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Not Just Criminals, But Governments Were Also Using MS Word 0-Day Exploit

Not Just Criminals, But Governments Were Also Using MS Word 0-Day Exploit

April 12, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Recently we reported about a critical code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Word that was being exploited in the wild by cyber crimi...
Police Arrest 5 Cyber Thieves Who Stole 3.2 Million From ATMs Using Malware

Police Arrest 5 Cyber Thieves Who Stole 3.2 Million From ATMs Using Malware

January 27, 2017Mohit Kumar
Law enforcement authorities from Europe and Russia have arrested five members of an international cyber criminal gang for stealing $3.2 m...
Russia proposes 10 Year in Prison Sentence for Hackers and Malware Authors

Russia proposes 10 Year in Prison Sentence for Hackers and Malware Authors

December 08, 2016Mohit Kumar
The Russian government has introduced a draft bill that proposes prison sentences as punishment for hackers and cyber criminals creating ...
Hacker who stole Celebrity Emails, Sex Tapes, Movie Scripts Gets 5 Years in Prison

Hacker who stole Celebrity Emails, Sex Tapes, Movie Scripts Gets 5 Years in Prison

December 07, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A hacker who was arrested last year for hacking into celebrities' email accounts to steal the unreleased movie and television scripts...
Anonymous Hacktivist 'Barrett Brown' Released From Prison

Anonymous Hacktivist 'Barrett Brown' Released From Prison

November 30, 2016Wang Wei
Barrett Brown , a journalist, formerly served as an unofficial spokesman for the hacktivist collective Anonymous, finally walked free fr...
Hacker who exposed Steubenville Rape Faces longer Prison term than Rapists

Hacker who exposed Steubenville Rape Faces longer Prison term than Rapists

November 27, 2016Mohit Kumar
Remember Steubenville High School Rape Case ? In 2012, Steubenville (Ohio) high school's football team players gang-raped an uncons...
Hackers Steal Millions From European ATMs Using Malware That Spit Out Cash

Hackers Steal Millions From European ATMs Using Malware That Spit Out Cash

November 21, 2016Swati Khandelwal
ATM hackers who long relied on tactics of stealing payment card numbers and online banking credentials to steal millions are now targetin...
Dutch Hacker Who Almost Broke The Internet Escapes Jail

Dutch Hacker Who Almost Broke The Internet Escapes Jail

November 15, 2016Mohit Kumar
The Dutch hacker, who in 2013 was accused of launching the biggest cyberattack to date against the anti-spam group Spamhaus, escaped pri...
Hacker Who Helped ISIS to Build 'Hit List' Of US Military Personnel Jailed for 20 Years

Hacker Who Helped ISIS to Build 'Hit List' Of US Military Personnel Jailed for 20 Years

September 23, 2016Wang Wei
A computer hacker who allegedly helped the terrorist organization ISIS by handing over data for 1,351 US government and military personnel h...
Using VPN in the UAE? You'll Be Fined Up To $545,000 If Get Caught!

Using VPN in the UAE? You'll Be Fined Up To $545,000 If Get Caught!

July 28, 2016Mohit Kumar
If you get caught using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the broader of United Arab Emirates (UAE), you could face...
Ukrainian Hacker Admits Stealing Corporate Press Releases for $30 Million Profit

Ukrainian Hacker Admits Stealing Corporate Press Releases for $30 Million Profit

May 17, 2016Wang Wei
A 28-year-old Ukrainian hacker has pleaded guilty in the United States to stealing unpublished news releases and using that non-public in...
U.S. developing Technology to Identify and Track Hackers Worldwide

U.S. developing Technology to Identify and Track Hackers Worldwide

May 05, 2016Mohit Kumar
Without adequate analysis and algorithms, mass surveillance is not the answer to fighting terrorism and tracking suspects. That's w...
Russian Hacker Who Stole From Banks Ordered to Pay $7 Million

Russian Hacker Who Stole From Banks Ordered to Pay $7 Million

May 03, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A Russian man who spent about 3 years behind bars in the United States has been spared further prison time but ordered to pay $7 Million ...
Car Hackers Could Face Life In Prison. That's Insane!

Car Hackers Could Face Life In Prison. That's Insane!

May 01, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Yes, you heard it right. You can now end up your whole life behind bars if you intentionally hack into a vehicle's electronic syste...
U.S. Supreme Court allows the FBI to Hack any Computer in the World

U.S. Supreme Court allows the FBI to Hack any Computer in the World

April 28, 2016Swati Khandelwal
In Brief The US Supreme Court has approved amendments to Rule 41, which now gives judges the authority to issue search warrants, not o...
DDoS Extortionists made $100,000 without Launching a Single Attack

DDoS Extortionists made $100,000 without Launching a Single Attack

April 25, 2016Mohit Kumar
In Brief Cyber crooks find a new and ingenious way to make hundreds of thousands of dollars with no effort. An unknown cyber gang, p...
Bank with No Firewall. That's How Hackers Managed to Steal $80 Million

Bank with No Firewall. That's How Hackers Managed to Steal $80 Million

April 22, 2016Mohit Kumar
In Brief Investigators from the Forensic Training Institute of the Bangladesh investigated the $80 Million bank heist and discovered t...
Encrypted Smartphone Network Seized by Dutch Police for Criminal Investigation

Encrypted Smartphone Network Seized by Dutch Police for Criminal Investigation

April 21, 2016Mohit Kumar
On Tuesday, the Dutch Police arrested a 36-year-old man, Danny Manupassa , on suspicion of money laundering and involvement in selling en...
Creators of  SpyEye Virus Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

Creators of SpyEye Virus Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

April 20, 2016Swati Khandelwal
In Brief Two International hackers, Aleksandr Andreevich Panin and Hamza Bendelladj, have been sentenced to a combined 24 years and 6 ...
Journalist Matthew Keys gets 2-Year Prison term for helping Anonymous Hackers

Journalist Matthew Keys gets 2-Year Prison term for helping Anonymous Hackers

April 14, 2016Mohit Kumar
Former Reuters journalist Matthew Keys , who was convicted last year of helping the Anonymous group of hackers, has been sentenced to 24...