FBI Warns US Businesses Against Inadvertently Hiring North Korean Hackers

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has cautioned businesses against accidentally hiring IT employees from North Korea. In an advisory note, the state and treasury departments and the FBI warned that North Korean hackers are posing as freelancers. In doing so, they take advantage of remote work opportunities to earn money for Pyongyang. According to the FBI, the country’s hackers have been using this approach to evade US and UN sanctions. Reportedly, North Korea has used the funds from…

FBI Staff Gain Unauthorised Access to a Crypto Hacker’s Data Via Palantir Glitch

According to a new revelation by the New York Times, some FBI staff allegedly gained access to data owned by a crypto hacker. The FBI gained access to the sensitive data with the help of a glitch in the AI company Palantir. The company has ties with big government agencies like the CIA and the US Immigration Agency( ICE). Crypto Hacker Faces Charges The suspected hacker in question is none other than Virgil Griffith. He allegedly aided the North Korean…

COVID-19 Website Seized After an Attempt to Sell the Domain For Bitcoin

On April 24, the office of the U.S. Attorney for Columbia District was authorized to seize coronaprevention.org.  The Department was directed to detect, investigate, and prosecute the illicit conduct of the website’s owner which is related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The seizure of coronaprevention.org website was due to the alleged attempt by its owner to sell the domain for Bitcoin. According to the United States authorities, the unidentified owner of the website attempted to sell the domain to an undercover…

Coronavirus-Related Scams on the Rise and the U.K. is Still Raising Awareness

Scammers continue to leverage the current pandemic to perpetrate their malicious activities. It is such that the national internet authority shut down more than 2,000 online scams associated with COVID-19 last month. A deeply shocking 471 fake e-commerce stores selling fake Coronavirus materials were shut down. They have also taken down numerous phishing scams and advance-fee frauds. Due to the rising scams, the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is still raising awareness and warning citizens regarding the risks. According to the U.K. Minister for Security,…

The FBI Says Scammers are Targeting Cryptocurrency Holders

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) released a press release on April 13 regarding cryptocurrency scams. According to the FBI, more cryptocurrency scams associated with the COVID-19 pandemic could surface. The FBI said that as more people enter the cryptocurrency space, there would be more fraud schemes related to cryptocurrency. The elderly are specifically at risk but the FBI said everyone is vulnerable to such scams. The agency noted the availability of many virtual asset service providers online as well…