The FBI reports it has seen a rise of malware over the past few months targeting small and medium businesses and municipal government entities and school districts. Once a malicious attachment or link is opened, keylogging tactics obtain bank account info where criminals then initiate wire transfers or Automated Clearinghouse Transfers (ACH). The report also cites that in some cases individuals have been recruited to unknowingly help criminals with “work at home” jobs that tell them they will be working on sending these fraudulent funds transfers by Western Union or Moneygram. FBI has links to US CERT for help. Read the statement. [FBI]
An FBI advisory warns law enforcement and government officials they could be the targets of hacktivists and doxing.
Carnegie Mellon University implied in a statement that it received a subpoena requesting its research on breaking Tor hidden services, and also implied it was not paid $1 million for the work as alleged by the Tor Project.
The Tor Project accuses the FBI of paying Carnegie Mellon University $1 million to attack Tor hidden services and uncloak users of the anonymity network.