Here are this week’s highlights in cybersecurity:

  • Interpol arrested almost 1000 suspects and seized $130 million worth of virtual assets in operation HAECHI III aimed at online fraud like voice phishing, romance scams, sextortion, investment fraud, business email compromise and money laundering associated with illegal online gambling. More
  • Europol working with police agencies from 10 countries took down iSpoof which offered phone caller ID spoofing and OTP interception services. The operation resulted in arresting 142 users and administrators. More
  • According to a recent Microsoft report, security vulnerabilities found to impact the Boa web server (discontinued since 2005) were used to compromise organizations in the energy sector. More
  • Two Estonians were indicted by U.S. and arrested for running a cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme that led to more than $575 million in losses via 3 companies: HashCoins, HashFlare and Polybius. More
  • The website of the European Parliament was taken down following a DDoS attack claimed by the pro-Russian group Killnet. More

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