NetWalker Ransomware’s Sites Seized by Law Enforcement

Law enforcement authorities in the U.S. and Europe have seized the dark web sites associated with the NetWalker ransomware operations and also charged a Canadian national in relation to the malware.
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US, European police say they’ve disrupted the notorious Emotet botnet

U.S. and European law enforcement agencies said Wednesday they had seized control of the computing infrastructure used by Emotet, a botnet of infected machines that has been one of the most pervasive cybercrime threats over the last six years. Through the police and the courts, investigators from Ukraine to Germany to the U.S. took aim at the hundreds of computer servers that Emotet has used globally to defraud victims of millions through extortion and data theft. The investigators “gained control of the infrastructure and took it down from the inside,” Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, said in a statement. “The infected machines of victims have been redirected towards this law enforcement-controlled infrastructure.   A video posted by Ukrainian police shows officers raiding an apartment and confiscating computer equipment as part of the Emotet bust. It’s a big blow to a botnet that has haunted the internet for years. […]

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Dutch Insider Attack on COVID-19 Data

Insider data theft:

Dutch police have arrested two individuals on Friday for allegedly selling data from the Dutch health ministry’s COVID-19 systems on the criminal underground.

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According to Verlaan, the two suspects worked in DDG call centers, where they had access to official Dutch government COVID-19 systems and databases.

They were working from home:

“Because people are working from home, they can easily take photos of their screens. This is one of the issues when your administrative staff is working from home,” Victor Gevers, Chair of the Dutch Institute for Vulnerability Disclosure, told ZDNet in an interview today. …

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International law enforcement effort pulls off Emotet botnet takedown

Law enforcement and judicial authorities worldwide have effected a global takedown of the Emotet botnet, Europol announced today. “The Emotet infrastructure essentially acted as a primary door opener for computer systems on a global scale. Once t… Continue reading International law enforcement effort pulls off Emotet botnet takedown

More Cybersecurity Firms Confirm Being Hit by SolarWinds Hack

Cybersecurity companies Mimecast and Qualys have apparently been targeted by the threat actor that breached the systems of IT management solutions provider SolarWinds as part of a sophisticated supply chain attack. Fidelis Cybersecurity has also confir… Continue reading More Cybersecurity Firms Confirm Being Hit by SolarWinds Hack