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 …

How the FBI and AFP accessed encrypted messages in TrojanShield investigation

The US Department of Justice has unsealed a warrant detailing how law enforcement agencies accessed and used the encrypted communications of criminals as part of its TrojanShield investigation, a global online sting operation. The warrant reveals that the Federal Bureau Read More …

Multi-Gov Task Force Plans to Take Down the Ransomware Economy

Ransomware has reached crisis levels across business sectors and across the globe, but a public-private Ransomware Task Force aims to stem the tide of attacks by disrupting the crooks’ business model. The Institute for Security and Technology (IST) put together Read More …

Office 365 Cyberattack Lands Disgruntled IT Contractor in Jail

A former IT contractor has been sentenced to two years in prison after hacking into a company’s server and deleting the majority of its employees’ Microsoft Office 365 (O365) accounts. The incident resulted in the company completely shutting down for Read More …

US Department of Justice Launches Global Action Against NetWalker Ransomware

The Department of Justice today announced a coordinated international law enforcement action to disrupt a sophisticated form of ransomware known as NetWalker. NetWalker ransomware has impacted numerous victims, including companies, municipalities, hospitals, law enforcement, emergency services, school districts, colleges, and 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 …

US, Brazilian law enforcement seize $24 million in cryptocurrency generated through online fraud

US and Brazilian authorities have seized $24 million in cryptocurrency connected to an online scheme that allegedly defrauded “tens of thousands” of investors. Upon request from the government of Brazil, US law enforcement participated in “Operation Egypto,” a Brazilian federal Read More …