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Brothers arrested for $25 million theft in Ethereum blockchain attack
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Brothers arrested for $25 million theft in Ethereum blockchain attack

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an indictment against two brothers for allegedly engaging in a "first-of-its-kind" plan that involved altering the Ethereum network to steal $25 million worth of cryptocurrency in about 12 seconds. On Tuesday, accusations of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and money laundering were brought against Anton Peraire-Bueno and James Pepaire-Bueno, who were taken into custody in Boston and New York. Each of them may spend up to 20 years in jail if found guilty on all counts. The New York City Police Department, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) Cyber Investigations Unit all provided support to the investigation of their case. The brothers are accused of using their elite training and expertis...
Cybercriminals Targeting Latin America with Sophisticated Phishing Scheme
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Cybercriminals Targeting Latin America with Sophisticated Phishing Scheme

A recent phishing attempt targeting Windows systems has its sights set on the Latin American region. According to Karla Agregado, a researcher at Trustwave SpiderLabs, the phishing email included a ZIP file attachment that, upon extraction, shows an HTML file that triggers the download of a malicious file masquerading as an invoice. According to the company, the email message comes from a formatted email address that uses the domain "temporary[.]link" and lists Roundcube Webmail as the User-Agent string. The HTML file points to a URL ("facturasmex[.]cloud") that loads a CAPTCHA verification page using Cloudflare Turnstile when viewed from an IP address geolocated in Mexico, but shows an error message stating that this account has been suspended read more Cybercriminals Targeting ...
$700 cybercrime software turns Raspberry Pi into an evasive fraud tool
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$700 cybercrime software turns Raspberry Pi into an evasive fraud tool

On Telegram, cybercriminals are offering bespoke Raspberry Pi software known as "GEOBOX," which enables novice hackers to turn the tiny computers into anonymous cyberattack instruments. GEOBOX is available on Telegram channels for a monthly subscription fee of $80 or a lifetime license fee of $700, both of which are paid for in cryptocurrency. The tool was found by Resecurity analysts while looking into a well-publicized banking theft that affected a Fortune 100 organization. The acquisition of GEOBOX for a more thorough investigation resulted from this revelation. The malevolent actors explained Resecurity by using multiple GEOBOX devices, each of which was positioned strategically in different remote regions and connected to the Internet read more $700 cybercrime software turns...
Cybercriminals Using Telekopye Telegram Bot to Craft Phishing Scams on a Grand Scale
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Cybercriminals Using Telekopye Telegram Bot to Craft Phishing Scams on a Grand Scale

More information has emerged about Telekopye, a malicious Telegram bot used by threat actors to carry out large-scale phishing scams. "Telekopye can create phishing websites, emails, SMS messages, and more," said Radek Jizba, an ESET security researcher, in a new analysis. The threat actors, codenamed Neanderthals, are known to run the criminal enterprise as a legitimate company, spawning a hierarchical structure that includes various members who take on different roles. After being recruited through advertisements on underground forums, aspiring Neanderthals are invited to join designated Telegram channels for communicating read more Cybercriminals Using Telekopye Telegram Bot to Craft Phishing Scams on a Grand Scale. Get up to date on the latest cybersecurity news and enhanc...
34 Cybercriminals Arrested in Spain for Multi-Million Dollar Online Scams
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34 Cybercriminals Arrested in Spain for Multi-Million Dollar Online Scams

34 people have been arrested by Spanish law enforcement for their involvement in a series of online frauds that brought in approximately €3 million ($3.2 million) for the gang. Authorities carried out searches in sixteen sites, including Madrid, Malaga, Huelva, Alicante, and Murcia. They found two dummy guns, a baseball bat, a katana sword, €80,000 in cash, four upscale cars, and thousands of euros' worth of computer and electrical equipment. A database containing cross-referenced data on four million individuals was also discovered during the investigation. This database was compiled following an intrusion into financial and credit institution databases read more 34 Cybercriminals Arrested in Spain for Multi-Million Dollar Online Scams. Stay informed with the best cybersecurity ...
New HijackLoader Modular Malware Loader Making Waves in the Cybercrime World
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New HijackLoader Modular Malware Loader Making Waves in the Cybercrime World

