05/07/2018 08:30 PM EDT Original release date: May 07, 2018
FBI has released the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) 2017 Internet Crime Report, which highlights scams trending online. The top three crime types reported by victims in 2017 were non-payment/non-delivery, personal data breach, and phishing. Hot topics for 2017 include ransomware, business email compromise, and tech support fraud.
How does it end for phishing attackers who get caught? In a case that’s been working its way through the British courts since last September, the unusual answer is in the first-class carriage of a train travelling between Wales and London. This is a “ripping yarn” about the capture of a very successful phisher, and the forfeiture of $1.5 million in ill-gotten BitCoin.
Uninitialized variables and no Address Space Layout Randomization led to an exploitable vulnerability…