Category Archives: Cybercrime

One Year Ago — 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 May 12 2017 — A massive cyberattack that … Continue reading

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Inside the Intrigue of ‘Russia’s Cyberattacks’ [UPDATE April 2018]

“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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CYBER AWARENESS CHALLENGE: Take the US DoD TEST! [Version 2018]

“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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One Year Ago — 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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TOP INTEL TODAY 2017 STORIES #4 : “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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TOP INTEL TODAY 2017 STORIES — #10 : 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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RUSSIA — Shaltay-Boltay Leader Could Be Released on Parole

“We get orders from government structures and from private individuals. But we say we are an independent team. It’s just that often it’s impossible to tell who the client is. Sometimes we get information for intermediaries, without knowing who the … Continue reading

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Cyber Hero Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty in US

“The government needs to show intent to further a crime. Merely creating a selling malware, on its own, isn’t enough.” Orin Kerr –Professor at George Washington University Law School and expert on computer crime “Marcus Hutchins is a brilliant young … Continue reading

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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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