Monthly Archives: July 2016

FBI posts ‘Cyber’s Most Wanted’ list

Wanted! The FBI’s “Cyber Most Wanted” list includes 26 accused criminals.

They may not appear on posters in the post office, but the FBI’s “Cyber’s Most Wanted” list features 26 accused criminals, including the so-called “Iranian DDoS attacks,” a group of seven Iranian nationals sought for their involvement in conspiracies to conduct a coordinated campaign of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against the United States financial sector and other U.S.-based companies. 

The men worked for ITSecTeam or Mersad, Iran-based companies that reportedly worked on behalf of the Iranian government.

Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev is wanted for a number of charges related to bank fraud. Last known to reside in Russia, Bogachev, aka “lucky12345” and “slavik,” is believed to be behind a scheme that loaded the notorious software “Zeus” on victims’ computers to capture bank account numbers, passwords and other personal identification numbers. A reward of up to $3 million is being offered for information leading to his

Read more at: https://www.scmagazine.com/fbi-posts-cybers-most-wanted-list/article/529954/

Carding and PayPal Accounts Are Most Common Products on Dark Web Marketplaces

A six-month investigation of 17 popular Dark Web and Deep Web hacking and cyber-crime marketplaces has revealed which of the illegal products exchanged on these portals today are the most popular.

The study, carried out by Ericsson Marin, Ahmad Diab, and Paulo Shakarian from Arizona State University, involved scraping these 17 websites at different times, in order to create a portfolio of the products sold on them.

Scraped sites included Dark Web marketplaces accessible only via a Dark Web connection, but also Deep Web marketplaces, the ones available on the public Internet, but where search engines are blocked from entering, usually via password-protected accounts.

Carding products are the most popular items

Once the researchers managed to get access and scrape these websites, they gathered all the data and used both manual and automated procedures to classify the details in different categories, per marketplace, and per author.

Read more at: http://news.softpedia.com/news/carding-and-paypal-accounts-are-most-common-products-on-dark-web-marketplaces-506724.shtml

Germany is cracking down on ‘dark net’ crime after the Munich shooting


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An
investigator of the Cybercrime Intelligence Unit of Germany’s
Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) Federal Crime Office is pictured during a
media day in Wiesbaden, Germany, July 27,
2016.

REUTERS/Ralph
Orlowski


WIESBADEN, Germany (Reuters) – German police will do more to
fight crime committed on the “dark net”, they said on Wednesday,
days after a gunman killed nine people with a weapon bought on
that hidden part of the internet.

“We see that the dark net is a growing trading place and
therefore we need

Read more at: http://uk.businessinsider.com/germany-to-crack-down-on-dark-net-crime-after-munich-shooting-2016-7

Munich shooter bought gun online: Here’s how the dark net works

Identified as David Ali S., the 18-year-old gunman behind the shooting spree at a Munich shopping center on Friday, July 22, killed nine people and wounded an estimated 35 others.

“He had been preparing for a year,” Bavarian police chief Robert Heimberger told a press conference Sunday. The teen with German and Iranian passports is thought to have been mentally instable, but also took a strong interest in past shooting sprees.

He had visited the southwest German town of Winnenden to take photographs of the site of a 2009 school shooting which claimed the lives of 15 victims. Police also reported that David Ali S. regularly played first-person shooter games including “Counter Strike.”

The weapon used in the shooting spree was a Glock 17, which police said David Ali S. had obtained illegally on the internet’s “dark net” market.

In the video above, DW explains what the dark net

Read more at: http://www.dw.com/en/munich-shooter-bought-gun-online-heres-how-the-dark-net-works/a-19424920

The Real Cracks in the Foundation of Ransomware | Xconomy


Jack Danahy

The rise of ransomware has been striking over the past two years, rapidly dominating headlines with its frequency, its wide range of victims, and its profitability. So when news hit that two of the largest and most notorious delivery systems for ransomware — the Necurs botnet and the Angler exploit kit — had gone dark, that was obviously good news. Unfortunately, in the world of cybersecurity, respites like these never seem to last very long. And, sure enough, after nearly a month of silence, Necurs came back online with a vengeance.

The sudden disappearance and sudden resurgence of Necurs is a perfect reminder of how fighting cyber crime can be like trying to rid a garden of weeds. We can rip up weeds one by one, but it’s only a matter of time

Read more at: http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2016/07/22/the-real-cracks-in-the-foundation-of-ransomware/

Cyber crime: One in 10 people now victim of fraud or online offences, figures show

Figures collated by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) only cover the last six months, so are still regarded as “experimental” by statisticians.

But indications are that fraud and computer misuse accounted for 5.8 million crimes last year.

Of those, 2.5 million were bank and credit card fraud, 1 million consisted of online shopping scams and around 108,000 were romance type scams.

Around 1.4 million people suffered computer virus attacks, with almost 650,000 people reporting that their email or social media profile had been hacked.

With many cyber criminals based overseas, it makes it extremely difficult for the police to investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Computer users are therefore urged to take precautions when liaising with other people online and engaging in financial transcations.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/21/one-in-people-now-victims-of-cyber-crime/

Without skills and manpower, law enforcement agencies watch helplessly as crime thrives in Deep Web

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