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ARC Helps Secret Service Shut Down Credit Card Fraud Ring

January 28th, 2020|Comments Off on ARC Helps Secret Service Shut Down Credit Card Fraud Ring

Individuals Plead Guilty to Embezzling Over $3.5M in Purchases with Stolen Accounts     ARLINGTON, Va. – Nov. 5, 2019 – Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) is pleased to announce that it assisted the U.S. Secret Service [...]

MOST WANTED FUGITIVE IN THE NETHERLANDS ARRESTED

December 28th, 2019|Comments Off on MOST WANTED FUGITIVE IN THE NETHERLANDS ARRESTED

On December 16, 2019, the Dubai Police arrested Ridouan Taghi who leads “Angels of Death”, which is considered to be the largest drug trafficking organization in Africa and Europe. The Dubai Police and the National [...]

INDICTMENTS OF NOTORIOUS RUSSIAN CYBERCRIMINALS

December 5th, 2019|Comments Off on INDICTMENTS OF NOTORIOUS RUSSIAN CYBERCRIMINALS

The US Department of Justice announced indictments against Maksim V Yakubets, a.k.a. “aqua”, of Moscow, Russia and Igor Turashev of Yoshkar-Ola, Russia for their use of malware known as “Bugat”, a.k.a. “Cridex”, a.k.a. “Dridex”, and [...]

ARREST AND EXTRADITION OF SECURITIES FRAUD ACTOR

December 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on ARREST AND EXTRADITION OF SECURITIES FRAUD ACTOR

The National Police of Ukraine arrested Vytautas Parfionovas on October 24, 2019 and extradited him to the US on November 21, 2019. Parfinovas and his associates allegedly illegitimately accessed a server of a securities order [...]

79 ARRESTED IN GLOBAL AIRLINE ACTION DAYS

November 28th, 2019|Comments Off on 79 ARRESTED IN GLOBAL AIRLINE ACTION DAYS

The NCFTA served as the command center in the US for the 2019 Global Airline Action Days (GAAD) on November 18 – 22, 2019 and has done so since 2016. The mission of the GAAD [...]

NEW BUSINESS EMAIL SCAM CASHOUT METHOD

November 25th, 2019|Comments Off on NEW BUSINESS EMAIL SCAM CASHOUT METHOD

West African business email scammers are asking their targets to fund gift cards and send the card information to the scammers, who use it to buy goods or sell it on Paxful, which is an [...]

HAITIAN MOBILE/REAL-TIME PAYMENT/CARD-FREE FRAUD GROUP

November 14th, 2019|Comments Off on HAITIAN MOBILE/REAL-TIME PAYMENT/CARD-FREE FRAUD GROUP

There is a group of at least 40 individuals, most of whom are Haitian nationals, in Miami, FL, who have caused an estimated $50 million in loss across at least 11 financial institutions. This group [...]

SIX INDIVIDUALS PLEADED GUILTY TO $3.5 MILLION FRAUD

November 12th, 2019|Comments Off on SIX INDIVIDUALS PLEADED GUILTY TO $3.5 MILLION FRAUD

Six individuals pleaded guilty for their roles in using data stolen from 4,000+ credit cards to buy goods, such as airline tickets, and services totaling $3.5 million. The Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), with whom the [...]

ARREST OF SKIMMING SUSPECT

October 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on ARREST OF SKIMMING SUSPECT

The US Secret Service (USSS) and local authorities arrested “Iancu Jianu” a/k/a “Iancu Ovidiu Florea” (and 22 other aliases) of Romania for stealing payment card data via “skimming” at ATMs. See https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/romanian-national-with-nearly-two-dozen-aliases-arrested-in-atm/article_669bff51-aefc-5093-b5f4-a2791aa0e3a8.html for more information. [...]

ARREST OF MARIPOSA BOTNET CO-CREATOR AND DARKODE CO-FOUNDER

October 9th, 2019|Comments Off on ARREST OF MARIPOSA BOTNET CO-CREATOR AND DARKODE CO-FOUNDER

On October 1, 2019, German authorities arrested “Matjaž Škorjanc”, a/k/a “iserdo” a/k/a/ “serdo”, who co-created a botnet named “Mariposa” and co-founded a cybercrime website named “Darkode”, according to sta[.]si/2682188/nemci-po-nalogu-zda-prijeli-programerja-skorjanca. On June 5, 2019, the US [...]

