Nearly 10 months after it was taken down by authorities in Europe, the US and Canada, the Emotet botnet appears to have returned, with at least one of the bots associated with it being observed by a security firm.
Authorities in Romania have arrested two men suspected of using the REvil Windows ransomware in some 5000 attacks, the Europol police agency says in a somewhat rambling statement.
Two ransomware operators have been arrested in Ukraine, the European police organisation Europol says, saying the men were picked up on 28 September.
Veteran security researcher Chester Wisniewski says the takedown of the Emotet botnet is to be welcomed but notes that the primary Emotet operators were not apprehended, which meant that they would rebuild new infrastructure and go back to business as usual.
Authorities in a number of European countries, along with the US and Canada, have disrupted the activities of the Emotet botnet.
Singapore-based security outfit Group-IB says it consulted international law enforcement bodies Europol and Interpol before it published a detailed document about a Kazakh man who had been the subject of a sealed indictment issued by the US Government.
The problems facing Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab have increased, with the European Parliament passing a motion on cyber security wherein it referred to Kaspersky Lab's software as having been confirmed to be malicious. It did not provide any source for this claim.
The leader of a group that used malware to steal money from more than 100 financial institutions over nearly five years has been arrested in Spain.
Security firm Bitdefender has released a tool for decrypting files that have been encrypted by the Gandcrab ransomware that attacks Windows computers.
A hacking tool known as Luminosity Link RAT, that allowed attackers to take control of Windows computers, has been taken off the Web, following an investigation by security officials in the UK, Europe, Australia and the US.
There has been an unprecedented level of new cyber crime attacks worldwide in 2017 — both in number and intensity — and next year is expected to be even worse, according to global security firm MailGuard.
Five Romanians suspected of spreading the CTB-Locker Windows ransomware throughout Europe and the US have been arrested in Bucharest.
Arrests and searches in five countries have resulted in the takedown of a botnet known as Avalanche that has been behind phishing attacks and about 20 different malware variants over the last decade.
Intel’s Security arm McAfee isn’t the first to write about hacking the human OS, and it won’t be the last, with the ‘latest persuasion techniques’ revealed.
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