Matveev doesn't consider himself to be a hacker, though
A complex, multinational operation against the popular ransomware-spreading network
Tech support scammers are trying a novel offline approach
Online tracking saves the day
"We're taking every step to monitor this national problem and help however we can"
Setting your profile to private might be a good idea
The agency had shut down 48 platforms over similar charges last year
Hackers have figured out how to infect public USB ports with malware
The largest financial hit since the FBI started tracking losses in 2000
Privacy advocates are outraged, and for good reason
U.S. Marshals Service hack is the latest in a string of cybersecurity "incidents" over last two weeks
The big picture: The US government has had a bad run of cybersecurity-related incidents over the last couple of weeks. In the span of 12 days, officials from the FBI, DoD, and USMS have confirmed one data leak caused by human error and two separate attacks against government systems. So far, investigators have either not found any suspects or are keeping the lid on what they have discovered.
The feds' actions saved victims over $130 million
What just happened? In what could be described as beautifully ironic, a notorious ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) gang has been brought down after the FBI infiltrated its systems, disrupted operations, and seized its sites. Or, as the Deputy US Attorney General put it, they "hacked the hackers."
PSA: Ad blocking is perhaps one of the most controversial aspects of browsing the web today. Users agree that it declutters web pages, but they also deny ad revenue to many sites that need it (like TechSpot). However, law enforcement agencies admit that ad blocking also mitigates some security risks that online advertising introduces.
And people are still falling for them
Be cautious where you buy your batteries
The leakers are gonna have a five-star wanted level of their own
Too good to be true? It usually is
Bogus hires could have access to corporate databases, financial information and more
For thousands of dollars, no less
Criminals love more than just ransomware
FBI notices sharp increase in SIM-swapping attacks leading to over $68 million of damages to US citizens
In 2021, the number of SIM-swapping complaints received by the bureau were five times higher than the previous three years combined
The feds are investigating 2,000 cases of Chinese attacks
That ad may look like the real deal, but be careful it's not a scam
Fake warning emails are causing a very real problem for the FBI
The FBI withheld a decryption key for weeks to run an operation on a ransomware gang before it disappeared
The FBI had REvil's decryption key soon after the Kaseya attack