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Edwin Vargas, 42, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly buying email login credentials and cracking fellow officers' email accounts.
The sentences range from 20 to 32 months, with none of the defendants likely to serve the full time. There has been no formal request to extradite the U.K. men to the United States to face charges here.
Their crimes include hacking and launching DDoS attacks against high-profile organizations such as the CIA, the U.K.'s Serious Organised Crime Agency, Sony and Nintendo.
Security experts hope information gleaned by this probe into two affected processors could protect others in the financial industry.
For their role in a brazen heist, eight New York-area individuals are accused of withdrawing around $2 million in one day from hacked prepaid debit card accounts. Globally, the crime ring was responsible for stealing around $45 million.
Adrian-Tiberiu Oprea, a Romanian man, admitted that he helped steal payment card data from hundreds of U.S.-based point-of-sale (POS) systems at the sandwich chain.
One of the masterminds behind the pernicious SpyEye banking trojan has been extradited to the United States, where he will face charges for computer and wire fraud.
Sven Olaf Kamphuis, a man from the Netherlands with ties to Dutch web host CyberBunker, reportedly has been pegged as the suspect.
The FBI sought to obtain a special warrant to install surveillance software on the suspect's computer.
The not-guilty plea came a day after Reuters fired the Keys from his role as deputy social media editor.
Matthew Flannery, who is employed at a Sydney, Australia-based IT firm, faces up to 22 years in prison if convicted of the alleged offenses.
Despite the arrests of Gozi ringleaders, the banking trojan still persists and is behind thousands of new infections in the United States.
An accused member of the hacktivist group LulzSec on Thursday has been sentenced by a federal judge in Los Angeles for his role in hacking into the systems of Sony Pictures Entertainment, according to reports.
Utilizing a card skimmer, the defendants stole the banking information of 175 patrons of various Chicago restaurants, and made over $200,000 in illegal purchases.
Law enforcement in Russian and Ukraine have dealt a major blow to a prolific banking malware operation.
Fraudsters pretending to be from collections companies are seeking to recover non-existent loans. If victims don't pay up, their administrative call centers are hit by telephone denial-of-service attacks. 9-1-1 lines weren't targeted.
Eric Rosol, 37, of Wisconsin was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury.
A new do-it-yourself botnet generating tool has leaked in the wild, but miscreants believe it's not worth its $10,000 price tag.
A Romanian citizen was sentenced in a New Haven, Conn. U.S. District Court.
Matthew Weaver used a keylogger to steal student passwords and cast 480 votes for himself as student council president.
Matthew Keys denies he gave "anyone" login information that could enable them to make changes to a Los Angeles Times article.
Matthew Keys, 26, was indicted in California on charges that he helped Anonymous members deface the website of the Los Angeles Times.
A Manhattan man will serve anywhere from four-and-a-half to 13-and-a-half years in prison for organizing a card-skimming ring that led to the fraudulent purchase of luxury goods.
Two men have been indicted in Manhattan on charges they operated a nationwide ATM skimming ring that defrauded bank customers out of more than $3 million, the U.S. attorney's office has announced.
Valeri Aleksejev, an Estonian, pleaded guilty for his role in "Operation Ghost Click," where DNSChanger malware infected four million computers worldwide.
Cezar Butu received the penalty after admitting that he helped infiltrate the credit card processing systems of more than 150 Subway restaurants in 2011.
The namesake of security company McAfee, who returned to the U.S. less than a month ago, now claims he used cyber espionage tactics to uncover corruption among the power players of Belize.
Sadly, but not unexpectedly, fraudsters have jumped at the opportunity to capitalize on a national tragedy.
Gary McKinnon has received a Christmas present from the U.K. government: He will not face prosecution for his alleged role in hacking into NASA, Pentagon and military computers.