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Russian Financial Cybercriminal Gets Over 9 Years In U.S. Prison

Russian Financial Cybercriminal Gets Over 9 Years In U.S. Prison

July 11, 2017Wang Wei
A 29-year-old Russian-born, Los Angeles resident has been sentenced to over nine years in prison for running botnets of half a million co...
LinkedIn Hacker, Wanted by US & Russian, Can be Extradited to Either State

LinkedIn Hacker, Wanted by US & Russian, Can be Extradited to Either State

May 31, 2017Mohit Kumar
The alleged Russian hacker, who was arrested by the Czech police in Prague last October on suspicion of massive 2012 data breach at LinkedI...
US Charges Two Russian Spies & Two Hackers For Hacking 500 Million Yahoo Accounts

US Charges Two Russian Spies & Two Hackers For Hacking 500 Million Yahoo Accounts

March 15, 2017Mohit Kumar
The 2014 Yahoo hack disclosed late last year that compromised over 500 million Yahoo user accounts was believed to be carried out by a s...
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 28, 2017Mohit Kumar
Law enforcement authorities from Europe and Russia have arrested five members of an international cyber criminal gang for stealing $3.2 m...
FBI Most Wanted Fugitive JPMorgan Hacker Arrested in New York

FBI Most Wanted Fugitive JPMorgan Hacker Arrested in New York

December 15, 2016Mohit Kumar
One of the FBI's most wanted hackers who was behind the largest theft of financial data has finally been arrested at the JFK airport ...
Hacker who stole Celebrity Emails, Tapes, Movie Scripts Gets 5 Years in Prison

Hacker who stole Celebrity Emails, 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...
Beware — Someone is dropping Malware-infected USB Sticks into People's Letterbox

Beware — Someone is dropping Malware-infected USB Sticks into People's Letterbox

September 22, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Hey! Wait! Wait! Wait! Don't plug in that USB stick into your laptop. It could infect your computer with malware and viruses. Aus...
Fraudsters Stole ¥1.4 Billion from 1,400 Japanese ATMs in Just 3 Hours

Fraudsters Stole ¥1.4 Billion from 1,400 Japanese ATMs in Just 3 Hours

May 23, 2016Mohit Kumar
In an era where major data hacks are on the rise, it is no surprise breaches on individuals are also up. In just three hours, over 100 ...
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 02, 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...
US releases Iranian Hacker as part of Prisoner Exchange Program

US releases Iranian Hacker as part of Prisoner Exchange Program

January 20, 2016Wang Wei
The United States has freed 4 Iranian nationals ( including one Hacker ) and reduced the sentences of 3 others in exchange for the relea...
FBI Has Named Hacker allegedly responsible for The Fappening Leaks

FBI Has Named Hacker allegedly responsible for The Fappening Leaks

January 18, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Remember The Fappening incident? Took place in mid-2014, in the incident, anonymous hackers flooded the Internet with private photog...
26-Year-Old Hacker Sentenced to Record 334 Years in Prison

26-Year-Old Hacker Sentenced to Record 334 Years in Prison

January 11, 2016Wang Wei
A 26-year-old hacker has been sentenced to 334 years in prison for identity theft as well as mass bank fraud in Turkey, or in simple wor...
Another ISIS Hacker Killed by U.S Drone Strike in Syria

Another ISIS Hacker Killed by U.S Drone Strike in Syria

January 04, 2016Mohit Kumar
A British-educated businessman who later joined Islamic State (ISIS) militant group in Syria has been killed in a US drone strike. ...
FBI Director Asks Tech Companies to At least Don't Offer End-to-End Encryption

FBI Director Asks Tech Companies to At least Don't Offer End-to-End Encryption

December 10, 2015Swati Khandelwal
FBI declared War against Encryption. Encryption is defeating government intelligence agencies to detect terrorist activities and aft...
China — OPM Hack was not State-Sponsored; Blames Chinese Criminal Gangs

China — OPM Hack was not State-Sponsored; Blames Chinese Criminal Gangs

December 03, 2015Mohit Kumar
In the most surprising manner, the Chinese government said it arrested criminal hackers behind the massive cyber attack on US Office of ...
Mr. Grey Hacker (Wanted by FBI) Steals 1.2 BILLION Login Passwords

Mr. Grey Hacker (Wanted by FBI) Steals 1.2 BILLION Login Passwords

November 26, 2015Swati Khandelwal
That's a lot of Login credentials fetch by a single hacker. The FBI believes a single hacker who goes by the moniker Mr.Grey ha...
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm, aka Anakata, Released from Prison

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm, aka Anakata, Released from Prison

September 29, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg , the co-founder of the notorious file-sharing website The Pirate Bay , has been released from a Sweden prison f...
These Top 7 Brutal Cyber Attacks Prove 'No One is Immune to Hacking' — Part II

These Top 7 Brutal Cyber Attacks Prove 'No One is Immune to Hacking' — Part II

September 08, 2015Khyati Jain
In Part I of this  two-part series from The Hacker News , the First Four list of Top Brutal Cyber Attacks shows that whoever you are, ...
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