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Carberp Banking Trojan Scam - 8 Arrested in Russia

Carberp Banking Trojan Scam - 8 Arrested in Russia

Mar 22, 2012
Carberp Banking Trojan Scam - 8 Arrested in Russia 8 Men suspected of being involved in the Carberp phishing scam have been arrested in Russia. The men were arrested after a joint investigation by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) and Federal Security Service (FSB). According to the MVD, the investigation found that two brothers were the ringleaders of the gang, and developed a plan to steal money from the accounts of online banking customers. The eight suspects allegedly stole more than 60 million Rubles ($2 million) from 90 victims using the Carberp Trojan. Russian security firm who assisted with the investigation, pegged the stolen loot at 130 million Rubles ($4.5 million). Police confiscated computers, bank cards, notary equipment, fake documentation, and more than 7 million Rubles ($240,000) in cash during the raid. The gang used the Carberp and RDP-door Trojans to snare victims. Carberp is a well-known Trojan that was recently seen on Facebook as part of a scam
PS3 hacker Geohot arrested for possession of marijuana

PS3 hacker Geohot arrested for possession of marijuana

Mar 15, 2012
PS3 hacker Geohot arrested for possession of marijuana George 'GeoHot' Hotz, who you might know as "geohot" who made the Sony console's root key available last year, has been banged up for carrying drugs. He was traveling by car with friends on his way to the SXSW conference in Austin to give a talk titled " The Final Frontier of Reverse Engineering " when he had to stop at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas. Department of Homeland Security officers were using dogs to decide if a vehicle warranted a search, and Hotz's car was barked at. Geohot holds a medical marijuana license in California (for those pesky headaches, clearly) and as such, was legally allowed to tote around a confectionary treat bag of THC-infused sweets. Sadly for Geohot, as he may or may not have noticed, he wasn't in California when a sheriff pulled a 1/4 oz. of Mary Jane from the glove box, alongside a pack of chocolates said to contain less than 1/8 oz. of the same Wa
Webinar: Learn How to Stop Hackers from Exploiting Hidden Identity Weaknesses

Webinar: Learn How to Stop Hackers from Exploiting Hidden Identity Weaknesses

Apr 10, 2024Webinar / Identity Security
We all know passwords and firewalls are important, but what about the invisible threats lurking beneath the surface of your systems? Identity Threat Exposures (ITEs) are like secret tunnels for hackers – they make your security way more vulnerable than you think. Think of it like this: misconfigurations, forgotten accounts, and old settings are like cracks in your digital fortress walls. Hackers exploit these weaknesses to steal login information, gain sneaky access, and move around your systems unnoticed, whether they're in the cloud or on-site. This upcoming webinar,  " Today's Top 4 Identity Security Threat Exposures: Are You Vulnerable? "  isn't just for tech experts—it's about protecting your business.  We'll use real-world examples and insights from Silverfort's latest report to show you the hidden dangers of ITEs. You'll learn about: The Top 4 Identity Threats You Might Be Overlooking:  We'll name them and explain why they're
FBI actually leak Stratfor e-mails just to bust Julian Assange?

FBI actually leak Stratfor e-mails just to bust Julian Assange?

Mar 14, 2012
FBI actually leak Stratfor e-mails just to bust Julian Assange ? Internal emails disclosed by Anonymous and WikiLeaks suggest that Stratfor, a private intelligence firm working with the U.S. Justice Department. But The FBI turned a computer hacker to build its case against a group of people it alleges are responsible for a string of audacious attacks that captured the personal details of more than one million people. Hector Monsegur, known as Sabu, leader of the Anonymous affiliated hacking group LulzSec, was arrested by FBI agents in his New York apartment on Monday, June 7, 2011, at 10:15PM. On August 15, Monsegur pleaded guily to several counts of hacking and identity theft.  Seeing that Xavier 'Sabu' Monsegur had apparently been working for the FBI for the last couple of months, it isn't too far-fetched to think that the leaks of the Stratfor e-mails given to Wikileaks by Anonymous was nothing more than a tactic to entrap Wikileaks and build a case against Assange
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10 Lessons learnt from Kim Dotcom

