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.…

INTERPOL hauls in alleged Nigerian cybercrime ringleader

Written by Tonya Riley May 25, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The cybercrime unit of the Nigeria Police Force alongside INTERPOL arrested a 37-year-old Nigerian man for allegedly running a massive cybercrime…

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…

FBI warns agricultural sector of heightened risk of ransomware attacks

Written by Suzanne Smalley Apr 20, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The FBI on Wednesday alerted food and agriculture companies to be prepared for ransomware operatives to potentially attack agricultural entities during…

North Korea aims 'TraderTraitor' malware at cryptocurrency workers

Written by Tonya Riley Apr 19, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP North Korean state-backed hackers are phishing cryptocurrency company employees in order to gain access to systems that allow them to make…

FIN7 hacker sentenced to five years

Written by Tonya Riley Apr 7, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Denys Iarmak, a high-level member of the criminal hacking group FIN7, was sentenced to five years in prison today by a…

Hydra market's servers, $25M in bitcoin seized by German police in dark web sting

Written by Joe Warminsky Apr 5, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP German federal police said Tuesday they had shut down the dark web Hydra market, which trafficked in illegal narcotics and helped…

Notorious hacking group FIN7 adds ransomware to its repertoire

Written by Tonya Riley Apr 4, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The long-running cybercrime group FIN7, known for breaking into payment systems and corporate networks, has been moving into ransomware operations, according…

Bigger demands, bigger payouts are the trend in ransomware, report says

Written by Joe Warminsky Mar 24, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Large and highly organized cybercrime groups like Conti are helping to drive up the overall cost of ransomware attacks, according to…

Microsoft investigating hacking group's claims of successful breach

Written by AJ Vicens Mar 21, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A cybercrime group that’s been targeting a string of high-profile victims with data theft, extortion and website defacements over the last…