DOJ, international law enforcement disrupt massive RSOCKS botnet

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 17, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP An international operation involving the U.S. Department of Justice alongside law enforcement officials in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom…

FBI cybercrime seizure takes down one-time Ukraine IT Army collaborator

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 8, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP On May 31, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it had seized a trio of domains as part of an…

FBI takes down dark web marketplace for U.S. citizen personal data

Written by Tonya Riley Jun 7, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The FBI on Tuesday seized an illicit marketplace that has made millions selling the personal data of roughly 24 million U.S.…

DOJ changes to CFAA guidance are overhyped, lawyers say

Written by Suzanne Smalley Jun 7, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP There are not many things that Andrew Crocker, who has long fought against the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) as…

A year after report, task force urges U.S. to keep ransomware on front burner

Written by Tonya Riley May 20, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The federal government has made strides in deterring ransomware over the past year, but still has a number of milestones to…

Ukrainian cybercriminal sentenced to four years in U.S. prison for credential theft scheme

Written by AJ Vicens May 12, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A Ukrainian man convicted in February of trafficking in stolen username and password credentials was sentenced to four years in federal…

Texas man gets 5 years for stealing 38,000 PayPal account credentials

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 12, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A Texas man whom federal prosecutors say bought 38,000 compromised PayPal account credentials from an illegal online marketplace and used them…

Justice Department seizes major cybercrime spot RaidForums

Written by Tonya Riley Apr 12, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Department of Justice seized popular online cybercriminal marketplace RaidForums, according to recently unsealed criminal charges against the website’s founder, Diogo…

Federal prosecutors going after alleged Russian hacker mistakenly turn over unrelated case documents, lawyer says

Written by AJ Vicens Apr 11, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Federal prosecutors working the insider trading and hacking case against a Russian millionaire extradited to the U.S. in December inadvertently gave…

US says it disrupted Russian botnet 'before it could be weaponized'

Written by Joe Warminsky Apr 6, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The U.S. government disrupted a botnet attributable to Russia’s GRU intelligence agency before it could be used for malicious purposes, Attorney…