Crime

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.

New group provides threat intelligence to domain registrars, other firms

New group provides threat intelligence to domain registrars, other firms

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Name.com, Facebook and Verizon are among the companies backing the newly-formed Secure Domain Foundation (SDF).

Basecamp becomes latest victim of extortion-based DDoS attack

Basecamp becomes latest victim of extortion-based DDoS attack

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Basecamp has become the latest victim of an extortion-based distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, according to a Monday notification.

Revenge porn site operators forced to pay $385,000

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A federal judge in Ohio ordered the two men to pay one of their victims.

About 200,000 Mt. Gox Bitcoins, $115 million, found in old-format wallet

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About 200,000 Mt. Gox Bitcoins have been recovered in an obsolete old-format wallet, bringing the total amount of the virtual currency allegedly pilfered down to 650,000 Bitcoins.

"Gangs Beyond Borders" report charts Calif.'s battle with cyber crime

"Gangs Beyond Borders" report charts Calif.'s battle with cyber crime

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On Thursday, California Attorney General Kamala Harris released the 118-page report on international criminal groups targeting the state.

Authorities arrest infamous hacker "Diabl0" in Bangkok

Authorities arrest infamous hacker "Diabl0" in Bangkok

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Farid Essebar, also known as Diabl0, previously served prison time for his role in creating the Zotob worm.

Fourteen men arrested for operating child porn ring on Tor network

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On Tuesday, authorities announced the arrest of 14 men who are being charged in the U.S. with operating a child porn ring on the underground Tor network, according to an AP report.

Three fraudsters indicted for roles in global cyber crime scheme

Three fraudsters indicted for roles in global cyber crime scheme

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Three men on their way to scoring more than $15 million in a cyber crime scheme instead scored formal charges in New Jersey District Court for their alleged roles in the international conspiracy, according to an indictment.

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