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So rooted is the vice among Kenyan hackers that the US has a special unit whose role is to track cyber-crime from IP addresses in Kenya. ... During Sila's trial in the US, Tenisha Manning, a Special Agent for the Criminal Investigations Department of the US Treasury said she was looking into thousands of ...
But Michael Calce is one of the world's best-known hackers — he was the kid who shut down the internet. Then, he was Mafiaboy. And one of the most wanted cyber criminals in the world. Calce gave himself the nickname when, as a 15-year-old student living in Canada, he used his computer to shut down ...

"Do not pretend that I do not exist, do not ignore me or break the deadlines," was the message from one unknown hacker to a British company targeted in February 2018 ... "This case is a good illustration of what can be done to tackle cyber crime," says Hugo Plowman, a partner at law firm Mishcon de Reya.
"The defendant setup, operated, and grew a criminal hacker-for-hire business that gave his customers the ability (and provided a layer of concealment for their identities) to commit a whole spectrum of additional crimes (e.g. against the victims' dignity, finances, safety, privacy, or other interests)." Baratov's ...
Hacker Who Carted Away With Cryptocurrency Influencer's Over $2 Million Identified ... The hacker who allegedly carted away with over $2 million belonging to respected cryptocurrency investor and YouTube influencer, Ian Balina, has been ... Other big names in crypto have been hacked by this criminal.
The Canadian hacker who helped Russian agents by breaking into more than 11,000 Yahoo email accounts could spend the next eight years behind bars, ... operated, and grew a criminal hacker-for-hire business that gave his customers the ability (and provided a layer of concealment for their identities) to ...

A criminal splinter faction from a Nigerian 'confraternity' has been running business email compromise scams for hundreds of thousands of dollars in the global maritime industry ...
Director Michael Mann's Next Project Will Be About Hacker and Criminal Mastermind Paul Le Roux ... La Roux was also a former computer programmer and a cartel crime boss and an informant to the DEA. ... Deeply and vividly, it illuminates the mind of LeRoux and the dark frontier of transnational crime.".
There's no guarantee that Mann will ever actually bring Le Roux's story to the screen—dude's 75, so there are only so many high-tension crime thrillers presumably left in him—but he noted today that he's been keeping an eye on the career criminal for some time. “Elaine Shannon's book,” Mann said today, ...
In the Czech Republic, Nikulin's attorneys and the Russian government attempted to get him sent back home to face significantly lesser criminal charges dating back to 2009. "Computer hacking is not just a crime, it is a direct threat to the security and privacy of Americans," said Attorney General Jeff ...
Indictments and sanctions the Justice and Treasury departments handed down against an Iranian business and a handful of hackers Friday were about ... Rosenstein took pains to rebut that claim during Friday's press conference, arguing that, “by making clear that criminal actions have consequences, we ...
He said Padayachee was like a son to him, and it still boggled his mind as to why he would commit such a heinous crime. “He never apologised to me or my family, or even explained why he deleted all my company's information.” The director told the court the Ransomware virus used, shuts down systems ...
Guccifer 2.0, the hacker busy stealing and leaking emails from US Democratic Party servers amid the 2016 presidential elections, turned out, surprise, surprise, ... Gert Ras, head of the Netherlands National High Tech Crime Unit, recounted with great glee how they hung out on Reddit watching online drug ...
The challenge posed by Russian organised crime is a formidable one – and not just at home. Across the world, it trafficks drugs and people, arms insurgents and gangsters, and peddles every type of criminal service, from money laundering to computer hacking. For all that, much of the rest of the world ...
"That type of criminal activity does not just cause economic harm," Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said. "It also threatens our national security. Identifying and prosecuting computer hackers is a priority for the Department of Justice." The nine defendants were accused of being affiliated with the ...
“Basically that's a fancy term saying I'm a hacker, except I hack people that ask us to, and then we tell them how to fix all the problems that we find.” DeFreese ... DeFreese said the hackers are likely a bit nervous now with all the publicity and knowing Homeland Security and the FBI on their tail. DeFreese ...
Routers, both the big corporate kind and the small one gathering dust in the corner of your home, have long made an attractive target for hackers. .... Slingshot hackers, noting that some of their techniques resemble those used by the Russian state-sponsored hacker group Turla and Russian crime networks.

