Team America : World Police!
So, if they get bagged by their respective national police forces, pardon me, but what THE FUCK has it got to do with the US ?
Paris, because she knows what it like to be shafted by dumb 'merkins.
A Brazilian man who allegedly sold access to a huge network of compromised PCs has been charged with computer hacking offences in the US. Leni de Abreu Neto, 35, of Taubate, Brazil, allegedly maintained and leased access to a 100,000-strong botnet network of compromised PCs that he subsequently attempted to sell, according to …
Beats the Fuc*k out of me, too. WTF has it got to do with that fuc*king warmongering shitehole USA?
From the article's link...(emphasis mine)
"Leni de Abreu Neto, 35, of Taubate, Brazil, is charged with ONE count of conspiracy to cause damage to computers WORLDWIDE"
C'mon, US - you're the Worlds Police now. Dunno why you haven't already given Gary Glitter a broomstick up the shi....
(I'm a poet, and didn't know it.)
I guess if you make a dirty phone call from europe to the usa, it's extradition time.
Can't be long until they try and extradite a journalist for taking the piss out of the prez, by calling such a comment sedition, justified by an article being available on a website that can be seen in America.
Keep them from coming out and others from coming in, except via one 33.6K modem, that will show them :)
It could be quite interesting, certainly make global IT harder to do, and so more lucrative for those who can. More jobs in each country to maintain each country's firewall, and more opportunity to create things.
I believe there once was a rule saying that criminals should be dealt with in the country where the offence takes place. In this case, it means the Netherlands and Brazil. Why would the Dutch be trialled in the Nederlands, but the Brazillian guy in the US? The "Germans did it first" argument doesn't even remotely hold water. They also at some point genocided Roms, commies, and to a smaller extent jews and gays, Should we all do the same thing?
This guy is clearly in need of a good ass kick, but why in the US? Let's take another example. Some president in a north-american country shamelessly lied about "weapons of mass destruction" and world-destruction threats. This led to a very tricky and dangerous situation, and was the cause of tens of thousands civilian casualties and of a burst in worlwide terrorism, not to mention the anihilation of human rights pretty much everywhere on the planet. He should be extraded, tortured and hung, surely. By the way, his name starts with a "G" and ends with a "eorge W. Bush". Go get him. Or does it only work with non-US citizens?
Because those 419ers were operating in Germany. Scamming Germans. Taking cash from Germany. Does it ring the f**king bell??? Not worldwide, with few shit unsecured comps in MerkinLand but WORLDWIDE.
As well UK, France and rest of the counties in the world can ask for him to be extradited. But nobody except MerkinLand is doing so. Why? Because they believe that Brazilian justice system is good enough to do the job. Because rest of the world doesn't have that messed up Merkin mentality about being superior in everything, thus needing to show it.
Anyway, knowing Brazilian politics and their animosity towards MerkinLand, there's a small chance of them succeeding. After all Brazil was one of the countries that introduced visas to Merkins as a retaliation to them requiring visas from Brazilians. Paid visas ;)
You anti-American Brits are a puzzling lot. The U.S. acted in its newfound role of "world police" to save evidently-helpless England from being over-run by the krauts in WWII. Which was mighty gracious of the U.S. considering that the British burned down the Americans' White House a few generations earlier (the War of 1812).
But wait - if the U.S. had "let" England get taken over by the Germans, the U.S. wouldn't have been able to use England as a convenient jumping off point, aircraft-fueling point, etc, for future U.S.-world-domination plans... so the U.S. rescued England NOT because they liked you, but because they wanted to use your LAND. Hahahah! Oh. So maybe that's why the British hate the U.S... Hmm.
Or maybe it's just this, from the Washington Post:
" "I think Britain's attitude toward America," Davies said, "is very much of that of a great aunt, looking with some envy and some disdain on the nephew who has done really rather well." "
Jealous, in other words. Figures. At least the U.S. is more than just a big museum, living off of past faded glories - *so far* - but if China "takes over the world" someday, that may change. Every dog has his day.
