U.S. Department of Justice Disrupts Hive Ransomware Variant

The Justice Department announced today its months-long disruption campaign against the Hive ransomware group that has targeted more than 1,500 victims in over 80 countries around the world, including hospitals, school districts, financial firms, and critical infrastructure. Since late July Read More …

Sting op takes down 50 DDoS-for-hire domains

Police around the globe have seized as many as 50 internet domains said to be involved in tens of millions of distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks worldwide. Seven people were collared during the swoop. The so-called “booter” websites sold “some of the Read More …

Notorious ‘BestBuy’ hacker arraigned for running dark web market

A notorious British hacker was arraigned on Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly running the now defunct ‘The Real Deal” dark web marketplace. The 34-year-old defendant Daniel Kaye (aka Bestbuy, Spdrman, Popopret, UserL0ser) allegedly ran the illicit Read More …

International operation takes down Russian RSOCKS botnet

A Russian operated botnet known as RSOCKS has been shut down by the US Department of Justice acting with law enforcement partners in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. It is believed to have compromised millions of computers and other Read More …

DOJ: Ukrainian ransomware suspect extradited from Poland to face charges in Texas

A Ukrainian national accused of a major ransomware attack will face charges in Texas after his extradition from Poland, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. Yaroslav Vasinskyi, 22, is charged with unleashing ransomware known as Sodinokibi/REvil against companies including Kaseya, a Read More …

US to attack cyber criminals first, ask questions later – if it protects victims

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has revealed new policies that may see it undertake pre-emptive action against cyber threats. Revealed last week by deputy attorney general Lisa O. Monaco, in a speech at the Munich Cyber Security Conference, Read More …

FBI to form new cryptocurrency unit

The FBI is forming a new team dedicated to cryptocurrency, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The new team will work closely with the National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team, the DOJ announced Thursday. Prosecutor Eun Young Choi, who has a Read More …

DOJ: SolarWinds hackers breached emails from 27 US Attorneys’ offices

The US Department of Justice says that the Microsoft Office 365 email accounts of employees at 27 US Attorneys’ offices were breached by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) during the SolarWinds global hacking spree. “The APT is believed to Read More …