Hundreds arrested after police crack encrypted chat network

European police infiltrate EncroChat, go on to crack down on crime kingpins and seize guns, drugs, cars and millions in cash. Law enforcement agencies in Europe recently cracked an instant messaging system used by organized crime before the ensuing police operation ultimately led to the arrests of more than 800 suspected criminals, mostly in the … More Hundreds arrested after police crack encrypted chat network

Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game

Poorly secured remote access attracts mostly ransomware gangs, but can provide access to coin miners and backdoors too. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the nature of everyday work, forcing employees to do large parts of their jobs via remote access. Cybercriminals – especially ransomware operators – are aware of the shift and attempt to … More Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game

Warning issued over hackable security cameras

The owners of the vulnerable indoor cameras are advised to unplug the devices immediately. Around 3.5 million security cameras installed in homes and offices mainly in Asia and Europe have serious vulnerabilities that expose the gadgets’ owners to the risk that attackers will spy on them, steal their data or target other devices on the … More Warning issued over hackable security cameras

Vast hack‑for‑hire scheme targeted thousands of people, organizations

An obscure Indian company operated a scheme targeting non-profits, banks, politicians and journalists all over the world, a report says. A hack-for-hire group targeted thousands of people and hundreds of organizations across six continents for several years, according to a report by Citizen Lab. The internet watchdog, based at the University at Toronto, tied the ring, … More Vast hack‑for‑hire scheme targeted thousands of people, organizations

European supercomputers hacked to mine cryptocurrency

Several high-performance computers working on COVID-19 research have been forced offline following a string of attacks. Multiple supercomputers across Europe that are working on COVID-19 research have been targeted by cryptocurrency-mining attacks over the past week. The reports of the incursions started pouring in last Monday, when supercomputers in the United Kingdom and Germany were among the … More European supercomputers hacked to mine cryptocurrency