FIN7 Recruits Talent For Push Into Ransomware

There’s a fascinating blog post out today by Gemini Advisory.  Here are just the key findings to give you a sense of it all: The cybercriminal group FIN7 has been responsible for large-scale card theft campaigns, resulting in the exposure of over 20 million payment card records, as well as ransomware attacks. Gemini has...

Indiana orthopedics practice becomes a victim of a ransomware attack

I hate to see medical entities become victims of ransomware attacks, but if they do, then I’m glad to see them promptly alert patients to any problems. Central Indiana Orthopedics is a positive example of prompt alerting. The following notice appears on their web site: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: We regret to inform you that Central...

MA: Nock Middle School student faces identity theft charges

I looked at this news article because it struck me as unusual that a middle school student would be charged with identity theft, but after reading the story, it struck me that this may be more properly understood as a case of online harassment.  But then I realized that impersonation accounts can be used...

In: Interstate cyber hackers’ gang busted; 6 held

TNS reports: In a major breakthrough, a joint team of the STF, Sonepat, Gurugram and Panipat police busted an inter-state computer hacker gang involved in getting online competitive exams cleared and arrested six persons in this regard. He said they confessed that they had got online and offline exams of Railway clerk, MTS,...

Attorney General James Directs Unregistered Crypto Lending Platforms to Cease Operations In New York, Announces Additional Investigations

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced new efforts she is taking to protect New York investors, and the trading markets more generally, from exploitation by high-risk virtual currency schemes. Virtual or “crypto” currency lending platforms are essentially interest-bearing accounts that offer investors a rate of return on virtual currencies...