Victims News, Articles and Updates

Millions of machines download cryptominer after users click on devious link

A newly discovered malicious URL redirection campaign that infects users with the XMRig Monero cryptocurrency miner has already victimised users between 15 and 30 million times, researchers have reported.

661 blacklisted Bitcoin apps which leave users open to hackers

Apps on Google Play and others could steal money and personal data from victims. App stores are hosting 661 blacklisted Bitcoin apps which leave users open to hackers, accoriding to a recently published report.

Hide 'N Seek IoT botnet caught using Peer-to-Peer communication

An emerging botnet comprised of compromised IoT devices dubbed "Hide 'N Seek" or HNS is using custom built Peer-to-Peer communication to exploit victims and build its infrastructure.

EFF, Lookout uncover Dark Caracal spy group

A new threat actor named Dark Caracal working out of a building operated by the Lebanese General Directorate of General Security (GDGS) has been identified as being behind cyber-attacks hitting victims in more than 20 nations.

FakeBank malware accesses sensitive SMS banking messages

A newly discovered mobile malware program that primarily targets Russian banking customers can take over victims' SMS capabilities, allowing cyber-criminals to intercept text messages that contain bank security codes.

North Korea bitten by bitcoin bug: Lazarus Group now financially motivated

Several multistage attacks that use cryptocurrency-related lures to infect victims with backdoors and reconnaissance malware that have been attributed to the Lazarus Group have been uncovered by Proofpoint researchers.

AnubisSpy malware steals data, seemingly links to old Sphinx campaign

A newly discovered spyware that victimises Arabic-speakers has been potentially linked to the 2014-15 Sphinx cyber espionage campaign, which was launched by the threat group APT-C-15 to target PC users in the Middle East.

BEC scam lands Nigerian Man in jail for 41 months

A Nigerian man was sentenced to 41 months (3.4 years) in prison for his part in business compromises which targeted thousands of victims around the world and swindled more than £21 million.

File Spider ransomware hitting Balkan nations

A malspam campaign targeting several Balkan countries is distributing a new ransomware called File Spider that threatens to delete a victim's files if the ransom is not paid within 96 hours.

Perceived versus actual risk: who is most at risk from cyber-crime?

Cyber-attacks using phishing emails, malware and other techniques are mostly indiscriminate. So whether you're an employee, a small business owner, wealthy or not, the chances of you being targeted by a cyber-criminal are similar.

48% of UK residents fear stolen identities and bank details

Almost half (48 percent) of UK residents are concerned with their identity or bank details being stolen.

UK top cop says 'sloppy' cyber-crime victims not worthy of all refunds

UK Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe suggests that consumers who have been victimised by online fraud should not be refunded by banks due to their "sloppy" internet security.

20 percent of UK cyber-crime victims feel fraudsters target them

According to the tenth annual Get Safe Online Week survey, one in five victims of cyber-crime in the UK think that they were definitely targeted by fraudsters.

Warwickshire: cyber-crime victim losses £2.5m per year

Survey says losses for victims of cyber-crime in Warwickshire could amount to £2.5 million per year.

US Embassy official in London charged with 'sextortion'

US Embassy official in the UK accused of hacking, phishing and cyber-stalking of women.