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FBI Targets Extensive Cybercrime Ring

Stealing Money From Venmo Users Over SMS | Multiple Currency | Pindrop

A Brooklyn man has pleaded guilty to charges as part of an FBI investigation into a banking malware and money mule scheme that has been running since 2015 and cost victims more than $1 million. The plea from Vyacheslav Khaimov was for his role in the scam, which the FBI alleges involved attackers infecting victims’ machines […]

On the Wire Podcast: Rick Holland

Criminals, like legitimate merchants, rely on their reputations in order to attract customers. When that reputation suffers, so does their business. And criminals don’t take lightly the subset of their community that preys on other criminals, stealing money or failing to deliver the goods they’ve promised. So criminals need to be very careful about who […]

178 Arrested in Huge Money Mule Crackdown

Law enforcement agencies from 17 countries, along with Europol, executed a major crackdown on money mules across Europe this week, arresting 178 people in connection with operations that resulted in losses of more than €23 million. The action included authorities from the UK, France, Germany, the United States, Romania, and many other countries, and is […]

On the Wire Podcast: Robert Hansen

Security people spend a lot of time setting up defenses and thinking about how to secure their organization’s assets, so they don’t always have the time to think about how their adversaries might come at them and how those adversaries are thinking. Robert Hansen, a longtime security researcher, has spent a lot of time considering […]