CyberWare hacking group is going after 2-spyware.com
CyberWare, a self-proclaimed hacking group of the “Anonymous” movement, has declared on Twitter that it will be going after 2-spyware.com. The group is participating in vigilante activities and seems to back up their ideas by performing malicious online activities.
The activity of these criminals began when they started executing Denial of Service (DDoS) at the alleged “loan scam” websites and organizations. Additionally, security researchers detected new ransomware dubbed MilkmanVictory, which was first spotted by GrujaRS on May 16, and was aimed at the said “scam” websites. The malware was distributed with the help of spear-phishing emails, boobytrapped with links to seemingly PDF files.
Another proof that the criminal gang is not backed by financial gain is the ransom note that is delivered to the infected victims. No contact information or ransom demands are provided in the text message. Instead, hackers only provide a short message which claims that the attack was performed due to alleged scamming activities of the company.
Hackers use Twitter to deliver their accusations
CyberWare account has posted the following message on Twitter on July 15, 2020:
Greetings world, We are #Anonymous!
We have declared total cyberwar against
for their scams on innocent people.
Let us teach you a lesson you’ll never forget.
Dont fuck with the internet and the internet wont fuck with you.
Just as with its previous victims, the group does not provide any evidence of scam activities taking place, but rather go by what it believes to be true. 2-spyware is a legitimate website designed to help users to warn them about malware outbreaks, distribution tactics, as well as methods of the effective removal procedure.
Besides using Twitter, cybercriminals also run a website called CyberWare Blog, which posts short messages about their targets and links to news that seem to be of a high priority, for example, “Roblox accounts hacked to support Donald Trump.”
DDoS attacks are very common, and some people behind them end up in jail
DDoS attacks are serious and often cause many problems to high-profile companies, creating service disruptions that diminish the company’s reputation. However, DDoS attacks are surprisingly easy to execute, and the service can be bought on the dark web.
There have been several such self-proclaimed “justice seekers” who were caught by federal law enforcement and put in jail for their actions. A good example is a story of a hacker named DerpTrolling – a vigilante who attempted to keep gamers away from playing during the Christmas period and attacked prominent gaming companies’ (Electronic Arts, Sony, Riot Games) servers. The hacker was sentenced to 27 months in prison and had to pay $95,000 compensation for his deeds.
Whoever is behind Cyberware seems to be motivated by strong political views and a need to express their dissatisfaction with whatever they deem to be going against those views. Unfortunately for the gang, these actions are illegal and can easily land them in jail. Malware is not a joke, and shout not be treated that way.
To all our readers, we wish you to stay safe online.