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Ukraine blames Belarus for PC-wiping ‘ransomware’ that has no recovery method and nukes target boxen

After last week’s website defacements, Ukraine is now being targeted by boot record-wiping malware that looks like ransomware but with one crucial difference: there’s no recovery method. Officials have pointed the finger at Belarus. Fountain at Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus Targets of this new malware wave “span multiple government, [...]

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European Cybercrime Centre confident it’s kicked credit card crims – again

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The US Attorney’s Office of Arizona on Wednesday announced the indictment of two men on charges that they defrauded musicians and associated companies by claiming more than $20m in royalty payments for songs played on YouTube.

The 30-count indictment against Jose Teran, 36, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Webster Batista, 38, of Doral, Florida, was returned by a grand jury on November 16, 2021. It accuses the two men of conspiracy, wire fraud, transactional money laundering, and aggravated identity theft in connection with a scheme to steal YouTube payments.

“In short, Batista and Teran, as individuals and through various entities that they operate and control, fraudulently claimed to have the legal rights to monetize a music library of more than 50,000 songs,” the indictment [PDF] alleges.

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