Four men plead guilty to being go-to ‘bulletproof’ hosts for cybercriminals

The charging documents describe a professionally run criminal enterprise with each of the defendants playing a unique role.

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As Methbot trial gets underway, prosecutors say a former scammer will testify against alleged ringleader

by Jeff Stone • 2 days ago

Aleksandr Zhukov has consistently denied involvment since his arrest in Bulgaria.

Magecart scammers aim at restaurants' online delivery systems

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

Five hacks exposed 343,000 payment cards, according to Gemini Advisory.

Crypto scammer who threatened victims' families pleads guilty, faces 2-year minimum

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

Eric Meiggs, 23, is one of multiple defendants charged as part of the years-long fraud effort.

US arrests alleged ‘Bitcoin Fog’ boss, who is accused of laundering millions

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

Roman Sterlingov turned Bitcoin Fog into a top destination for washing dark-web money, the feds allege.

Do credit monitoring and ID protection services do much for breach victims?

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

"We need to rethink how consumer data is stewarded," one customer advocate said.

Ransomware demands up by 43% so far in 2021, Coveware says

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

This could spell trouble for victims trying to avoid paying out ransoms.

A botnet named after Prometheus is also exploiting Exchange Server flaws

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The botnet was active just days after the Exchange Server vulnerabilities were announced.

Turnabout: It looks like phone-cracking company Cellebrite had its own vulnerabilities exposed

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

Signal uncovered the apparent security gaps in a company that makes a living breaking into smarphones.

Geico data breach opens door to unemployment scams

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

The scammers used personal information on Geico customers acquired elsewhere to access Geico’s sales system, the insurer said.

A push for cybersecurity philanthropic giving launches

by Tim Starks • 3 weeks ago

Philanthropic giving is a rare thing in the cybersecurity field, say the backers of an open letter.

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