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Spanish Police Shut Down Investment Scam Operation
Spanish Police Shut Down Investment Scam Operation
Spanish National Police shut down a cybercrime organization on Tuesday that used fraudulent investment sites to steal over €12.3 million ($12.8 million) from 300 victims across Europe. The threat actors would create fake cryptocur...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on November 30, 2022
Ransomware Hackers Attack Belgian Police Station, Steal Crime Files
Ransomware Hackers Attack Belgian Police Station, Steal Crime Files
Ragnar Locker ransomware hackers attacked a police station in Antwerp, Belgium and stole crime report files, investigation reports, and personal information of police agents. Then, the threat actors demanded ransom from the Belgia...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on November 29, 2022
EU Parliament Site Taken Down in DDoS Attack
EU Parliament Site Taken Down in DDoS Attack
The website of the European Parliament was taken down following a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, which a pro-Russia group of hacktivists called Anonymous Russia claimed responsibility. The European Parliament Preside...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on November 25, 2022
DOJ Seizes 7 'Pig Butchering' Domains
DOJ Seizes 7 'Pig Butchering' Domains
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Monday the seizure of seven domains linked to “pig butchering” cryptocurrency scams. In some ways, these scams follow the same playbook as other romance scams. First, the threat acto...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on November 25, 2022
Microsoft Discovers Threat Group Deploying New Wave of Royal Ransomware
Microsoft Discovers Threat Group Deploying New Wave of Royal Ransomware
Microsoft revealed last week that a threat group identified as DEV-0569 was behind a new wave of Royal ransomware and other malware deployed through phishing links, legitimate-looking websites, and Google Ads. Bypassing security s...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on November 23, 2022
DraftKings Accounts Targeted and Compromised in Credential Stuffing Attack
DraftKings Accounts Targeted and Compromised in Credential Stuffing Attack
DraftKings admitted on Monday that some of its customers were targeted in credential stuffing attacks that allowed hackers to take over their accounts and transfer funds. Since DraftKings is a sports betting company, many users ha...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on November 23, 2022
VPN Demand Surges Over 1000% During the World Cup
VPN Demand Surges Over 1000% During the World Cup
VPN demand surged on November 20th as millions of people tuned in to watch Qatar vs Ecuador in the first game of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. According to SafetyDetectives researchers’ analysis, VPN demand during the first game...
SafetyDetectives Cybersecurity Team by SafetyDetectives Cybersecurity Team Published on November 22, 2022
Two Michigan Schools Fall Victim to Ransomware Attack
Two Michigan Schools Fall Victim to Ransomware Attack
Two schools in Jackson County, Mich. had their system compromised by hackers last week in a ransomware attack, forcing them to shut down in order to contain the damage. While other industries, like the healthcare industry, seem mo...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on November 22, 2022
Spanish Police Shut Down Pirated TV Streaming Network with 500,000 Users
Spanish Police Shut Down Pirated TV Streaming Network with 500,000 Users
Spanish police shut down a network of pirated streaming sites on Wednesday that illegally distributed content from 2,600 TV channels and 23,000 movies and series to around 500,000 users. This law enforcement action took place in a...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on November 18, 2022
DuckDuckGo Lets Android Users Block Third-Party Trackers in App
DuckDuckGo Lets Android Users Block Third-Party Trackers in App
Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo introduced a new “App Protection Feature” for its Android app on Wednesday, which allows users to prevent third-party components in installed apps from tracking their online behavior. The f...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on November 18, 2022