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Cyber Crime

  • Brazil: Eleven Indicted for Helping Terrorist Group Islamic State
    (May 30, 2018) On May 17, 2018, the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office (Ministério Público Federal, MPF) indicted (denunciou) 11 Brazilian citizens for the formation of a criminal organization and promotion of the terrorist group Islamic State. (…
    - 51 days ago, 30 May 18, 4:30pm -
  • Egypt: Parliamentary Committee Approves Anti-cybercrime Draft Law
    (May 7, 2018) On April 16, 2018, the Communications and Information Technology Committee of the Egyptian Parliament (Council of Representatives) approved a draft law submitted by the Prime Minister’s cabinet to combat cybercrime. (Khalid Hassan, Eg…
    - 74 days ago, 7 May 18, 7:30pm -
  • China: Rules Regulating Microblogs Issued
    (Feb. 23, 2018) On February 2, 2018, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released the Provisions on Administration of Microblog Information Services (the Provisions), which will take effect on March 20, 2018. The Provisions were formulated w…
    - 23 Feb 18, 2:30pm -
  • Israel: Law Authorizes Court to Restrict Access to Internet Sites in Order to Prevent Criminal Activity
    (Oct. 10, 2017) On July 17, 2017, the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) passed the Law on Authorities for the Prevention of Committing Crimes Through Use of an Internet Site, 5777-2017 (Law on Authorities) (SEFER HAHUKIM [BOOK OF LAWS, official gazette…
    - 10 Oct 17, 1:30pm -
  • Suriname: Draft Legislation on Electronic Transactions Includes Provision on Insulting President
    (Aug. 25, 2017) It was reported on August 7, 2017, that the Government of Suriname has submitted draft legislation on electronic commercial transactions to the parliament. (Ivan Cairo, Proposed Suriname Defamation Law Setback for Freedom of Expressio…
    - 25 Aug 17, 4:30pm -
  • Afghanistan: Cyber Crime Code Signed into Law
    (Aug. 16, 2017) On June 20, 2017, Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani signed into law the Cyber Crime Code, which forms part of the country’s new Penal Code. (Walasmashar Da Internete Jarmono Qanon Tawshih Karry [President Signed the Law of…
    - 16 Aug 17, 2:47pm -
  • New Zealand: High Court Finds Megaupload Founder Eligible for Extradition
    (Feb. 22, 2017) On February 20, 2017, the High Court of New Zealand affirmed the district court’s December 2015 ruling that Kim Dotcom and three other appellants are eligible for extradition to the United States. (Ortmann & Ors v United States of…
    - 22 Feb 17, 5:30pm -
  • Cuba/United States: Memorandum of Understanding on Law Enforcement Matters
    (Jan. 24, 2017) On January 16, 2017, authorities from Cuba and the United States signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at fostering collaboration on a number of law enforcement matters. (Press Release, United States and Cuba to Sign Law En…
    - 24 Jan 17, 7:05pm -
  • Thailand: Cyber Crime Law Amended by Legislature
    (Dec. 23, 2016) On December 16, 2016, Thailand’s Parliament approved an amendment to the country’s Computer Crime Act of 2007 by a unanimous vote.  It will soon be sent to King Maha Vajiralongkorn for his endorsement.  (Ram Eachambadi, Thailand…
    - 23 Dec 16, 8:30pm -
  • Pakistan: National Assembly Passes New Cybercrime Law
    (Sept. 21, 2016) On August 11, 2016, Pakistan’s lower house, the National Assembly, passed a controversial cybercrime law called the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016. The Senate had unanimously passed the law, with a number of amendments,…
    - 21 Sep 16, 1:30pm -

