10 Arrested for Involvement in Online Sexual Exploitation in Europe

The arrests were made in Spain, Portugal, and France in a coordinated effort by Brazilian Federal Police and European law enforcement agencies. European and Brazilian police joined hands to take…

'Shields Up': the new normal in cyberspace

Written by Jen Easterly and Chris Inglis Jun 6, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP When the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency — or CISA — launched the Shields Up campaign early this…

Analysis of well-known Iranian hacking group points to more purely financial attacks

Written by AJ Vicens May 12, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP An analysis of a well-known Iranian hacking operation that’s previously blurred the line between espionage and extortion suggests that the group…

Fake WHO Safety Emails on COVID-19 Dropping Nerbian RAT Across Europe

The novel Nerbian RAT (remote access trojan) is currently targeting’ entities in Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Proofpoint’s security researchers have warned users of a new RAT dubbed Nerbian written in…

Mustang Panda deploys a new wave of malware targeting Europe

By Jung soo An, Asheer Malhotra and Justin Thattil, with contributions from Aliza Berk and Kendall McKay. In February 2022, corresponding roughly with the start of the Russian Invasion of…

More details emerge on China's widespread Ukraine-related hacking efforts

Written by AJ Vicens May 5, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP More details are emerging about the activities of a prolific Chinese government hacking group and how it’s used Russia’s invasion of…

Obama says he underestimated the threats posed by disinformation

Written by Suzanne Smalley Apr 7, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday that during his presidency he did not foresee how rampant disinformation would pose threats to…

Germany Shuts Down Russian Dark Web Market Hydra; Seizes $25M in BTC

On Tuesday, April 5th, Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt) announced the seizure and closure of the world’s largest Russian language illegal dark web marketplace, Hydra. Hydra, a Russian-language marketplace operating on…

NATO countries' refugee management may have been targeted by Belarus-linked hackers

Written by AJ Vicens Mar 2, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A hacking group with a history of phishing attacks and disinformation against NATO nations may be using compromised Ukrainian armed service…

Anonymous hacks Russian TV channels & EV charging station with pro-Ukraine messages

Anonymous hackers took the responsibility for the attack on Russian State TV channels on February 26th, 2022. Anonymous, the hacktivist collective is not hiding its support for Ukraine over the…