Terrorism along Pakistan – Iran border

Reportedly an improvised explosive device (IED) hit a vehicle of the military personnel in Buleda (district Kech) Balochistan near the Pak-Iran border on May 8, killing one major of the Pakistan Army and five soldiers who were returning to their Read More …

UK: Weapons and drugs haul discovery as Cheshire police probe rise in gangland crime

Detectives raided an address in Orford, Warrington, on Saturday and recovered the illegal hauls, leading to the arrest of a 30-year-old man. The property, on Hume Street, is less than two miles from where a man was shot at a house in Poplars Read More …

Spear-phishing campaign compromises executives at 150+ companies

A cybercrime group operating since mid-2019 has breached the email accounts of high-ranking executives at more than 150 companies, cyber-security firm Group-IB reported today. The group, codenamed PerSwaysion, appears to have targeted the financial sector primarily, which accounted for more Read More …

Police detonate improvised explosive device in Vancouver

The Vancouver Police Department safely detonated an improvised explosive device in the city’s Chinatown district Tuesday night. During a traffic stop near Columbia and East Pender streets, officers spotted what appeared to be fentanyl in plain view. While searching the vehicle, Read More …

UK: Bomb left in front garden in targeted gangland attack in Warrington, Cheshire

Police have said that an improvised explosive device left in the garden of a home was a targeted attack linked to serious and organised crime. Police were called out to a house on Birtles Road in the Orford area of Warrington at around 2.15pm on Read More …

Minnesota: Bomb squad called for grenades, other explosives found in Red Wing home

A Red Wing man faces firearm and drug charges after a search warrant Thursday, April 23, allegedly turned up dozens of weapons, ammo and grenades that necessitated a call to the St. Paul Bomb Squad. Chad Vernon Glasby, 39, was Read More …

A look at the ATM/PoS malware landscape from 2017-2019

From remote administration and jackpotting, to malware sold on the Darknet, attacks against ATMs have a long and storied history.  And, much like other areas of cybercrime, attackers only refine and grow their skillset for infecting ATM systems from year-to-year. So what Read More …

Studying How Cybercriminals Prey on the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the spread of the coronavirus worldwide, interest is high in related topics. Accordingly, Unit 42 researchers found an immense increase in coronavirus-related Google searches and URLs viewed since the beginning of February. Cybercriminals are looking to profit from such Read More …