Cyber Terror

US-CERT

  • newNCCIC Webinar Series on Russian Government Cyber Activity
    Original release date: July 19, 2018NCCIC will conduct a series of webinars on Russian government cyber activity against critical infrastructure (as detailed in NCCIC Alert TA18-074A), which will feature NCCIC subject matter experts discussing r…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Jul 18, 9:08pm -
  • Cisco Releases Security Updates
    Original release date: July 18, 2018Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities affecting Cisco products. A remote attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.NCCIC encourages users and adm…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 18, 6:03pm -
  • Oracle Releases July 2018 Security Bulletin
    Original release date: July 17, 2018Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update for July 2018 to address 334 vulnerabilities across multiple products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 18, 10:18pm -
  • FTC Issues Alert on Tech Support Scams
    Original release date: July 16, 2018The Federal Trade Commission has released an alert on tech support scams. Scammers use pop-up messages, websites, emails, and phone calls to entice users to pay for fraudulent tech support services to repair p…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 8:24pm -
  • SB18-197: Vulnerability Summary for the Week of July 9, 2018
    Original release date: July 16, 2018The US-CERT Cyber Security Bulletin provides a summary of new vulnerabilities that have been recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) in the p…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 10:37am -
  • IC3 Warns of Business Email Compromise Scams
    Original release date: July 13, 2018The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released an alert on business email compromise scams. This type of scam targets businesses and individuals by using social engineering or computer intrusion to com…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 10:41pm -
  • Juniper Networks Releases Security Updates
    Original release date: July 12, 2018Juniper Networks has released security updates to address vulnerabilities affecting multiple Junos OS versions. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.NCC…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 5:20pm -
  • ISC Releases Security Advisory for Kea DHCP
    Original release date: July 12, 2018The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has released a security advisory that addresses a memory leak vulnerability in Kea DHCP 1.4.0. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial-of-serv…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 7:12am -
  • Cisco Releases Security Updates
    Original release date: July 11, 2018Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities affecting Cisco products. A remote attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.NCCIC encourages users and adm…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 8:08pm -
  • Microsoft Releases July 2018 Security Updates
    Original release date: July 10, 2018Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.NCCIC encourages users and a…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 7:27pm -

FBI Cyber Crimes Stories

  • Malware Creator Sentenced
    The developer of a malicious piece of software called NanoCore RAT—which allowed hackers to steal sensitive information and even access the webcams of infected computers—will be spending time behind bars.
    - 15 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 9:00am -
  • International BEC Takedown
    The FBI partnered with domestic and international law enforcement agencies on Operation WireWire, a large-scale, coordinated effort to dismantle business e-mail compromise schemes.
    - 39 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 9:00am -
  • Stolen Identities
    Four men who hacked the computer servers of mortgage brokers used the personal information they stole from customers to open unauthorized lines of credit and drain victims’ retirement accounts.
    - 29 Mar 18, 2:50pm -
  • Director Addresses Cyber Conference
    At the International Conference on Cyber Security in New York, FBI Director Christopher Wray discussed how the FBI is evolving to stay ahead of threats in the digital age.
    - 11 Jan 18, 3:33pm -
  • Cyber Security: Our Shared Responsibility
    Each October, the FBI joins its partners in reminding everyone to do their part to protect themselves in an increasingly Internet-connected world.
    - 2 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Safe Online Surfing
    The FBI’s Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge—a free, educational program for children that teaches cyber safety—has been updated and redesigned for the 2017-2018 school year.
    - 12 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • AlphaBay Takedown
    U.S. and international law enforcement officials announced the takedown of the Darknet marketplace AlphaBay, where criminals anonymously bought and sold drugs, weapons, and other illicit goods.
    - 20 Jul 17, 12:22pm -
  • IC3 Releases 2016 Internet Crime Report
    The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center—which received nearly 300,000 complaints with reported losses of more than $1.3 billion last year—released its annual report highlighting trends in Internet crime.
    - 22 Jun 17, 11:33am -
  • Virtual Ticket to Prison
    What seemed to be a straightforward fraud scheme involving concert tickets led investigators to uncover an elaborate—and illegal—unlicensed bitcoin exchange.
    - 3 May 17, 3:11pm -
  • Charges Announced in Massive Cyber Intrusion Case
    Four individuals, including two Russian Federal Security Service officers, have been charged in connection with compromising at least 500 million Yahoo accounts.
    - 15 Mar 17, 2:03pm -
  • FBI Director Addresses Cyber Security Gathering
    James Comey discussed the current cyber threat landscape, the FBI’s efforts to stay ahead of the threat, and the importance of strong private sector partnerships at the Boston Conference on Cyber Security.
    - 8 Mar 17, 1:36pm -
  • Woman Sentenced for Cyberstalking
    A Miami college student who became fixated on a stranger she found online and harassed and threatened her through social media is serving time behind bars.
    - 3 Jan 17, 9:00am -
  • International Cyber Sweep Nets DDoS Attackers
    A 26-year-old graduate student in California was among nearly three dozen suspects arrested last week in a coordinated five-day cyber crime sweep involving 13 countries.
    - 12 Dec 16, 1:21pm -
  • Joint Cyber Operation Takes Down Avalanche Criminal Network
    The FBI and its partners dismantled a highly secure infrastructure of servers that offered cyber criminals an unfettered platform from which to conduct malware campaigns targeting victims around the world.
    - 5 Dec 16, 7:56am -
  • Safe Online Surfing Program Reaches Milestone
    More than one million students around the country have completed the FBI's Safe Online Surfing (FBI-SOS) cyber education program since it was launched four years ago.
    - 22 Nov 16, 10:41am -

