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Phishing campaign exploits fear of stolen iCloud data

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A new phishing campaign popped up last week and lures victims into handing over their Apple ID login credentials.

BlackPOS malware that struck Target also linked to Home Depot breach, report says

BlackPOS malware that struck Target also linked to Home Depot breach, report says

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The same malware that reportedly struck Target also hit Home Depot's POS systems, a new report from Brian Krebs reveals.

Report: China's underground activity doubled last year

Report: China's underground activity doubled last year

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Trend Micro found that compromised hosts, DDoS attack services and remote access trojans were the most coveted offerings in the marketplace last year.

Agora edges past Silk Road 2.0 as Darknet leader, report says

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DDoS attacks on Silk Road 2.0 and a hack at the Pandora Openmarket have paved the way for Agora to become largest Darknet marketplace.

New international cybercrime unit, J-CAT, launches pilot program

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The group will bring countries together to address major cyber security threats, including malware and botnets.

Chinese national had access to data on 5M Arizona drivers, possible breach goes undisclosed

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Although Lizhong Fan left the U.S. in 2007, the agencies responsible for giving him access to Americans' personal information have yet to disclose the details of the case to the public.

Former acting HHS cyber director convicted on child porn charges

Former acting HHS cyber director convicted on child porn charges

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Timothy DeFoggi, who was nabbed by the FBI last year in its Operation Torpedo investigation was convicted by federal jury in Nebraska.

Norwegian oil companies targeted in string of attacks

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More than 300 companies are being warned to check their systems after at least 50 oil companies confirmed that their systems were attacked.

Phishing campaign lures victims with models' photos

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Two nude models' photos reeled in unsuspecting victims who handed over their Facebook logins to gain access to adult material.

Singapore hacker, 'The Messiah,' hit with 105 computer misuse charges

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James Raj Arokiasamy, known as "The Messiah," now faces a total of 162 charges stemming from a string of attacks he conducted.

South Korean data breach impacts 27 million

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Up to seventy percent of the population aged between 15 and 65 might have had their names, resident registration numbers, account usernames and passwords stolen.

Alleged Silk Road creator faces new charges

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The man accused of creating Silk Road - a black market existing on the Deep Web and accessible through the Tor network - is facing new charges from federal prosecutors.

FBI begins investigation into 1.2 billion stolen credentials

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A couple weeks after Hold Security's initial discovery of the stolen logins, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting its own review.

Russian hacker Seleznev ordered to remain in custody

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Roman Seleznev's attorneys requested that the hacker be released on bond, but their pleas were rejected this past week.

Chinese national indicted over Boeing, Lockheed Martin hack

Chinese national indicted over Boeing, Lockheed Martin hack

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With the help of two unknown co-conspirators, Su Bin allegedly stole trade secrets related to aircraft models from the defense contractors.

Former college student pleads guilty to cyberstalking faculty member

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A former student of the University of Missouri-Kansas City has pleaded guilty of harassing a faculty member for months through threatening emails.

Five charged for roles in massive bank fraud scheme

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Five individuals were charged on Wednesday for their roles in a scheme that resulted in a financial institutions reporting millions of dollars in losses.

Email spammer settles for $350K with FTC

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Yair Shalev and his company, Kobeni Inc., sent deceptive emails to consumers that led to advertisements for insurance providers.

Facial recognition software helps FBI snag fugitive 15 years later

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New facial recognition software aided the FBI in arresting a fugitive who was on the run for nearly 15 years.

Chinese teen arrested 17 hours after creating malicious 'Heart App'

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The teenage student know as "Li," created an app that has already infected at least 100,000 phones.

Hacked Canadian ISP leads to virtual currency theft

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A hacker that gained privileged access to a Canadian ISP's network hijacked net traffic from foreign networks to steal more than $83,000 in virtual currency.

Man pleads guilty to role in identity theft and credit card fraud ring

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Olanrewaju Abiola pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit access device fraud and faces a maximum prison sentence of five years.

Google tips off Texas police, leading to arrest of sex offender

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John Henry Skillern was arrested this past week after Google found an explicit image of an underage girl in his email.

Nearly 600 U.S. businesses compromised by 'Backoff' POS malware

Nearly 600 U.S. businesses compromised by 'Backoff' POS malware

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Attackers are brute-forcing remote desktop software to infect point-of-sale devices with relatively new malware known as Backoff.

Former student sentenced to six months for Nebraska university hack

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Daniel Stratman was a senior at University of Nebraska-Lincoln when he was arrested for hacking into the university's computer system and accessing personal information.

U.K. hacker charged in third state for Adobe ColdFusion exploitation

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Lauri Love allegedly stole the information of more than 100,000 government employees and is already facing charges in New Jersey and New York.

Six charged in global StubHub scheme, company defrauded out of $1 million

Six charged in global StubHub scheme, company defrauded out of $1 million

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Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance announced on Monday that six individuals are charged for their roles in a global scheme that defrauded StubHub out of $1 million.

More charged for roles in three separate Android app piracy groups

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Indictments unsealed in the Northern District of Georgia on Monday charge members of three separate Android app piracy groups.

Russia protests arrest of hacker Seleznev, demands release

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The Russian Foreign Ministry lodged a protest with the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, demanding the return of Roman Seleznev.

Teen posed as Anonymous, arrested for major DDoS attacks in Norway

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A 17-year-old in Norway was arrested and charged with launching distributed denial-of-service attacks against banks and other companies in the country.

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