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Hacker arrested by Taiwan Investigation Bureau

Hacker arrested by Taiwan Investigation Bureau

May 08, 2013Mohit Kumar
A suspect hacker ' Shih ' was arrested by Taiwan Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB)  last week for hacking into a popular local classic music website. The police raided the apartment of the suspect and seized his computer. The investigation was launched by the bureau after it received a report from the website's operator who said its site was hacked in March. During initial investigations, Shih confessed to the police that he hacked into the website's customer database and made unauthorized changes to customer data. Shih also confessed that he has used a hacking technique called SQL injection to attack the website's database . SQL injection is a technique used to take advantage of non-validated input vulnerabilities to pass SQL commands through a Web application for execution by a backend database. The result is that the attacker can execute arbitrary SQL queries and/or commands on the backend database server through the Web application. The  Criminal Investi
Three LulzSec hackers pleads guilty To NHS, Sony Attacks

Three LulzSec hackers pleads guilty To NHS, Sony Attacks

April 09, 2013Wang Wei
Three members of the high profile internet hacktivist group LulzSec have admitted to their parts in a series of cyber attacks against the NHS, Sony and News International. Ryan Ackroyd, Jake Davis and Mustafa Al-Bassam, pleaded guilty to one charge of carrying out an unauthorized act to impair the operation of a computer, contrary to the Criminal Law Act 1977. In July 2011 the Sun's website was hacked and users were briefly re-directed to a spoof page that falsely claiming that Rupert Murdoch had died. Davis, from Shetland, and Bassam, a student from Peckham, south London, admitted conspiring to bring down the websites of law enforcement authorities in Britain and the US, including the CIA and the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA). The group, an offshoot of the Anonymous hacktivists, but Both LulzSec and Anonymous wreaked havoc throughout 2011 and 2012, knocking thousands of websites offline and pilfering data from well-known companies. The men are said to h
Amanda Todd blackmailer Kody Maxson outed another pedophile blackmailer

Amanda Todd blackmailer Kody Maxson outed another pedophile blackmailer

October 19, 2012Mohit Kumar
The hacker group Anonymous claims that Maxson is the man who drove Amanda Todd to her death last week, but the Canada native says it wasn't him and that he was a friend to the teen. Alleged Amanda Todd blackmailer Kody Maxson outed a second pedophile blackmailer, known as Viper. Maxson appeared in court Monday for unrelated charges of sexual assault and sexual interference of a person under 16. Anonymous traced him to the online handle Kody1206, an active user on teen chat hub Blogtv where Todd was coerced into exposing herself and various forums dedicated to trading jailbait or sexualized images of teens. Maxson said he got some sketchy information about the blackmailer, who he says was 26, lived in New York and goes by an alias of Viper. The man said he passed this information to the RCMP and NYPD, but he couldn’t remember whom he spoke with. He said he only knew Amanda in “ a sense ,” but denied he was one of her cyber-bullies. Here’s a video statement fro
Former LulzSec hacker pleads guilty to Sony case

Former LulzSec hacker pleads guilty to Sony case

October 15, 2012Mohit Kumar
After last year's big PlayStation Network hack a lot of hacking groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec were intensely publicized. Back in June, a massive hack was conducted on the Sony Pictures Website. The attack led to the theft of details on over 1 million accounts and was linked to the hacker group Lulzsec. At the time, the hacker group claimed to have used a “ very simple SQL injection ” attack. Samples of the compromised data were later posted online. Purported LulzSec member Raynaldo Rivera, 20, was charged in August with impairing a protected computer and conspiracy charges. In admitting his guilt, he joins Cody Kretsinger, who also pleaded guilty for the Sony Pictures hijack. Kretsinger is scheduled to be sentenced on 25th October. " Rivera used the HideMyAss anonymising proxy service in an attempt to disguise his IP address while he carried out reconnaissance work, probing Sony Pictures' website for security vulnerabilities. HideMyAss turned over his IP
Hacker group RedHack faces up to 24 years in prison for terrorist crimes

Hacker group RedHack faces up to 24 years in prison for terrorist crimes

October 08, 2012Mohit Kumar
As part of an investigation launched by Başsavcıvekilliği in Ankara on March 20 arrested seven people, including college students. 13 of the indictment prepared by the prosecutor's office in Ankara Was adopted by the High Criminal Court.  Court has accepted an indictment against RedHack, a Turkish hacker group, seeking prison sentences of 8.5 to 24 years for its members as “ members of a terrorist group .”  The suspects include three held under arrest  - Duygu Kerimoğlu, Alaattin Karagenç and Uğur Cihan Oktulmuş, under arrest for the past seven months. The suspects stand accused of membership in an armed terrorist organization, illegally obtaining confidential documents and personal information and accessing information systems without permission. Scope of the assessment: " Hierarchical and structured in order to be organized as a terrorist organization, titling, and posting bills realized by events, actions, photographs published on the internet, attacked and seized action
TinKode sentenced by a Romanian court and $120000 Fine

