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.…

Senate report criticizes feds' approach to ransomware investigations

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 24, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A report that Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued on Tuesday asserts that ransomware attacks are…

Water companies are increasingly uninsurable due to ransomware, industry execs say

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP More water companies are finding they are uninsurable as ransomware attacks against the sector grow, water utility and association executives said…

Costa Rican president begins tenure with ransomware national emergency declaration

Written by AJ Vicens May 9, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The new president of Costa Rica declared a national emergency over the weekend as fallout continues from a late-April ransomware attack.…

Treasury sanctions virtual currency mixer Blender for money laundering

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 6, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Treasury Department said Friday it has sanctioned Blender.io, a so-called virtual currency mixer which Treasury alleges that the North Korean…

Hackers steal more than $600M from Ronin blockchain used to play Axie Infinity

Written by Suzanne Smalley Mar 29, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The cryptocurrency used to play the Pokémon-inspired blockchain game Axie Infinity was the target of a March 23 crypto heist of…

Estonian man sentenced to prison for role in cyber intrusions, ransomware attacks

Written by Suzanne Smalley Mar 25, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP An Estonian man was sentenced to 66 months in federal prison Friday for participating in ransomware attacks which caused more than…

South Africa credit bureau breached, data reportedly held for $15 million ransom

Written by Joe Warminsky Mar 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP One of the top credit bureaus in South Africa has suffered a data breach, and the hackers are demanding about $15…

A basic text-color trick can fool phishing filters

Written by Joe Warminsky Mar 10, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Underneath all the chatter about advanced cybercrime techniques, sometimes it’s the little things that get the job done. Researchers at Avanan…

Cybercriminals are posing as Ukraine fundraisers to steal cryptocurrency

Written by Tonya Riley Mar 10, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Ukraine and charities supporting the nation have turned to soliciting cryptocurrency donations during Russia’s invasion of the country. The gamble on…