crypto

French law enforcement authorities recently have been able to shut down a major Monero (XMR) cryptojacking operation. According to the Cybercrime Fighting Center (C3N), the malware, known as Retadup Monero, infected a total of 850,000 computers before the authorities could finally finish its activities by tricking it. As reported by BBC, the police teamRead More →

cybercrime

The Spanish police have now arrested a cybercrime gang made up of Ukrainian and Russian nationals who were allegedly involved in stealing more than $1.24 billion from financial institutions around the globe, then subsequently converting their illicit gains into Bitcoin (BTC), Associated Press reports March 27. According to recent statements issued by the SpanishRead More →

RansomeWare

Cybercrime is very much a psychological game and ransomware is no exception. Psychology plays a major role in nearly all aspects of ransomware from the instant an attack is launched, to the moment the victim pays—or sometimes refuses to pay—said ransom. The Psychology of Ransomware Distribution Ransomware is mainly distributed through instant messages,Read More →

canadian crypto

Canadian authorities have put into custody a Canadian man for operating a website that collected stolen personal identity records from three billion accounts and subsequently sold them for  profit. According to the Royal Canadian Police, the 27 year old Jordan Evan Bloom of Thornhill is the individual behind  LeakedSource.com—a known repository that compiledRead More →