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Ukrainian law enforcement officers arrested members of the hacker group Phoenix

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced thearrest of five members of the international hacker group Phoenix, which specializes in remote hacking of mobile devices and collection of personal data. Law enforcement officers report that the group included five citizens of Ukraine (residents of Kyiv and Kharkiv), and all of them had a higher technical education. The group’s activity lasted at least two years, and during this time the hackers managed to break into the accounts of several hundred people. The goal of the Phoenix hack group was to gain remote access to user accounts of mobile devices, and then monetize this access by hacking e-wallets and bank accounts, as well as by selling victims’ personal information to third parties. …

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Ukrainian fighters against pirates asked Google to block 127.0.0.1

The TorrentFreak media reports that Vindex, Ukrainian fighters against pirates, representing the interests of TRC Ukraine, sent Google a strange request to remove content from search results. ne of the addresses violating the rights of TRC Ukraine pointed to 127.0.0.1, that is, the anti-pirates found prohibited content in their own systems. Journalists note that under the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) Google processes requests to remove approximately five million URLs every week, and in total, the search giant has already removed more than 5 billion links. But in efforts to combat piracy, companies often make mistakes and “shoot themselves in the foot”, for example, recently the service Toomics asked Google to remove dangerous URLs of its own website from the …

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Ukrainian law enforcement discovered a mining farm consisting of thousands of PlayStation 4 consoles

Last week, Ukrainian law enforcement officers discovered a huge mining farm in Vinnytsa after they noticed a large-scale electricity leak. It turned out that the attackers mined cryptocurrency right in one of the former warehouses of Vinnitsaoblenergo JSC, having illegally connected to the network. aw enforcers say that this is an illegal mining farm they discovered on the territory of the country: as a result, almost 5,000 pieces of equipment were seized. So, during searches at farm and at the address of residence of its organizers, 3,800 game consoles were seized (as you can see in the photo, this is a PlayStation 4), more than 500 video cards, 50 processors, as well as documentation on electricity consumption accounting, phones, flash …

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Cyber police of Ukraine arrested persons linked with the Clop ransomware

As a result of a joint operation carried out with the assistance and coordination of Interpol by law enforcement agencies and the cyber police of Ukraine, South Korea and the United States, six suspects linked with the notorious Clip ransomware were arrested. ources close to the investigation told The Record that South Korean police launched an investigation on the hackers last year after the group attacked the South Korean e-commerce giant e-Land in November 2020. Due to this attack, the Korean company has closed almost all of its stores. Ukrainian police say they have conducted 21 searches in the capital of the country and the Kiev region, in the homes of the defendants and in their cars. As a result, …

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Ukraine’s largest IT company SoftServe has been attacked by a ransomware

One of the largest IT companies in Ukraine, SoftServe (number 2 in the latest DOU.UA rating), was attacked by a ransomware. A number of the company’s services stopped working, according to the AIN.UA publication. he cybercriminals launched a ransomware virus into the system. As a result, a number of SoftServe services stopped working, and the company turned off some more in order to stop the spread of the virus. Some channels spread a message, apparently from the company’s management (it was originally sent out in English): “Today at 1 am SoftServe suffered from cyberattack. The hackers gained access to the company’s infrastructure and were able to infect it with encryption software and other malware. We disabled some services to stop …

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SoftServe has been attacked by a ransomware

Ukrainian cyber police in cooperation with Binance detained operators of 20 cryptocurrency exchangers

Since January 2020, the Ukrainian cyber police began cooperating with one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance. The fact is that exchange experts often detect transactions that potentially are related to financial crimes and fraud, and in order to find and punish those responsible, they need the help of law enforcement agencies. or this, the Binance leadership created the Bulletproof Exchanger project, which should help identify malicious activity in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, as well as help track down the attackers behind it. In the framework of the project, the exchange cooperates with TRM Labs specialists. “Hence on cryptocurrency market conducted large number of operations with money that were earned in hacker’s attacks on the international companies, spread of malware, …

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France are looking for LockerGoga ransomware developers in Ukraine

French law enforcement agencies are looking in Ukraine for developers who used LockerGoga ransomware to attack more than 1,200 industrial enterprises around the world. ccording to the French police, some IP-addresses are from Ukraine. LockerGoga is a dangerous ransomware that criminals have used in a number of targeted attacks aimed at large enterprises. In particular, the international software company Altran, the Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro, as well as the American chemical companies Hexion and Momentive, suffered from the malware, and the latter was forced to purchase new computers to replace infected PCs. “The basis for entering information into the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations is a report to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine of the competent authorities of the …

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