FBI Claws Back Millions of DarkSide’s Ransom Profits

United States law enforcement has clawed back approximately $2.3 million of the ransom allegedly paid to DarkSide by Colonial Pipeline last month, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI announced in a joint press conference on Monday. “Today we turned Read More …

Russian underground forums launch competitions for cryptocurrency, NFT hacks

Cybercriminals in underground forums have been soliciting techniques for compromising cryptocurrency services. Capture the Flag competitions, conference calls for papers, and gamification in cybersecurity courses designed to equip learners with hands-on skills are all common in the white hat realm, Read More …

Russian dark web marketplace Hydra cryptocurrency transactions reached $1.37bn in 2020

An investigation into the Hydra marketplace has revealed surging transaction volumes and a thriving — albeit illicit — cryptocurrency ecosystem. On Tuesday, Flashpoint and Chainalysis jointly released a report into Hydra, a marketplace in the dark web. At its inception Read More …

North Korean hackers behind CryptoCore multi-million dollar heists

Security researchers piecing together evidence from multiple attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges, attributed to a threat actor they named CryptoCore have established a strong connection to the North Korean state-sponsored group Lazarus. The group is believed to have stolen hundreds of Read More …

Unpatched QNAP devices are being hacked to mine cryptocurrency

Unpatched network-attached storage (NAS) devices are targeted in ongoing attacks where the attackers try to take them over and install cryptominer malware to mine for cryptocurrency. The threat actors exploit two pre-auth remote command execution (RCE) vulnerabilities in the Helpdesk Read More …

US: We’ve just seized $1bn in bitcoin stolen from Silk Road by ‘Individual X’ hacker

The US Justice Department says it’s seized $1bn in bitcoin allegedly stolen by a hacker from Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht before his arrest for running the dark-web market. Announcing the bitcoin seizure from the unnamed hacker, the Department of Read More …

Ukraine arrests gang who ran 20 crypto-exchanges and laundered money for ransomware gangs

Law enforcement in Ukraine has announced today the arrest of a cybercrime gang who ran 20 cryptocurrency exchanges where they laundered more than $42 million in funds for criminal groups. The group, which authorities said had three members, has been Read More …