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…

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…

Two Countries Charge Canadian with Cybercrimes

Two Countries Charge Canadian with Cybercrimes A man from Canada has been charged with committing cybercrimes by both his native country and the United States. Matthew Philbert, of Ottawa, Ontario,…

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…

Brothers Confess to Conning Spanish-speaking Americans

Brothers Confess to Conning Spanish-speaking Americans Two brothers from Peru have admitted their role in an international call-center scam that defrauded Spanish-speaking immigrants to the United States.  Under the conspiracy,…

Twitter and Meta Tackle Anti-Vaxxers and Chinese Disinformation

Twitter and Meta Tackle Anti-Vaxxers and Chinese Disinformation Social media giants Twitter and Meta have been forced to remove thousands of “inauthentic” accounts linked to state-backed disinformation campaigns and anti-vaxxer…

Facebook's Meta says bad actors are changing tactics as it takes down six more groups

Meta has detailed takedowns of what it described as six ‘adversarial networks’ from across the world that were using Facebook for behaviour including spreading false information, harassment and trying to…

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…