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Colchester cyber criminal admits helping hackers get past anti-virus software

A cyber-criminal who made more than £32,000 from illegal dealings has admitted running a product-testing service for hackers.

Goncalo Esteves, 24, of Cape Close, Colchester, ran the website reFUD.me, which allowed offenders to test, for a fee, whether their malicious cyber tools could beat anti-virus scanners.

Esteves used Skype to give advice and customer support on the products he was selling.

Under the pseudonym KillaMuvz, he also sold custom-made malware-disguising products and offered technical support to users.

He pleaded guilty to two computer misuse offences and a count of money laundering at Blackfriars Crown Court.

Esteves called his encryption tools Cryptex Reborn and Cryptex Lite, which could be used by hackers to improve their chances of dodging anti-virus software.

He sold them for use in packages which varied in price according to the length of the licence.

Colchester cyber criminal who ran testing service for hackers to be sentenced next month

PUBLISHED: 07:51 16 January 2018 | UPDATED: 07:51 16 January 2018

Goncalo Esteves, from Colchester, pleaded guilty to three charges at Blackfriars Crown Court. Picture: NCA

Goncalo Esteves, from Colchester, pleaded guilty to three charges at Blackfriars Crown Court. Picture: NCA

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Colchester cyber criminal who ran testing service for hackers to be …

PUBLISHED: 07:51 16 January 2018 | UPDATED: 07:51 16 January 2018

Goncalo Esteves, from Colchester, pleaded guilty to three charges at Blackfriars Crown Court. Picture: NCA

Goncalo Esteves, from Colchester, pleaded guilty to three charges at Blackfriars Crown Court. Picture: NCA

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Teenagers hackers help BT to fight cyber crime

Teenagers and reformed computer hackers are being employed by BT in a battle to combat cyber crime.

The BT network faces more than 4,000 cyber attacks every day with both households and businesses being hit across the country.

And to test responses and make sure BT stays ahead, the company stages regular ‘war games.’

BT security chief executive Mark Hughes said: “As an ever increasing number of people and organisations make ever greater use of the internet, the potential impact of cyber-theft, cyber-vandalism and even cyber-extortion is exploding.

“It is a daunting thought that there are now about 27 billion devices connected to the internet – well over three times the human population of the world – and that this figure is expected to reach 125 billion within 13 years.”

BT’s security team detects 100,000 unique malware samples every day – more than one per second – and protects the BT network

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North Korea’s army of cyber hackers could be an even greater threat than their nuclear ambitions, experts warn

  • Stalinist state has an army of 6,000 hackers that target banks and infrastructure
  • They have also been blamed for hacks on secret South Korean military plans 
  • Now experts have warned state’s cyber army could be more lethal than its nukes
  • There are also fears it could hack the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year 

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Trojan malware attacks by North Korean hackers are attempting to steal Bitcoin

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North Korean hackers are attempting to distribute malware to store Bitcoin, say researchers.


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A prolific cyber criminal gang with links to North Korea is targeting employees at cryptocurrency firms in a bid to steal bitcoin.

The spear-phishing attacks are thought to be the work of The Lazarus Group, a hacking

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/trojan-malware-attacks-by-north-korean-hackers-are-attempting-to-steal-bitcoin/

Trojan malware attacks by North Korean hackers are attempting to …

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North Korean hackers are attempting to distribute malware to store Bitcoin, say researchers.


Image: iStock

A prolific cyber criminal gang with links to North Korea is targeting employees at cryptocurrency firms in a bid to steal bitcoin.

The spear-phishing attacks are thought to be the work of The Lazarus Group, a hacking

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/trojan-malware-attacks-by-north-korean-hackers-are-attempting-to-steal-bitcoin/

Russian-Speaking Hackers Steal $10M from US, Russia Banks: Cyber Security Firm

A previously unknown ring of Russian-speaking hackers has stolen as much as $10 million from U.S. and Russian banks in the last 18 months, according to a Moscow-based cyber-security firm that runs the largest computer forensics laboratory in eastern Europe.

The MoneyTaker group broke into 20 systems, which includes 15 U.S. lenders, targeting ATMs with “mules” and Russia’s interbank money-transfer system, Group-IB said in a report provided to Bloomberg.

The hackers, who also breached a U.K. software and service provider, are now probing institutions in Latin America and may be trying to compromise the SWIFT international bank messaging service, according to the privately held security firm, whose clients range from Russia’s biggest lender Sberbank PJSC to Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Group-IB last month signed an agreement with Interpol to share data on threat intelligence and the latest cyber-criminal activities.

“Criminals have changed tactics and are now focusing on banks rather than their

Read more at: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2017/12/12/473791.htm

Hackers linked to Russians target banks from Moscow to Utah

A previously unknown ring of Russian-speaking hackers has stolen as much as $10 million from U.S. and Russian banks in the last 18 months, according to a Moscow-based cyber-security firm that runs the largest computer forensics laboratory in eastern Europe.

The MoneyTaker group broke into 20 systems, which includes 15 U.S. lenders, targeting ATMs with “mules” and Russia’s interbank money-transfer system, Group-IB said in a report provided to Bloomberg.

The hackers, who also breached a U.K. software and service provider, are now probing institutions in Latin America and may be trying to compromise the Swift international bank messaging service, according to the privately held security firm, whose clients range from Russia’s biggest lender Sberbank to Raiffeisen Bank International. Group-IB last month signed an agreement with Interpol to share data on threat intelligence and the latest cyber-criminal activities.

“Criminals have changed tactics and are now focusing on banks rather than their clients, as was

Read more at: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/12/11/hackers-linked-to-russians-target-banks-from-moscow-to-utah/

Hackers Linked to Russians Target Banks From Moscow to Utah

A previously unknown ring of Russian-speaking hackers has stolen as much as $10 million from U.S. and Russian banks in the last 18 months, according to a Moscow-based cyber-security firm that runs the largest computer forensics laboratory in eastern Europe.

The MoneyTaker group broke into 20 systems, which includes 15 U.S. lenders, targeting ATMs with “mules” and Russia’s interbank money-transfer system, Group-IB said in a report provided to Bloomberg.