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FBI Seizes BreachForums Again, Urges Users to Report Criminal Activity
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FBI Seizes BreachForums Again, Urges Users to Report Criminal Activity

For the second time in less than a year, law enforcement agencies have taken official control of the notorious BreachForums website, an online marketplace known for selling stolen data. The website "breachforums[.]st" has been replaced with a seizure banner indicating that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is in charge of the clearnet cybercrime forum. Authorities from Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Switzerland, the U.K., the U.S., and Ukraine worked together to create the operation. Additionally, the FBI has taken over the Telegram channel run by Baphomet, who took over as forum administrator when Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, better known as Pompompurin read more FBI Seizes BreachForums Again Urges Users to Report Criminal Activity. Get up to date on the latest cyb...
NSA and FBI Alert on North Korean Hackers Spoofing Emails from Trusted Sources
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NSA and FBI Alert on North Korean Hackers Spoofing Emails from Trusted Sources

On Thursday, the U.S. government released a fresh cybersecurity advise alerting readers to North Korean threat actors' attempts to send emails that appear to be from reliable and authentic sources. The Department of State, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) jointly released the bulletin. By obtaining unauthorized access to targets' private documents, research, and communications, the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] uses these spear-phishing campaigns to gather intelligence on geopolitical events, adversary foreign policy strategies, and any information affecting DPRK interests, according to the NSA. In particular, the method involves hiding social engineering attempts by taking use of DNS Domain-based Message Authenticat...
FBI Warns U.S. Healthcare Sector of Targeted BlackCat Ransomware Attacks
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FBI Warns U.S. Healthcare Sector of Targeted BlackCat Ransomware Attacks

As recently as this month, the U.S. government issued a warning regarding the reappearance of BlackCat (also known as ALPHV) ransomware assaults that target the healthcare industry. The authorities added in an updated advisory that since mid-December 2023, the healthcare sector has been the most frequently victimized out of the roughly 70 victims who have been exposed. This is probably a reaction to a statement made by the ALPHV/BlackCat administrator, who encouraged its affiliates to target hospitals following the group's and its infrastructure's operational activity in early December 2023. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are the organizations that provid...