Law enforcement officials intercepted an estimated $ 27 million stolen by the criminals.
Interpol reported arrest of 1003 people associated with various cybercrimes, including romantic scams, financial fraud, money laundering, BEC fraud and illegal gambling. The arrests were carried out as part of a large-scale operation called HAEICHI-II, which covered 20 countries of the world, and took place from June to September 2021.
Law enforcement officials intercepted an estimated $ 27 million stolen by criminals and blocked 2,350 bank accounts linked to various cybercrimes.
During the operation, the police were able to identify at least ten new fraudulent schemes, according to a press release from Interpol.
In one of the cases of BEC fraud, the attackers tried to lure $ 16 million from a Colombian textile company under the guise of a legal representative of the company. This amount was to be transferred to bank accounts in China in two transactions of $ 8 million. The company transferred half of the required amount, but then suspected fraud and contacted law enforcement agencies. Ultimately, Interpol was able to recover 94% of the amount.
In another case, a company in Slovenia suffered from fraud, which the attackers tricked into transferring $ 800,000 to the accounts of money mules in China. As in the previous case, the police managed to return the money to the injured firm.
Among the emerging trends in financial fraud, Interpol cites the exploitation of the popularity of The Shrimp Game to spread malware. One such case was seen in Colombia, where attackers distributed malicious applications disguised as mobile games based on the series. In reality, these apps automatically subscribed users to premium services without their consent.
This is the second such operation to combat online fraud carried out by law enforcement agencies. The first, called HAEICHI-I, was held from September 2020 to March 2021 in the Asia-Pacific region. It resulted in the arrest of 500 cybercriminals and the blocking of 1,600 fraudulent bank accounts. The police also managed to intercept a total of $ 83 million stolen by the attackers.
Nvidia lost. LHR mining protection is also hacked under Linux. This was done by NBMiner developers
Two days have passed since the NiceHash developers cracked the Nvidia LHR protection, as the NBMiner team also pleased their users with the same news. Only this time we are talking about software for Linux.
Thus, Nvidia’s protection completely fell for both Windows and Linux. Unfortunately, both programs are closed source, so it’s not clear what mechanisms the developers used to hack.
Whether the loss of Nvidia will affect the availability and prices of video cards is still difficult to say. At the moment, the cryptocurrency market continues to fall, but sooner or later it will turn around, and gamers may again face shortages and overpriced graphics cards.
Xiaomi has released a profitable set of security camera and smart door locksmart door lock
Xiaomi has introduced a new kit with an outdoor video surveillance camera and a smart door lock, which includes Mi Outdoor camera and Mi Smart Door Lock 1S.
The bundle is priced at around $237, which is a great deal as these devices cost $20 more individually.
Mi Smart Door Lock 1S supports 7 unlocking methods, including fingerprint, password, temporary password, Bluetooth, HomeKit, NFC or regular key unlock. Compared to the first generation, the new lock supports both the Mijia app and Apple HomeKit.
As for the rechargeable version of Xiaomi Outdoor Camera, this is Xiaomi’s first outdoor wireless camera. It has an independent design and can be installed without connecting the mains cable or power cable. It has a wide viewing angle of 130°, 1080p resolution and supports WDR technology.
In addition, the battery version of the Xiaomi Outdoor Camera offers night vision up to 7 meters and people detection function. It is IP65 rated and has a long battery life of up to 90 days.
“These are machines for sucking out personal data.” Prayer and mental health apps have poor security
Mental health apps have worse privacy protection than most other types of apps, according to a new analysis by Mozilla. We are talking about the entire category as a whole. In addition, things are also bad for prayer applications.
The vast majority of mental health and prayer apps are exceptionally creepy. They track a variety of data, share and capitalize on users’ most intimate personal thoughts and feelings, such as mood, mental state, and biometric data.
The team analyzed 32 mental health and prayer apps. Of these apps, 29 received a Privacy not included warning, indicating that the team is concerned about how the app manages user data.
These applications collect large amounts of personal data in accordance with vague privacy policies. Most applications have also been found to have poor security practices that allow users to create accounts with weak passwords. Considering how much personal information such programs can contain, this is a bad feature.
The list of the worst programs according to the specified criteria included Better Help, Youper, Woebot, Better Stop Suicide, Pray.com and Talkspace. In particular, the Woebot chatbot claims to collect information about users and shares this data for advertising purposes, and Talkspace collects transcripts of user chats.
They work like data-sucking machines with the look and feel of a mental health app. In other words: wolves in sheep’s clothing
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