Cybercrime

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.

Research examines cost of stolen data, underground services

Research examines cost of stolen data, underground services

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Symantec tracked the price of stolen goods and malicious services, as well as black market price fluctuations over the years.

Fending off APTs from all fronts

Cybercriminals often target those areas of a network that pose the least resistance to get what they're after - usually the personally identifiable information of customers and employees, trade secrets, intellectual property and still other critical data.

The Pirate Bay knocked offline following Swedish police raid

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Local police seized servers, computers and additional equipment in the raid that took place in greater Stockholm and The Pirate Bay is still offline.

Report: Hackers tried to extort Sony execs before attack

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In an email sent to Sony Pictures' CEO and co-chairman hackers requested "monetary compensation."

Trends in organized bank fraud today

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In this video, Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer at Trend Micro, discusses trending cybercriminal tactics in 2014, such as Island Hopping.

Singaporean hacker to serve six months after hacking prime minister's website

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Mohammad Azhar Tahir used a XSS attack to hack into and deface the prime minister's website.

Exploring the digital underworld: Botnets, zero day threats and phishing

Organizations continue to face the ongoing challenges of securing a continually evolving network perimeter. Organized crime has shifted to the digital underworld.

Privileged account exploits shift the front lines of cyber security

Cyber threat investigators discuss privileged account vulnerabilities found in most serious security breaches.

Kenyan authorities arrest 77 Chinese hackers

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Police responding to a fire at an estate in Nairobi found a sophisticated cyber command center likely to be used for cyber attacks in Kenya.

First California man sentenced under 'revenge porn' law

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Noe Iniguez posted a nude photo and derogatory remarks about his ex-girlfriend on her employer's Facebook page.

Police arrest 118 suspected of airline ticket fraud

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The international crackdown effort, led by Europol, included the help of airlines and credit card companies.

Man gets 18 months in prison for accessing Subway POS devices, loading up gift cards

Man gets 18 months in prison for accessing Subway POS devices, loading up gift cards

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A California man was sentenced to 18 months in prison for remotely accessing POS machines that he sold to Subway restaurant franchises, and loading up at least $40,000 onto gift cards.

Five arrested in UK for using RATs

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Police nabbed five suspects in a series of raids, all for being suspected of using Remote Access Trojans to compromise computers.

Brigham Young University-Idaho student hacks transcript, earns $7k in scholarships

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Jacob Mahonri Espinal hacked into his school's computer system to bring his grades up from academic probation status to straight As.

FTC shuts down operations of computer repair scammers

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Two telemarketing operations conned thousands of customers by tricking them into buying into tech support services for computer problems that didn't exist.

State Department offers reward for arrest of Romanian fugitives

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Nicolae Popescu and Dumitru Daniel Bosogioiu are wanted for organizing an international crime scheme that led to millions of lost dollars.

Israeli, Thai police arrest eight in credit card extortion scam

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Israeli police arrested eight former Leumi employees in a scheme to extort millions of shekels.

'Carder.su' crime ring participant sentenced to 115 months in prison

'Carder.su' crime ring participant sentenced to 115 months in prison

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Cameron Harrison, 28, posessed more than 260 compromised credit and debit card numbers at the time of his arrest and is one of 55 people facing charges pertaining to their association with "Carder.su."

Man charged with installing malware in his former company's network

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Arturas Samoilovas allegedly illegally accessed the computer network of Eaton Corporation and installed malware after he was denied a position at the company.

Tor network moderators unsure how feds discovered and shut down Silk Road 2.0

Tor network moderators unsure how feds discovered and shut down Silk Road 2.0

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The anonymity software's moderators aren't entirely sure how up to 50 illicit websites were discovered and shut down this past week.

Mobile fraud report notes reliance on OTPs as top concern

Mobile fraud report notes reliance on OTPs as top concern

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One-time passwords (OTPs) sent via SMS are increasingly the target of Android malware, the report by Javelin revealed.

Seoul police arrest student for hacking 104 websites

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A college student showing off his technical prowess hacked into websites of malls, hospitals and universities.

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