The fraudsters ran their campaigns from the cloud and used phishing attacks and email forwarding rules to steal financial information. Microsoft has shut down a sprawling Business Email Compromise (BEC) operation that had its infrastructure hosted in several web services. Using these cloud-based assets, the threat actors infiltrated hundreds of mailboxes across multiple organizations and … More Microsoft takes down large‑scale BEC operation
Should we expect cybercriminals to ditch the pseudonymous cryptocurrency for other forms of payment that may be better at throwing law enforcement off the scent? Earlier this week, the Department of Justice announced it seized around $2.3 million worth of bitcoin (BTC 63.7) collected in the BTC 75 payment for Colonial Pipeline ransomware. Does this mean Bitcoin … More Tracking ransomware cryptocurrency payments: What now for Bitcoin?
Some perpetrators of online crime and fraud don’t use advanced methods to profit at the expense of unsuspecting victims and to avoid getting caught. While a lot of media coverage centers on how threat actors are becoming better at evading capture and generally deploy ever more sophisticated techniques, I wanted to tell a story where … More Not all cybercriminals are sophisticated
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