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…

Russian Bulletproof Hosting Kingpin Gets Five Years

Russian Bulletproof Hosting Kingpin Gets Five Years A Russian man has been sentenced to five years behind bars for his part in a bulletproof hosting venture that helped support countless…

Stealthy ‘WIRTE’ Gang Targets Middle Eastern Governments

Kaspersky researchers suspect that the cyberattackers may be a subgroup of the politically motivated, Palestine-focused Gaza Cybergang. A threat actor tracked as WIRTE has been assaulting Middle East governments since…

Ghostwriter Disinformation Operation Linked to Belarus

Ghostwriter Disinformation Operation Linked to Belarus Security researchers have linked the notorious state-sponsored Ghostwriter cyber-espionage and disinformation operation to Belarus for the first time. An extensive report published yesterday noted threat intelligence…

Aleksandr Zhukov, self-described 'king of fraud,' is sentenced to 10 years

Written by Jeff Stone Nov 10, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A Russian man who once described himself as the “king of fraud” for his role in orchestrating a multimillion dollar crime…

DOJ charges and sanctions REvil leaders behind Kaseya attack, seizes $6 million in ransoms

US officials from the Justice Department, Treasury and FBI announced a slate of actions taken against some of the leaders of the REvil ransomware group as well as sanctions against…

US Imprisons Bulletproof Hosting Providers

US Imprisons Bulletproof Hosting Providers Two men from Eastern Europe have been imprisoned in the United States for helping cyber-criminals carry out cyber-attacks against individuals and financial institutions in America. …

US judge sentences duo for roles in running bulletproof hosting service

A US judge has sentenced two Eastern European men for operating a bulletproof hosting service leveraged by cybercriminals to deploy malware. On Wednesday, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said…

Senior Officials Join the U.S. in an Anti-Ransomware Initiative

Following the last week’s White House National Security Council’s virtual meetings on the Counter-Ransomware Initiative event, senior officials from the U.E. and 31 countries have issued a joint statement where…

More than 30 countries outline efforts to stop ransomware after White House virtual summit

The countries involved in the two-day ransomware summit led by the US have released a joint statement pledging to make systems more resilient against attack and outlining measures that will…