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October 6, 2016

Alleged Bitcoin Thief in Dark Web Phishing Scheme Arrested

A man accused of stealing bitcoin from darknet marketplace accounts after tricking users to reveal their credentials via a phishing scheme has been arrested and sees multiple marches.

Michael Richo, a 34-year-old from Wallingford, Connecticut was arrested yesterday by the FBI following a criminal complaint against him.

The complaint alleges that Richo devised an online phishing scheme to steal bitcoins from several individuals on the dark web, according to a notice by Department of Justice (DOJ).

Richo’s phishing scheme saw at least 10,000 stolen usernames and passwords saved on his computer, the complaint alleges.

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September 19, 2016

How Cybercriminals Target Victims: Report Cites Top Information Resources

Cybercriminals, whose attacks cost organizations millions of dollars a year, do extensive research on their targets. They gather organizational and personal information before deciding which vulnerabilities to exploit.

SurfWatch Labs, a security consultancy, has released a report on research resources cybercriminals use. The purpose of the report is to provide organizations a tool to prevent cyber attacks. The report includes an overview of information resources cybercriminals use to target the victims. Knowing about these resources can help organizations defend against cyber attacks.

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February 24, 2016

Phishing Malware Strikes One of the Largest Private Banks in India

Comodo Threat Research Labs, a provider of computer software and SSL digital certificates, based in Clifton, N.J., has discovered a malware attack targeting ICICI Bank, a multinational bank based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The bank has more than 4,000 branches and 13,000 ATMs in India.

Fake email disguised as official bank notices ask recipients to update banking details and say the update is mandatory. The sender is [email protected] which appears legitimate at first glance, but the domain name is not connected to the bank.

The bank’s website fraud page urges customers to report emails claiming to be from the bank regarding sensitive [...]

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February 12, 2016

Netflix Phishing And Malware Campaigns Build Growing Black Market

Netflix’s expansion to 130 new regions has boosted the market for stolen Netflix passwords, according to Symantec, a Mountain View, Calif.-based technology security company. Netflix’s streaming service is currently available in 190 regions.

Symantec noted that phishing campaigns and malware are targeting Netflix users’ information. The hackers add the users’ information to a growing black market that offers cheaper access to the service.

Malicious files posing as Netflix software.

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One such campaign uses malicious files that pose as Netflix software on compromised computer desktops. Once the downloaded files execute, the [...]

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