Pierluigi Paganini March 25, 2023
NCA infiltrates the cybercriminal underground with fake DDoS-for-hire sites

The U.K. National Crime Agency (NCA) revealed that it has set up a number of fake DDoS-for-hire sites to infiltrate the online criminal underground. The UK National Crime Agency announced it has infiltrated the online criminal marketplace by setting up several sites purporting to offer DDoS-for-hire services. DDoS-for-hire or ‘booter’ services allows registered users to […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 03, 2021
NCA arrested 21 customers of the WeLeakInfo service

NCA arrested 21 people in the UK as part of an operation targeting customers of WeLeakInfo service that advertised stolen personal credentials. 21 people have been arrested in the UK as part of an operation against customers of the WeLeakInfo[.]com service that had been previously selling access to data from data breaches. was a […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 07, 2018
Police arrested Apophis Squad member responsible for ProtonMail DDoS attack

UK NCA arrested a member of the Apophis Squad hacker group that launched distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against many organizations, including ProtonMail. The U.K. National Crime Agency (NCA) announced the arrest of the 19-year-old George Duke-Cohan from Hertfordshire that was involved in the ProtonMail DDoS attack. The teenager, aka “7R1D3N7,” “DoubleParallax” and “optcz1,”was arrested on August 31 and is still in […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 17, 2017
Hacker pleaded guilty to stealing satellite data from US DoD

The British hacker Sean Caffrey, 25, from Sutton Coldfield pleaded guilty to stealing satellite data from US Department of Defense (DoD). The British hacker Sean Caffrey, 25, from Sutton Coldfield pleaded guilty to stealing user accounts from a U.S. military communications system. According to the NCA, the man admitted in the Birmingham Crown Court to stealing […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 10, 2015
NCA launched #CyberChoice campaign, to prevent youngsters become cyber criminals

The Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has launched this week #CyberChoices campaign that targets parents of youngsters aged 12-15 to explain them how it is easy to be involved in cyber criminal activities. Are script kiddies a real threat? The Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) thinks so and launched a campaign to discourage teens from hacking activities […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 11, 2015
GCHQ and NCA hunting criminals in the dark web

The GCHQ and NCA join forces to fight online criminals in the Dark Web and formed a new unit called the Joint Operations Cell (JOC). The dark web is a privileged environment for cyber criminals, the marketplaces hosted in this hidden part of the web are the right places where to buy and sell any […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 01, 2015
Tango Down, NCA website offline after Lizard Squad attack

Alleged Lizard Squad hackers have DDoSed the website of the British NCA and have downed it after law enforcement arrested six teenagers clients of the group Hackers have coordinated a cyber attack against the website of the National Crime Agency (NCA) in revenge for the arrests of six teenagers that have used the DDoS tool […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 30, 2015
Teenagers arrested after using the Lizard Squad DDoS tool

Six British teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of attacking websites by using the Lizard Squad’s DDoS tool, the Lizard Stresser. Lizard Squad is the popular hacking crew that brought the online gaming networks Sony PlayStation Network and Microsoft Xbox Live with major Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. The hackers developed a tool dubbed Lizard Stresser that draws on Internet […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 07, 2015
NCA, British National Crime Agency arrested a suspected Pentagon Hacker

British NCA has arrested a 23-year-old man suspected to be a member of the hacking crew that run the attack on the US Department of Defense in the 2014. British law enforcement has identified and arrested a 23-year-old man over a hacking attack on the US Department of Defense on June 15, 2014. The law […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 14, 2014
UK – A new GCHQ-NCA unit will catch pedophiles in the Deep Web

Prime Minister Cameron announced that a newborn cyber unit composed by officials from GCHQ and NCA will fight online pedophiles even in the Deep Web. Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed that national intelligence agencies will join the efforts to track and arrest online abusers and pedophiles. The British Prime Minister announced that the British Intelligence […]