A data breach on DEA's Law enforcement system reportedly granted administrators of doxxing and swatting website Doxbin and linked to Lapsus$ hacking group access to at least 16 databases.
U.S. and European law enforcement agencies seized RaidForums and detained its founder and two accomplices after a year-long operation. Hacking site had at least 10 billion stolen records for sale and has more than 500,000 registered users.
The Hydra darknet market with an estimated annual turnover of $1.35 billion was taken down. It had about 17 million users and 19,000 registered seller accounts prior to the bust.
Europol, Latvian, and Lithuanian police arrested 108 suspects involved in an international investment scam operation in 3 call centers located in Riga and Vilnius. Operation makes €3 million in profit per month.
Anonymous inside sources revealed that an attack campaign conducted in the middle of 2021 netted sensitive user data from Apple and Meta, with the hackers posing as legitimate law enforcement agencies.
Lapsus$ hackers appeared to be reckless – posting about their activities on Twitter and other social media sites, and reportedly broke into Zoom conference calls at the companies they had just breached to taunt employees.
In general, law enforcement does not have access to E22E messages sent via secure messaging apps. However, there is a workaround: message backups sitting in cloud storage services.
UK law enforcement has shared over half a million compromised passwords found in cloud storage with Have I Been Pwned. The headline item is that over one-third of these passwords (about 225 million) have not been logged before.
After an apparent refusal to pay a ransom demand, Russian hackers have leaked a sampling of 13 million records of UK police data to the dark web in retaliation. The records were stolen from a police contractor.
After its infrastructure went offline in October, there was widespread speculation that the REvil ransomware group was done for good. The likelihood of that increased with last week's apprehension of affiliates along with the seizure of $6.1 million.