Notorious spy tool taken down in global operation

IM-RAT, which could be had for as little as US$25, was bought by nearly 15,000 people. Law enforcement authorities in a number of countries have broken up a cybercriminal operation that peddled a notorious Remote Access Trojan (RAT) capable of giving anyone with ill intentions total control over compromised machines, according to announcements by Europol, the United Kingdom’s National … More Notorious spy tool taken down in global operation

Global police arrest dozens of people in dark web sting

More trouble in dark markets? A notorious black-market bazaar announces plans to close up shop on the same day that police announce the arrests of 61 people. Law enforcement from Europe, the United States, and Canada have announced the results of a recent international operation against dozens of people who reportedly sold and bought illicit … More Global police arrest dozens of people in dark web sting

Europol and partners dismantle prolific cyber-extortion gang

The arrest of a 25-year-old French man in Thailand apparently seals the fate of Rex Mundi, a hack-and-extort collective that operated since at least 2012. Europol has announced the arrests over the past year of eight French nationals who are suspected of being involved in a long-running hacking ring called Rex Mundi. The latest in a string … More Europol and partners dismantle prolific cyber-extortion gang

UK fraud and cybercrime figures show extent of these threats

There were approximately 5.6 million incidents of fraud and cybercrime in the UK last year, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed. Of that number, two million incidents related to computer misuse offences, highlighting how problematic this type of criminal activity has become. According to the ONS’ latest annual Crime Survey … More UK fraud and cybercrime figures show extent of these threats

Cybersecurity ‘no longer a technical issue’

Cybersecurity has gone from being a technical issue to one that needs consideration and leadership at a board level, according to an expert. Julian Cracknell, managing director for UK services at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, said that the “price of cyber ignorance” could be “catastrophic”. This, he explained on the back of BAE Systems releasing … More Cybersecurity ‘no longer a technical issue’