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Australia Firstmac hit by ransomware and info on Europol Data Breach

Australian financial institution Firstmac recently fell victim to a cyber attack, suspected to be a ransomware variant. The Brisbane-based mortgage firm was targeted by the Embargo ransomware group, which encrypted its servers on April 30th, 2024, and exfiltrated approximately 500GB of sensitive data, including names, addresses, email credentials, and bank details. Despite the demands of […]

Europol seizes Flubot malware operations and infrastructure

Europol, an internationally recognized law enforcement agency, has made it official that it has seized the operations and infrastructure of Flubot malware that has the potential to steal passwords, banking credentials, and other sensitive details from Google Android smartphones. The take-down was initiated in coordination with the cyber forces from 11 countries that included officers […]

Europol to delete huge data sets of personal info of EU Citizens

All the data collected by Europol regarding citizens linked to no criminal activity will from now on be deleted after a retention period of just 6 months. The order to do, as such, has been ordered to the law enforcement agency by the European Data Protection Supervisor(EDPS) on January 3rd,2022 following a legal suit against […]

Large scale cyber attacks on EU law enforcement agencies says EUROPOL

EUROPOL says that the law enforcement agencies operating across Europe are preparing for large scale cyberattacks from foreign countries. And to counter these attacks the EU council has decided to adopt an EU Law Enforcement Emergency Response Protocol which gives a pivotal role to EC3- European Cyber Crime Center. “The whole framework is designed such […]

Europol and Dutch National Police offer free decryption tools for GandCrab Ransomware

In the first of its kind move, the Europol and Dutch National Police on a joint note have issued a free decryption tool for those databases which have been locked by GandCrab ransomware. The tool will be available at no cost on ‘No More Ransom Portal’ and will help the victims in unlocking the systems […]

Online Pirated movies can infect your PC with Malware

Are you habituated to watch pirated movie content? If that’s the case, then you are not only at risk of falling in the eyes of the law enforcement, but you are also pushing your PC towards malware infections. Note- In countries like Canada, United States, UK and some parts of Australia, downloading and streaming pirated […]

Europol warns against these Cyber Crimes

Europol, the official Law Enforcement agency for the European Union has warned the world on 10 ways in which people can get impacted by cybercrime. The alert was presented at the 5th Annual Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) hosted at the Interpol Cyber Crime Conference in Singapore. The criminal intelligence of European Union described […]

Europol shuts down DDoS Attack launching website Webstresser

Webstresser.org, a website initiating DDoS attack was shut down by Europol early this week. According to sources reporting to Cybersecurity Insiders, the website used to offer distributed denial of service attacks for a price sometimes as cheap as $24 a month and has amassed millions by offering attack campaigns on the lease. At the time […]

Ransomware tops the Europol’s list of Cyber Threats!

The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (EUROPOL) has named ransomware as the most pressing cyber threats observed in the past 12 months. The report generated by Europol claims that ransomware has reached to a point where it has started to eclipse other areas of cybercrime such as data breaches, card fraud, and P$%^graphy. […]

North Korean Hackers move Bitcoins cashed from Wannacry Ransomware to 9 new accounts

Almost 12 weeks ago i.e on May 12th, 2017, the digital world witnessed a ransomware outbreak known as WannaCry Cyber attack which targeted more than 250,000 computers across 150 countries. The hackers involved in this attack demanded a payment of $300 to $600 in Bitcoins in order to free up the data on the targeted […]

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