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Texas Man Indicted for Hacking Eden Prairie Business, Stealing $274,000

Texas Man Indicted for Hacking Eden Prairie Business, Stealing $274,000

Dec 24, 2010
A federal indictment unsealed earlier today alleges that a 35-year-old Texas man hacked into the computer network of an Eden Prairie business, stealing approximately $274,000. The indictment, filed in Minneapolis on October 13, 2010, charges Jeremy Parker of Houston, Texas, with one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer to further fraud and one count of wire fraud. It was unsealed following Parker's initial appearance in United States District Court. The indictment claims that from December 23, 2008, through October 15, 2009, Parker hacked into the computer network to obtain money belonging to Digital River, Inc., through a subsidiary, SWReg, Inc. SWReg pays independent software developers who write code that can run on Digital River's system. Royalties owed to these developers accumulate at SWReg, allowing developers to view their royalty balances online and cash out those accounts. When a developer cashes out, SWReg electronically transfers the money into the
Microsoft Targets Android with Patent Infringement Allegations

Microsoft Targets Android with Patent Infringement Allegations

Nov 03, 2010
The mobile phone wars became more interesting late on Tuesday when Microsoft publicly claimed for the first time that Google's Android operating system infringes on its intellectual property. According to sources close to the company, Microsoft believes that Android infringes on its patented technology. This infringement spans areas from the user interface to the underlying operating system. In a statement to CNET, Microsoft's deputy general counsel, Horacio Gutierrez, said that while Microsoft prefers to resolve intellectual property licensing issues without lawsuits, it must ensure that "competitors do not free ride on our innovations." Gutierrez's comments came as Microsoft and HTC announced a new patent deal. This agreement specifically allows the Taiwanese cell phone maker to use Microsoft's patented technologies in phones running Google's Android operating system. Microsoft mentioned ongoing discussions with other phone manufacturers. "We ha
HUMINT: Diving Deep into the Dark Web

HUMINT: Diving Deep into the Dark Web

Jul 09, 2024Cybercrime / Dark Web
Discover how cybercriminals behave in Dark Web forums- what services they buy and sell, what motivates them, and even how they scam each other. Clear Web vs. Deep Web vs. Dark Web Threat intelligence professionals divide the internet into three main components: Clear Web - Web assets that can be viewed through public search engines, including media, blogs, and other pages and sites. Deep Web - Websites and forums that are unindexed by search engines. For example, webmail, online banking, corporate intranets, walled gardens, etc. Some of the hacker forums exist in the Deep Web, requiring credentials to enter. Dark Web - Web sources that require specific software to gain access. These sources are anonymous and closed, and include Telegram groups and invite-only forums. The Dark Web contains Tor, P2P, hacker forums, criminal marketplaces, etc. According to Etay Maor, Chief Security Strategist at Cato Networks , "We've been seeing a shift in how criminals communicate and co
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