The Cyber & Crime Files with Michelle Lamb
By Cyber & Crime Files
The Cyber & Crime Files with Michelle LambJan 01, 2022
Have You Been Pwned?
Log4j is causing panic across the globe and authorities discovered 225 million compromised accounts online. Find out if you’re data is on the list or among the billions listed online.
Cyber Attackers Gone Wild
There has been a surge in cyber-attacks globally. Cybersecurity researchers say they have discovered 55 billion attempted attacks in just the past few months alone.
"The First 48"
The hunt is on for a cybercriminal group with the ability to steal data and launch ransomware attacks within 48 Hours of infecting their target's device.
International Law Enforcement Hits the Kill Switch on Emotet Botnet
Emotet Botnet wreaked havoc for years, recently compromising the data of over 4.3 million people across the world. An international cyber operation involving law enforcement in Canada, Europe, and the United States put a stop to the global threat posed by this notorious malware.
Online Romance Scams Double, Over $300 Million in Losses Reported to the FTC
Online scammers are on the hunt during the pandemic. Officials say victims' losses from romance scams have doubled over the past year, reaching a record $304 million dollars.
Hacker Attempts Pre-Super Bowl Cyber-Attack on Small Town near Tampa Bay's Water Supply System
Authorities are on the hunt for a Hacker that attempted to poison a small town near Tampa Bay's water supply system days before the Super Bowl.
Dating Website Hacked, Millions of Users’ Data Leaked
A dating website is among several companies recently hacked by a well-known threat actor exposing millions of consumers’ data.
New Form of "Swatting" On The Rise
The FBI makes an announcement after an increased number of "swatting" incidents involving smart devices. Consumers are urged to secure devices and use strong passwords.
"Pearl Harbor of Cyber Attacks"
A major cybersecurity attack in America is being called the "Pearl Harbor of Cyber Attacks." It was discovered by a private security firm this month. Officials said the threat actors compromised the software company SolarWinds' system to spy on their clients which included the Pentagon, the US Treasury Department, and the White House.
Ransomware Linked to Patient's Death and Major Security Breach
October is Cybersecurity Awareness month! In recent months, there have been several major cyber-attacks across the globe. In this episode of the Cyber & Crime Files, we take a look at a ransomware attack that turned deadly abroad and another ransomware attack that lead to a security breach at a major US company.
Cyber Stalker Sentenced, After Terrorizing Victims For Years
A jilted lover turned Cyber Stalker has his day in court.