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US Court Sentences Russian Lawmaker’s Son to 27 Years in Jail for Hacking

April 22nd, 2017

The son of a prominent Russian lawmaker was sentenced on Friday by a US federal court to 27 years in prison after being convicted of stealing millions of US credit card numbers and causing some $170 million in damages to businesses and individuals.

This sentence is so far the longest sentence ever imposed in the United States for a hacking-related case.

Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, 32, the

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Suspected Kelihos Botnet Operator Arrested in Spain

April 10th, 2017

Update (Tuesday, April 11): The arrest of a Russian man in Spain was apparently for his role in Kelihos botnet responsible for sending hundreds of millions of spam emails worldwide.

A Russian computer hacker and alleged spam kingpin was arrested in Barcelona, Spain, on Friday reportedly over suspicion of being involved in hacking attacks linked to alleged interference in last year’s United

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Hacker Who Knocked Million Routers Offline Using MIRAI Arrested at London Airport

February 23rd, 2017

British police have arrested a suspect in connection with the massive attack on Deutsche Telekom that hit nearly 1 Million routers last November.

Late last year, someone knocked down more than 900,000 broadband routers belonging to Deutsche Telekom users in Germany, which affected the telephony, television, and internet service in the country.

Now, Germany’s federal criminal police force (

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Police Arrested Suspected Hacker Who Hacked the ‘Hacking Team’

February 1st, 2017

Remember the Hacker who hacked Hacking Team?

In 2015, a hacker named Phineas Fisher hacked Hacking Team – the Italy-based spyware company that sells spying software to law enforcement agencies worldwide – and exposed some 500 gigabytes of internal data for anyone to download.

Now, the Spanish authorities believe that they have arrested Phineas Fisher, who was not just behind the embarrassing

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Police Arrest 5 Cyber Thieves Who Stole 3.2 Million From ATMs Using Malware

January 28th, 2017

Law enforcement authorities from Europe and Russia have arrested five members of an international cyber criminal gang for stealing $3.2 million cash from ATMs using malware.

Three of the suspects, Andrejs Peregudovs (41), of Latvia, Niklae Penkov (34) of Moldova, and Mihail Colibaba (30) of Romania, were arrested in Taiwan by the Taiwanese Criminal Investigation Bureau last summer, have

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Student Faces 10 Years In Prison For Creating And Selling Limitless Keylogger

January 14th, 2017

A 21-year-old former Langley High School student, who won a Programmer of the Year Award in high school, pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of developing and selling custom key-logging malware that infected thousands of victims.

Zachary Shames from Virginia pleaded guilty in a federal district court and now faces a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison for his past deeds.

Shames was

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FBI Most Wanted Fugitive JPMorgan Hacker Arrested in New York

December 15th, 2016

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 in New York.

Joshua Samuel Aaron is accused of being part of a hacking group that attacked several major financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase, and according to the officials, which was “the largest theft of user data from a U.S. financial institution

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Europol arrests 34 Teenagers for using DDoS Attack Tools

December 12th, 2016

Europol has announced that the law enforcement agencies from 13 countries around the globe have arrested 34 users of Netspoof DDoS attack tool and interviewed and warned 101 suspects in a global crackdown.

According to the report published on the official website of Europol, law enforcement authorities worldwide have made the arrest between 5 December and 9 December 2016.
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Dutch Hacker Who Almost Broke The Internet Escapes Jail

November 15th, 2016

The Dutch hacker, who in 2013 was accused of launching the biggest cyberattack to date against the anti-spam group Spamhaus, escaped prison Monday even after he was sentenced to nearly 8 months in jail because most of his term was suspended.

Sven Olaf Kamphuis, 39, was arrested in April 2013 by Spanish authorities in Barcelona based on a European arrest warrant for launching massive

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19-Year-Old Teenage Hacker Behind DDoS-for-Hire Service Pleads Guilty

November 2nd, 2016

Due to the worldwide promotion of Mirai botnet that knocked down half of the Internet last Friday, hackers and even script kiddies have started creating their own botnet networks by hacking millions of IoT devices and selling them as DDoS-for-hire service to overwhelm targets with data.

A 19-year-old student from Hertford has pled guilty to running one such DDoS-for-hire service that shortly

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