"To prevent a major catastrophe, governments and nation-states need to work together with full cooperation and transparency to ensure that cyber-attribution is possible and that they hold each other responsible for the actions of criminal organisations carrying out cyber-attacks from within their borders.
Researchers reported on Thursday that the bug was embedded with fake digital fingerprints, which made it look like the work of North Korean hackers. ... It's not the first time a hacker has tried to frame a country, but it's much more sophisticated than in the past when a hacker may have inserted a Chinese ...
"We've not seen any particular impact on operations, but it's too early to say if Brexit is going to make a big impact or not," said Paul Edmunds, head of technology at the National Crime Agency's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU). See also: Tech's leaps, limps and likes: The 7 trends that defined 2017.
Security firm CrowdStrike highlights the growing global threat of both state-sponsored and criminal hackers in a new report. ... Spider (online crime): Malware and phishing exploits continue to target login credentials to financial and other sites, as well as commercial systems like ATMs and point-of-sale ...
Kamkar is one of the most famous hackers in America. He has made a career out of working his way into networked devices. It takes a lot of skill, and you have to think a bit like a criminal. That is why Kamkar has an advantage. He became notorious when he was 19 years old. It was 2005, and he had ...
The encryption widely used by hackers has made the job of crime fighters worldwide “much more complex, much more difficult,” Marshall said. But occasionally authorities have issued blows against major alleged cybercrime figures. Last July in Bangkok, Thailand, authorities arrested a 26-year-old Canadian, Alexandre ...
lbert Gonzalez and his gang of criminal hackers were responsible for data breaches in retailers and payment processors, with some estimates saying they breached over 230 million records combined. Gonzalez, considered a proficient criminal hacker, provided "dumps," a term which refers to stolen credit ...
"Cyber criminal groups are actively developing their methods and have already started to use more sophisticated techniques to spread mining software. We have already seen such an evolution - ransomware hackers were using the same tricks when they were on the rise," said Anton Ivanov, lead malware ...
Hutchins had given interviews pseudonymously, as MalwareTech, but he feared reprisal from the WannaCry hackers and had taken great pains to maintain his “OpSec,” hacker shorthand for operational security. (The rest of us call it privacy.) Most of his friends in Ilfracombe didn't know what he did for work, ...
La Roux is a former computer programmer and a former criminal cartel boss and informant to the DEA. Per Wikipedia, La Roux “created E4M, an open-source free Windows disk encryption software program, in 1999, and is a suspected creator of the open-source TrueCrypt, which is based on E4M's code.
Some digital security experts believe the heist was pulled off by an individual or a small group, given what they say is the haphazard nature of the crime. They point out that the dark site set up to facilitate trades for other cryptocurrencies was not even established until a week after the hack. The experts ...
The use of public wi-fi systems can leave users vulnerable to hackers stealing passwords and data. Kin Cheung, AP. Criminals are ... Some of those new accounts may not entail a credit check or otherwise pop up on a credit report, delaying victims' awareness of the crime. When a bank assesses account ...
... off in advance to Russian hacking of Democratic emails; another was in contact with a Twitter account used by Russian hackers; a federal judge found probable cause that a third adviser was an unlawful Russian agent. And the Trump campaign repeatedly and falsely denied any contacts with Russia.
... a cyber attack on a major German bank is traced to Romania. Cyber-crime expert Lisa Metz is then sent from Germany to her native Romania to investigate alongside a local cop. They discover a genius hacker is at large, setting up a complex series of events and relationships between the protagonists.
--DOJ CHARGES THREE DOZEN IN CYBER CRIME RING BUST: The Justice Department on Wednesday announced charges against 36 individuals as part ... --RUSSIAN HACKERS TARGETING DEFENSE CONTRACTORS: Russian hackers targeted employees at major defense contractors working on ...
Sarah Lambert, head of policy at the National Autistic Society, said the criminal justice system can often overlook the needs of autistic offenders and defendants. “As we raised in evidence in Lauri's case, autistic people need the right support so their needs are understood, particularly in prison, or they may ...
Foundation Halt and the Public Prosecution Service together launched an experiment in which young criminal hackers are sent to work at an ICT ... will teach these young hackers that they can "turn something punishable into something positive", and that "they can also have a future as an ethical hacker.
