Robocalls keep spamming Americans, in part because of their cyber tools

Robocalls are back on the rise after a pandemic reprieve, and scammers are learning new tricks.

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Ransomware hackers turn to virtual machine software to boost extortion schemes

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

Two Eastern European criminal groups began targeting hypervisors in 2020, according to CrowdStrike.

Biden signs executive order demanding supply chain security review

by Tim Starks • 6 days ago

The supply chain review is a matter of economic and national security, the president said.

FireEye IDs hacking group suspected in Accellion, Kroger breach

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

Kroger is only the latest firm to be swept up in a breach that began at Accellion, a software provider.

US charges alleged North Korean hackers with trying to steal $1.3 billion in cybercrime spree

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

It's part of a larger case against alleged perpetrators of the WannaCry ransomware outbreak and the Bangladesh Bank heist.

Nigerian man sentenced 10 years for $11 million phishing scam

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

The sentence comes as the cost of email scams continues to plague U.S. businesses.

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

by Joe Warminsky • 3 weeks 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.

Food-delivery fraudsters deploy hacked accounts, stolen credit card info to skim from orders

by Tim Starks • 3 weeks ago

The grifters advertise their food delivery payment services on Telegram.

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

by Joe Warminsky • 3 weeks ago

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

Serbian man extradited to US over cryptocurrency mining fraud scheme

by Tim Starks • 4 weeks ago

The alleged scheme included fake company profiles with names and pictures of mostly women.

Emotet, NetWalker and TrickBot have taken big blows, but will it be enough?

by Tim Starks • 1 month ago

The idea might not be to shut the cybercrime operations down entirely, but to make their lives very difficult.