Filecoder.WannaCryptor.D – ran rampant. What made WannaCryptor’s impact so severe, … More 12 months on, what are the lessons learned from WannaCryptor?

Anti-cybercrime successes in the first quarter of 2018, part 2

The long arm of the law caught up with a number of cybercriminals in the first three months of this year. Picking up where we left off in Part 1, we continue to comb through headlines in order to bring another instalment in our rundown of some of the recent law enforcement actions in its struggle … More Anti-cybercrime successes in the first quarter of 2018, part 2

Anti-cybercrime successes in the first quarter of 2018

In our roundup of some of the most notable law enforcement actions against computer crime in the first quarter of 2018 will focus on arrests and charges involving suspected cyber-crooks. Compared to combating conventional crime, efforts to bring computer criminals to justice involves a host of specific challenges for law enforcement. The difficulties reside on … More Anti-cybercrime successes in the first quarter of 2018