Security and Privacy

  • Best VPN services of 2018: Reviews and buying advice
    Choosing the right virtual private network (VPN) service is no simple task. A VPN should keep your internet usage private and secure, but not every service handles your data in the same way. Just look at the critiques of notable computer security…
    - 39 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 6:50pm -
  • Pornhub launches VPNhub, a VPN service with free, unlimited bandwidth
    Updated 06/07/2018: Check out our full review of Pornhub's VPNhub, which still has to work out some kinks.Pornhub, one of the most-trafficked adult video sites on the Internet, is launching a virtual private network (VPN) with free, unlimited band…
    - 43 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 4:51pm -
  • Pornhub launches VPNhub, a VPN service with free, unlimited bandwidth
    Updated 06/07/2018: Check out our full review of Pornhub's VPNhub, which still has to work out some kinks.Pornhub, one of the most-trafficked adult video sites on the Internet, is launching a virtual private network (VPN) with free, unlimited band…
    - 43 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 4:51pm -
  • PrivateVPN review: It's fast and flexible
    P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: SwedenNumber of servers: 100+Number of country locations: 55Cost: $50 per yearVPN protocol: OpenVPNData encryption: AES-128-GCM (server-side negotiation can improve to AES-256)Data authentication: S…
    - 52 days ago, 29 May 18, 10:00am -
  • PrivateVPN review: It's fast and flexible
    P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: SwedenNumber of servers: 100+Number of country locations: 55Cost: $50 per yearVPN protocol: OpenVPNData encryption: AES-128-GCM (server-side negotiation can improve to AES-256)Data authentication: S…
    - 52 days ago, 29 May 18, 10:00am -
  • PrivateVPN review: It's fast and flexible
    P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: SwedenNumber of servers: 100+Number of country locations: 55Cost: $50 per yearVPN protocol: OpenVPNData encryption: AES-128-GCM (server-side negotiation can improve to AES-256)Data authentication: S…
    - 52 days ago, 29 May 18, 10:00am -
  • What to do after a data breach: 5 steps to minimize risk

    What to do after a data breach: 5 steps to minimize risk

    It happened again. Another major web service lost control of its database, and now you’re scrambling to stay ahead of the bad guys. As much as we hate them, data breaches are here to stay. The good news is they don’t have to elicit full-blown…
    - 78 days ago, 3 May 18, 10:15am -
  • Opera is shuttering its VPN app for iOS and Android, sending users to SurfEasy
    Pour one out for Olaf. No, not the charming snowman from Disney’s Frozen, the mascot for Opera’s free VPN app. Opera has announced that the warmhearted Viking will be retiring at the end of April, taking the free VPN app for iOS and Android wi…
    - 94 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 7:38pm -
  • ZenMate VPN review: This simple VPN clears your mind of complexity
    ZenMate VPN in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Berlin, GermanyNumber of servers: 300+Number of country locations: 29Cost: $60 per yearVPN protocol: IPSec + L2TPData encryption: 2048-bit PSK/ESP Data authentication: AES 256/HMA…
    - 98 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • ZenMate VPN review: This simple VPN clears your mind of complexity
    ZenMate VPN in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Berlin, GermanyNumber of servers: 300+Number of country locations: 29Cost: $60 per yearVPN protocol: IPSec + L2TPData encryption: 2048-bit PSK/ESP Data authentication: AES 256/HMA…
    - 98 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • Next-gen TV to usher in viewer tracking and personalized ads along with 4K broadcasts
    The new US digital TV standard includes closer tracking of viewing habits and could be a privacy nightmare
    - 98 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • ibVPN review: A no-frills VPN with everything you need
    ibVPN in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Târgu Mureș,RomaniaNumber of servers: 180+Number of country locations: 50Cost: $37 (Standard) / $58 (Ultimate)VPN protocol: IPSec (default)Data encryption: AES-256 Data authenticat…
    - 99 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • ibVPN review: A no-frills VPN with everything you need
    ibVPN in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Târgu Mureș,RomaniaNumber of servers: 180+Number of country locations: 50Cost: $37 (Standard) / $58 (Ultimate)VPN protocol: IPSec (default)Data encryption: AES-256 Data authenticat…
    - 99 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • WiTopia personalVPN review: It's all about choices
    WiTopia personalVPN in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Reston, VANumber of servers: 300+Number of country locations: 45Cost: $50 (Basic) / $70 (Pro)VPN protocol: OpenVPN (default)Data encryption: AES-128 Data authentication: SHA2…
    - 22 Mar 18, 10:00am -
  • WiTopia personalVPN review: It's all about choices
    WiTopia personalVPN in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Reston, VANumber of servers: 300+Number of country locations: 45Cost: $50 (Basic) / $70 (Pro)VPN protocol: OpenVPN (default)Data encryption: AES-128 Data authentication: SHA2…
    - 22 Mar 18, 10:00am -
  • Is your VPN secure? How to check for leaks
    A trustworthy virtual private network (VPN) is a good way to keep your internet usage secure and private whether at home or on public Wi-Fi. But just how private is your activity over a VPN? In other words, how do you know if the VPN is doing its…
    - 20 Mar 18, 12:10pm -
  • Is your VPN secure? How to check for leaks
    A trustworthy virtual private network (VPN) is a good way to keep your internet usage secure and private whether at home or on public Wi-Fi. But just how private is your activity over a VPN? In other words, how do you know if the VPN is doing its…
    - 20 Mar 18, 12:10pm -
  • HotSpot Shield review: It's fast, beautiful, and definitely not for anonymity
    HotSpot Shield in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: United StatesNumber of servers: 2,000+Number of country locations: 25Cost: $71.88 per yearUpdate: This review was updated on February 2, 2018 to add mention of AnchorFree’s transp…
    - 31 Jan 18, 10:36pm -
  • Windscribe Pro review: It's all about the extras
    Windscribe in brief:P2P allowed: Yes, on most serversNumber of servers: 321Business location: Richmond Hill, Ontario, CanadaNumber of country locations: 50Cost: $49 billed annuallyMetropolitan Toronto is something of a VPN hub these days. W…
    - 14 Dec 17, 10:22pm -
  • Buffered VPN review: It gets the job done

