Five men convicted for operating illegal streaming site Jetflicks
    A federal jury in Las Vegas convicted five men for their involvement in the operation of Jetflicks, one of the largest and most popular illegal streaming services in the United States. Jetflicks operated for 12 years, from its launch in 2007 until its shutdown by the FBI in 2019. At its peak, the service offered over 10,500 movies and 183,000 TV episodes, pirated from legitimate platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, using automated scripts. Jetflicks allowed tens of...
    By AFFA 2024-06-21 17:02:33 0 122
    Data firm execs convicted for helping fraudsters target the elderly
    June 3, 2024   06:37 PM   0 A former senior executive and former sales manager of Epsilon Data Management LLC (Epsilon) were convicted of selling data of millions of Americans to perpetrators of mail fraud schemes. As announced late last week by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the two men, Robert Reger and David Lytle, were found guilty of conspiracy and multiple counts of mail and wire fraud for their roles in a scheme that...
    By AFFA 2024-06-05 17:00:32 0 127
    India rescues 250 citizens enslaved by Cambodian cybercrime gang
    April 1, 2024   09:04 PM   0 The Indian government says it rescued and repatriated 250 citizens who sought jobs in Cambodia, only to be forced into conducting cybercrime once they arrived. The government explains that these people were tricked into believing that lucrative job opportunities were waiting for them in the Southeast Asian nation, yet they were forced into becoming cybercriminals once they arrived there. After several nationals informed...
    By AFFA 2024-04-02 17:11:31 0 241
    Russia charges suspects behind theft of 160,000 credit cards
    April 2, 2024   11:37 AM   1 Russia's Prosecutor General's Office has announced the indictment of six suspected "hacking group" members for using malware to steal credit card and payment information from foreign online stores. These attacks are known as card skimming, which involves infecting e-commerce websites with malicious code that either steals customers' input on order checkout pages or through fake payment page overlays. The threat actors use...
    By AFFA 2024-04-02 17:09:06 0 167
    Retail chain Hot Topic hit by new credential stuffing attacks
    March 28, 2024   03:04 PM   2 Image: Midjourney American retailer Hot Topic disclosed that two waves of credential stuffing attacks in November exposed affected customers' personal information and partial payment data. The Hot Topic fast-fashion chain has over 10,000 employees in more than 630 store locations across the U.S. and Canada, the company's headquarters, and two distribution centers. In credential stuffing attacks, cybercriminals use automated tools...
    By AFFA 2024-03-29 16:17:59 0 172
    KuCoin charged with AML violations that let cybercriminals launder billions
    March 27, 2024   10:08 AM   2 The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has charged global cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin and two of its founders for failing to adhere to anti-money laundering (AML) requirements, allowing threat actors to use the platform to launder money. Founded in 2017 by Chinese citizens Chun Gan and Ke Tang, KuCoin is one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange platforms to buy, sell, trade, and store a variety of digital currencies. The...
    By AFFA 2024-03-28 15:44:44 0 172
    KuCoin charged with AML violations that let cybercriminals launder billions
    March 27, 2024   10:08 AM   0 The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has charged global cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin and two of its founders for failing to adhere to anti-money laundering (AML) requirements, allowing threat actors to use the platform to launder money. Founded in 2017 by Chinese citizens Chun Gan and Ke Tang, KuCoin is one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange platforms to buy, sell, trade, and store a variety of digital currencies. The...
    By AFFA 2024-03-27 14:47:01 0 170
    US sanctions crypto exchanges used by Russian darknet market, banks
    March 25, 2024   05:20 PM   0 The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has sanctioned three cryptocurrency exchanges for working with OFAC-designated Russian dark web markets and banks. The first, Bitpapa IC FZC LLC, is a peer-to-peer virtual currency exchange that caters to Russian nationals and has facilitated millions of dollars in transactions with two OFAC-designated Russian entities, Hydra Market and Garantex. Obshchestvo S...
    By AFFA 2024-03-26 14:52:00 0 196
    US fines man $9.9 million for thousands of disturbing robocalls
    March 25, 2024   07:28 PM   0 A U.S. federal court has issued a $9,918,000 penalty and an injunction against an individual named Scott Rhodes for making thousands of "spoofed" robocalls to consumers across the country. Robocalls are automated phone calls that use automated dialing software to deliver a pre-recorded message to many recipients. Though they have legitimate uses, including sales, public service announcements, charity requests, and political...
    By AFFA 2024-03-26 14:49:51 0 237
    Darknet marketplace Nemesis Market seized by German police
    March 22, 2024   12:12 PM   1 The German police have seized infrastructure for the darknet Nemesis Market cybercrime marketplace in Germany and Lithuania, disrupting the site's operation. The Federal Criminal Police Office in Germany (BKA) and the Frankfurt cybercrime combating unit (ZIT) conducted the action on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, with law enforcement taking down the website and confiscating approximately $100,000 in cash. The Nemesis Market was...
    By AFFA 2024-03-22 23:09:32 0 266
    Tech support firms Restoro, Reimage fined $26 million for scare tactics
    March 14, 2024   12:40 PM   1 Tech support companies Restoro and Reimage will pay $26 million to settle charges that they used scare tactics to trick their customers into paying for unnecessary computer repair services. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission imposed the fine in response to the two Cyprus-based firms' deceptive marketing, which violates the FTC Act and the Telemarketing Sales Rule. "These companies used scare tactics and lies about threats to...
    By AFFA 2024-03-15 17:04:38 0 320
    SIM swappers hijacking phone numbers in eSIM attacks
    March 14, 2024   02:08 PM   2 SIM swappers have adapted their attacks to steal a target's phone number by porting it into a new eSIM card, a digital SIM stored in a rewritable chip present on many recent smartphone models. Embedded Subscriber Identity Modules (eSIMs) are digital cards stored on the chip of the mobile device and serve the same role and purpose as a physical SIM card but can be remotely reprogrammed and provisioned, deactivated, swapped, deleted....
    By AFFA 2024-03-15 17:02:18 0 300
    Former telecom manager admits to doing SIM swaps for $1,000
    March 15, 2024   11:26 AM   0 A former manager at a telecommunications company in New Jersey pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges for accepting money to perform unauthorized SIM swaps that enabled an accomplice to hack customer accounts. SIM swapping is an unauthorized porting of a targeted person's phone number to another physical SIM card or eSIM chip controlled by the attacker. These types of attacks are usually conducted via social engineering...
    By AFFA 2024-03-15 16:57:11 0 248
    Admin of major stolen account marketplace gets 42 months in prison
    March 15, 2024   12:07 PM   0 Moldovan national Sandu Boris Diaconu has been sentenced to 42 months in prison for operating E-Root, a major online marketplace that sold access to hacked computers worldwide. According to court documents, after the federal prison ends, Diaconu (aka 'utmsandu,' 'sandushell,' 'rootarhive,' and 'WinD3str0y') will also be under supervised release for another 3 years. The sentence comes after his December guilty...
    By AFFA 2024-03-15 16:55:46 0 261
    Bitcoin Fog mixer operator convicted for laundering $400 million
    March 13, 2024   08:54 AM   0 Russian-Swedish national Roman Sterlingov was convicted by a federal jury in Washington, D.C., for operating Bitcoin Fog between 2011 and 2021. Bitcoin Fog was one of the longest-running cryptocurrency "tumblers" on the dark web, which cybercriminals from multiple darknet marketplaces used to launder their criminal proceeds. Mixing services allow users to obfuscate the origin of their digital possessions so that they can be safely...
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