Cyber-Crime News, Articles and Updates

Indictment draws near for two teenage Israeli cyber-criminals

Itay Huri and another suspected Israeli hacker, whose name has not been released, allegedly earned hundreds of thousands of dollars by selling their software to clients around the world.

Alleged international fraud ring stealing from Kenyan government

The Kenyan government has said it has been targeted by an international fraud ring which has stolen $39 million (£31 million) from its coffers using hackers to carry out the theft.

Demi Lovato nudes leaked, scammer targets private citizens for sex shows

A spear-phishing scammer demanded a sex show from a private citizen after obtaining the victim's email credentials.

Hired Hackers target driverless car tech prompting threat sharing colab

A group of cyber mercenaries targeted Baidu's driverless car technology prompting the tech company to beef up security.

G20 finance chiefs agree on concerted effort to fight financial crime

The agreement follows a number of high profile cyber-attacks on banking systems around the world, which has brought banking security to the top of the agenda.

Spam hitting Germans with personalised messages

A spam campaign that targets recipients with personalised messages is spreading in Germany, similar to a previous scourge there earlier this year and another that spread in the UK in April 2016.

IT pros fear cyber-espionage may be top 2017 threat

A recent Trend Micro study found 20 percent of IT leaders believe cyber-espionage will be the top threat of 2017.

Celebgate repeat? Private images of Emma Watson and others leaked

In a manner that is becoming too familiar, hackers have once again broken into the iCloud accounts of female celebrities.

FFA UK figures released: financial fraud lost £2m each day in 2016

Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) has released official figures showing that the UK lost £2 million each day during 2016 as a result of financial fraud.

New Cifas data reveals 173,000 cases recorded in 2016, record high

Nine out of 10 fraudulent applications for bank accounts and other financial products made online.

FireEye says criminals now as sophisticated as nation states

FireEye's annual M-Trends report finds that financial attacks have reached nation-state level of sophistication.

Trend Micro: criminals now moving to attack business processes

According to Rik Ferguson, VP of security research at Trend Micro, businesses should be paying close attention to how their business operates and ensuring they secure the process, and don't allow anyone to hack it.

Cyber-criminals committed to familiar tactics for carrying out attacks

While ransomware delivered the greatest impact and growth in 2016, threat actors still attempt data breaches and theft through more traditional methods.

Report: Cyber-threat to UK business is "significant and growing"

Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the NCSC said cyber-attacks will continue to evolve, which is why the UK public and private sectors must work together "at pace" to reduce the cyber-threat.

Thousands of NHS Wales staff lose personal data in breach

The details of thousands of NHS staffers in Wales have been stolen from the servers of a private contractor, Landauer.

Dutch detectives unencrypt 3.6 million emails sent by criminals

Dutch police, in an effort to crack down on violent organised crime, have cracked 3.6 million encrypted emails which will provide according to them crucial evidence for their investigations.

EU investigating more than 5000 international organised crime groups

Europol's Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment 2017 (SOCTA) research consisted of more than 2300 questionnaires on crime areas and organised crime groups.

West-African cyber-crime more than doubled, says Trend Micro

According to Trend Micro, incidents of cyber-crime have more than doubled on the continent, and investigators often experience 'road blocks' when bringing criminals to justice.

Skimmer adware spent two months in Google Play

Checkpoint researchers spotted a malware, dubbed Skimmer, in the Google Play store which uses a unique and innovative tactics evade detection.

Nearly two-thirds of polled global organisations hit by ransomware

Sixty-one percent of organisations polled in a survey from CyberEdge Group responded that they'd been hit by a ransomware demand, a third of those paid the ransom demand.

Version of Facebook Lite app weighed down by Spy FakePlay mobile malware

A version of the social media mobile app Facebook Lite, most likely available via third-party sites in China, was found infected with malware that can steal personal information, Malwarebytes reported on Monday.

Doxing threats lead AlphaBay marketplace to pay extortionist £37,000

It appears that AlphaBay, the largest dark web marketplace, has paid an extortionist several payments since August 2016 to protect the identity of its founder.

Hackers steal nude Kate Moss wedding photos

Kate Moss has become the latest celebrity to have her digital files targeted for intimate photos.

The retail industry steps up the fight against cyber-threats

The British Retail Consortium releases practical guidance for British retail businesses to ensure they have the appropriate preventative and response measures in place to reduce their vulnerabilities and to protect both themselves and their customers.

One million Yahoo and Gmail account passwords for sale on the dark web

More than one million Yahoo and Gmail accounts - including usernames, email addresses and plain text passwords - are reportedly for sale on the dark web

Chinese police bust data theft operation targeting debtors

Police raids in China bring down professionally organised criminal operations, which intercepted millions of items of personal data to steal information.

New malware attack shutters London hospital

A previously unseen malware is being blamed for an attack on a London hospital that forced the facility to shut down a segment of its systems for a few days as a precautionary measure.

Cyber-security breaches cost British Businesses almost £30 billion in 2016

New survey indicates 3 million British businesses were compromised by cyber-attacks last year.

Misaligned incentives and executive overconfidence aids criminals

Intel Security, CSIS Survey: Only half of IT staff agree with executives that their cyber-security strategies have been implemented

Phishing scam impersonating iTunes attempting to trick Canadian users

A phishing scam impersonating iTunes is attempting to trick Canadian Apple users into giving away their personally identifiable information, in order to get a refund on movies they never actually paid for.