The US Trade Representative’s office is considering placing foreign Amazon sites on the "Notorious Markets" list due to a rise in counterfeit goods, the Wall Street Journal reports. If this happens, Amazon will become the first US company whose operations were placed on the list, which is meant to track platforms that facilitate the sale of counterfeit goods.
The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) revealed that a member of the cybercriminal group known as "Lurk" was sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to pay £270,000 ($355,000), ZDNet notes. The fraudster, Zain Qaiser, was a 25-year-old computer science student from Essex. Mr. Qaiser would impersonate legitimate companies and buy ad space on adult websites. The ad space was then used for malvertising. Among the malware that was delivered by these ads was the Reveton ransomware. The Lurk group is estimated to have infected millions of computers with malware before most of its members were arrested by Russia's FSB in 2016.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned Russia from participating in international sporting events for the next four years, which includes the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Beijing 2022 Winter Games, and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the BBC reports. Based on Russia's response when it was banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics, the world should anticipate more anti-WADA cyberattacks.