What's sad is that some affluent Americans think *kindly* of England nowadays, or they think of England as the mothership from which their ancestors came (true in some cases), some of them even watch British re-runs on PBS (which usually aren't even very good, like most of the rest of TV - American included). And other Americans, ignorant of how the English feel about Americans, read certain British websites - at least for a *while*, until they get tired of the constant stream of anti-American bile which they'd erroneously assumed was representative of a small minority of British, but perhaps not.
Is anti-Americanism on The Reg good for the Reg's business model, advertisers or whatever, I wonder? Seems that Americans have an awful lot of money of money to spend on things. It would be a shame, a shame I say, ;) if they were driven away by constant anti-American sentiment which, to be frank, gets tiresome after about the zillionth time of hearing it. Oh well, blame it on GW (many Americans already do).
In retrospect, one has to sometimes wonders about the wisdom of the U.S. interfering (in its yet-undiscovered role as world police) in WWII, helping England out of its predicament. Maybe it wouldn't have made much difference if all of England spoke nothing but German now.
AC do you remember a small incident called Pearl Harbour? It seems that was the reason the US joined in WW2, before that they were too busy making huge profits from arms sales. Nothing to do with helping anyone. The evidence is clear that the US only ever acts in its own self interest.
As for British TV, it is far superior to the all-image-no-subsatnce rubbish the US produces. The only succesfull US comedy's are cartoons.
Whilst I do not live on Britain, if I had to choose it would be a no brainer, Britain all the way.
The US is full of overcompensating SUV driving gun nuts, much like yourself no doubt!
I think you forget the fact that the Germans had begun to bomb your ports and couldnt afford to buy the steel you were selling them.
At that point you entered the war, not to save anyone, but to protect your "investment"
Take you cash, inbreed population, dumb fuckwit president and go read a nice safe, yank friendly CNN website instead.
A Russian operated botnet known as RSOCKS has been shut down by the US Department of Justice acting with law enforcement partners in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. It is believed to have compromised millions of computers and other devices around the globe.
The RSOCKS botnet functioned as an IP proxy service, but instead of offering legitimate IP addresses leased from internet service providers, it was providing criminals with access to the IP addresses of devices that had been compromised by malware, according to a statement from the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of California.
It seems that RSOCKS initially targeted a variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as industrial control systems, routers, audio/video streaming devices and various internet connected appliances, before expanding into other endpoints such as Android devices and computer systems.
The Feds have warned organizations about a lesser-known extortion gang Karakurt, which demands ransoms as high as $13 million and, some cybersecurity folks say, may be linked to the notorious Conti crew.
In a joint advisory [PDF] this week, the FBI, CISA and US Treasury Department outlined technical details about how Karakurt operates, along with actions to take, indicators of compromise, and sample ransom notes. Here's a snippet:
A 33-year-old Illinois man has been sentenced to two years in prison for running websites that paying customers used to launch more than 200,000 distributed denial-of-services (DDoS) attacks.
A US California Central District jury found the Prairie State's Matthew Gatrel guilty of one count each of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, unauthorized impairment of a protected computer and conspiracy to commit unauthorized impairment of a protected computer. He was initially charged in 2018 after the Feds shut down 15 websites offering DDoS for hire.
Gatrel, was convicted of owning and operating two websites – DownThem.org and AmpNode.com – that sold DDoS attacks. The FBI said that DownThem sold subscriptions that allowed the more than 2,000 customers to run the attacks while AmpNode provided customers with the server hosting. AmpNode spoofed servers that could be pre-configured with DDoS attack scripts and attack amplifiers to launch simultaneous attacks on victims.
RSA Conference An ambitious project spearheaded by the World Economic Forum (WEF) is working to develop a map of the cybercrime ecosystem using open source information.
The Atlas initiative, whose contributors include Fortinet and Microsoft and other private-sector firms, involves mapping the relationships between criminal groups and their infrastructure with the end goal of helping both industry and the public sector — law enforcement and government agencies — disrupt these nefarious ecosystems.
