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Dutch judge OKs alleged Russian hacker extradition to U.S.

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Vladimir Drinkman, who was arrested in the Netherlands in 2012 and has been fighting extradition since, will face hacking charges in a New Jersey court.

New attack uses ransomware to drop trojans and keyloggers

New attack uses ransomware to drop trojans and keyloggers

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The Internet Crime Compliant Center issued a warning on Thursday about a new scam that might be rooted in an initial ransomware infection.

Man receives jail time for Bitcoin operation on Silk Road

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Robert Faiella would sell Bitcoins to Silk Road users looking to make illegal purchases on the marketplace after using BitInstant to exchange cash for the digital currency.

Israeli police arrest alleged hacker who leaked Madonna's music

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The alleged hacker behind attacks on multiple international artists' computers, including Madonna's, was arrested in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in prison

Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in prison

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In April 2014, Brown pleaded guilty to posting an online threat aimed at a federal agent, as well as other charges.

Man pleads guilty for involvement in international hacking ring

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The value of the information stolen by the cyber criminal collective, which had members both in the United States and abroad, is between $100 and $200 million.

Two Illinois teenage students reportedly face felony charges for hacking

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Authorities say that the 16-year-old Bartlett High School students in Illinois hacked into their school's computer system.

Alleged assistant to Silk Road 2.0 operator arrested

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Brian Richard Farrell, an alleged "key player" on the dark web marketplace Silk Road 2.0, was arrested in Washington on Tuesday.

Man sentenced to 10 years over $1.2M website domain scam

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In addition to serving prison time, John Boone has been ordered to pay $1,219,138 in restitution for scamming website investors.

White House passes on petitions to fire Swartz prosecutors

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The petitions called for the firing of federal prosecutors in Aaron Swartz's case.

In child porn case, former HHS cybersecurity director gets 25 years

In child porn case, former HHS cybersecurity director gets 25 years

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Timothy DeFoggi, the former acting director of cybersecurity for Health and Human Services, was convicted in August 2014.

Sony CEO finally addresses cyber attack

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Kazuo Hirai addressed the recent cyber attack on the company at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, describing the incident as "vicious and malicious."

H4LT hacking team leaks secret Xbox One SDK, accesses unreleased games

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The account believed to have been compromised by the group contains files uploaded by 343 Industries, which produced the highly anticipated game Halo 5.

Tor creators debate research saying 80 percent of dark web traffic attributed to child abuse sites

Tor creators debate research saying 80 percent of dark web traffic attributed to child abuse sites

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Although a recent study found that nearly 80 percent of anonymous network Tor's traffic was to child abuse sites, one of the network's original designers and various experts have said the staggering stat cannot be taken at face value.

Lizard Squad begins selling DDoS tool for commercial use

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Lizard Squad, the group behind attacks on Sony's Playstation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live systems, is now selling a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) tool online that customers can use to attack any online entity.

FBI searching for cyber experts to become special agents

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Recruits would have the opportunity to become the lead agent in counterterrorism or counterintelligence investigations.

Feds to investigate hacking group, 'Lizard Squad'

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The FBI is reportedly launching an investigation after a member of the group discussed the attacks with the media.

Cyberattack fells German iron plant

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A German iron plant fell victim to a cyberattack that caused physical damage, according to a report on Wednesday from a German federal agency.

American in Uganda charged in counterfeiting scheme

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After a Secret Service-led investigation, Ugandan authorities arrested a 27-year-old American man for counterfeiting and conspiracy.

Obama promises U.S. response to Sony attack, says company made mistake

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Pointing out that North Korea had inflicted considerable damage in its Sony hack, President Obama said the U.S. would respond.

Barrett Brown sentencing delayed until January

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Barrett Brown appeared in federal court in Dallas Tuesday for sentencing, but will now have to wait until January to hear his fate.

White House calls Sony hack a "serious national security matter," gov't mulls proper response

White House calls Sony hack a "serious national security matter," gov't mulls proper response

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Sony Pictures recently canceled the "The Interview" movie release, following hacker threats.

Researchers warn of new OphionLocker ransomware

Researchers warn of new OphionLocker ransomware

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OphionLocker doesn't diverge much from previous ransomware schemes, although it does generate a unique hardware ID based on the first hard drive's serial number, the motherboard's serial number and other information.

Witnesses against Silk Road creator to be kept under wraps until days before trial

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Witnesses against Ross Ulbricht are being kept under wraps after New York district court judge Katherine Forrest determined their safety could be at-risk.

FBI op, leading to child porn convictions, used Metasploit

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Several were arrested in Operation Torpedo, including former acting HHS cyber director DeFoggi.

Black market tactics mirror those of legit business

Black market tactics mirror those of legit business

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A report from DellSecureWorks Counter Threat Unit revealed hacker training tutorials, replacement guarantees and a drop in RAT prices.

As leaks continue, Sony's legal team tells media to destroy 'stolen info'

As leaks continue, Sony's legal team tells media to destroy 'stolen info'

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Sony Pictures's attorney David Boies is demanding that news outlets destroy "stolen information" involved in the leaks.

London teen pleads guilty to SpamHaus DDoS attack

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Sean Nolan McDonough, also known as 'Narko,' pleaded guiltycomputer misuse and money laundering in connection to the massive denial-of-service attack (DDoS) on SpamHaus and Cloudflare.

Site operator pleads guilty to facilitating prostitution, a first in federal convictions

Site operator pleads guilty to facilitating prostitution, a first in federal convictions

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Eric Omuro, who also goes by "Red," ran the site myRedBook.com.

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