10 Lessons learnt from Kim Dotcom

Mar 13, 2012
10 Lessons learnt from Kim Dotcom Article Cross Post from InternetServices. Kim Dotcom, a hacker that was able to take his knowledge and create a site called Megaupload, was recently arrested due to alleged copyright infringement allegations. Even though he was the top dog in the company, he did not commit these crimes alone, and many other key players were also arrested in the wake of these crimes. Unfortunately, while this guy is obviously intelligent, he should have been using those brains for good instead of evil. However it wasn't all bad, and some good did come from it. Check out 10 things the Internet learned from Kim Dotcom. Cyberlocker technology: This has also been referred to as a 'cloud storage infrastructure'. Basically this technology allowed you to store files that were too large to e-mail for free on the Internet. For instance, you could upload a big long wedding video and your family could go there to download it at no charge. If they wanted to watch it or downlo
Symantec's Norton anti-virus 2006 source code Leaked by Anonymous

Symantec's Norton anti-virus 2006 source code Leaked by Anonymous

Mar 10, 2012
Symantec's Norton anti-virus 2006 source code Leaked by Anonymous Security firm Symantec confirmed Friday that the hacker group Anonymous has just posted some of its product source code, but strongly downplays any risk, because it's old code from a 2006 version of Norton security software. Anonymous claimed to have the information for a while but they finally published it on The website Pirate Bay . The information is a source code for the Symantec Norton Antivirus 2006 edition,which includes files that serve as a source code for software products like the corporate edition, the consumer version, and files for NetWare, Windows and Unix. The download file is 1.07GB. The file has a note that asks for the liberation of the LulzSec members that were arrested. Symantec the anti-virus and Security Company previously stated that the breach will " not affect any current Norton product ". Then added: " The current version of Norton Utilities has been completely rebuilt and shares
'The New York Iron Works' police supplier Hacked by Anonymous

'The New York Iron Works' police supplier Hacked by Anonymous

Mar 10, 2012
' The New York Iron Works ' police supplier Hacked by Anonymous Anonymous Hackers with the Antisec movement have attacked the site of a company that sells equipment to US law enforcers such as the police. Members of Anonymous recently hacked the official site for law enforcement equipment supplier New York Iron Works . Defaced page include the message, " To our fallen brothers Your work has not been forgotten, your skills and teachings has spawn another generation of an elite squander. Like the knights at the round table, we have shared may common interests but let us not forget the game we play. AntiSec is still alive and well ,". The leaked data includes usernames, clear-text passwords and email addresses. The message posted to the New York Ironwork's homepage called the attack a " tribute to Jeremy Hammond ," the LulzSec member arrested in Chicago on Monday and one of the men responsible for the attack on the intelligence firm Stratfor on December 25 last year. He is fac
Anonymous Sabu was working for FBI to Trace down other LulzSec hackers

Anonymous Sabu was working for FBI to Trace down other LulzSec hackers

Mar 06, 2012
Anonymous Sabu was working for FBI to Trace down other  LulzSec hackers Police on two continents swooped on top members of computer hacking group LulzSec early today, and acting largely on evidence gathered by the organisation's leader "Sabu" who sources say has been secretly working for the government for months arrested three and charged two more with conspiracy. FoxNews reports that the arrests were part of a multinational sting across the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States. LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur, who operated online under the alias "Sabu," provided the Federal Bureau of Investigation with information leading to the arrests. "This is devastating to the organization," said an FBI official involved with the investigation. " We're chopping off the head of LulzSec. " LulzSec, which became part of the larger hacker collective " Anonymous Operations " last year, has launched a number of high profile cyberattacks since last summer.  The last
Twitter releases data to Law Enforcements for criminal inquiry

Twitter releases data to Law Enforcements for criminal inquiry

Mar 05, 2012
Twitter releases data to Law Enforcements   for criminal inquiry Twitter handed over subscriber information yesterday for one Twitter account indirectly tied to the Occupy Boston protest, ending a court battle fought behind closed doors as Boston law enforcement investigated hacking attacks on the Police Department and a police union. as reported by Boston . According to Twitter spokesman Matt Graves, the company provided the subscriber information for @pOisAnON, an account that is associated with the name of Guido Fawkes. "We provided information on a single user,'' Graves said in a telephone interview yesterday. Twitter ignored the Suffolk D.A.'s request for secrecy, and forwarded the subpoena to @pOiSAnOn in accordance to Twitter's Guidelines for Law Enforcement . A spokesman for the Suffolk County D.A. told The Boston Herald it was satisfied with the information received this week." We are not interested in the information of a large number of people who have used t
#THN Monthly ( February ) News Archive, If you miss Something !

#THN Monthly ( February ) News Archive, If you miss Something !

