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Reflections on information management within the legal and regulatory arena

Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on April 2, 2020

If you’re besieged by news of the worst of humanity victimizing others during a #pandemic, this might just provide an antidote. This week, a group of about 400 international volunteers formed a cohort to combat coronavirus-related #fraud and #hacking schemes. #InItTogether

#cyberattacks #phishing #cybersecurityawareness #privacy #infosec #legalizeprivacy #cyberattack #identitytheft #investigation #forensics #cybersecurity #cybercrime #fraudawareness #digitalforensics #malware

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Today's #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on March 22, 2020

INTERPOL operation nets 121 arrests in 90 countries and the seizure of potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals (worth more than $14 million) and fake medical products related to #covid19.

#investigation #lawenforcement #pandemic #cybercrime #fraud #forensics

https://lnkd.in/e-MTnFf

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on March 14, 2020

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this week arrested a Russian national believed to be the animating force behind the Deer[.]io criminal marketplace. The site is believed to have operated over 24,000 “shops” that sell hacked accounts and stolen user credentials. This is a blow to the criminal underworld, and it should be lauded accordingly. Kudos on the diligent investigative work the led to this arrest!

#hacking #digitalforensics #cybersecurity #fbi #fraud #cybercrime #fraudawareness #privacy #legalizeprivacy

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on March 5, 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) charge two Chinese nationals with the laundering of over $100 Million in #cryptocurrency stolen from exchanges by North Korean actors seeking to evade international sanctions.

This is a remarkable case, involving tremendous cooperation among international law enforcement, sophisticated digital forensics, and a resolute pursuit of actors determined to compromise global financial systems and harm the United States.  Kudos to all involved!

#cryptocurrency #fbi #investigation #fraud #digitalforensics #crypto #blockchain #cybercrime

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on February 27, 2020

Today’s update is admittedly a geeky one. The good folks at the Mozilla project have embedded a non-trivial improvement into the #Firefox browser. Users of this browser will now have their “name resolutions” (i.e., the on-the-fly correlation of human-friendly website addresses to computer-friendly numeric machine addresses) performed via encrypted channels.

Yes, I recognize how dorky I sound, but this is a big deal. Why? Because this will establish a trend that will be incorporated into all web #browsers over time, thereby removing a decades-old attack vector for bad actors and improving the security of end users across the globe. Kudos Mozilla!

#privacy #mozilla #fraud #fraudawareness #encryption #innovation #legalizeprivacy

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on December 2, 2019

Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update: I’m thankful for the continued efforts of the good folks at the U.S. Secret Service and the United States Attorneys’​ Offices who team up to prosecute a particularly odious form of online predation (known, euphemistically, as “romance scams”). Well done to the entire Electronic Crimes Task Force team…

#secretservice #crimes #ECTF #fraud #forensics #investigations #cybercrime #RomanceScams #fraudawareness

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DoJ Announces forfeiture of North Korean cargo ship…

Posted by Johnny Lee on November 7, 2019

Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update: The U.S. Department of Justice this week announced a judgment of forfeiture regarding the (ironically named) North Korean cargo ship (the “Wise Honest”), which was engaged in a years-long scheme to evade sanctions under both U.S. law and United Nations Security Council resolutions…

#investigations #dataanalytics #fraud #forensics #ruleoflaw

https://lnkd.in/e79EA8j

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#GoodGuysPrevail: FireEye Outreach Program to Assist Vulnerable Organizations…

Posted by Johnny Lee on October 14, 2019

Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update: #CyberSecurity company FireEye, Inc. will now provide specialized cybersecurity services (i.e., training, intelligence, and technology) to #thinktanks, #NGOs, #news organizations, and certain #nonprofit groups on a free or low-cost basis. The rationale: Helping organizations that face a disproportionate share of #cyberattacks due to their work in the public interest. Kudos all around on this!

#LegalizePrivacy #infosec #privacy #cyber #security #cyberdefense #datasecurity #informationsecurity #communityoutreach

https://lnkd.in/eUHjz9s

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FBI announces charges against 80 people in cyber fraud, money-laundering schemes…

Posted by Johnny Lee on August 26, 2019

Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update: The dogged efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) led to a federal grand jury indictment, unsealed yesterday, which charged 80 people (~20% within domestic U.S. + ~80% foreign nationals) with participating in a massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of #cyber #fraud schemes and launder the funds…

Full details are here.

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Grant Thornton audits more than $10 billion in cryptoassets, across 40 cryptocurrencies and 100 million addresses

Posted by Johnny Lee on July 26, 2019

In a move that demonstrates its prowess auditing companies in the cryptocurrency industry, Grant Thornton LLP has announced that it audited more than $10 billion in cryptoassets during the first three months of 2019. Moreover, these audits covered 40 different cryptocurrencies across more than 100 million addresses.

Read the full BusinessWire article here.

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