US, allies pledge to combat money laundering as part of efforts to slow ransomware

Written by Tim Starks Oct 14, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Nations must better implement international standards for clamping down on money laundering in order to disrupt ransomware gangs’ illicit finance, according…

State-sponsored Iranian hackers uploaded fake VPN app to Google's Play store, posed as university officials

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 14, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Suspected government-backed hackers from Iran have used an array of techniques, from password theft to uploading a fake app to a…

White House kicks off international ransomware meeting amid global barrage

Written by Tim Starks Oct 13, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A parade of nations recounted grim experiences with ransomware at the start of a two-day White House-led summit on Wednesday, where…

White House set to lead 30 nations in ransomware discussions, sans Russia

Written by Tim Starks Oct 13, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The White House on Wednesday and Thursday will convene meetings with representatives from more than 30 countries to discuss how to…

Iran-linked hackers targeted maritime and defense contractors, compromised Office 365 accounts

Written by Tonya Riley Oct 11, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Hackers likely supporting Iranian national interests attempted to compromise U.S. and Israeli defense technology and global maritime companies, Microsoft researchers shared…

Suspected Chinese hackers masqueraded as Indian government to send COVID-19 phishing emails

Written by Tim Starks Oct 5, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP An increasingly active Chinese government-linked hacking group impersonated Indian government agencies with phishing lures related to COVID-19 statistics and tax legislation,…

'Almost every nation' now has cyber vulnerability exploitation program, NSA official says

Written by Tim Starks Sep 29, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Nearly every country on the planet now has a program to exploit digital vulnerabilities, a top National Security Agency cyber official…

Convicted scammer who had starring role in dispute between Russia, Israel unexpectedly deported

A convicted Russian scammer who was the focus of an international standoff was deported to his home country 14 months after receiving a long prison sentence in the U.S., Russian…

EU takes aim at Russia over 'Ghostwriter' hacking campaign against politicians, government officials

The European Union formally blamed Russia on Friday, just ahead of this weekend’s German elections, for a hacking campaign targeting EU government officials and politicians. And the EU is threatening…

Espionage group targeted hotels, governments, seized on Microsoft Exchange vulnerability

A cyber-espionage group that’s targeted hotels and international governments since at least 2019 at times used a known Microsoft vulnerability to breach their victims, according to research published Thursday by…