Mar 01, 2012
#THN Monthly ( February ) News Archive,If you miss Something ! # Censorship - Global Concern, THN Magazine March Edition :  https://goo.gl/bktRz # Forget terrorists attacks here are 2012's Most Vulnerable Cities At Risk for Cyber Crime (Idiots) : https://goo.gl/4VYGf # Slum Dog India demands Real time monitoring on Indian Gmail & Yahoo Emails. Do they really have nothing better to do?   https://goo.gl/iYO5H # Iran will probably drop nuclear development cause they think they need to Develop their own security Software, No more foreign Solution, they might suggest banning the Burka too! : https://goo.gl/QVheH # Three Greek Anonymous hackers arrested for defacing Government Sites. They couldn't make the street protest! : https://goo.gl/EyMux # Facebook Hacking - Student jailed for eight months. They ought to jail Facebook for having such a stupid site : https://goo.gl/PwkHt # FAQ : DNSChanger Trojan, Impact and Solutions :   https://goo.gl/IE2Qh # How Hackers can Tr
Interpol #TangoDown, Suspected 25 Anonymous arrested

Interpol #TangoDown, Suspected 25 Anonymous arrested

Feb 29, 2012
Interpol  #TangoDown , Suspected 25 Anonymous arrested Interpol's Web site (www.interpol.int) went down Tuesday just hours after the international police agency announced the arrest of 25 suspected members of the hacking collective Anonymous in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain. The authorities in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain carried out the arrests and seized 250 items of IT equipment and mobile phones, Interpol says.Those arrested are aged between 17 and 40. A National Police statement said two servers used by the group in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic had been blocked.It said the four included the alleged manager of Anonymous' computer operations in Spain and Latin America, who was identified only by his initials and the aliases " Thunder " and " Pacotron ". Authorities in Europe, North America and elsewhere have made dozens of arrests, and Anonymous has increasingly attacked law enforcement, military and intelligence-linked targets in retal
#WikiLeaks publishes millions of Hacked Stratfor E-mails #gifiles

#WikiLeaks publishes millions of Hacked Stratfor E-mails #gifiles

Feb 27, 2012
#WikiLeaks publishes millions of Hacked Stratfor E-mails #gifiles WikiLeaks today began publishing more than five million confidential e-mails from US-based Intelligence firm Stratfor.  About 5.5m emails obtained from the servers of Stratfor, a US-based intelligence gathering firm with about 300,000 subscribers and has been likened to a shadow CIA. The emails, snatched by hackers, could unmask sensitive sources and throw light on the murky world of intelligence-gathering by the company known as Stratfor, which counts Fortune 500 companies among its subscribers. Stratfor in a statement shortly after midnight said the release of its stolen emails was an attempt to silence and intimidate it. The Online organisation claims to have proof of the firm's confidential links to large corporations, such as Bhopal's Dow Chemical Co and Lockheed Martin and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defense Intelligence Agency. Wiki
Spain Police under Anonymous attacks after another Arrests in Spain

Spain Police under Anonymous attacks after another Arrests in Spain

Feb 24, 2012
Spain Police under Anonymous attacks after another Arrests in Spain Anonymous attacks Official Site of the National Police ( https://policia.es/ ) after the arrests of suspected Anonymous hacktivists . The Spanish branch of the group has reported that six hacktivists have been arrested in Spain over the past few days. The police did not confirm the identity of the suspects, but claimed the force's technological investigation brigade is conducting a large operation. Anonymous Tweet : " @AnonOps 6 #Anonymous were caught by the police in spain. They're talking about a big anti-hack operation" We know. Expect uspolicia.es DOWN | #Anonymous #Spain " . Last week, Following the arrest of three young Anonymous hackers in Greece, the collective carried out a second assault on the ministry of justice's website, defacing its homepage. Last June Anonymous launched #OpPolicia, a successful DDoS attack against the Spanish National Police website. The attack was a direc
Three Greek Anonymous hackers arrested for defacing Government Sites

Three Greek Anonymous hackers arrested for defacing Government Sites

Feb 21, 2012
Three Greek Anonymous hackers arrested for defacing Government Sites According to a press release by the Greek police,They has arrested an eighteen-year-old and identified two other teenagers it accuses of having defaced the Greek Ministry of Justice website. The attack happened at the start of February, Aged 16, 17 and 18, the three targeted schoolboys are suspected of taking part in this group under the nicknames ' delirium ', ' nikpa ' and ' extasy '. The Greek Cybercrime division has found electronic traces that supposedly lead to the subjects and claim that they've attacked many sites in the past. Besides the arrests, the unit also seized 12 HDD and 3 notebooks. A police statement says the three claim to be part of the international " Anonymous " activist collective, which has attacked computers in several countries. Hackers posted a video and messages on the Justice Ministry website on February 3, protesting the Greek government's signing of a global copyright treaty and it
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