Welcome to the 36th edition of the Secjuice Squeeze, a curated selection of interesting security articles and infosec news that you may have missed, lovingly curated for you every week. This week's volume was curated by Secjuice writers Sinwindie and Prasanna.
Dark web market Empire down for days from DDoS attack
The popular dark web site Empire Market has been down for at least 48 hours, with some users suspecting an exit scam and others blaming a prolonged distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
FASTCash 2.0: North Korea's BeagleBoyz Robbing Banks | CISA
This Alert uses the MITRE Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK®) framework. See the ATT&CK for Enterprise framework for all referenced threat actor techniques.
Tesla and FBI prevented $1 million ransomware hack at Gigafactory Nevada
Tesla and the FBI worked together to prevent a group of ransomware hackers from attacking Tesla’s Gigafactory Nevada, according to a complaint from the FBI. The FBI released information this week on the arrest of Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, a 27-year-old Russian citizen, who they claim was part of a group who attempted to extort millions.
United States Files Complaint to Forfeit 280 Cryptocurrency Accounts Tied to Hacks of Two Exchanges by North Korean Actors
The Justice Department today filed a civil forfeiture complaint detailing two hacks of virtual currency exchanges by North Korean actors. These actors stole millions of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency and ultimately laundered the funds through Chinese over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency traders. The complaint follows related criminal and civil actions announced in March 2020 pertaining to the theft of $250 million in cryptocurrency through other exchange hacks by North Korean actors.
Belarus Turned Off the Internet. Its Citizens Hot-Wired It.
With the internet outages in Belarus, we see just what can happen when an over-dependence on centralised internet.
Russian cybercrime suspect arrested in $1m ransomware conspiracy
When ransomware hits, there are always 3 questions. How much? Did they pay? And the big one: How did the crooks get in?
Iranian Hackers Target Academic Researcher via WhatsApp, LinkedIn
The Iran-linked hacking group known as Charming Kitten recently switched to WhatsApp and LinkedIn to conduct phishing attacks.