This kind of visibility into the connections between the gang members can help security researchers identify vulnerabilities in the criminals' supply chain to develop better mitigation strategies and security controls for their customers.
Law enforcement agencies around the world have arrested about 2,000 people and seized $50 million in a sweeping operation crackdown of social engineering and other scam operations around the globe.
In the latest action in the ongoing "First Light", an operation Interpol has coordinated annually since 2014, law enforcement officials from 76 countries raided 1,770 call centers suspected of running fraudulent operations such as telephone and romance scams, email deception scams, and financial crimes.
Among the 2,000 people arrested in Operation First Light 2022 were call center operators and fraudsters, and money launderers. Interpol stated that the operation also saw 4,000 bank accounts frozen and 3,000 suspects identified.
Microsoft has obtained a court order to seize 41 domains used by what the Windows giant said was an Iranian cybercrime group that ran a spear-phishing operation targeting organizations in the US, Middle East, and India.
The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit said the gang, dubbed Bohrium, took a particular interest in those working in technology, transportation, government, and education sectors: its members would pretend to be job recruiters to lure marks into running malware on their PCs.
"Bohrium actors create fake social media profiles, often posing as recruiters," said Amy Hogan-Burney, GM of Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit. "Once personal information was obtained from the victims, Bohrium sent malicious emails with links that ultimately infected their target's computers with malware."
The botnet malware EnemyBot has added exploits to its arsenal, allowing it to infect and spread from enterprise-grade gear.
What's worse, EnemyBot's core source code, minus its exploits, can be found on GitHub, so any miscreant can use the malware to start crafting their own outbreaks of this software nasty.
The group behind EnemyBot is Keksec, a collection of experienced developers, also known as Nero and Freakout, that have been around since 2016 and have launched a number of Linux- and Windows-based bots capable of launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and possibly mining cryptocurrency. Securonix first wrote about EnemyBot in March.
The former director of the University of Arkansas’ High Density Electronics Center, a research facility that specialises in electronic packaging and multichip technology, has been jailed for a year for failing to disclose Chinese patents for his inventions.
Professor Simon Saw-Teong Ang was in 2020 indicted for wire fraud and passport fraud, with the charges arising from what the US Department of Justice described as a failure to disclose “ties to companies and institutions in China” to the University of Arkansas or to the US government agencies for which the High Density Electronics Center conducted research under contract.
At the time of the indictment, then assistant attorney general for national security John C. Demers described Ang’s actions as “a hallmark of the China’s targeting of research and academic collaborations within the United States in order to obtain U.S. technology illegally.” The DoJ statement about the indictment said Ang’s actions had negatively impacted NASA and the US Air Force.
Australian Federal Police (AFP) commissioner Reece Kershaw has accused un-named nations of helping organized criminals to use technology to commit and launder the proceeds of crime, and called for international collaboration to developer technologies that counter the threats that behaviour creates.
Kershaw’s remarks were made at a meeting of the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group (FELEG), the forum in which members of the Five Eyes intelligence sharing pact – Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK and the USA – discuss policing and related matters. Kershaw is the current chair of FELEG.
“Criminals have weaponized technology and have become ruthlessly efficient at finding victims,” Kerhsaw told the group, before adding : “State actors and citizens from some nations are using our countries at the expense of our sovereignty and economies.”
A US task force aims to prevent online harassment and abuse, with a specific focus on protecting women, girls and LGBTQI+ individuals.
In the next 180 days, the White House Task Force to Address Online Harassment and Abuse will, among other things, draft a blueprint on a "whole-of-government approach" to stopping "technology-facilitated, gender-based violence."
A year after submitting the blueprint, the group will provide additional recommendations that federal and state agencies, service providers, technology companies, schools and other organisations should take to prevent online harassment, which VP Kamala Harris noted often spills over into physical violence, including self-harm and suicide for victims of cyberstalking as well mass shootings.
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