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Tag: Hackers

LulzSec hacker given community order for possessing child abuse images

(The Guardian) A convicted computer hacker with the LulzSec collective is due to be released imminently despite being found with indecent images featuring infants as young as six months, a court has heard. Police officers found 172 images on two computers belonging to Ryan Cleary, 21, when they raided the home he shared with his…
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Guccifer hacks U.S. nuclear security agency chief

(Help Net Security) The hacker that goes by the online moniker “Guccifer” continues his crusade agains U.S. current and former government officials, and his latest victim is Neile Miller, acting administrator of the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. Miller was named principal deputy administrator of the NNSA in 2010 and has become the acting administrator…
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Purdue Students Accused of Hacking into Professors’ Accounts to Change Grades

(Softpedia) Three Purdue University students have been charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors after the educational institution discovered that they hacked into their professors’ accounts to change their grades. Two of them – Mitsutoshi Shirasaki, an aeronautics and astronautics major from Japan, and Sujay Sharma, a nuclear engineering major – were seniors at the university…
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Cyberespionage Operators Work In Groups, Process Enormous Data Workloads

(Dark Reading) In a study of the lifecycle of cyberespionage attacks, a group of researchers at a Taiwanese security startup have found that the nation’s major government agencies encounter a dozen such attacks each day and that the operators behind the attacks have virtual data centers that appear to be processing enormous workloads. The research,…
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Phishing attacks on Iranian Gmail users jump before Iranian election

(Ars Technica) Google researchers have detected phishing attacks originating inside Iran that target tens of thousands of Gmail users from that country, a company official said in a blog post published Wednesday. The attacks appear to come from the same group that pulled off a much more sophisticated attack in 2011 involving a forged secure…
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Bank accounts of several Mumbai policemen hacked

Mumbai (NDTV)  A total of 29 Axis Bank accounts, including those of Mumbai police officials, have been hacked. Around 12-14 of these were held by policemen. Some of the policemen in the city had received text messages on their phones that cash has been withdrawn from their accounts with the Axis account in euro currency,…
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Zeus Money Mule Recruiting Scam Targets Job Seekers

(Threatpost) No one can say that hackers don’t have a sense of irony. In search of money mules, attackers behind a variant of the Zeus Trojan have configured the malware to activate when users visit careerbuilder[.]com with code that redirects victims to an advertisement for a mule-recruitment website. Researchers at Trusteer spotted the scheme in…
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Getting to Know Kosova Hacker’s Security Crew plus an Exclusive Interview with Th3 Dir3ctorY

(Infosec Institute) by Jay Turla – As a security researcher and an information security enthusiast, I am always intrigued by underground hacker groups and that’s why I do some research about them. In this article, we will talk about Kosova Hacker’s Security in order to understand their ideals and the essence of their existence as…
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Pirate Bay founder wanted for Danish hack

(Infosecurity Magazine) Gottfrid Svartholm, one of the original founders of The Pirate Bay and currently awaiting a verdict for the hack of Logica in Sweden, is now wanted for another hack in Denmark: this time on CSC. Softpedia yesterday reported on a potentially serious hack in Denmark last year. “The incidents are currently being investigated…
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Fighting ATM Cash-Out Schemes

(Bank Info Security) A recent ATM cash-out scheme that netted $45 million puts a spotlight on the need for fraud prevention measures, says John Buzzard of FICO’s Card Alert Service. U.S. accounts are prime targets for these attacks because of outdated payment-card technology and ineffective transaction monitoring systems, Buzzard contends. The U.S. “is a playground…
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