US authorities have charged a gang of Brazilian nationals for a scheme that defrauded the customers of services like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and two other unidentified food delivery services.
A day after US President Joe Biden said the US plans to disrupt the hackers behind the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, the operator of the Darkside ransomware said the group lost control of its web servers and some of the funds it made from ransom payments.
One of the most popular hacking forums on the internet today announced that it would ban ransomware ads. The XSS forum, previously known as DaMaGeLab, has been one of the two major places where ransomware gangs have advertised their services and hired partners to carry out attacks.
Companies that own or manage IPv4 address blocks should be on the lookout for an increased risk of hijacking attempts in the coming months as the price for an IPv4 address has reached an all-time high, which might encourage threat actors to go after unused or unsecured IPv4 inventory.
The creator of the Osiris banking trojan has shut down its operation in March, citing a lack of interest for banking trojans in the cybercriminal underground.
At a press conference today, President Joe Biden said the US intelligence community has no evidence that the Russian government had any kind of involvement in the ransomware attack that crippled one of the US’ largest fuel supply pipelines last week.
Cyber-security agencies from Australia and the United States are warning about a wave of attacks carried out with the Avaddon ransomware strain.
The Justice Department is hiring a new Liaison Prosecutor to work with authorities in Eastern Europe to combat the rising wave of organized cybercrime activity.
The operators of the Babuk Locker ransomware have announced plans to stop carrying out ransomware intrusions and focus on data theft and extortion instead.
The operators of the Darkside ransomware are expanding their extortion tactics with a new technique aimed at companies that are listed on NASDAQ or other stock markets. In a message posted on their dark web portal, the Darkside crew said it is willing to notify crooked market traders in advance so they can short a company’s stock price before they list its name on their website as a victim.