TinKode sentenced by a Romanian court and $120000 Fine

October 06, 2012Mohit Kumar
" Cernaianu Manole Razvan " akka TinKode , the Romanian behind attacks against NASA, Oracle, the Pentagon, and U.S. Army, was sentenced this week to a two-year suspended sentence, according to local media reports and was ordered to pay damages totalling more than US$120,000. He was arrested in January for his part in a number of attacks. According to Cernianu's case file summary on the Romanian Ministry of Justice Web portal, he was sentenced on September 26 and received six prison sentences of one or two years for separate computer-related offenses. The offenses included: gaining unauthorized access to a protected computer system; transferring data from a computer system without authorization; affecting the normal operation of a computer system by deleting, modifying or sending electronic data; creating, selling or distributing a devices or a computer program designed to be used in computer crimes; creating, selling or distributing a password or access cod
Barrett Brown charged with Internet threats, retaliation, conspiracy charges

Barrett Brown charged with Internet threats, retaliation, conspiracy charges

October 05, 2012Mohit Kumar
A Dallas man linked to the worldwide hacking group Anonymous is accused of threatening to ruin an FBI agent's life in online postings. Barrett Lancaster Brown , 31, of Dallas, was indicted on one count of making an Internet threat, one count of conspiring to make restricted personal information of an employee of the United States publicly available, and one count of retaliation against a federal law enforcement officer. Serious charges, but not totally unexpected. Authorities raided Brown’s apartment and arrested him last month while he was chatting online with Anonymous folks, but authorities wouldn't say why he was being detained until Thursday, when the U.S. attorney's office announced a three-count indictment against him. Brown's attorney, Jay Leiderman, has said he believes some of the charges stem from a YouTube video in which Brown rails against law enforcement. The indictment lists several tweets in which Brown talks about having a " plan
Symantec Norton Utilities 2006 source code leaked by Anonymous

Symantec Norton Utilities 2006 source code leaked by Anonymous

September 25, 2012Mohit Kumar
Symantec is looking into claims more of its products’ source code has been leaked online, following a similar incident earlier this year. This time source code from Norton Utilities 2006 was reportedly leaked on The Pirate Bay by Anonymous member STUN. " As you all see its fully 7z packed content, whats in it!? The loosely Source Code of Norton Utilities 2006 made by one of the worse security vendors on planet earth, Symantec! Also as many of you know this was planned back before Sabu was arrested. Yeah McAfee you suck too! " says the accompanying text. The security vendor then admitted its servers had been hacked, but maintained it was unlikely its customers were affected by the leak. Symantec said it was investigating it. “Symantec is one of the most visible targets in the world for cyber attacks on a daily basis. We take each and every claim very seriously and have a process in place for investigating each incident,” a spokesperson said, in an emailed statement sent to
Anonymous member Barrett Brown Arrested by FBI

Anonymous member Barrett Brown Arrested by FBI

September 13, 2012Mohit Kumar
Anonymous hacker Barrett Brown was arrested by the FBI last night, his apartment raided while he was in the middle of a live TinyChat session. For those that may not be familiar with Brown, he came to some notoriety last year for allegedly mounting an operation against the Zeta drug cartel in Mexico after they had kidnapped a member of Anonymous. Brown claimed to hold the names of 75 Zeta collaborators, which he threatened to release to the press unless the Anon member was set free. Brown is the founder of Project PM and has worked closely with the Anonymous hacker collective on several past operations. This is not the first time that Barrett Brown’s home has been raided. Six months ago the FBI came knocking on Brown’s door and confiscated his laptop, but no charges were filed against him. That incident followed the arrest of then-LulzSec leader Sabu, or rather Hector Xavier Monsegur, who then turned informant in exchange for leniency, although it’s also been suggested that Sabu was
Anonymous dump 2.5 GB data from email of priest accused for child abuse

Anonymous dump 2.5 GB data from email of priest accused for child abuse

September 13, 2012Mohit Kumar
In July 2012 Italy police have arrested a Catholic priest over allegations he abused a teen girl. Father Don Giacomo Ruggeri , 43, was immediately suspended from all priestly duties and police had raided his home and seized his computer. Anonymous Hackers today publish 2.5 GB of private mails from the Gmail of a priest recently protagonist of a story related to alleged child abuse on  official blog of Anonymous Italy. " The story of Don Ruggeri is yet another demonstration of how your institution has undermined the principles that should inspire. Fomented hatred and stigma toward anyone who shows a sexual orientation different from what you call "natural", in line with a model of patriarchal society and discriminating. The real unnaturalness is disgusting in your modus operandi. Your greed, your greed is posted ." Hacker upload a series of documents containing more than 2 gigabytes of messages received and sent e-mail account on DepositFiles. In a statement by A
The 10 Most Infamous Student Hackers of All Time

