News Wrap: Authorities Target Evil Corp., Imminent Monitor, Money Mules

In this past week, the authorities have cracked down on various BEC scams and cybercrime gangs.

In this week’s Threatpost news wrap, editors Tara Seals and Lindsey O’Donnell break down the top infosec news, including:

  • Authorities crack down on cybercrime group Evil Corp. with sanctions and charges against its leader, known for his lavish lifestyle.
  • The developers behind a commodity remote-access tool (RAT) that allows full control of a victim’s computer has been taken down by Australian and global authorities.
  • Feds are cracking down on money mules, middlemen who assist BEC schemes by receiving money from victims and forwarding proceeds to foreign-based perpetrators. Authorities say they have halted over 600 domestic money mules – exceeding last year’s 400 money mules stopped last year.

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