Authorities Ramp Up Efforts to Capture the Mastermind Behind Emotet

June 3, 2024 at 10:25AM Law enforcement authorities are seeking information on an individual known as Odd, suspected to be the mastermind behind the Emotet malware. The cybercriminal has operated under various aliases and may be collaborating with others. Recent efforts have led to arrests and takedowns of servers associated with malware operations, intensifying the … Read more

Cyber cops plead for info on elusive Emotet mastermind

May 31, 2024 at 03:27PM Operation Endgame seeks help in capturing “Odd,” a figure behind the notorious Emotet operation, as revealed in a recent briefing. This comes after a series of takedowns and arrests related to major malware activities. The secretive nature of Emotet and the ongoing pursuit of “Odd” signal the persistence of cybercrime … Read more

Microsoft Set to Retire Grunge-Era VBScript, to Cybercrime’s Chagrin

October 12, 2023 at 04:44PM Microsoft announced that it is deprecating and eventually removing VBScript from future Windows releases. Although the programming language is nearly 30 years old, cybercriminals still use it to gain access to targets. Microsoft will make VBScript a feature on demand and users can turn it on if desired, but there … Read more