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FIN7's IT admin pleads guilty for role in billion-dollar cybercrime crew

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

Fedir Hladyr plead guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy to commit computer hacking.

Financial hacking teams FIN7, Cobalt Group update tactics to haunt banks and retail

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

It's like a never-ending greatest hits tour.

‘We have to hit the problem the way it hits us’: How the FBI tracks a range of hacking threats

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The FBI has essentially had to become a “surge force” in handling cybersecurity issues, ramping up resources to combat a threat when it makes sense to.

Ukrainian hacker arrested after allegedly providing bulletproof hosting to Russian security

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

Mikhail Rytikov, a Ukrainian national, was apprehended in Odessa as part of an operation carried out with help from the U.S. and U.K..

FIN8 tries to breach U.S. hotel with new malware variant, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

With the trove of financial and personal data it collects from customers, the hospitality industry has been a ripe target for cybercriminal gangs.

Bank heist with FIN7 traits went down while leaders were on the run, research suggests

by Jeff Stone • 4 months ago

Bitdefender says hackers used familiar tools and methods on an Eastern European bank for more than two months in 2018.

Another fast-food hack, this time at Checkers and Rally's restaurants

by Jeff Stone • 4 months ago

Customers encouraged to monitor their credit reports while Checkers conducts an investigation.

Alleged FIN7 hacking director Andrii Kolpakov set to be extradited to the U.S.

by Jeff Stone • 5 months ago

Prosecutors say Andrii Kolpakov posed as a legitimate, high-level penetration tester as part of the FIN7 group's crime spree, which included the theft of 15 million payment card numbers.

Russian charged with stealing $1.5 million in hacks on U.S. tax preparers

by Jeff Stone • 5 months ago

The man behind the handle "Kusok" and others allegedly exploited a vulnerability in a remote access program to steal personal information and use it to file for bogus tax refunds.

New FIN7 hacking tools uncovered months after three suspects were arrested

by Jeff Stone • 6 months ago

Researchers say they have new evidence the billion-dollar crime ring is still active.

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