Friday, May 20

Cybersecurity

The Bull from Peru, AlphaBay, & the Dark Web Marketplace
Business, Cybersecurity

The Bull from Peru, AlphaBay, & the Dark Web Marketplace

The news is The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have indicted 30-year-old Apostolos Trovias or The Bull from Peru for selling insider trading information on a dark web marketplace. Take a look at the allegation filed by the SEC if you are inclined. Use this PDF link to Sec.Gov detailing the whole story. On July 9, the Federal authorities alleged The Bull for securities fraud and money laundering that he actively engaged in since December 2016, when he registered a "Dark Web" internet site known as AlphaBay Market where he charged individuals $99.95 weekly or $299 monthly subscriptions to get access to inside information on stocks. The AlphaBay Marketplace In the list of infamous dark web marketplaces, AlphaBay "used to be" one ...
From LockerGoga to 16 Conti Ransomware: Hackers Take no Chill
Cybersecurity, Technology

From LockerGoga to 16 Conti Ransomware: Hackers Take no Chill

Last year, we did an article on Nordic SMEs Enjoy Hygge Amidst Global Cybersecurity Threat and covered extensively on the LockerGoga ransomware. We discussed the uniqueness of the strain and how only a handful of expensive anti-malware products can detect and neutralize the LockerGoga. We recommended how Nordic SMEs should be ready to bear that cost over entertaining ransom attackers in any manner.  It is March 2021, and Colonial Pipeline, United States' largest gasoline pipeline, has been shut down following a new ransomware attack. It threatened to roil energy markets and disrupt the delivery of gas and diesel to the East Coast. Colonial is a major thoroughfare for the eastern side of the United States. It has a capacity of around 2.5 million barrels per day on its system from Houston...
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