Crime

Man pleads guilty to Comcast scam

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A Philadelphia man entered an open guilty plea to a scam that lowered the monthly bills of 5,790 Comcast customers who each paid between $75-$100.

Three laptops stolen from New York podiatry office, 6,475 at risk

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Nearly 6,500 patients of New York-based Sims and Associates Podiatry may have had personal information compromised after three laptops were stolen.

New VOICE website a resource tool for cyber crime victims

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A new website created to aid consumers in quickly reporting cyber crime is now available.

POS malware risks millions of payment cards for Michaels, Aaron Brothers shoppers

POS malware risks millions of payment cards for Michaels, Aaron Brothers shoppers

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An investigation dating back to January has finally confirmed that malware on point-of-sale systems may have compromised payment card data for millions of Michaels Stores and Aaron Brothers customers.

Phishing scam targets Michigan public schools

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Unknown attackers used the finance director's email account to request wire transfers from the school district's accounting department.

Arrested Canadian hacker 'believed' to have exploited Heartbleed bug

Arrested Canadian hacker 'believed' to have exploited Heartbleed bug

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested a 19-year-old man in Ontario who they believe exploited the Heartbleed bug to steal information from a federal agency.

German Aerospace Center discovers spy malware on network

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The possibly foreign malware affected all computer systems and left little for investigators to work from because it was designed to self-destruct.

Two plead guilty for roles in separate Android app piracy groups

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Two members of different Android app piracy groups pleaded guilty this week to conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement.

Tech manufacturer's online payment system breached

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LaCie confirmed an unauthorized party used malware to access its online payment system for almost a year and could have stolen customer information.

UK cosmetic surgery group extorted by hacker that stole data on 500K

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An attacker stole information on 500,000 individuals that submitted inquiries on the Harley Medical Group website, and then attempted to extort the UK-based cosmetic surgery group for money.

Texas man receives 14 more charges for brute-force attack

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Fidel Salinas allegedly attempted to access the Hidalgo County server multiple times between November 2011 and January 2012.

Trio charged with hacking, stealing data from U.S. Army, Microsoft and more

Trio charged with hacking, stealing data from U.S. Army, Microsoft and more

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According to a sealed indictment published online, three men face more than a dozen charges for hacking into computer systems and stealing data from the U.S. Army, Microsoft and more.

Federal appeals court overturns conviction of AT&T hacker "weev"

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A federal appeals court determined that New Jersey was the wrong venue to convict and sentence AT&T hacker Andrew "weev" Auernheimer.

200,000 South Korean credit card users' information stolen

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The personal information was used to create fake cards and create charges worth at least $115,000.

Indictment charges 'Jabber Zeus Crew' with using malware to steal millions

Indictment charges 'Jabber Zeus Crew' with using malware to steal millions

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Nine individuals are charged in an operation dating back to 2009, which involved infecting computers with the Zeus trojan and using the malware to steal millions.

Card skimming device found on NYC subway station machine

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The device was found attached to a MetroCard machine at the Columbus Circle 1 train station.

Man pleads guilty for involvement in $50M scam

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A Georgia man has plead guilty to racketeering charges related to a credit card trafficking ruse that resulted in more than $50 million being lost globally.

More states look into Experian co. breach exposing 200 million records

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Efforts are now reportedly underway in Iowa and North Carolina as part of a multistate probe.

Report: Neiman Marcus breach work of Russian hackers who targeted Heartland

Report: Neiman Marcus breach work of Russian hackers who targeted Heartland

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The group being implicated has stolen over 160 million card numbers over the years by hacking organizations, including Heartland Payment Systems, Visa and 7-Eleven.

Another 170K L.A. county health clients impacted in Sutherland breach

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An additional 170,200 Los Angeles County Department of Health Services clients were identified as having been impacted in the February theft of computers from Sutherland Healthcare Solutions.

Connecticut, Illinois to investigate massive breach at Experian co.

Connecticut, Illinois to investigate massive breach at Experian co.

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The breach struck Experian subsidiary, Court Ventures, and compromised the personal and financial data of more than 200 million Americans.

Mortgage software provider Ellie Mae suffers DDoS attack

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Ellie Mae had its services shut down yesterday after a suspected distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

Two men plead guilty to role in worldwide hacking operation

Two men plead guilty to role in worldwide hacking operation

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The men, who are New York and Massachusetts residents, led "cash out" operations for an international scheme.

Attorney of alleged Silk Road operator files for dismissal of charges

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Ross Ulbricht's attorney argued that Bitcoin isn't money in its legal definition.

Anonymous DDoS attack dismantles Albuquerque Police website

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The hacktivist collective Anonymous organized a DDoS attack that made good on its promise to shut down the Albuquerque Police Department's website.

Devices stolen from Palomar Health staffer, data on 5K patients at risk

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An encrypted laptop and two unencrypted flash drives containing personal information on 5,000 patients were stolen from a Palomar Health employee.

Feds indict 17 involved in international ATM skimming spree

Feds indict 17 involved in international ATM skimming spree

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Using stolen debit card information, the defendants created phony replicas of cards to make fraudulent transactions at various Chicago ATMs.

Experts suggest transaction malleability did not ruin Mt. Gox

Experts suggest transaction malleability did not ruin Mt. Gox

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In a paper released on Wednesday, Swiss researchers suggest the transaction malleability Bitcoin flaw did not ruin Mt. Gox, despite what the Tokyo-based company announced.

Members of mobile app piracy group Appbucket plead guilty

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Two Florida men face jail time after pleading guilty to criminal charges related to illegally distributing copyrighted Android mobile device apps.

Attackers get cash out of ATMs by sending SMS messages

Attackers get cash out of ATMs by sending SMS messages

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Criminals are using SMS messages to get cash out of ATMs, according to Symantec.

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