Crime

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.

Chinese man charged with hack of Boeing, Lockheed Martin aircraft data

Chinese man charged with hack of Boeing, Lockheed Martin aircraft data

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Stephen Su is accused of accessing U.S. firms' systems, including defense contractors Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

Hotel business center computers see uptick in keylogger malware

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Attackers are targeting hotel business center computers with keylogger malware, according to a U.S. Secret Service advisory to companies in the hospitality industry.

Man pleads guilty to bank fraud, 48-hour global operation netted $14 million

Man pleads guilty to bank fraud, 48-hour global operation netted $14 million

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A man arrested in Germany and extradited to the United States in 2012 pleaded guilty to bank fraud on Friday for his role in a global operation that netted $14 million within 48 hours.

Romanian man sentenced to 45 months for role in phishing scheme

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For his role in massive phishing scheme involving stolen payment card data, a Romanian man was sentenced on Tuesday to 45 months in prison.

Russian man arrested for POS hacks draws Russia's ire

Russian man arrested for POS hacks draws Russia's ire

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Roman Seleznev, son of a Russian lawmaker, was picked up in Maldives and taken into U.S. custody in Guam, three years after being indicted.

Phishers target Silk Road Bitcoin bidders, more than $62K stolen from Australian firm

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Australia-based Bitcoins Reserve lost more than $62,000 after phishers began targeting bidders interested in the auction of 30,000 Bitcoins confiscated in the Silk Road takedown.

Massachusetts man charged in Twitter hack

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Cameron Lacroix, who recently plead guilty to computer hacking and payment card theft, faces new charges related to the hacking of Zendesk, which provides helpdesk services to Twitter.

DailyMotion users redirected to exploits in pay-per-click ruse

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Popular video sharing service DailyMotion was compromised on June 28, redirecting users to the Sweet Orange Exploit kit.

Brazilian 'bolware' gang targeted $3.75B in transactions, RSA finds

Brazilian 'bolware' gang targeted $3.75B in transactions, RSA finds

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RSA has revealed the extent of bolware attacks in the country, which have remained a pervasive issue in the financial sector.

Microsoft seizes No-IP domains in effort to stop malware infections

Microsoft seizes No-IP domains in effort to stop malware infections

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The legal action was taken to disrupt the spread of remote access trojans njRAT and njw0rm.

NCA charges 17-year-old London man for role in massive Spamhaus DDoS attack

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A 17-year-old London teen has been charged with computer misuse, fraud and money laundering offenses, partly for his role in the 2013 Spamhaus DDoS attacks.

College student faces computer fraud charges, hacked peers' accounts

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A Pasco-Hernando State College student has been arrested and charged with 11 felony computer fraud charges after hacking into student accounts.

Massachusetts man pleads guilty to computer hacking, payment card theft

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A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty on Monday to hacking into the computer networks of law enforcement agencies and an educational institution, as well as with stealing financial account information.

NYPD, FBI, MTA create joint cyber crime task force

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The three agencies will share resources with the Financial Cyber Crimes Task Force, which will be based out of the FBI's New York field office.

Blind mobile hacker receives two-year jail sentence

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A blind man has been sentenced to two years in prison after a court found him guilty of hacking into the mobile accounts of prominent African politicians and business men and stealing airtime.

Security firm discusses cyber attack on large hedge fund

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A large hedge fund was the victim of a complex cyber attack in late 2013 that ended up costing the organization millions of dollars.

Carwash POS systems hacked, card data stolen, used

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Police in Everett, Wash., working with the Secret Service, found that hackers stole credit card data from POS systems at 40 carwashes nationwide.

Microsoft and Google to release smartphones with 'kill switch'

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Future smartphones released by tech giants Microsoft and Google will include a "kill switch" feature that would allow users to disable the devices if they're lost or stolen.

Code Spaces shuts down following DDoS extortion, deletion of sensitive data

Code Spaces shuts down following DDoS extortion, deletion of sensitive data

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Following a DDoS attack, attackers deleted sensitive data and put code hosting and project management services provider Code Spaces out of business.

FBI arrests alleged NullCrew member, faces maximum of 10 years in jail and $250K fine

FBI arrests alleged NullCrew member, faces maximum of 10 years in jail and $250K fine

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Timothy French was arrested by the FBI on June 11 and charged on Monday with conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse.

Evernote forum breached, profile information compromised

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The official discussion forum of Evernote has been hacked, leaving users' profile information accessible to attackers.

Domino's extortion breach highlights rise in ransom-based attacks

Domino's extortion breach highlights rise in ransom-based attacks

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A hacker group that stole data on 650,000 French and Belgian Domino's customers is threatening to release the information if the pizza company does not pay more than $40,000.

Former Microsoft employee draws three-month prison term for leaking code

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A U.S. district court judge has sentenced a former Microsoft employee to three months in prison for stealing company trade secrets.

After Romania sentencing, charges against 'Guccifer' stack up in U.S.

After Romania sentencing, charges against 'Guccifer' stack up in U.S.

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On Thursday, the FBI announced new charges against the hacker, including counts of cyberstalking and unauthorized access of a protected computer.

Teen arrested and charged for Bell Canada hack

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The teen allegedly hacked a third-party supplier of Bell Canada, and posted the usernames and passwords of 22,421 of its customers online.

Attackers attempt DDoS extortion on Feedly

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A blog post by the news aggregator service said no user data was compromised and the company did not comply with the miscreants.

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