Unveiling the Fallout: Operation Cronos’ Impact on LockBit Following Landmark Disruption

The RaaS group LockBit that has been in operation since early 2020, grew to become one of the largest RaaS groups in the ransomware ecosphere and was responsible for 25% to 33% of all ransomware attacks in 2023. The group Read More …

HPSCI: Bill Seeks to Expand Surveillance Powers to Combat International Drug Trafficking

In a significant move on Capitol Hill, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), both serving on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, this week introduced a groundbreaking bipartisan bill aimed at bolstering the United States’ efforts against Read More …

Cambodia: Police target growing gambling, cybercrime

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Sokha has called on the National Police forces to intensify efforts in preventing and suppressing local crimes, including human trafficking, cybercrime and gambling. The appeal comes after authorities clamped down on over Read More …

YouTube ordered to reveal the identities of video viewers

Federal US authorities have asked Google for the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and user activity of accounts that watched certain YouTube videos, according to unsealed court documents Forbes has seen. Of those users that weren’t logged in when they watched Read More …

High Court order will deliver ‘swift management’ of compensation claims by those affected by PSNI data breach

Claims by officers and civilian staff following a major PSNI data breach will be managed in a “swift” manner following a High Court order being granted, it has been suggested. Following the granting of a Group Litigation Order (GLO), thousands Read More …

UK: ‘Mass surveillance’ fears over law change plans

The UK tech industry has deep concerns over government plans to amend a law dubbed a “snooper’s charter”. Ministers insist their changes to the Investigatory Powers Act is intended to keep UK citizens safe. But, in a statement, trade body techUK Read More …

Member of LockBit ransomware group sentenced to 4 years in prison

A dual Canadian-Russian national has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in infecting more than 1,000 victims with the LockBit ransomware and then extorting them for tens of millions of dollars. Mikhail Vasiliev, a 33-year-old who Read More …

Cybercrime Atlas: International effort to disrupt cybercrime moves into operational phase

The Cybercrime Atlas, a massive undertaking that aims to disrupt cybercriminals across the globe, enters its operational phase in 2024, two years after organizers laid the groundwork at the RSA Conference.… Its members now include 20-plus law enforcement agencies, private-sector Read More …

US prescription market hamstrung for 9 days (so far) by ransomware attack

Nine days after a Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate took down the biggest US health care payment processor, pharmacies, health care providers, and patients were still scrambling to fill prescriptions for medicines, many of which are lifesaving. On Thursday, UnitedHealth Group accused Read More …

Lockbit cybercrime gang says it is back online following global police bust

Lockbit, the cybercrime gang that was knocked offline by a comprehensive international police operation earlier this month, says it has restored its servers and is back in business. The group, notorious on the internet’s criminal underground for using malicious software Read More …