    Buffered VPN review: It gets the job done

    Buffered VPN in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Budapest, HungaryNumber of servers: 30+Number of country locations: 46Cost: $99 per yearBudapest-based Buffered VPN isn’t an exceptional product. It ‘s not particularly speedy, it…
    - 17 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • Hands-on: The Purism Librem 15 builds serious security into a slender laptop

    Hands-on: The Purism Librem 15 builds serious security into a slender laptop

    The Librem 15 laptop, from the privacy and freedom-oriented Linux PC maker Purism, aims to be the answer for those who want ultimate data protection. After taking this laptop for a long spin, I can safely say it delivers thoroughly on security a…
    - 25 Oct 17, 10:30am -
  • AVG Internet Security Review: A premium antivirus suite that you can put on all your household PCs
    AVG has a big advantage in the free antivirus space since it owns both Avast (acquired in 2016) and its homegrown product, AVG Free. The hope is that you’ll love the free stuff so much that you’ll eventually upgrade to one of its paid products…
    - 17 Oct 17, 6:54pm -
  • How—and why—you should use a VPN any time you hop on the internet
    Surfing the web through a virtual private network ensures that your online activities are both private and secure.
    - 6 Jul 17, 11:53pm -
  • 6 ways to lock down your iPhone’s lock screen
    Just because your iPhone is locked with a passcode or Touch ID doesn’t mean it’s safe from prying eyes and fingers. From text message notifications to Siri, your phone’s lock screen is brimming with alerts, features, and settings that anyone…
    - 16 May 17, 10:30am -
  • Windows 10 Privacy: How to disable the Location features
    Windows 10’s Creators Update makes it easier to disable location tracking and also erase location history.
    - 24 Apr 17, 7:30pm -
  • Windows 10 Privacy in the Creators Update
    Windows 10 privacy settings are easier to find and use in the Creators Update. But there's a difference between getting more control and getting more privacy.
    - 17 Apr 17, 7:00am -
  • Three privacy tools that block your Internet provider from tracking you
    It's official: Congress has sold you out to Internet service providers, passing a bill that dismantles Internet privacy rules and allows ISPs to sell your web history and other personal information without your permission. Assuming President Trump…
    - 29 Mar 17, 3:04pm -
  • How to keep a private stash of bookmarks in Chrome
    Incognito Mode in Chrome can keep your browsing history secret unless you have a nosy Internet Service Provider, and you’re not using a VPN. But one thing incognito doesn’t keep secret are any bookmarks you’ve got. If you’ve ever wanted t…
    - 28 Mar 17, 12:00pm -
  • Facebook encrypted messages: Setting up Secret Conversations in Messenger
    Even Facebook lets you have a little privacy, letting you send encrypted messages using the Secret Conversation feature in Facebook Messenger. Here’s how it works.
    - 7 Dec 16, 12:57am -
  • How to encrypt your Facebook messages with Secret Conversations

    How to encrypt your Facebook messages with Secret Conversations

    Good news, privacy enthusiasts: Facebook’s one-on-one encrypted messaging feature called Secret Conversations is now live for all Android and iOS users. Secret Conversations allows Messenger users to send end-to-end encrypted messages to thei…
    - 5 Oct 16, 3:29pm -