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Russian hacker receives 4.5 years in prison for running botnet
Russian hacker receives 4.5 years in prison for running botnet
Dimitry Belorossov has been sentenced to four and a half years in U.S. prison for his part in using the Citadel banking Trojan and for running a botnet. ...... 07 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
Beware offers of free PSN and Steam codes
Beware offers of free PSN and Steam codes
A security firm has taken a look at offers of free codes for PlayStation Network and Steam spreading online to see what's really going on. ...... 07 Dec 2014 - 2 comments
Feds probe threats against Sony Pictures employees' families
Feds probe threats against Sony Pictures employees' families
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into threats received by employees of Sony Pictures claiming to be from the hackers that targeted ...... 06 Dec 2014
German high court refuses to extradite hacker to U.S.
German high court refuses to extradite hacker to U.S.
The German High Court has decided not to permit the extradition of a man once described as the world's "number two" hacker to the United States ...... 05 Dec 2014 - 2 comments
Cyber attacks hit three more U.S. retailers during the holidays
Cyber attacks hit three more U.S. retailers during the holidays
According to a report, three more well-known U.S. retailers suffered cyber attacks and data breaches over the holidays. U.S. retailers Target ...... 13 Jan 2014
FBI hunts elusive malware author, offers $50k for information
FBI hunts elusive malware author, offers $50k for information
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has identified a malware author as one of its most wanted, and is offering a reward up to $50,000 for information. ...... 11 Nov 2013
Man charged with hacking U.S. government networks
Man charged with hacking U.S. government networks
A man has been arrested in England on suspicion of hacking into U.S. government networks. Lauri Love is accused of hacking into U.S. government ...... 03 Nov 2013
Major hacking tool suspect arrested in Russia
Major hacking tool suspect arrested in Russia
Russian police have reportedly arrested a man alleged to be behind two infamous exploit kits used by cybercriminals to spread malware. According ...... 09 Oct 2013
Washington Post site hacked by Syrian group
Washington Post site hacked by Syrian group
The Washington Post has said that its website was hacked by the supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The website of Time and CNN ...... 15 Aug 2013 - 1 comment
Moscow man pleads not guilty in credit card hacking case
Moscow man pleads not guilty in credit card hacking case
A Russian man has pleaded not guilty in a U.S. court in New Jersey to charges related to the largest cybercrime case prosecuted in the country. ...... 13 Aug 2013 - 1 comment
Eight charged in cybercrime operation in U.S.
Eight charged in cybercrime operation in U.S.
Eight charged in New Jersey with conspiracy to commit cyberattacks on financial institutions and government sites, to commit money laundering ...... 14 Jun 2013
SpyEye malware peddler extradited to the United States
SpyEye malware peddler extradited to the United States
An Algerian man accused of developing, marketing, distributing and controlling the SpyEye malware has been extradited to the United States. ...... 07 May 2013 - 4 comments
Norwegian teens arrested for web attacks
Norwegian teens arrested for web attacks
Norwegian teens charged with cyber crimes. An 18 year old and a 19 year old have been arrested by police in Norway in connection with cyber ...... 09 May 2012
Criminals will target HTML 5, NFC, warns expert
Criminals will target HTML 5, NFC, warns expert
HTML 5 will solve some security problems, and create new ones. HTML 5 promises to allow the Internet to finally do away with plug-ins such ...... 03 Dec 2011 - 1 comment
UK police warn 'wannabe hacktivists'
UK police warn 'wannabe hacktivists'
UK's Metropolitan Police reminds potential hacktivists that the actions are a crime and they will be prosecuted. Using its official Twitter ...... 04 Aug 2011 - 5 comments
McAfee uncovered massive cyber attacks from 'state actor'
McAfee uncovered massive cyber attacks from 'state actor'
McAfee finds disturbing evidence of mass global data breaches in analysis of C&C servers. In total, 72 organizations have been alerted by ...... 03 Aug 2011 - 1 comment
South Korean hack affects millions
South Korean hack affects millions
Chinese hackers blamed for web breaches. South Korea is blaming hackers located in China for stealing data from 35 million accounts on a ...... 28 Jul 2011
     

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