DOJ, international law enforcement disrupt massive RSOCKS botnet

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 17, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP An international operation involving the U.S. Department of Justice alongside law enforcement officials in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom…

Telegram Shared Personal User Data With German Authorities

The popular messenger app has transferred the data of its users to the German Federal Criminal Police Office. Telegram handed over users’ personal details to the German Federal Criminal Police…

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…

Hydra market's servers, $25M in bitcoin seized by German police in dark web sting

Written by Joe Warminsky Apr 5, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP German federal police said Tuesday they had shut down the dark web Hydra market, which trafficked in illegal narcotics and helped…

NATO, G-7 leaders promise bulwark against retaliatory Russian cyberattacks

Written by Tim Starks Mar 24, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Western leaders committed Thursday to ratcheting up defenses against Russian cyberattacks on Ukraine and other allies, vowing to improve threat information…

German Authorities Warn Against Using Kaspersky Products

The Federal Office for Information Security in Germany has urged users to uninstall any Kaspersky product from their devices and replace it with an alternative one. Bundesamt für Sicherheit in…

Denso ransomware attack – Pandora gang claims to steal 1.4 TB of data

The world’s second-largest automotive components supplier Denso Corporation has confirmed a ransomware attack affecting its operations in Germany. Denso Corporation has confirmed suffering a ransomware attack at Denso Automotive Deutschland…

Ransomware spree hitting European oil, transport companies

Written by Tim Starks Feb 4, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP European oil and transportation services have spent all week under attack by ransomware. The latest victim, aviation services company Swissport, announced…

Major German fuel storage provider hit with cyberattack, working under limited operations

Written by Tonya Riley Feb 1, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A cyberattack struck major German oil storage company Oiltanking GmbH Group on Sunday, the company confirmed to CyberScoop in a statement.…

Two backdoors detected in Auerswald VoIP ystem

The backdoors were detected during penetration testing by RedTeam Pentesting GmbH. On December 20th,  it was reported that a backdoor was found in the network of a US Federal Agency.…