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The holidays are a busy time for everyone… especially for hackers trying to phish your employees.
Paunch, the creator of the infamous Blackhole exploit kit, is being prosecuted along with 12 other individuals involved in a Russia-based cybercrime ring, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has confirmed (via Google Translate).
The European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol, working with police in Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Bulgaria, Spain, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom, have taken down a criminal network of Latvian payment card fraudsters and arrested eight key members of the group.
Cybercriminals have been ramping up their efforts as the year draws to a close, and have initiated hundreds - if not thousands - email spam campaigns, trying every approach possible to get users to part with their personal and financial information, or to install malware.
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