Cybercrime

Chinese hackers breach 50 U.S. gov't contractors' systems in one year

Chinese hackers breach 50 U.S. gov't contractors' systems in one year

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A new report from the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee found that multiple successful attempts were made to access and steal information from contractors' systems, and often times, the government didn't know it happened.

Two Russian cybercriminals nabbed in Android malware scheme

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Two men were arrested for stealing money from victims' bank accounts after sending malicious emails offering a romantic gift.

Nigerian police search for ringleader in major bank heist

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The suspect, Godswill Oyegwa Uyoyou, conspired with others to hack bank systems and divert 6.28 billion Naira to mule accounts.

Former CTO of Liberty Reserve pleads guilty in New York

Former CTO of Liberty Reserve pleads guilty in New York

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Mark Marmilev pleaded guilty on Thursday for his part in a money laundering conspiracy.

21-year-old 'swatting' suspect arrested in Connecticut

21-year-old 'swatting' suspect arrested in Connecticut

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Matthew Tollis is thought to have participated in multiple swatting Skype calls that targeted Harvard University and Boston University, among others.

U.K. man, who obtained bank details of 28K, pleads guilty to blackmail

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The 22-year-old man, Lewys Martin, pleaded guilty in London last week.

Activist hacker Hammond sentencing delayed two months

The sentencing for Jeremy Hammond has been delayed until Nov. 15, The Sparrow Project reported.

Barrett Brown pleads innocent following third indictment

Barrett Brown, who sometimes publicly spoke for the Anonymous collective, pleaded innocent on Wednesday in Dallas federal court to new charges that he concealed evidence, apparently related to a raid on his apartment earlier this year, according to a report.

John McAfee says he led cyber spy ops in Belize

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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.

Scammers pounce on Hurricane Sandy to spread spam

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Phishing emails targeting victims of Sandy begin to make the rounds online.

FBI rolls out round-the-clock cyber crime team

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One of the chief aims of the new program will be to determine which adversaries are behind cyber attacks against businesses and critical infrastructure.

UK wards off hacker's extradition to US

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British hacker Gary McKinnon will not be extradited to the U.S. after years of battling the move; British courts will now decide if McKinnon should face charges in the U.K.

"High" threat alert issued in midst of bank site incidents

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During a week of highly publicized website issues affecting Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase customers, a financial services industry body raised the cyber threat level in a warning to institutions.

New espionage campaign tied to RSA breach, GhostNet attacks

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Dell SecureWorks researchers believe recent attacks targeting oil and energy companies in various countries are connected to cyber criminals behind RSA's breach and the GhostNet esionage campaign.

Subway restaurant hackers admit to crime spree

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Charged in 2011 with conspiracy to commit computer fraud, wire fraud and access device fraud, two hackers have pleaded guilty to hijacking the processing systems of more than 150 Subway restaurants.

Pay-per-install pays big bucks in the mobile world

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If you thought malware installation networks were big business in the PC realm, mobile fraudsters are earning up to 10 times as much to infect Android devices.

Google Aurora attackers continue online crime spree

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The same criminal gang that infiltrated Google in 2010 is continuing to target intellectual property housed by U.S. companies, but its using new web-based tactics to maximize its effectiveness.

First arrested, then exposed: Maine sheriff leaks inmate SSNs

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Recently arrested prisoners had their Social Security numbers accidentally posted to Facebook during a software update snafu at a sheriff's office in Maine.

Cyber crooks evading advanced bank security to transfer funds

A new attack method, automatic transfer system (ATS), is being used in conjunction with popular crimeware kits to create "man-in-the-browser" assaults on bank accounts.

Debate: Sharing security data is the best way stifle cyber criminals

Debate» Sharing security data is the best way to raise the cost of entry and lower ROI for criminals and spies.

Officials preparing for cyber attacks, scams as Olympics nears

Officials preparing for cyber attacks, scams as Olympics nears

With the London Olympics set to kick off in July, U.S. security officials are warning about the event being a target for cyber criminals.

Targeted attacks cost companies an average of $200k

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A recent survey indicates that successful targeted attacks end up costing companies more than $200,000.

Cyber crime ringleader sentenced to five years in prison

Cyber crime ringleader sentenced to five years in prison

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One of the masterminds behind the infamous "Operation Phish Phry" was sentenced by a district judge to five years in prison for her part in the international ring.

Debate: Identifying culprits behind Koobface disrupts the gang's activity

Debate: Identifying the culprits behind Koobface will diminish the gang's activity.

Alleged CabinCr3w member denies hacking police sites

A 21-year-old Ohio man has pleaded innocent to charges he hacked into the websites of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association and the Salt Lake City Police Department to release sensitive data, which included crime tips and personal information about officers.

CeCOS VI: The Counter eCrime Operations Summit

CeCOS VI: The Counter eCrime Operations Summit

CeCOS VI: The Counter eCrime Operations Summit: A cybercrime conference I can't get to, but heartily recommend

New Zeus variant targets billing services providers

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The purveyors of the pernicious Zeus trojan, which traditionally have targeted corporate bank accounts, have found a new cash cow: payroll accounts.

A Monitoring Solution: Smart network management

A Monitoring Solution: Smart network management

Network monitoring solutions for the enterprise should be holistically integrated with the complete security suite...

Can you stop terrorism by policing the websites people visit?

Can you stop terrorism by policing the websites people visit?

Is jail time for the crime of visiting the wrong websites the answer to terrorism?

Hacktivism endures

Hacktivism endures

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The threat posed by politically motivated attackers, known as hacker activists, or hacktivists, is far-reaching, yet authorities are finding it difficult to take down a structurally decentralized movement.

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