Crime

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.

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.

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