INTERPOL aims to deal a blow to digital piracy

The agency’s new initiative will also warn about the high cost of the free lunch – the increased risk of malware exposure. INTERPOL is stepping up its fight against online piracy after this ever-popular ‘activity’ has seen 60% growth in some countries over the past year. “Digital piracy is yet another crime area impacted by … More INTERPOL aims to deal a blow to digital piracy

Warning issued over scams touting fake COVID‑19 vaccines, asking for Bitcoin

Money doesn’t buy you happiness – cryptocurrency doesn’t buy you a genuine COVID-19 vaccine. Interpol and the United States’ Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have joined the chorus of warnings about online campaigns peddling bogus COVID-19 vaccines as cybercriminals are increasingly attempting to exploit nations’ vaccination programs. “With criminal groups producing, distributing, and selling fake vaccines, the risks to … More Warning issued over scams touting fake COVID‑19 vaccines, asking for Bitcoin

Emotet botnet disrupted in global operation

The law enforcement action is one of the most significant operations against cybercriminal enterprises ever. Europol has announced the disruption of the Emotet botnet, one of the longest-lived and most pervasive malware threats, following a large-scale operation that also included a number of national law enforcement agencies across Europe and North America. Authorities in the Netherlands, Germany, … More Emotet botnet disrupted in global operation

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

Europol shuts down Ramnit botnet used to steal bank details

The Ramnit botnet that is said to have affected 3.2 million computers has been shut down by European police, reports The BBC. The botnet was used to spread malware through phishing emails and innocuous links posted on social networks, giving cybercriminals access to the bank accounts of users running Windows operating systems. Having been alerted to Ramnit … More Europol shuts down Ramnit botnet used to steal bank details