Incidents

Major 419-er busted

The 30 year old head of a Nigerian scam gang has been arrested. This may not seem like big news – after all, as the legislative bodies start to take cyber crime more seriously, we’re seeing more and more scammers and virus writers being apprehended.

However, this case is a bit different. This man was the head of a gang which operated out of Amsterdam, and earlier this year some arrests connected with this case were made in the Netherlands. It seems as though this man, like other 419-ers, went back to Nigeria in order to evade arrest – a tactic which for others.

But his luck ran out, and he was arrested in Lagos.

I think this is a very positive step, and I can only hope we will see more arrests taking place in Nigeria.

Major 419-er busted

Your email address will not be published.

 

Reports

Andariel deploys DTrack and Maui ransomware

Earlier, the CISA published an alert related to a Stairwell report, “Maui Ransomware.” Our data should openly help solidify the attribution of the Maui ransomware incident to the Korean-speaking APT Andariel, also known as Silent Chollima and Stonefly.

APT trends report Q2 2022

This is our latest summary of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity, focusing on events that we observed during Q2 2022.

Subscribe to our weekly e-mails

The hottest research right in your inbox