A federal grand jury has indicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on 18 counts under the U.S. Espionage Act for his role in publishing classified material, the Justice Department announced Thursday. He's currently serving a prison sentence in the U.K. and fighting extradition to the U.S.
European police have shuttered Bestmixer.io, considered one of the largest underground money laundering websites for cryptocurrencies used in connection with criminal activities, including ransomware attacks.
The former owner of the company behind the LeakedSource.com website, which trafficked in billions of stolen login credentials, will pay a fine equivalent to the money he made off the scam, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Criminal gangs have been hitting e-commerce sites hard lately by injecting their malicious code to "skim" customers' payment card details. In a recent twist, Malwarebytes spotted a malicious iFrame that steps in front of the normal payment process to intercept card details.
MuddyWater, an advanced persistent threat group that has targeted organizations in the Middle East, has changed some of its tactics to better avoid detection as it continues to plant backdoors within targeted networks, according to new research from Cisco Talos.
Law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Europe have disrupted a malware attack platform called GozNym. Six suspects have been arrested in four countries and face local prosecution on fraud, money laundering or malware-writing charges. Five Russian suspects remain at large.
Fast Retailing, the parent company of several of Japan's biggest retail clothing chains, is warning customers of an attack that exposed email addresses and partial credit card information of more than 460,000 of the company's customers. The attackers apparently used credential stuffing techniques.
ScarCruft, a Korean-speaking APT group that has been targeting organizations mainly in Southeast Asia over the past three years, is developing new malware that targets Bluetooth-enabled devices, according to Kaspersky Lab.
A growing area of concern for security researchers is a new crop of business email compromise schemes originating from Nigeria, with scammers upping their game by using new malware. The biggest of the crime gangs is SilverTerrier, according to Palo Alto Network's Unit 42.
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have issued a joint warning about new malware called "Electricfish." Investigators suspect it was developed by the advanced persistent threat group Hidden Cobra, which has been linked to North Korea.
Two Chinese men have been indicted on charges related to the breach of health insurer Anthem, which saw the personal information of 78.8 million individuals stolen, as well as attacks against three other large U.S. companies.
The "Fxmsp" hacker collective has been advertising source code that it claims to have stolen from three top U.S. anti-virus software development firms, as well as remote access to the companies' neworks, warns fraud-prevention firm Advanced Intelligence.
Accounting software giant Wolters Kluwer is continuing to attempt to recover from a malware attack that has disrupted access to its cloud-based tax and accountancy software, which the company says is used by most major U.S. accounting firms and global banks. Some users say they've been left unable to do their jobs.