OPERATION: REWIRED

September 13th, 2019|Comments Off on OPERATION: REWIRED

Law enforcement arrested 281 people, who allegedly facilitated business email scams, in a global operation known as Operation: reWired. See https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/operation-rewired-bec-takedown-091019 and https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/281-arrested-worldwide-coordinated-international-enforcement-operation-targeting-hundreds for more information. NCFTA intelligence analysts provided significant intelligence to private industry [...]

ROMANIAN NATIONAL PLEADED GUILTY TO ROLE IN SKIMMING OPERATION

August 26th, 2019|Comments Off on ROMANIAN NATIONAL PLEADED GUILTY TO ROLE IN SKIMMING OPERATION

George Dragusin, a Romanian national, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and identity theft on August 23, 2019. Dragusin used skimmers to steal payment card data and funds from these cards, which caused a loss of almost [...]

Man gets 6-plus years for $2M counterfeit Darknet scheme that hit Pittsburgh, Uganda stores

August 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Man gets 6-plus years for $2M counterfeit Darknet scheme that hit Pittsburgh, Uganda stores

The former head of an international counterfeit operation will spend more than six years behind bars for a scheme that used the so-called “Darknet” to flood Uganda and the Pittsburgh region with more than $2 [...]

DAY TRADER PLEADS GUILTY TO $2 MILLION HACKING AND SECURITIES FRAUD SCHEME

August 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on DAY TRADER PLEADS GUILTY TO $2 MILLION HACKING AND SECURITIES FRAUD SCHEME

July 16, 2019: The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York announced: “Day Trader Pleads Guilty to Computer Hacking and Securities Fraud Scheme Targeting Online Brokerage Accounts.”   See Day Trader Pleads Guilty.

GOZNYM ORGANIZED CYBERCRIME NETWORK TAKEDOWN

June 13th, 2019|Comments Off on GOZNYM ORGANIZED CYBERCRIME NETWORK TAKEDOWN

The US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania charged 10 members, in addition to a member who was charged in a related indictment, of a group which used malware known as GozNym to [...]

NCFTA plays key role in supporting investigations of counterfeiting and fraud

June 13th, 2019|Comments Off on NCFTA plays key role in supporting investigations of counterfeiting and fraud

If you’ve ever wondered how Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is able to successfully track criminal activity and solve complex cases, look no further than Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. That’s where you will find the National Cyber-Forensics & [...]

HERE’S HOW YOU GET COMPANIES TO TALK TO LAW ENFORCEMENT

June 13th, 2019|Comments Off on HERE’S HOW YOU GET COMPANIES TO TALK TO LAW ENFORCEMENT

Article:  https://www.cyberinsecuritynews.com/ncfta

DEEPDOTWEB Indictment

June 13th, 2019|Comments Off on DEEPDOTWEB Indictment

Administrators of DEEPDOTWEB indicted for money laundering conspiracy relating to kickbacks for sales of fentanyl, heroin, and other illegal goods on the darknet. https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdpa/pr/administrators-deepdotweb-indicted-money-laundering-conspiracy-relating-kickbacks-sales

AVALANCHE/GOZNYM USER PLEADED GUILTY

June 13th, 2019|Comments Off on AVALANCHE/GOZNYM USER PLEADED GUILTY

Krasimir Nikolov was extradited to the US and charged with one count of criminal conspiracy, one count of unauthorized access of a computer to obtain financial information, and three counts of bank fraud for his [...]

Pittsburgh Partnerships Assist Federal Law Enforcement in Nationwide Sex Trafficking Takedown

February 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Pittsburgh Partnerships Assist Federal Law Enforcement in Nationwide Sex Trafficking Takedown

PITTSBURGH—February 6, 2019—The Pittsburgh non-profit National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) in partnership with Marinus Analytics and the Auton Lab at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) supported federal law enforcement in a nationwide sex trafficking takedown. [...]

A FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN OREGON UNSEALED TWO INDICTMENTS WHICH CHARGED SIX ADMINISTRATORS OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATIONS.

January 30th, 2019|Comments Off on A FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN OREGON UNSEALED TWO INDICTMENTS WHICH CHARGED SIX ADMINISTRATORS OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATIONS.

