While logins to music and video streaming services sell for less than ten dollars each, domain admin access is being offered for US$120,000 More than 15 billion stolen account credentials are up for grabs on cybercrime forums, with 5 billion of them considered unique, meaning that they haven’t been offered for sale more than once, … More Billions of stolen passwords for sale on the dark web
The cybercriminal behind the ransom raids on almost 23,000 databases threatens to leak the data and alert GDPR regulators. An unknown cybercriminal has infiltrated 22,900 unsecured MongoDB databases, wiping their contents and leaving behind a ransom note demanding bitcoin in return for the data. If the ransom isn’t paid within two days, they threatened to … More Thousands of MongoDB databases ransacked, held for ransom
What is it like to defeat cybercrime? Have a peek into how computer forensics professionals help bring cybercriminals to justice. Many people ask me about what it was like working for law enforcement. More often than not, however, they are actually enquiring about how computer crime is truly investigated. Whether it’s questions about how accurately … More How to catch a cybercriminal?
After the TV Licence scam ESET Ireland warned last month and sextortion the month before that, cybercriminals are again using a household name to trick people into paying. ESET Ireland is warning Irish users not to fall for the professional-looking phishing attempt, pretending to be a reminder from Vodafone to check your invoice details for … More Another phishing email in Irish mailboxes, this time using Vodafone invoice as bait
Forget balaclavas or hoodies; these cybercriminals are hiding in plain sight. In my days when I worked for the police, we would constantly try to profile criminals because it made our investigations easier. We would even regularly use specialist criminal profilers and psychologists to help with slow cases in order to gather additional clues, which … More What makes a cybercriminal?