Cybercriminals are using a new malware loader dubbed HijackLoader to distribute a variety of payloads, including DanaBot, SystemBC, and RedLine Stealer. According to Zscaler ThreatLabz researcher Nikolaos Pantazopoulos, "Even though HijackLoader does not contain advanced features, it is capable of using a variety of modules for code injection and execution since it uses a modular architecture, a feature that most loaders do not have." The malware, which the business first discovered in July 2023, uses a variety of sneaky tactics to avoid detection. This entails delaying code execution by up to 40 seconds at various points, monitoring processes connected to security software based on an embedded blocklist, and leveraging syscalls to avoid detection by security solutions read more New...
Cybercriminals Abusing Cloudflare R2 for Hosting Phishing Pages, Experts Warn
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Cybercriminals Abusing Cloudflare R2 for Hosting Phishing Pages, Experts Warn

Over the past six months, the number of threat actors using Cloudflare R2 to host phishing pages has increased 61-fold. Although some pages target Adobe, Dropbox, and other cloud apps, the majority of phishing campaigns target Microsoft login credentials, according to Netskope security expert Jan Michael. Cloudflare R2 is a cloud-based data storage service, comparable to Amazon Web Service S3, Google Cloud Storage, and Azure Blob Storage. With Microsoft OneDrive, Squarespace, GitHub, SharePoint, and Weebly claiming the top five rankings, the total number of cloud apps from which malware downloads originate has risen read more Cybercriminals Abusing Cloudflare R2 for Hosting Phishing Pages. Stay informed with the best cybersecurity news and raise your cybersecurity awareness wi...
Police Arrest Suspected OPERA1ER Cybercrime Kingpin
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Police Arrest Suspected OPERA1ER Cybercrime Kingpin

A person who police believe to be a significant player in a successful cybercrime ring that has stolen at least $11 million from banks and telcos over a four-year period has been detained, according to police. As part of Operation Nervone, Interpol announced yesterday that it collaborated with the Côte d'Ivoire government, Afripol, Group-IB, and the Orange CERT Coordination Centre (Orange-CERT-CC), to make the arrest. The US Secret Service Criminal Investigative Division and Booz Allen Hamilton DarkLabs cybersecurity experts reportedly contributed additional material According to Interpol, the suspect organisation, OPERA1ER read more Police Arrest Suspected OPERA1ER Cybercrime Kingpin.
Hackers hold city of Augusta hostage in a ransomware attack
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Hackers hold city of Augusta hostage in a ransomware attack

Augusta, Georgia was the target of a ransomware attack, according to the BlackByte group. In addition to offering 10GB of sample material for free, the ransomware organisation claimed to have much more data available. "We have a tonne of private information. Both the general public and the media would like to see that. Brett Callow, a security researcher and threat analyst at Emsisoft, shared the screenshot that reads, "You were given time to connect us but it seems like you are sleepy." "We'll assist you in waking up. A leak of 10GB of your data is available here, and very soon, much more will be available for free to everyone. According to the ransomware gang, time is running out read more Hackers hold city of Augusta hostage in a ransomware attack. Stay one step ahead of cyber...
Nigerian Cybercrime Ring’s Phishing Tactics Exposed
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Nigerian Cybercrime Ring’s Phishing Tactics Exposed

A Nigerian cybercrime gang's strategies, including their intricate phishing tricks and vast fraud plan, have been made public. The conclusions, made public by ESET in a blog post published earlier today, concern the conduct of Solomon Ekunke Okpe and Johnson Uke Obogo, two people at the centre of a criminal business that caused losses of up to $1 million. Okpe and Obogo have now each received prison terms of four years and one year, respectively. Before being imprisoned the cybercriminals used a variety of fraudulent techniques read more Nigerian Cybercrime Ring's Phishing Tactics Exposed. Stay one step ahead of cyber threats with ReconBee.com. Explore our comprehensive coverage of recent cyber attacks, cybersecurity awareness, and the latest cybersecurity news to safeguard your ...