Ex-carrier employee sentenced for role in SIM-swapping scheme

A former sales representative of a mobile carrier has been sentenced after accepting bribes to perform SIM-swapping attacks.  This week, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said that Stephen Defiore,…

South African police arrest eight men suspected of targeting widows in romance scams

South African police have arrested eight suspects in connection to romance scams that defrauded at least 100 women. The gang used “sob stories” as a lure to push women —…

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. …

DOJ Sues Robocaller to Pay Massive Fine

DOJ Sues Robocaller to Pay Massive Fine The United States' Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking to recover a financial penalty of nearly $10m that was imposed on a man…

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…

Best VPN for torrenting 2021

BitTorrent is a complex topic. As a technology, it’s perfectly legal. But what you do with it could be illegal. Before we dive into the legalities of torrenting, let’s do…

Apple iCloud Hacker Steals Nudes

Apple iCloud Hacker Steals Nudes A 40-year-old man from California has admitted his role in a conspiracy to break into the private digital photo libraries of Apple customers to locate…

Prison for UPMC Data Thief

Prison for UPMC Data Thief A hacker from Michigan who stole and sold the sensitive data of tens of thousands of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) employees has been…

REvil ransomware operators claim group is ending activity again, victim leak blog now offline

Cybercriminals claiming to be part of the REvil ransomware group have alleged that the gang is closing shop after the group lost control of vital infrastructure and had internal disputes. …

EU Proposals Could Unmask Domain Name Registrants

EU Proposals Could Unmask Domain Name Registrants The EU could be gearing up to ban anonymous registration of domain data in a bid to boost security and anti-piracy efforts, it…