Category Archives: Cybercrime

Russian Hackers — Evgeniy Bogachev aka “Umbro” aka “Lucky12345”

“It is believed GOZ [GameOver Zeus] is responsible for more than one million computer infections, resulting in financial losses of more than $100 million.” FBI ‘wanted poster’ for Mr Bogachev According to the NYT, Dutch Intel Agencies have provided information to … Continue reading

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Marcus Hutchins — The man who stopped the “WannaCry” ransomware

“It is not a job to him, more a passion that he happens to get paid for.” Kurtis Baron —  Founder of Fidus Information Security A young British computer wonk is hailed a hero for helping to shut down the crippling cyber attack. Follow … Continue reading

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NCSC — Statement on international ransomware cyber attack

“Ransomware attacks are typically carried out by criminal groups however we cannot rule out anything while investigations are ongoing.” Ciaran Martin — CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre Ciaran Martin, CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has … Continue reading

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Cyberattack cripples institutions around the world

“One NSA tool, an exploit of Microsoft Windows called EternalBlue, is being used as one method for rapidly spreading a ransomware variant called WannaCry across the world.” Forbes — Friday May 12 2017 A massive cyberattack that infected computers with ransomware … Continue reading

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UK Boris Johnson: ‘No Evidence Russia trying to disrupt UK democracy’

“We have no evidence that the Russians are actually involved in trying to undermine our democratic processes at the moment.” Foreign Minister Boris Johnson Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) — part of the GCHQ spying agency —  has written … Continue reading

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Inside the Intrigue of ‘Russia’s Cyberattacks’

“Looks like Sergey [Mikhailov] and Ruslan [Ruslan Stoyanov] were looking for various “scapegoats” who were easy to track down and who had a lot of criminal evidence collected against them, and then reported them to iDefence through Kimberly [Zenz]. This was … Continue reading

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Russian Media Reveal Identity of Third FSB Officer Arrested on Charges of Treason

“Sergei Mikhailov, a top cybersecurity specialist in the FSB, and his deputy Dmitry Dokuchaev are being accused of breaking their oath and working with the CIA.” Interfax News Agency On December 4 2016, the Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested Ruslan Stoyanov, the … Continue reading

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CYBER AWARENESS CHALLENGE: The “Insider Threat” Controversy

“But it’s worse than that. This training is also bad security policy, since the most dangerous and effective counterintelligence or terrorist threats are unlikely to telegraph their views openly. Those who are on the lookout for outspoken critics of U.S. … Continue reading

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CYBER AWARENESS CHALLENGE: Take the US DoD TEST!

“But it’s worse than that. This training is also bad security policy, since the most dangerous and effective counterintelligence or terrorist threats are unlikely to telegraph their views openly. Those who are on the lookout for outspoken critics of U.S. … Continue reading

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RUSSIA: FSB Shaken by a Major Reshuffle

“One might think this would be a good time for Russian cyber intelligence officials, credited as they are with hacking and leaking Democratic emails that may have altered the course of the U.S. presidential election. One would be wrong.” Emily … Continue reading

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