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Gibon Ransomware Appears on a Russian Darkweb Forum for $500

Matthew Mesa, a proofpoint researcher has discovered a Gibon ransomware being sold on a Darknet marketplace for $500. There are quite a number of forums on the Darknet where different goods and services are advertised and discussed. Matthew Mesa, on his research duty, came across a Russian forum where the Gibon ransomware was being advertised. The Russian Darknet forum is ... Read More »

Electronic Surveillance Requests are up 500 Percent in the United States

A recent release by the courts shows that electronic surveillance is up by 500 percent in and around Washing D.C.; including parts of Virginia. The release is broad, and general leaving many unanswered questions. Listing show that the growth of electronic surveillance by law enforcement has grown to new heights since the 1986 law that allowed the collection of user ... Read More »

Narcotics Control Bureau to Seize 500 BTC from Darknet Vendors in India

In July, Director General RR Bhatnagar of the Narcotics Control Bureau said two major darknet vendors were operating inside India. The NCB had been probing the syndicates and managed to identify various associates. The goal, he said, was to trace the operatives to the top and takedown the vendors. “For the first time, we have detected drug traffickers using the ... Read More »

US Police Detective Gets Hit By CryptoWall – Pays $500 BTC Ransom

Yesterday, the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office said one of their detectives’ computer were infected with ransomware. The ransomware, which brands itself as CryptoWall, encrypted files on the detective’s computers and demanded 500 dollars of Bitcoin to decrypt the files. Autopsy reports, witness statements and crime scene photographs were some of the files held hostage by the virus The police department’s ... Read More »