SIM Swapper Abducted, Beaten, Held for $200k Ransom

SIM Swapper Abducted, Beaten, Held for $200k Ransom

A Florida teenager who served as a lackey for a cybercriminal group that specializes in cryptocurrency thefts was beaten and kidnapped last week by a rival cybercrime gang. The teen's captives held ...
Botched Crypto Mugging Lands Three U.K. Men in Jail

Botched Crypto Mugging Lands Three U.K. Men in Jail

Three men in the United Kingdom were arrested this month after police responding to an attempted break-in at a residence stopped their car as they fled the scene. The authorities found weapons ...
A shooting at a residence in West Chester, Pa, on Jan. 2, 2022.

Violence-as-a-Service: Brickings, Firebombings & Shootings for Hire

A 21-year-old New Jersey man has been arrested and charged with stalking in connection with a federal investigation into groups of cybercriminals who are settling scores by hiring people to carry out ...
Leaked Chats Show LAPSUS$ Stole T-Mobile Source Code

Leaked Chats Show LAPSUS$ Stole T-Mobile Source Code

KrebsOnSecurity recently reviewed a copy of the private chat messages between members of the LAPSUS$ cybercrime group in the week leading up to the arrest of its most active members last month ...
A Closer Look at the LAPSUS$ Data Extortion Group

A Closer Look at the LAPSUS$ Data Extortion Group

Microsoft and identity management platform Okta both disclosed this week breaches involving LAPSUS$, a relatively new cybercrime group that specializes in stealing data from big companies and threatening to publish the information ...
MoviePass Tracking Your Eyeballs, Shipment Delivery Scams, SIM Swappers Arrested

MoviePass Tracking Your Eyeballs, Shipment Delivery Scams, SIM Swappers Arrested

MoviePass will use facial recognition and eye tracking to make sure you’re watching ads, new types of shipment-delivery scams are being used to spread malware, and details on the arrests of a ...
NY Man Pleads Guilty in $20 Million SIM Swap Theft

NY Man Pleads Guilty in $20 Million SIM Swap Theft

A 24-year-old New York man who bragged about helping to steal more than $20 million worth of cryptocurrency from a technology executive has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Nicholas ...
FCC Proposal Targets SIM Swapping, Port-Out Fraud

FCC Proposal Targets SIM Swapping, Port-Out Fraud

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asking for feedback on new proposed rules to crack down on SIM swapping and number port-out fraud, increasingly prevalent scams in which identity thieves hijack ...
Man Robbed of 16 Bitcoin Sues Young Thieves’ Parents

Man Robbed of 16 Bitcoin Sues Young Thieves’ Parents

In 2018, Andrew Schober was digitally mugged for approximately $1 million worth of bitcoin. After several years of working with investigators, Schober says he's confident he has located two young men in ...
PlugwalkJoe Does the Perp Walk

PlugwalkJoe Does the Perp Walk

One day after last summer's mass-hack of Twitter, KrebsOnSecurity wrote that 22-year-old British citizen Joseph "PlugwalkJoe" O'Connor appeared to have been involved in the incident. When the Justice Department last week announced ...