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mood posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsFTC joins 38 states in takedown of massive charity robocall operation Over $110 million was taken from victims who believed they were funding veteran, children, and firefighter charities. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has closed down a huge charity fundraising scam that duped victims out of $110 million. The FTC said on Thursday that together with 46 agencies from 38 states, the organization was able to stamp out the telefunding operation, which has made an estimated 1.3 billion "deceptive" calls to at least 67 million US citizens. Accor
mood posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsEmotet botnet disrupted after global takedown operation The infrastructure of today's most dangerous botnet built by cybercriminals using the Emotet malware was taken down following an international coordinated action coordinated by Europol and Eurojust. The joint effort between law enforcement agencies and authorities from Netherlands, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Lithuania, Canada, and Ukraine allowed investigators to take control of the botnet's servers and disrupt the malware's operation. Following a global investi
Australian Federal Police raid Queensland properties linked to shutdown of DarkMarket website Key points: AFP officers seized a laptop, mobiles, thumb drives and hard drives in the latest raids DarkMarket had nearly 500,000 users and nearly 2,400 vendors Information from German authorities prompted the Queensland raids Items seized in Australian Federal Police raids on the Gold Coast and Brisbane.(Supplied: AFP) Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigators have raided several properties in Brisbane and the Gold Coast in relation to the sh
shamu726 posted a topic in FileSharing NewsUnder the banner of the MPA, the major Hollywood studios plus Netflix have filed a complaint with Github resulting in the removal of popular streaming app MediaBox HD. The takedown is the latest in a series setbacks for the Android-based movie and TV show piracy app which was previously mentioned in legal action unrelated to the MPA. Preventing the general public from accessing movies and TV shows without paying for them is a monumental task that, if anything, feels even more difficult than it was 15 years ago. In addition to hundreds, perha