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A Chinese threat actor known as Cicada (APT10, Stone Panda) has expanded its target list to include government, legal, religious, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in multiple countries around the world. [Read More]
Palestinian lawyer Salah Hamouri filed a complaint in France against surveillance firm NSO Group for having "illegally infiltrated" his mobile phone with the Pegasus spyware. [Read More]
Two teenagers, aged 16 and 17, were charged on Friday for their role in a hacking group, the City of London Police announced. [Read More]
Previous incidents resulted in the disruption of operational services, have caused financial losses, and also put public safety at risk. [Read More]
Operation Eagle Sweep targeted BEC scammers responsible for attacks on more than 500 US victims. [Read More]
Facebook owner Meta gave user information to hackers who pretended to be law enforcement officials last year, a company source said Wednesday, highlighting the risks of a measure used in urgent cases. [Read More]
German authorities have seized accounts belonging to the spyware company FinFisher amid an investigation into whether it broke export laws by selling its products to authoritarian governments. [Read More]
The Ukraine computer emergency response team reports malicious cyber activity from Chinese threat actors following the Russian invasion. [Read More]
A cybersecurity startup is warning of a major, unattended weak link in the software supply chain: the vexing problem of secrets sprawl -- API keys, usernames and passwords, and security certificates -- exposing weaknesses in the software supply chain. [Read More]
Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins, a former Canadian government employee, is charged with participating in dozens of NetWalker ransomware attacks. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Tracking & Law Enforcement

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Idan Aharoni's picture
The worlds of counter terrorism and fraud prevention should increase their ties. Systems that are already implemented in one world may be applied to the other. Solution providers and policy makers from both worlds need to meet up and share ideas, thoughts and experience for the benefit of both.
Noa Bar-Yosef's picture
This week, we highlight a mix of tools and tool types that security researchers should have in their weapons in arsenal, including tools unveiled for the first time at the Black Hat conference.
Michael Goff's picture
Once a Software Vendor discovers that their software has been pirated, the gut reaction is to put an immediate stop to it. If piracy is discovered, it’s best to react, but don’t overreact. Be proactive, yet patient.
Idan Aharoni's picture
Crowd sourcing investigations could harness the power of the web and its population to track down cybercriminals. But such a community effort of a cyber investigation comes with big challenges....
Idan Aharoni's picture
There are many security companies, individual researchers and certain circles in academia that hold a wealth of information on cybercrime activities that could be the difference between a bust and a cybercrime investigation that leads to a dead end. It’s not just about collaboration with other law enforcement agencies, but also about collaboration with the security industry.
Mike Lennon's picture
Enjoy this selection of top picks for 2010, listed in no particular order. Happy New Year!
Idan Aharoni's picture
Cybercriminals are constantly going up against anti-fraud measures designed to stop their efforts and they need to bypass them in order to make a profit.
Zeus 2.1 now boasts features that help it avoid analysis and hostile takeover from law enforcement, researchers, or competing cybercriminal organizations.
Idan Aharoni's picture
When it comes to infrastructure, money mules are important - if not more important - than having a botnet or a phishing attack set up. After all, what use are online banking credentials if you can’t cash them out?
Mike Lennon's picture
“The Norton Cybercrime Report: The Human Impact,” showed that two-thirds (65 percent) of Internet users globally, and almost three-quarters (73 percent) of U.S. Web surfers have been a victim of cybercrime.