A ransomware outbreak is wreaking havoc all over the world, but especially in Spain, where Telefonica — one of the country's biggest telecommunications companies — has fallen victim, and its IT staff is desperately telling employees to shut down computers and VPN connections in order to limit the ransomware's reach.
Spanish police arrested a Russian hacker in Barcelona on the behest of US authorities on suspicion of meddling in last year's US presidential election process.
A group of criminals went as far as to register and manage two Internet Service Providers in two different countries in order to manage an illegal TV streaming platform that offered IPTV (IP Television) service to customers all over the world.
Spain's National Police Corps have detained a man in the city of Salamanca, who they suspect of being Phineas Fisher, a famous hacker who has breached Gamma Group and Hacking Team, two companies that sold cyber-surveillance software to oppressive regimes.
Spanish police officers arrested and jailed a Russian national last Friday, January 13, on suspicion of creating and operating the NeverQuest banking trojan.