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Tyupkin gang arrested by Europol

Posted by Kevin on January 7, 2016

Europol has disrupted an East European gang using the Tyupkin trojan to steal from bank ATMs. Eight people have been arrested following house raids in Romania and Moldova. Few details have been provided in the Europol announcement beyond ‘substantial losses across Europe to the ATM industry.’ Tyupkin is described here by Kaspersky. The report is […]

Crimefighters take down Beebone botnet

Posted by Kevin on April 9, 2015

EU and US crimefighters have announced today that, in conjunction with Intel Security, Kaspersky and Shadowserver from the private sector, they have taken down the Beebone botnet (also known as the AAEH botnet). I would normally say that such statements are a bit of an exaggeration. Usually the most that can normally be claimed is […]

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Posted by Bev Robb on November 28, 2014

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ITsecurity Daily News: 10/02/2014

Posted by Kevin on October 2, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Thursday, October 2, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News As of yesterday you can now back-up your CDs and play […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/29/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 29, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Monday, September 29, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News With New Ad Platform, Facebook Opens Gates to Its Vault of […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/23/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 23, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Tuesday, September 23, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News European banks and Europol join forces to fight cybercrime   The […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/09/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 9, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Tuesday, September 9, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News ‘Undetectable’ Peter Pan computer virus threatens UK businesses This type of […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/05/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 5, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Friday, September 5, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Twitpic to shut down “Twitpic will shut down Sept. 25 after the company […]

Europol: walking like a chicken

Posted by Kevin on July 25, 2014

A new EU police taskforce, already some time in the making, is set to launch a six month trial on September 1. Known as the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT) its purpose is to tackle international cross-border cybercrime. Back in May, a Europol announcement said the taskforce “will focus on cross-border cybercrime investigations against botnets, […]

Of paedophiles, cybercriminals and surveillance

Posted by Kevin on July 18, 2014

The European cops have been busy this week. First the UK’s NCA announced the arrest of 660 suspected paedophiles (Wednesday); and then (Thursday) Europol announced the dismantling of a Romanian cybercrime network. I don’t want to make too much of it being the same week in which the UK government bulldozes through a new cyber […]