Cybercrime

Former Georgia-Pacific sysadmin charged with damaging protected computers

Former Georgia-Pacific sysadmin charged with damaging protected computers

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The Louisiana man, Brian Johnson, was arrested Wednesday following his federal grand jury indictment last week.

More than 440K new Android malware strains found in Q1, study finds

More than 440K new Android malware strains found in Q1, study finds

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Mobile malware jumped 6.4 percent from Q4 2015 to Q1 2015 with half of the malware being financially motivated, a G DATA study showed.

JPMorgan reassigns CISO a year after major data breach

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JPMorgan Chase reassigned the executive in charge of network security a year after he was criticized for his handling of a major data breach.

NYC private investigator sentenced for hiring hackers

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Eric Saldarriaga was sentenced to three months in prison after he hired hackers to access victims' email accounts.

Akhter twins plead guilty to State Dept. hack, other crimes

Akhter twins plead guilty to State Dept. hack, other crimes

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The twins, Muneeb and Sohaib Akhter, face a maximum 50- and 30-year prison sentence, respectively.

Dridex banking malware spreading through new spam campaign

Dridex banking malware spreading through new spam campaign

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Heimdal Security outlined a recent Dridex-spreading spam campaign that tries to trick users into opening a malicious macros-enabled document.

DOJ investigates ATF official in possible data breach

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An ATF official is under investigation by the DOJ for allegedly improperly accessing and downloading ATF employee data.

Europol, Interpol, and Ameripol arrest 130 suspected of airline fraud

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Europol, Ameripol and Interpol collaborated to arrest 130 individuals across 49 countries between June 16 and 17 as part of a global initiative targeting criminals using stolen credit card information to purchase airline tickets,

Study: Click-fraud malware often leads to more dire infections

Study: Click-fraud malware often leads to more dire infections

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Although often considered relatively innocuous, click-fraud malware infections could be the start of serious enterprise security issues.

SEC commissioner urges info sharing, quick action at SINET summit

SEC commissioner urges info sharing, quick action at SINET summit

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At a SINET Innovation Summit in New York, SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar said the agency needs to do more and called for more formalized information sharing.

SEC asks firms for data breach details linked to insider trading

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is asking hacked firms to provide details on their breaches where stolen information from emails may have been used for insider trading.

Blackshades creator sentenced to 57 months in prison

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The owner and co-creator of the Blackshades remote administration tool (RAT) was sentenced to 57 months in prison in a U.S. federal court on Tuesday.

Germany agrees to extradite Turkish hacker to U.S.

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A Turkish man accused of stealing nearly $60 million in ATM heists and cyber attacks will be extradited to the U.S. after a custody battle.

Study: cannabis, pharmaceuticals, MDMA most exchanged goods on deep web

Study: cannabis, pharmaceuticals, MDMA most exchanged goods on deep web

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An analysis of the top 15 vendors across all marketplaces on the deep web showed that cannabis, pharmaceuticals and MDMA are the top three most exchanged goods, according to a recent

Secret Service agent pleads guilty for pocketing $820K from Silk Road

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U.S. agent charged accused of stealing $820,000 worth of Bitcoin has reached a plea agreement.

Three NM teens indicted for cyberattack on baby formula website

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Three New Mexico teens were indicted after prompting a cyber attack against the Enfamil baby formula website from their school computer.

Canadian police arrest nine men in 'romance fraud' scheme

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Canadian police arrested nine suspects in connection to a romance fraud ring that cost victims $1.5 million earlier this week.

Magazine publisher loses $1.5 million in phishing attack

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Bonnier Publications was targeted in a phishing attack that tricked an employee to transfer $3 million to a Chinese bank. Only half of the money has been recovered.

Study: 86.2M consumer calls scams, enterprise incidents up 30 percent

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A study by Pindrop Security showed a 30 percent rise in enterprise phone scams with consumers hit with 86.2 million scam calls monthly.

Man gets 135 months in federal prison for child exploitation offenses

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A 45-year-old man used the internet to attempt to entice minors to engage in unlawful sexual conduct with him, and possessed child pornography.

Survey: 75 percent of companies have significant risk exposure

Survey: 75 percent of companies have significant risk exposure

More than 400 security pros from companies of all sizes in 61 countries completed self-assessment tests against NIST Cybersecurity Framework for RSA's Cybersecurity Poverty Index.

'Celebgate' nude photo leaker accessed more than 500 accounts

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Emilio Herrera reportedly accessed more than 500 iCloud accounts and attempted to log into hundreds of others.

49 arrested in Europe for phishing, MitM scheme that netted millions of euro

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Europol arrested a total of 49 suspects Tuesday as the result of a joint investigation into a cybercrime gang that defrauded victims out of six million euro.

SC Congress Toronto: The worst of ransomware is yet to come

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During a panel at SC Magazine's Toronto conference, a panel of IT security professionals discussed ransomware and its possible future iterations.

Study: Cyber criminals' ROI exceeds 1000 percent

Study: Cyber criminals' ROI exceeds 1000 percent

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Trustwave's annual security report looked at cybercrime and the return-on-investment that makes the digital criminal life attractive.

Silk Road creator appeals case

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Ross Ulbricht, the creator of dark web marketplace the Silk Road, is appealing his recent conviction and sentencing.

NYC man robbed at gunpoint for $1,100 in Bitcoin

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A New York man was robbed at gunpoint for $1,100 worth of Bitcoin in a Craigslist deal gone bad.

House bill would give DOJ $4 million to fight cyber harassment

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A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would give the Justice Department $4 million hire and train additional FBI agents to enforce existing cybercrime laws.

NEWS ALERT: U.S. Office of Personnel Management suffers major breach

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The Associated Press reported on Thursday that the White House administration and other government entities are investigating a massive breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Twin brothers arrested in Russia over suspected bank fraud operation

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International law enforcement, with the help of security firm Group-IB, arrested alleged members of the criminal group in late May.

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