Joe Warminsky

Joe Warminsky is the news editor for CyberScoop and FedScoop.

Financial

Ukrainian gets US prison term in decade-old cybercrime, money-laundering case

by Joe Warminsky • 5 months ago

From 2009-12, Aleksandr Musienko "partnered with Eastern European computer hackers to obtain over $3 million from U.S. victims’ bank accounts and launder the stolen funds," prosecutors said.

Government

Romance scam victims reported $304 million in fraud in 2020, a new high

by Joe Warminsky • 5 months ago

Reports of romance scams have tripled since 2016, the FTC says.

Financial

SIM-swapping gang busted for targeting 'influencers, sports stars, musicians'

by Joe Warminsky • 5 months ago

International police did not name specific victims. The crooks were able to steal about $100 million in cryptocurrency as well as personal data.

Technology

'Cyberpunk 2077' game studio says hackers exposed data

by Joe Warminsky • 5 months ago

Although certain devices were infiltrated and encrypted, the compromised systems "did not contain any personal data of our players or users of our services," the company said.

Technology

Barcode scanner in Google Play Store became malware after years of popularity, researchers say

by Joe Warminsky • 6 months ago

The Barcode Scanner app had 10 million downloads without serious complaints, but an update in December brought a trojan with it, Malwarebytes says.

Technology

Signal issues workaround for Iran's ban of messaging app

by Joe Warminsky • 6 months ago

The Android version of the chat app will soon have the capability to bypass the Iran's block on traffic, Signal says.

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