Commentaries and Analyses

Operation reWired: Worldwide Sweep Targets Business Email Compromise

The FBI and federal partners today announced scores of arrests in the United States and overseas in a coordinated law enforcement sweep targeting perpetrators of an insidious scam that tricks businesses and individuals into wiring money to criminals. Operation reWired, a months-long, multi-agency effort to disrupt and dismantle international business email compromise (BEC) schemes,...

Secret Service Investigates Breach at U.S. Govt IT Contractor

Brian Krebs reports: The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a breach at a Virginia-based government technology contractor that saw access to several of its systems put up for sale in the cybercrime underground, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The contractor claims the access being auctioned off was to old test systems that do not have direct...