Cybercrime

Gov't offers $3 million reward for info on alleged Carder.su cybercriminals

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The U.S. Department of State is offering up to $3 million for information leading to the arrest of two men who are allegedly tied to the Carder.su cybercrime syndicate.

Speeding up breach detection

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In this video, Giora Engel, cofounder and chief product officer with LightCyber, talks about what organizations could be doing to more quickly detect breaches, and the best course of action to take when an incident is discovered.

Silk Road drug dealer sentenced to five years in prison

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Steven Sadler sold close to a million dollars' worth of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine over the underground marketplace the Silk Road.

March madness: The elite 8 of security threats

70% of the stories reported during March Madness are linked to malware, not basketball.

NYPD union website hacked

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The New York Police Department's (NYPD) Captains Endowment Association website was hit by a cyber attack over the weekend.

Drupal SQL injection vulnerability attacks persist, despite patch release

Drupal SQL injection vulnerability attacks persist, despite patch release

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Although a highly critical Drupal SQL injection vulnerability was patched nearly six months ago, attackers continue to successfully exploit websites that have failed to update their systems.

Black market Evolution disappears along with $12M in Bitcoin

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The dark web marketplace is known for facilitating drug deals and the sale of other illegal goods and services.

NYPD officer arrested for hacking FBI databases

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A (NYPD) officer was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly hacking into a restricted NYPD computer and other sensitive law enforcement databases.

Silk Road forum moderator pleads guilty in Manhattan

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An Australian man, Peter Nash, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Report: Authorities close to filing charges against JPMorgan hackers

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Unnamed sources speaking with The New York Times have indicated that the feds are close to filing a case against the cybercriminals behind the attacks.

'TeslaCrypt' holds video game files hostage in ransomware first

'TeslaCrypt' holds video game files hostage in ransomware first

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Bromium Labs detailed a new ransomware campaign that holds video game and iTunes files hostage.

Hacker threatens S. Korean nuclear power plants if ransom not paid

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The attacker has already released some files via Twitter, but the state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. has yet to determine if the information is sensitive.

Chicago man convicted in ATM skimming spree that netted $5 million

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Dinu Horvat faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine for playing a lead role in the operation that affected thousands of bank customers.

5 file transfer strategies to strengthen your organization's security and compliance

Security auditors make a living picking apart mid-to-large size organizations security practices. And there are a lot of reasons businesses need to pay more attention than ever.

Russian man pleads guilty to wire fraud in online fraud scheme

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Alexey Svetlichnyy, a Russian national that resides in Tewsbury, Mass., plead guilty to his part in an online criminal ruse that netted he and his co-conspirators more than $400,000.

New York private investigator pleads guilty to computer hacking charge

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A New York City-based private investigator has pled guilty to one charge of conspiracy to commit computer hacking, which carries a maximum sentence of five years.

Disgruntled former employee pleads guitly to power supplies co. hack

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The FBI said Michael Meneses deleted code so his former employer would miscalculate work orders and otherwise wreaked havoc on operations.

DDoS attack takes down Femsplain.com

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A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack took feminist website Femsplain offline this weekend and corresponded with International Women's Day.

Understanding SSL best practices

The Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol is under attack. In the last year, new vulnerabilities have been uncovered that allows malicious attackers to undermine security that organizations put in place to protect themselves and their end users sensitive information.

U.K. National Crime Agency arrests 56 alleged cybercriminals in week-long operation

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British law enforcement arrested 56 people, including a man accused of hacking the U.S. Department of Defense, this past week in operations targeting alleged cybercrime perpetrators.

Indictment reveals theft of one billion email addresses from ESPs, three charged

Indictment reveals theft of one billion email addresses from ESPs, three charged

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Prosecutors say the defendants were behind one of the largest reported data breaches in U.S. history.

Fraudsters use Apple Pay to purchase goods with stolen cards

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Credit card data from the Target and Home Depot breaches has been used by attackers to make purchases at Apple stores via the popular Apple Pay system.

Alleged Anonymous hacker deported back to the U.S.

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Alleged Anonymous member Matt DeHart was deported back to the U.S. and now faces child pornography charges.

Revenge porn site operators ordered to pay plaintiff $900,000

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Last year, the operators of ugotposted[.]com were ordered to pay $385,000 in a default judgment.

Madonna hacker indicted in Israeli court

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An Israeli man was charged on four counts in a magistrate's court for hacking Madonna, stealing her unreleased music and selling it.

Fears of cybersecurity attacks increase among U.S. workers, survey finds

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In a poll that surveyed 1,008 U.S. adults, GFI found that the fear of a cybersecurity attack has increased significantly over the past year.

U.S. offers its largest bounty for Zeus hacker Borgachev

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The State Department's Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program has ponied up $3 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev.

Lizard Squad targets Google Vietnam homepage; redirects users

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The hacker collective and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) provider disrupted service on Google's Vietnamese homepage through a DNS poisoning attack.

Illinois police department pays ransom after Cryptoware infection

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The Midlothian Police Department coughed up $500 ransom to an unknown hacker after one of its computers became infected by the ransomware.

Hackers still meddling in State Dept. network, three months in

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The State Department continues to find signs that hackers are in its network after a breach that may have involved the Russian government.

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