The 10 Most Infamous Student Hackers of All Time

September 10, 2012Mohit Kumar
Hacking has always been inherently a young person’s game. The first usage of the word “hacker” was to describe pranksters meddling with the phones at MIT. Many hackers have cited boredom, a desire for change, or the thrill of going somewhere one is not supposed to go as their motivation for hacking, all of which could apply to scores of common activities on college campuses. While today’s hacking scene is dominated by large hacking groups like Anonymous and Masters of Deception, many of the greatest hacks ever have been pulled off by college, high school, and even middle school kids who rose to infamy armed only with a computer and the willingness to cross the bounds of legality. 1.) Sven Jaschan: In the words of one tech expert , “His name will always be associated with some of the biggest viruses in the history of the Internet.” The viruses: the Sasser and NetSky worms that infected millions of computers and have caused millions of dollars of damage since their release in 2004. The
Sony Mobile website hacked by NullCrew

Sony Mobile website hacked by NullCrew

September 03, 2012Mohit Kumar
Another Cyber attack on Sony this year, Hacking group called " NullCrew " hack into one of the biggest site of Sony mobile website (www.sonymobile.com) and leak complete database on Internet. Nullcrew releasing their hack dumps from their official twitter account @OfficialNull. The dump of database released on Pastebin with a small note from Hackers as given below: Sony, we are dearly dissapointed in your security. This is just one of eight sony servers that we have control of. Maybe, just maybe considering IP addresses are available. Maybe, just maybe it’s the fact that not even your customers can trust you. Or maybe, just maybe the fact that you can not do anything correct technologically Stats of Dump: 441 Members Username with Email Addresses  24 User names with Hashed password from Think_Users table  3 Admin user data from admin_user table Not just Sony, Nullcrew recently hack into Cambodia Army website and dump database. " Recently the co-founder of Pirate
Pirate Bay Founder Arrested in Cambodia

Pirate Bay Founder Arrested in Cambodia

September 01, 2012Mohit Kumar
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg , one of the founders of the file sharing website The Pirate Bay has been arrested in Cambodia after an international warrant was issued following a conviction in Sweden for copyright violations. The Swedish foreign ministry has confirmed only that a Swedish man "in his thirties" has been arrested in Phnom Penh. In May 2006, police seized The Pirate Bay's servers from the ISP PRQ's headquarters in Stockholm. Since then, the file-sharing site appeared in the headlines, especially after the high-profile trial in 2008 in which the principals were sentenced to prison terms and hefty damages. The ruling was appealed, but in February 2012, the Supreme Court not to discuss the case further. Svartholm Warg's lawyer Ola Salomonsson confirms that it is TPB-founder who now sits arrested, but says he does not know for what reason.Sweden has no formal extradition treaty with Cambodia, but that does not mean Svartholm Warg is safe. According to lawyer
Classmate of Lulzsec Hacker arrested and accused as another Lulzsec teammate

Classmate of Lulzsec Hacker arrested and accused as another Lulzsec teammate

September 01, 2012Mohit Kumar
The two students accused of Sony Pictures hack participated in Cyber Defense Competition team exercises at the University of Advanced Technology in Arizona. US authorities have reportedly arrested a second suspected member of hacking group LulzSec on charges of taking part in an extensive computer breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Raynaldo Rivera, 20, of Tempe, Arizona, surrendered to the FBI in Phoenix six days after a federal grand jury in Los Angeles returned an indictment charging him with conspiracy and unauthorised impairment of a protected computer. In September 2011 charged Cody Kretsinger, then 23, with being Recursion. This week, meanwhile, the FBI announced the arrest of Raynaldo Rivera, 20, after he was recently indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy and the unauthorized impairment of a protected computer. Two men who've been arrested on charges that they hacked into the website of Sony Pictures Entertainment and posted stolen data studied to
For the LULZ of it, I apologize to Lulzsec

For the LULZ of it, I apologize to Lulzsec

August 24, 2012Mohit Kumar
Note : This Article Cross posted from our Magazine's 13th Issue - August 2012 called "BOTNET | The Hacker News Magazine", Written by Ann Smith (Executive Editor, The Hacker News Magazine). You can Download full magazine free here . Shame on me.  When someone mentioned Lulzsec I would slightly bristle and turn a mighty heel towards the “real” movement.  You know, the Anons that are taking down corruption and terror, targeting the real enemies of the world.  If you were doing it for the LULZ of it, well, you were playing in the proverbial sand box and I thought you were hindering, instead of helping.  I even wrote an editorial spanking them for releasing the emails of servicemen who had signed up for a porn site.   Then, I read the book, WE ARE ANONYMOUS by Parmy Olson. Every person who considers themselves Anonymous or who  sympathizes and rallies for the cause, must read this book.  You will not only get a good education from this history of the movement but also get t
Alleged Anonymous hacker arrested for Facebook threat

