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US law enforcement have announced the takedown of SSNDOB Marketplace, a series of websites selling personally identifiable information. [Read More]
A Spanish judge will travel to Israel to seek testimony from the head of NSO Group, the maker of the controversial Pegasus spyware used in tapping politicians’ phones in Spain. [Read More]
Dutch secret services have used the controversial Israeli spyware known as Pegasus to hack targets including the country's most-wanted criminal, a news report said. [Read More]
US authorities seized control of three websites that sold access to stolen personal information and offered DDoS services. [Read More]
Karakurt hackers are stealing data from their victims and threatening to sell it unless a ransom is paid. [Read More]
Law enforcement in 11 countries took down the FluBot mobile malware that was spreading aggressively through SMS. [Read More]
Interpol has announced the arrest of three Nigerians accused of using the Agent Tesla malware to redirect financial transactions and steal data. [Read More]
Spain's prime minister vowed to tighten oversight of the country's secret services in the wake of a scandal over the hacking of top politicians' mobile phones that has roiled his fragile coalition government. [Read More]
A 37-year-old man from Nigeria has been arrested for his alleged role leading a cybercrime group. [Read More]
The Conti ransomware operation has seen some significant organizational structure changes after the brand became toxic due to its affiliation with the Russian government. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Tracking & Law Enforcement

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Eric Knapp's picture
Because transactions using virtual currencies happen anonymously, they confuse issues of jurisdiction and can become difficult to enforce. When authorities do take action, cybercrime simply re-images itself with a new currency and a new platform.
Oliver Rochford's picture
As the “Snowden leaks” continue in their revelations and unraveling of the twisted web of government surveillance, it is becoming clear that the foundation of trust in the Internet as a shared commons has been thoroughly undermined.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
The power of metadata does not come in that data itself but in the ability of that data to be processed and correlated in an automated fashion. What many believe is meaningless data can reveal more than one would think.
Chris Coleman's picture
Over the past year the buzz around tracking threat actors has been growing and in my opinion hitting the height of the hype cycle. Relying on behavior profiles alone is a great way to get an unwelcomed outcome.
Eric Knapp's picture
The NSA tapping into our digital lives is a heinous breach of privacy, say those on the opposing team. I say, “meh.” Assume that everything you do and say is being watched and heard, always.
Mark Hatton's picture
They always say in the investment world that cash is king. We are now seeing that in terms of cyber as well. Stealing cash, it’s even better than stealing money.
John Vecchi's picture
Understanding the various types of malicious actors targeting your networks, including their motivations and modus operandi, is key to identifying, expelling and expunging them.
Gant Redmon's picture
When it comes to cybercrime, the police really can’t and aren’t going to protect residents of your town. The same goes for all towns and cities. Unless you’re talking a high six-figure theft, it's unlikely an officer will be assigned to your case.
Rod Rasmussen's picture
In this second column in a two part series, Rod tackles the impact of the DNSChanger malware and simple solutions to counter similar DNS attacks on enterprises and major government agencies.
Chris Poulin's picture
To effectively defend yourself against an enemy, you have to think like your adversary. Put yourself in their mind, their shoes. What’s the motive? How determined are they? Will they stop at a well-hardened network perimeter or move on to other tactics, including social engineering? Once you suffer a breach, how do you share your analysis?