The infrastructure for the Qakbot malware botnet that has been a plague since 2007 has been dismantled by an FBI-led law enforcement action. The botnet was composed of over 700,000 infected computers, and is responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages worldwide during its run.
This appears to be the first time that the SEC has sent a Wells Notice to a CISO. While novel, this Wells Notice furthers the SEC’s recent enforcement and rulemaking focus on meaningful and timely cybersecurity-related disclosures, as well as holding individual liable for their roles in company violations.
European law enforcement agencies arrested five suspects linked to an online investment fraud scheme that defrauded over 33,000 victims of at least $98 million.
Genesis dark web market that is thought to have facilitated the sale of some 80 million credentials is now in the hands of law enforcement, after an international campaign that involved about 200 raids and 100 arrests.
ODIN Intelligence, a law enforcement technology vendor, has experienced a chain of security incidents as of late including a defaced website (and possibly much worse). Company had already been a magnet for controversy over some of its more privacy-invasive products.
The FBI and Europol seized 48 internet domains for DDoS-for-hire services in a multi-prong operation, charged six administrators with cybercrimes, and obtained customer databases.
INTERPOL’s arrested nearly 1,000 cybercriminals, recovered $130 million from 2,800 accounts linked to proceeds of crime, and closed 1,600 cases in Operation HAECHI III.
Europol arrested a "high value" Russian-Canadian LockBit ransomware operator wanted in connection to high-profile cyber attacks on critical infrastructure and large industrial groups.
Some cities and states that were early to ban law enforcement from using facial recognition software appear to be having second thoughts as crime spikes become a major political issue.
A probe has discovered that surveillance footage from Amazon's Ring devices is being provided to law enforcement agencies without warrants or the consent (or knowledge) of device owners.