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Australia Seeks to Disrupt & Stop Cybercriminal Syndicates with New Task Force

Threat Actor Update: IRIDUIM Attributed to Prestige Ransomware Campaign A ransomware campaign targeting transportation and logistics organizations in Ukraine and Poland has been attributed to a group called IRIDIUM. The ransomware campaign ...
Hacker Stole $3B Bitcoin — Yes, ‘Crypto’ is Garbage

Hacker Stole $3B Bitcoin — Yes, ‘Crypto’ is Garbage

James Zhong admitted to stealing 50,000 bitcoins from the former dark web market, Silk Road—the DoJ has the gory story ...
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FBI/CISA Failed: Biden’s Ransomware Summit Convenes, Impotently

FBI/CISA Failed: Biden’s Ransomware Summit Convenes, Impotently

The International Counter Ransomware Summit is on in D.C., with 36 nations and blocs. But will it amount to anything of substance? ...
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The Analyst Prompt #20: Attack Against Tata Power Highlights Cyber Risk to India’s Growing and Increasingly Connected Population 

Key Infrastructure and Critical Vulnerabilities: Attack Against Tata Power Highlights Cyber Risk to India’s Growing and Increasingly Connected Population On Friday, October 14, Indian electricity provider Tata reported it was suffering the ...
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The Five Ws of Cryptocurrency Fraud — and How We Can Stop It

Cryptocurrency is becoming mainstream—both as a digital currency and as a fraud target.  More than 300 million people use crypto worldwide and 16% of Americans say they have invested in, traded or ...
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Regulating DAOs

In August, the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned the cryptocurrency platform Tornado Cash, a virtual currency “mixer” designed to make it harder to trace cryptocurrency transactions—and a worldwide ...
What Is Cryptojacking? How It Works and How to Protect Against It

What Is Cryptojacking? How It Works and How to Protect Against It

Cryptojacking is the unauthorized use of another computer to “mine” cryptocurrency—using them to run complex and taxing algorithms. The post What Is Cryptojacking? How It Works and How to Protect Against It ...
The new DOJ Law Enforcement Crypto Reports (TL;DR)

The new DOJ Law Enforcement Crypto Reports (TL;DR)

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TL;DR? Good news!  I read them for you!  On 15SEP2022, the Department of Justice released their report "The Role of Law Enforcement in Detecting, Investigating, and Prosecuting Criminal Activity Related to Digital Assets" ...

New Linux Cryptomining Malware

It’s pretty nasty: The malware was dubbed “Shikitega” for its extensive use of the popular Shikata Ga Nai polymorphic encoder, which allows the malware to “mutate” its code to avoid detection. Shikitega ...