Alleged Anonymous hacker arrested for Facebook threat

August 05, 2012Mohit Kumar
Hong Kong police said Sunday they had arrested a 21-year-old man believed to be a member of the international hacker group Anonymous, after he reportedly said on social networking site Facebook that he would hack several government websites. “ The Internet is not a virtual world of lawlessness ,” a police spokesman said, adding that the man was required to report back to the police in October. He faces up to five years imprisonment if found guilty.The man is a member of the global hacker group Anonymous, the South China Morning Post said. The group is said to have 20 members in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, which guarantees civil liberties not seen on the mainland, including freedom of speech. The police spokesman declined to confirm his link to Anonymous. The last posting on the “Anonymous HK” Facebook page on July 22 urged authorities to show “respect” to citizens.
Russian Hacker Arrested For DDoS Attacks on Amazon

Russian Hacker Arrested For DDoS Attacks on Amazon

July 22, 2012Mohit Kumar
Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha, a  Russian  man accused of launching distributed-denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks on Amazon.com, has been arrested this week by authorities in Cyprus based on an international warrant, the Department of Justice revealed. Zubakha, a native of Moscow, was indicted for two denial of service attacks in 2008 on the Amazon.com website. The indictment, unsealed Thursday, also details denial of service attacks on Priceline.com and eBay. " Orders from Amazon.com customers dropped significantly, as legitimate customers were unable to access the website and complete their e-commerce transactions during the pendency of the attack ," read an indictment unsealed in district court in western Washington on Thursday. The botnet involved requested "large and resource-intensive web pages" on a magnitude of between 600 and 1,000 percent of normal traffic levels, according to the indictment. The hacker is charged with conspiracy to intentionally cause damage
Hacker wanted by FBI held in India For Carding Crimes

Hacker wanted by FBI held in India For Carding Crimes

July 14, 2012Mohit Kumar
Nikhil Kolbekar, aka HellsAngel, was arrested on July 11 in Mumbai, India. Eric Bogle, known as Swat Runs Train, and Justin Mills, or xTGxKAKAROT, were taken into custody in Canada, respectively Colorado, US.  HellsAngel and  Bogle is suspected of selling complete credit card details, including names, addresses, social security numbers, birth dates, and bank account information. He also sold remote desktop protocol (RDP) access data that could be utilized to breach computers in countries such as Turkey, India, Czech Republic, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and others. The suspect, Nikhil Kolbekar, was produced before the Esplanade Court on Thursday and has been remanded in judicial custody. He will be produced before the Patiala House court in Delhi on July 25, with the US pressing for his extradition through the Interpol. Carding refers to various criminal activities associated with stealing personal identification information and financial information belonging to
Bulgarian Hackers Group arrested

Bulgarian Hackers Group arrested

July 06, 2012Mohit Kumar
Bulgarian Hackers Group arrested Bulgarian authorities say that after months of investigation they have busted the “most powerful hacker group” in the country, the Cyber Warrior Invasion. The operation was conducted by Bulgaria’s Sector for Computer Crimes, Intellectual Property and Gambling and the territorial units of the Chief Directorate for Fight with Organized Crime in the municipalities of Pleven, Shumen, Plovdiv, Burgas, Haskovo, Stara Zagora and Kyustendil. Using cyber “terrorist” methods, the group had attacked more than 500 websites worldwide, including those of financial institutions, web-based companies, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. On the confiscated computers, police discovered databases with large amounts of stolen emails, social network profiles and associated passwords, as well as stolen credit card data. The site www.cwi-group.org was used by the members of the group to coordinate their activities. Constantly changing its location and usin
DNSChanger Malware : Thousands May Lose Net Access On July 9th July

DNSChanger Malware : Thousands May Lose Net Access On July 9th July

July 05, 2012Mohit Kumar
Thousands May Lose Net Access On July 9th July The warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI set up a special website. Thousands of Canadians could be among the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who might lose Internet access on July 9.That's the day the FBI will shut down all the "clean servers" it set up to combat a massive hacking operation. Last November the FBI arrested and charged six Estonian men behind the malware as part of Operation Ghost Click. These hackers were able to make a fortune off their project, raking in millions for ads placed on their fraudulent websites.On the eve of the arrests, the FBI hired Paul Vixie, chairman of the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) to install two temporary Internet servers that would prevent infected users from losing access to the Internet once the DNSChanger botnet was shut down. DNS (Domain Name System) is a
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