D-Day for D.C.: Russian Hackers Begin Dumping Data from Washington D.C. Police Hack

Sometime before April 27th, the Babuk Locker ransomware gang claimed to have infiltrated the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police network and stolen 250GB of data. They claim to have found a zero-day vulnerability in the department's VPN. The attack does not appear to rely on file encryption but on pure extortion: Pay us or we release … Continue reading D-Day for D.C.: Russian Hackers Begin Dumping Data from Washington D.C. Police Hack

Russian DarkSide Ransomware Shuts Down Biggest Gas Pipeline in the U.S. (update)

The DarkSide ransomware group is usually classified as an Eastern European hacking group. This is done on the basis of the attackers stopping any attack if certain Eastern European languages are detected on the targeted device. Generally, these languages are Russian, Kazakh, Ukrainian, and Belarusian. However, the most recent version of their malware seems to … Continue reading Russian DarkSide Ransomware Shuts Down Biggest Gas Pipeline in the U.S. (update)

The Forex Catfish Scam

"It was beauty killed the beast." King Kong, 1933 You can't scam someone who doesn't trust you. This is why scammers use every trick possible to make themselves seem legitimate and to earn your trust. They also realize that reason can be circumvented by emotion. Greed, curiosity, and the possibility of romance often overcome common … Continue reading The Forex Catfish Scam