Forensic Update

Reflections on information management within the legal and regulatory arena

Archive for July, 2021

Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on July 12, 2021

Yet another international #lawenforcement operation has netted seizures of a #cybercrime organization’s assets based in Russia. The threat actors in question here ran the #DoubleVPN service, a Russian-based service that double, triple, and even quadruple-encrypts data sent through its infrastructure. This service was used by malicious actors to obfuscate geolocations and originating IP addresses when performing cyber attacks.

As always, these kinds of inquiries represent exhaustive forensics and diligent investigative efforts. The key players involved in the takedown are the Politie Nederland (Dutch National Police), supported by Europol. Kudos to all involved in this initiative!


#crimeandjustice #cybersecurity #police #infosec #informationsecurity #security #databreaches

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Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update…

Posted by Johnny Lee on July 7, 2021

Today’s #GoodGuysPrevail Update: A long-running #lawenforcement campaign to identify, capture, and convict members of the criminal #hacking group #FIN7 has netted its latest victory. More specifically, the U.S. Department of Justice secured a 7-year prison sentence for a Ukrainian national who managed teams of attackers victimizing tens of thousands of organizations worldwide.

This criminal gang, formerly known as #Carbanak, has seen a number of its key players captured and sentenced in recent years, including a 10-year sentence for one systems administrator. These sorts of coordinated, international law-enforcement efforts are complex endeavors, requiring tireless work and meticulous forensic analysis. Kudos to all involved in securing these convictions and sentences!

#crimeandjustice #cybersecurity #justice #AisA #crime #BEC #phishing #malware #infosec

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