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Russian Botnet Disrupted in International Cyber Operation

The RSOCKS botnet initially targeted Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Later, the RSOCKS botnet also expanded into compromising Android devices and conventional computers.

DOJ Seizes Web Domains Used to Sell Stolen Data and DDoS Services

The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today that they have seized the internet domain name weleakinfo[.]to and two related domain names, ipstress[.]in and ovh-booter[.]com.

Multiple India-based call centers and their directors indicted for perpetuating phone scams affecting thousands of Americans

The US Justice Department indicted six India-based call centers and their directors for their alleged role in making tens of millions of scam calls to defraud thousands of American citizens.

United States Files Civil Action to Return $150 Million in Embezzled Funds to Sony; FBI Tracks Money to Bitcoin

The United States took action in federal court today to protect and ultimately return over $154 million in funds that were allegedly stolen from a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.

US Government Launches First One-Stop Ransomware Resource at

The new is a collaborative effort across the federal government and is the first joint website created to help private and public organizations mitigate their ransomware risk.

Cuban Credit Card Skimming Crew Sentenced to Prison

According to court documents, the six conspirators placed credit card skimming devices on gas pumps located in Northampton County within the Eastern District of Virginia.

California hacker who stole proprietary information from Nintendo sentenced to three years in prison

In 2016, while still a minor, the hacker used a phishing technique to steal credentials of a Nintendo employee, thereby gaining access to confidential Nintendo files related to its consoles and games.

Judge sentences UK National for role in ‘Dark Overlord’ Hacking Group

“The Dark Overlord has victimized innumerable employers in the United States, many of them repeatedly, said U.S Attorney Jeff Jensen of the Eastern District of Missouri.

Department of Justice Announces Disruption of Hundreds of Online COVID-19 Related Scams

As of April 21, 2020, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has received and reviewed more than 3,600 complaints related to COVID-19 scams

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