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In November 2023, Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence unit detected a massive malicious campaign targeting employment agencies and retail companies primarily located in the APAC region, to steal and sell sensitive user data. The campaign was attributed to a previously unknown group. Read More …

Binge & Dan Murphys Among Major Brands Hit By Cyber Attack

Thousands of retail customers have fallen victim to a hacking scheme where scammers access their online accounts to make fraudulent transactions. Local scammers, having bought online login details from overseas cybercriminals, bragged in a chat online about purchasing iPhones, clothing Read More …

Thailand: Elderly to get anti-scam education as cybercrime explodes

Alarmed by research indicating that the elderly are the most vulnerable to fraudsters, Thailand’s Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and CIB cybercrime investigators will collaborate with partners to provide digital literacy to senior people nationwide. The minister, Varawut Read More …

Why Is an Australian Footballer Collecting My Passwords?

Unit 42 researchers have observed threat actors using malicious JavaScript samples to steal sensitive information by abusing popular survey sites, low-quality hosting and web chat APIs. In some campaigns, attackers created chatbots that they registered to someone noteworthy such as Read More …

Former Chelsea player Rati Aleksidze arrested in Germany for ‘gang-related investment fraud’

A former Chelsea striker played a possible minor role in a global investment crime gang, according to prosecutors investigating a cyber scam worth “billions”. Rati Aleksidze was temporarily held under a European arrest warrant in March. German prosecutors told Telegraph Sport Read More …

Operation HAECHI IV: USD 300 million seized and 3,500 suspects arrested in international financial crime operation

LYON, FRANCE – A transcontinental police operation against online financial crime has concluded with almost 3,500 arrests and seizures of USD 300 million (approx. EUR 273 million) worth of assets across 34 countries. The six-month Operation HAECHI IV (July-December 2023) Read More …

Europol publishes IOCTA spotlight report on online fraud schemes

Europol’s spotlight report on online fraud highlights that online fraud schemes represent a major crime threat in the EU and beyond as online fraudsters generate multiple billions in illicit profits every year to the detriment of individuals, companies and public Read More …

INTERPOL operation reveals further insights into ‘globalization’ of cyber scam centres

LYON, France – The first INTERPOL operation specifically targeting the phenomenon of human trafficking-fuelled fraud has revealed further evidence that the crime trend is expanding beyond Southeast Asia. Following five months of investigative coordination, law enforcement from participating countries carried Read More …

Booking.com hackers increase attacks on customers

Hackers are increasing their attacks on Booking.com customers by posting adverts on dark web forums asking for help finding victims. Cyber-criminals are offering up to $2,000 (£1,600) for login details of hotels as they continue to target the people who Read More …

The Dark Side of AI: Large-Scale Scam Campaigns Made Possible by Generative AI

Generative artificial intelligence technologies such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT and DALL-E have created a great deal of disruption across much of our digital lives. Creating credible text, images and even audio, these AI tools can be used for both good and Read More …