FBI officials arrested an alleged Russian hacker, Kirill Firsov, on March 7 in New York City and shut down the cyber platform he operated, according to court documents unsealed Monday. Firsov is the suspected administrator of DEER.IO, a Russian-Based cyber platform that allows criminals to operate “storefronts” and sell illegally-obtained data and personally identifiable information.
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American law enforcement efforts have become increasingly multifaceted as the government attempts to combat the continuing ingenuity and sophistication of transnational organized criminal groups. Since the publication of the first post in this series, the U.S. government has announced several significant actions taken against transnational organized crime groups.
Last month, more than 50 countries and over 200 major corporations and organizations came together to agree that the international nature of cyber threats needs a cooperative global response and a common set of principles as a basis for security. This conclusion seems obvious—millions of people have been affected by malicious activity perpetrated through the internet—and yet consensus has proved difficult to obtain until now.
What the National Counterintelligence and Security Center Really Said About Chinese Economic Espionage
Defense News recently published a story describing a July report from the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) on “Foreign Economic Espionage in Cyberspace.” The article presents the NCSC report as warning that the threat posed by Chinese industrial cyber theft to America’s long-term economic power continues to expand, despite the Obama-Xi agreemen
This morning Benjamin Wittes hosted an online webcast previewing two new Brookings studies on "sextortion," a new form of remote sexual assault. Danielle Citron and Carrie A. Goldberg also offered their insights on cybercrime, exploring what sextortion is and what lawmakers can do to stop this egregious crime.