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15-Year-Old Schoolboy Posed as CIA Chief to Hack Highly Sensitive Information

15-Year-Old Schoolboy Posed as CIA Chief to Hack Highly Sensitive Information

January 20, 2018Mohit Kumar
Remember " Crackas With Attitude "? A notorious pro-Palestinian hacking group behind a series of embarrassing hacks against United States intelligence officials and leaked the personal details of 20,000 FBI agents , 9,000 Department of Homeland Security officers, and some number of DoJ staffers in 2015. Believe or not, the leader of this hacking group was just 15-years-old when he used "social engineering" to impersonate CIA director and unauthorisedly access highly sensitive information from his Leicestershire home, revealed during a court hearing on Tuesday. Kane Gamble , now 18-year-old, the British teenager hacker targeted then CIA director John Brennan , Director of National Intelligence James Clapper , Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, FBI deputy director Mark Giuliano , as well as other senior FBI figures. Between June 2015 and February 2016, Gamble posed as Brennan and tricked call centre and helpline staff into giving away broadband and
British Court rules Hacktivist 'Lauri Love' can be extradited to USA

British Court rules Hacktivist 'Lauri Love' can be extradited to USA

September 17, 2016Swati Khandelwal
British citizen and alleged hacker Lauri Love will be extradited to the United States to face allegations of hacking into United States government computer systems, a UK judge ruled on Friday. Love, 31, is currently facing up to 99 years in prison for allegedly hacking into the FBI, the US Army, the US Missile Defence Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and New York's Federal Reserve Bank during 2012 and 2013. US Prosecutors claim that Love was allegedly involved in #OpLastResort , an online protest linked with the Anonymous collective following the persecution and untimely death of activist Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide in 2013 while under federal charges for data theft. Speaking at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, District Judge Nina Tempia said : "I'll be extraditing Mr. Love, by which I mean I'll be passing the case to the Secretary of State." Tempia said Love could appeal against the court decisi
FBI Arrests Two Hackers Who Hacked US Spy Chief, FBI and CIA Director

FBI Arrests Two Hackers Who Hacked US Spy Chief, FBI and CIA Director

September 08, 2016Mohit Kumar
US authorities have arrested two North Carolina men on charges that they were part of the notorious hacking group " Crackas With Attitude ." Crackas with Attitude is the group of hackers who allegedly was behind a series of audacious and embarrassing hacks that targeted personal email accounts of senior officials at the CIA, FBI, the White House, Homeland Security Department, and other US federal agencies. Andrew Otto Boggs, 22, of North Wilkesboro, N.C., who allegedly used the handle " INCURSIO ," and Justin Gray Liverman, 24, of Morehead City, who known online as " D3F4ULT ," were arrested on Thursday morning on charges related to their alleged roles in the computer hacking, according to a press release by Department of Justice. A 16-year-old British teenager suspected of being part of the group was arrested in February by the FBI and British police. Although court documents did not name the victims, the hacking group had allegedly: Hacked
15-year-old Teenage Hacker Arrested Over FBI Computer Hack

15-year-old Teenage Hacker Arrested Over FBI Computer Hack

February 19, 2016Unknown
Another 15-year-old teenager got arrested from the land of cakes, Scotland, by British Police for breaking into the FBI Systems on 16th February. Under the Britain’s anti-hacking law, Computer Misuse Act 1990 , the boy has been arrested for his role in hacking and unauthorized access to the digital material. Federal Agents had fled to Glasgow in an attempt to carry out a raid on his home before proceeding with the boy's arrest. "He has since been released and is the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal," a Police Spokesman told a Scottish journal. As with the present scenario, reports say that the boy could be extradited to the United States to face the Intrusion and hacking charges. Second Member of the Hacking Group Arrested The suspect is believed to be an active member of the notorious hacking group called " Crackas with Attitude " aka "CWA", Motherboard confirms . Another member of the same group got arrested f
Hackers have Hacked into US Arrest Records Database

Hackers have Hacked into US Arrest Records Database

November 07, 2015Swati Khandelwal
The Group of teenage hackers, which previously hacked into the personal email of the CIA director John Brennan and published a large trove of sensitive data, has now had its hands on even more important and presumably secure target. Hackers Accessed Law Enforcement Private Portal The hacking group, Crackas With Attitude ( CWA ), claims it has gained access to a Law Enforcement Portal through which one can access: Arrest records Tools for sharing information about terrorist events and active shooters The system in question is reportedly known as the Joint Automated Booking System ( JABS ), which is only available to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and law enforcement. Hackers Gained Access to FBI's Real-Time Chat System Moreover, the hacking group also says it has gained access to another tool that is something like a real-time chat system for the FBI to communicate with other law enforcement agents around the US. Two days ago, CWA published
These Are The FBI's Most Wanted Hackers — Total $4.2 Million Reward

These Are The FBI's Most Wanted Hackers — Total $4.2 Million Reward

July 01, 2015Mohit Kumar
The US State Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are willing to pay a total $4.2 Million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of top 5 most wanted cyber criminals accused of conducting frauds of hundreds of millions of dollars. Evgeniy Bogachev,30; Nicolae Popescu, 34; Alexsey Belan, 28; Peteris Sahurovs, 26; and Shailesh Kumar Jain, 45; are in the list of FBI's Top 5 most-wanted hackers. 1. Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev | Reward - $3 MILLION Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev , also known under the aliases "lucky12345," "Slavik," and "Pollingsoon," is the mastermind behind the GameOver Zeus botnet , which was allegedly used by criminals to infect more than 1 Million computers, resulting in up to $100 Million in losses since 2009. Besides GameOver Zeus botnet, Bogachev is also accused of developing CryptoLocker Ransomware , which was designed to extort money from computer victims by holding their system
Microsoft charges FBI for your Information; Syrian Electronic Army leaks Invoices

Microsoft charges FBI for your Information; Syrian Electronic Army leaks Invoices

March 21, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Till now we all were aware about the truth that tech companies gave legal access to user data on the government's request, but we were unaware that well known tech companies also charge the government for providing data. Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) , the pro-hacker group, who had compromised Microsoft's Twitter account and blog, earlier this year and Microsoft did announce a breach on its blog earlier this year. " It appears that documents associated with law enforcement inquiries were stolen ,". It seems that they have achieved something bigger than we expected by once more targeting Microsoft. This time the SEA hacking group has managed to successfully get into the FBI's super-secret Digital Intercept Technology Unit (DITU), where they found the actual invoices from Microsoft; detailing how much each request for data cost, which means that the company charges for every document they provide to the FBI agents, Daily Dot reported. The invoic
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