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FBI Claims Biggest Cybercrime Takedown in History

November 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The malware secretly altered the settings on infected computers enabling the defendants to digitally hijack Internet searches and re-route computers to certain websites and advertisements, which entitled the defendants to be paid. The defendants subsequently received fees each time..."

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Operation Hackerazzi Leads to Intrusion Indictment

October 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines

A man accused of targeting the entertainment industry by hacking into the personal e-mail accounts of celebrities was arrested after being charged with accessing protected computers without authorization, damaging protected computers, wiretapping, and aggravated identity theft...

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Insider Threat: Guard Indicted for Chinese Espionage

October 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Bryan Underwood, a former contract guard working at a U.S. Consulate in China, has been charged in a superseding indictment with one count of attempting to communicate national defense information to a foreign government...

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Financial Analyst Fined And Jailed for Data Breach

September 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Rebollo was arrested in 2008 after an investigation revealed that he had downloaded, possessed, and sold consumer information contained in Countrywide databases. Rebollo distributed financial information and contact information pertaining to approximately 2.5 million individuals...

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LulzSec Member Indicted for Sony Systems Hack

September 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The indictment alleges that Kretsinger and other coconspirators obtained confidential information from Sony Pictures’ computer systems using an “SQL injection” attack against its website, a technique commonly used by hackers to exploit vulnerabilities and steal information...

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Premier Intelligence Group's Website Hacked

September 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Stolen data was published on the website Cryptome, known for its affiliation with the hacktivist collective Anonymous. The leaked data reveals potentially sensitive information about senior intelligence officials from the NSA, CIA, the FBI, and numerous intelligence contractors...

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FBI Investigating Over 400 Corporate Account Takeovers

September 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The FBI is currently investigating over 400 reported cases of corporate account takeovers in which cyber criminals have initiated unauthorized ACH and wire transfers... These cases involve the attempted theft of over $255 million and have resulted in the actual loss of approximately $85 million..."

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Insider Threat: Top Scientist Pleads Guilty to Espionage

September 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Preventing the loss or compromise of high-technology and vital national security information is a top priority of the FBI. This case is a prime example of what happens when a person decides to sell our nation’s most valuable secrets for individual gain..."

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Citigroup Executive Pleads Guilty to Insider Theft of Millions

September 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Foster exploited his position as a trusted insider to embezzle tens of millions of dollars and to conceal the theft for as long as possible. The FBI is determined to uncover bank larceny in any form,” said FBI Assistant Director in Charge Fedarcyk...

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California's "Sextortion" Hacker Sentenced to Prison

September 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

In addition to stealing financial information, Mijangos “read victims’ e-mails and IMs, watched them through their webcams, and listened to them through the microphones on their computers. Often, he then used the information he obtained to play psychological games with his victims...”

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The Hidden Wiki: Layers of The Onion Router Networks

September 04, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Someone recently asked if I had ever heard of “The Hidden Wiki” They said they had just perused an ad that purported to offer “hired killer” services. This person immediately thought it was just a joke, but it turns out that hired killers are just the tip of the iceberg within TOR...

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Ghost in the Wires: The World's Most Wanted Hacker

September 02, 2011 Added by:Ben Rothke

In Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker, the first personal account of what really happened; Mitnick says most of the stories around him were the result of the myth of Kevin Mitnick, and nothing more. In the book, he dispels these myths and set the record straight...

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U.S. Bank Employee Pleads Guilty to Account Theft

September 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Hurtado accessed U.S. Bank’s computer system and changed the contact information for the accounts of two elderly customers at the bank. After changing their contact information, Hurtado then allegedly closed these accounts and took out cashier’s checks for the balance of each account...

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Another Suspected Anonymous Member Arrested in UK

August 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Scotland Yard has announced the arrest of Peter David Gibson, 22, on charges that the student participated in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks organized by the rogue hacktivist group Anonymous, particularly an attack on the online payment processor Pay Pal late last year...

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AntiSec Hackers Release Sensitive VDI Documents

August 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

AntiSec hackers have made good on their threat to release sensitive emails and documents stolen in an operation against defense contractor VDI, revealing evidence that financial giant Merrill Lynch may have tipped off VDI about S&P plans to downgrade the U.S. government's credit rating...

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Vanguard Defense Industries Hit by AntiSec Hackers

August 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The AntiSec hacker collective has breached the email accounts of defense contractor Vanguard Defense Industries. The firm was targeted due to their relationships with law enforcement agencies, and the attackers plan to release several thousand emails and documents that were stolen in the operation...

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