Researchers Quietly Cracked Zeppelin Ransomware Keys

Researchers Quietly Cracked Zeppelin Ransomware Keys

Peter is an IT manager for a technology manufacturer that got hit with a Russian ransomware strain called “Zeppelin” in May 2020. He’d been on the job less than six months, and ...
Disneyland Malware Team: It’s a Puny World After All

Disneyland Malware Team: It’s a Puny World After All

A financial cybercrime group calling itself the Disneyland Team has been making liberal use of visually confusing phishing domains that spoof popular bank brands using Punycode, an Internet standard that allows web ...
Lawsuit Seeks Food Benefits Stolen By Skimmers

Lawsuit Seeks Food Benefits Stolen By Skimmers

A nonprofit organization is suing the state of Massachusetts on behalf of thousands of low-income families who were collectively robbed of more than a $1 million in food assistance benefits by card ...
LinkedIn Adds Verified Emails, Profile Creation Dates

LinkedIn Adds Verified Emails, Profile Creation Dates

For whatever reason, the majority of the phony LinkedIn profiles reviewed by this author have involved young women with profile photos that appear to be generated by artificial intelligence (AI) tools. We’re ...
Hacker Charged With Extorting Online Psychotherapy Service

Hacker Charged With Extorting Online Psychotherapy Service

A 25-year-old Finnish man has been charged with extorting a once popular and now-bankrupt online psychotherapy company and its patients. Finnish authorities rarely name suspects in an investigation, but they were willing ...
Accused ‘Raccoon’ Malware Developer Fled Ukraine After Russian Invasion

Accused ‘Raccoon’ Malware Developer Fled Ukraine After Russian Invasion

A 26-year-old Ukrainian man is awaiting extradition to the United States on charges that he acted as a core developer for Raccoon, a "malware-as-a-service" offering that helped paying customers steal passwords and ...
Battle with Bots Prompts Mass Purge of Amazon, Apple Employee Accounts on LinkedIn

Battle with Bots Prompts Mass Purge of Amazon, Apple Employee Accounts on LinkedIn

On October 10, 2022, there were 576,562 LinkedIn accounts that listed their current employer as Apple Inc. The next day, half of those profiles no longer existed. A similarly dramatic drop in ...
Anti-Money Laundering Service AMLBot Cleans House

Anti-Money Laundering Service AMLBot Cleans House

AMLBot, a service that helps businesses avoid transacting with cryptocurrency wallets that have been sanctioned for cybercrime activity, said an investigation published by KrebsOnSecurity last year helped it shut down three dark ...
Report: Big U.S. Banks Are Stiffing Account Takeover Victims

Report: Big U.S. Banks Are Stiffing Account Takeover Victims

When U.S. consumers have their online bank accounts hijacked and plundered by hackers, U.S. financial institutions are legally obligated to reverse any unauthorized transactions as long as the victim reports the fraud ...
Glut of Fake LinkedIn Profiles Pits HR Against the Bots

Glut of Fake LinkedIn Profiles Pits HR Against the Bots

A recent proliferation of phony executive profiles on LinkedIn is creating something of an identity crisis for the business networking site, and for companies that rely on it to hire and screen ...