Man jailed for trying to buy chemical weapon online able to kill ‘hundreds’ of people

A man has been jailed for trying to buy a chemical weapon online capable of killing “hundreds” of people. On Tuesday, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) announced that Jason William Siesser, a resident of Missouri, will spend 12 years Read More …

GandCrab ransomware affiliate arrested for phishing attacks

A suspected GandCrab Ransomware member was arrested in South Korea for using phishing emails to infect victims. The GandCrab ransomware operation started in January 2018 when it quickly became a malware empire threatening businesses worldwide. Operated as a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS), Read More …

Cracking of encrypted messaging service dealt major blow to organised crime

The cracking of a previously-unbreakable encrypted messaging service popular with criminals involved in drug trafficking and organised crime delivered a major victory for the justice system on Tuesday. The cracking of the expensive messaging app, called “Sky ECC,” was what Read More …

Egregor ransomware members arrested by Ukrainian, French police

A joint operation between French and Ukrainian law enforcement has reportedly led to the arrests of several members of the Egregor ransomware operation in Ukraine. As reported first by France Inter, on Tuesday, law enforcement made the arrests after French Read More …

British cyber gang ‘stole large amounts from US sports and music stars after accessing their phones’

Eight Britons have been arrested for hacking into the phones of US celebrities to steal money and personal information – even posing as them online. Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said sports stars, musicians and their families had been targeted Read More …

World’s Most Dangerous Malware Emotet Disrupted Through Global Action

Law enforcement and judicial authorities worldwide have this week disrupted one of most significant botnets of the past decade: EMOTET. Investigators have now taken control of its infrastructure in an international coordinated action. This operation is the result of a Read More …

UK: ‘Human error’ blamed for wiping of thousands of police records

Home Secretary Priti Patel must “take responsibility” for the wiping of 150,000 arrest records from police databases, Labour has said. The records were accidentally wiped last week and they included fingerprint, DNA and arrest histories, according to The Times. The Read More …

Italian police arrest 2 in defense data theft case

Police in Italy have arrested two people in connection with the hacking of Italian aerospace and electronics company Leonardo, the Interior Ministry announced on Saturday. The Leonardo group also has a cybersecurity division that counts NATO among its customers and Read More …