Criminals

Ransomware victims receive threatening phone calls and 9 in 10 firms repay ransom

Wizard Spider, a Russian criminal gang, is reportedly hiring cold callers to threaten ransomware victims into paying up. Highly placed sources report that the received finances will be invested into building sophisticated IT infrastructure, buying access to innovative exploits, and hiring expert talent. Cyber Threat Intelligence company Prodaft discovered in its research that the hackers […]

Australia passes new data privacy bill for criminals

Australian government has passed a new bill that allows the law enforcement agencies to spy on criminals and if necessary suspend or take over their online accounts on a permanent note. Titled the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identity and Disrupt) bill, it will allow the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission to get […]

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