Europe’s Second-Largest Counterfeit Currency Network On The Dark Web Taken Down In Portugal

The Portuguese Judicial Police (Polícia Judiciária) dismantled Europe’s second-largest counterfeit currency network on the dark web with Europol’s support. Five individuals have been arrested and are accused of counterfeiting and organised crime. Counterfeit banknotes were seized across Europe, notably in Read More …

Unusual CEO Fraud via Deepfake Audio Steals US$243,000 From UK Company

An unusual case of CEO fraud used a deepfake audio, an artificial intelligence (AI)-generated audio, and was reported to have conned US$243,000 from a U.K.-based energy company. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, in March, the fraudsters used a voice-generating Read More …

Financial threats in H1 2019

Financial cyberthreats are malicious programs that attack users of online banking services, electronic money, cryptocurrency and other similar services, as well as threats aimed at gaining access to financial organizations and their infrastructure. Kaspersky experts regularly analyze the statistics that Read More …

Do Criminals Dream Of Electric Sheep? How Technology Shapes The Future Of Crime And Law Enforcement

The advent of so-called disruptive technologies – those that fundamentally alter the way we live, work and relate to one another – provides criminals with new ways to pursue their illegal goals, but also equips law enforcement with powerful tools Read More …

Double blow to dark web marketplaces

Two prolific dark web marketplaces have been taken down in simultaneous global operations, supported by Europol: the Wall Street Market and the Silkkitie (known as the Valhalla Marketplace) Those responsible for the world’s second largest illegal online market in the Read More …

Banks Under Attack: Tactics and Techniques Used to Target Financial Organizations

US$100 – 300 billion: That’s the estimated losses that financial institutions can potentially incur annually from cyberattacks. Despite the staggering amount, it’s unsurprising — over the past three years, several banks suffered $87 million in combined losses from attacks that compromised their Read More …

Agents discover record amount of fentanyl in drug bust on US border

Officials in the US have seized 114kg (254lbs) of fentanyl, in what is being described as the biggest haul they have ever detected. The synthetic drug has been fuelling a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses, and the stash was Read More …

Metro Bank targeted with 2FA-bypassing SS7 attacks

Metro Bank has reportedly fallen victim to a sophisticated two-factor authentication (2FA) bypass attack after hackers infiltrated a telecoms firm’s text messaging protocol. The Signalling Systems No. 7 (SS7) protocol is used by telecom firms to coordinate how texts and Read More …