Victims awarded $18 million in GirlsDoPorn online video case, boss on the run

Hundreds of victims involved in the non-consensual release of explicit videos online have been awarded video rights and millions of dollars in damages.  On Wednesday, the US Department of Justice…

How to Buy Precious Patching Time as Log4j Exploits Fly

Podcast: Cybereason shares details about its vaccine: a fast shot in the arm released within hours of the Apache Log4j zero-day horror show being disclosed. Sure, Apache got a patch…

Security company offers Log4j 'vaccine' for systems that can't be updated immediately

For those unable to patch the Apache Log4Shell vulnerability, cybersecurity firm Cybereason has released what they called a “fix” for the 0-day exploit. Cybereason urged people to patch their systems…

Ex-NFL Star Gets Three Years for #COVID19 Fraud

Ex-NFL Star Gets Three Years for #COVID19 Fraud A former NFL player has become the latest in a long line of individuals sent down for defrauding a US government COVID-19…

Crypting Mastermind Gets Just Two Years for Kelihos Plot

Crypting Mastermind Gets Just Two Years for Kelihos Plot A Russian man has been sentenced to just 24 months behind bars for his part in helping to hide the infamous…

DOJ gives Russian national two-year sentence for work shielding Kelihos malware and other ransomware

The Department of Justice sentenced 41-year-old Oleg Koshkin to two years in prison for his work in helping to “conceal” the Kelihos malware and other ransomwares from antivirus software. He…

Saudi human rights activist files lawsuit against former US intelligence operatives for hacking scandal

Saudi human rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has filed a lawsuit against spyware maker DarkMatter Group and three former US intelligence operatives for their role in helping the United Arab Emirates…

US Cyber Command head confirms direct actions against ransomware gangs

General Paul M. Nakasone, head of US Cyber Command confirmed during a recent national security event that his agency has begun taking direct action against international ransomware gangs as part…

Canadian indicted for launching ransomware attacks on orgs in US, Canada

The FBI and Justice Department unsealed indictments today leveling a number of charges against 31-year-old Canadian Matthew Philbert for his alleged involvement in several ransomware attacks.  Officials from the Ontario…

The Justice Department is ramping up its crackdown on money mules

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 3, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP U.S. law enforcement recovered nearly $3.7 million in fraud proceeds and charged more than 30 individuals for their alleged involvement in…