Crime doesn't pay, but sometimes it looks like it does, especially when hackers make an ATM spit out cash. The art of so-called ATM jackpotting, where ATMs are hacked to start doling out dollars–no PIN required–has been around for a while now (MIT's Technology Review has been warning about this ...
“Handing the hackers money simply continues to fund their efforts with no guarantee that you'll personally be able to regain access to your digital life,” warned Nick Shaw, general manager of Norton EMEA. “In the case of ransomware, crime pays, and we can all take some simple steps to thwart their efforts.”.
Hacker was charged with first-degree rape of someone incapable of consent/physically helpless and first offense first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine). He was booked into the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Monday night, according to online jail records.
The largest criminal operation trying to infect people using these advertising networks in 2017 - which bought over a billion ad impressions - has been detailed in a new report by Confiant. According to the cybersecurity company, a criminal organisation called the Zirconium Group created and operated 28 ...
... and user interactions.” The problem is, hackers know this and are expected to build their own AI and machine learning tools to launch attacks. ... Machine learning-based attacks in the wild may remain largely unheard of at this time, but some techniques are already being leveraged by criminal groups.
Brigadier Salem Al Rumaithi, director of the Criminal Investigation Department, said the email address of the company was hacked by unknown people who sent another email to the exporting company outside the UAE telling it to change the delivery addresses to another country. The hackers managed to ...
TOP cyber crime hotspots in the UK have been revealed - with Essex most likely to be targeted by hackers. The county - famed for hit show The ... Tech retailer Ebuyer analysed data from the most recent Crime Survey for England and Wales on fraud and computer misuse stats. They discovered 9,987 cyber ...
Rik Ferguson, Trend Micro vice president of security research, said: “Trend Micro actively works with global law enforcement to assist in the investigation and prosecution of online crime. “In this particular case the NCA and the justice system have acted against not just a criminal, but a “service provider” to ...
Whether it is revenge porn threats from ex-partners or sophisticated hackers breaking into personal social media accounts to steal explicit images, cybercrime of this nature is spiralling. In 2017 the Crime Survey for England and Wales included computer misuse offences for the first time – which include ...
And with the self-driving revolution will come changes to crime – and to law enforcement. ... Cummings said she views hackers as a greater threat than criminals or terrorists when it comes to autonomous vehicles. ... Should they contain sensors to detect explosives or narcotics to halt terrorism and crime?
Today, organized criminals and professional hackers are developing frequent, debilitating attacks targeted at companies. Businesses now ... In the world of organized crime and international business, destabilizing businesses and conducting espionage can often be a business in and of itself. These attacks ...
When we say 'hacker' the image that is often conjured is that of the Black Hat hacker, a criminal who steals or manipulates data. However, there is another category. Opposing their criminal counterparts, ethical, or White Hat, hackers are individuals that use their technological skills to breach, and then help ...
Over soggy scrambled eggs at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky, Tor Ekeland is doing his best to cheer up Deric Lostutter, a 30-year-old hacker who is ... of chargeable offenses under the act, whose definition of a “protected computer” is so broad, according to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, ...
The Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into allegations that a former Uber executive stole self-driving car technology from ... Of the total, 7.7 million are drivers, mostly in the U.S., and hackers got driver's license numbers for 600,000 of them, according to the letter from Uber Chief ...
A previously undetected hacker group has netted around $10 million in heists on at least 20 companies, in some cases by targeting the transfer networks banks use to transfer money, a Moscow-based security firm said Monday. Members of the MoneyTaker group, named after a piece of custom malware it ...
Rik Ferguson, Trend Micro vice president of security research, said: “Trend Micro actively works with global law enforcement to assist in the investigation and prosecution of online crime. In this particular case the NCA and the justice system have acted against not just a criminal, but a service provider to the ...


 

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