NATIONWIDE STING OPERATION TARGETS ILLEGAL ASIAN BROTHELS, SIX INDICTED FOR RACKETEERING PORTLAND, Ore.—A federal grand jury in Oregon has returned two indictments charging six people with running sex trafficking organizations operating in the U.S., Canada [...]

Takedown of International Human Trafficking Organizations

January 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Takedown of International Human Trafficking Organizations

A federal grand jury in Oregon unsealed two indictments which charged six administrators of international human trafficking organizations. Law enforcement arrested individuals and seized 500+ domains which these organizations used to facilitate this criminal enterprise. [...]

Public-Private Partnership Takes Down Global Cybercriminals

January 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Public-Private Partnership Takes Down Global Cybercriminals

by Christopher Burgess on December 14, 2018 The year 2018 is stacking up to be the year of cybercrime prosecution, with the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) flexing its muscle and truly demonstrating the “long arm of [...]

The intelligence community can do more to help turn back the opioid crisis

December 14th, 2018|Comments Off on The intelligence community can do more to help turn back the opioid crisis

Here are six ways the CIA can help turn back the overdose epidemic, including here at ‘ground zero’ in Western Pennsylvania CIA Director Gina Haspel recently told an audience at the University of Louisville that [...]

CyberDefenses Partners with the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance to Deliver Cybersecurity Education in the Southwest Region

October 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on CyberDefenses Partners with the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance to Deliver Cybersecurity Education in the Southwest Region

The partnership benefits industry beginners, pros by bringing together seasoned cybersecurity experts. AUSTIN, TX October 17, 2018 – CyberDefenses, a premier Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) since 2001, has paired up with the National Cyber-Forensics [...]

It Takes a Village to Stop Cybercrime: How Cyber Information Sharing Organizations Help Businesses in Need

August 6th, 2018|Comments Off on It Takes a Village to Stop Cybercrime: How Cyber Information Sharing Organizations Help Businesses in Need

By Robert Kang[i] Adjunct Professor Loyola Law School, Los Angeles This article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue of the ACC Docket, The Association of Corporate Counsel. Click HERE for a .pdf of the [...]

NCFTA Announces New Cyber-Scholars Scholarship Program

August 6th, 2018|Comments Off on NCFTA Announces New Cyber-Scholars Scholarship Program

Cybercrime, regardless of how you define it, is impacting our world at the rate of billions of dollars a year and is a clear threat to our national security. Cybercriminals are tearing at the very [...]

Russian Hacker Sentenced

August 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Russian Hacker Sentenced

“A Russian national was sentenced today to 70 months in federal prison for hacking into the accounts of two companies and issuing unauthorized debit cards associated with dependent care accounts to conspirators around the world, [...]

Three Members of FIN7 Arrested

August 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Three Members of FIN7 Arrested

“Three high-ranking members of a sophisticated international cybercrime group operating out of Eastern Europe have been arrested and are currently in custody facing charges filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle…According to three federal indictments [...]

74 Arrested for Involvement in Business Email Compromise

August 6th, 2018|Comments Off on 74 Arrested for Involvement in Business Email Compromise

“Federal authorities announced today a significant coordinated effort to disrupt Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes that are designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including many senior citizens.  Operation Wire Wire, [...]

Conducting Cyber Research & Analysis in the Dark Web

August 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Conducting Cyber Research & Analysis in the Dark Web

Nearly every day there are reports of new data breaches, vulnerabilities on devices and applications, illicit activities, and cyber attacks targeting private users, industry, and government agencies. The sources of cyber criminal activities come from [...]

THE NATIONAL CYBER-FORENSICS AND TRAINING ALLIANCE TO OPEN NEW OFFICES IN LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK

January 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Partnerships in the new locations will help to combat global cyber crime threats Pittsburgh, PA – January 8, 2016 – The National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), a growing non-profit cyber threat information sharing organization [...]

Europol and NCFTA partner up to fight cybercrime

January 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Europol and NCFTA partner up to fight cybercrime

Europol and NCFTA partner up to fight cybercrime https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/europol-and-ncfta-partner-to-fight-cybercrime “Leveraging Consumer Feedback to Identify and Combat Counterfeiting,” an article written by Laurie Iacono and Jason Calhoun of the NCFTA, was published in the December 2016 [...]