Archive for the ‘Cyber Crime’ Category

Judge Rules No Jail Time for WannaCry ‘Killer’ Marcus Hutchins, a.k.a. MalwareTech

July 26th, 2019
Marcus Hutchins, better known as MalwareTech, has been sentenced to "time served" and one year of supervised release for developing and selling the Kronos banking malware. Yes, Hutchins will not go to prison, United States District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller ruled today in Milwaukee County Court, after describing his good work as "too many positives on the other side of the ledger." In response

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Silk Road Admin Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison On Drug Trafficking Charges

July 26th, 2019
An Irish national has been jailed for six-and-a-half years for his role as one of the administrators and forum moderators who helped run now-defunct dark web marketplace "Silk Road." Gary Davis, 31, of Wicklow, Ireland, was known as 'Libertas' on the Silk Road website, then-largest underground black marketplace on the Internet used by thousands of people to buy and sell drugs and other

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U.S. Charges Chinese Hacker For 2015 Anthem Data Breach

May 9th, 2019
The United States Justice Department today announced charges against a Chinese hacker and his hacking team member for their alleged role in the 2015 massive data breach at health insurance giant Anthem and three other unnamed American companies. Fujie Wang (王 福 杰) and another hacker named John Doe with three different aliases—Deniel Jack, Kim Young, and Zhou Zhihong—are charged with four

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WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Sentenced to 50 Weeks in UK Jail

May 1st, 2019
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks—for almost a year—in prison by a London court for breaching his bail conditions in 2012 and taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy for nearly 7 years. The 47-year-old Assange was arrested last month by London's Metropolitan Police Service after the Ecuadorian government suddenly withdrew his political asylum. Within hours of his

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Europol Now Going After People Who Bought DDoS-for-Hire Services

January 29th, 2019
If you were a buyer of any online DDoS-for-hire service, you might be in trouble. After taking down and arresting the operators of the world's biggest DDoS-for-hire service last year, the authorities are now in hunt for customers who bought the service that helped cyber criminals launch millions of attacks against several banks, government institutions, and gaming industry. Europol has

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Accused CIA Leaker Faces New Charges of Leaking Information From Prison

November 2nd, 2018
Joshua Adam Schulte, a 30-year-old former CIA computer programmer who was indicted over four months ago for masterminding the largest leak of classified information in the agency's history, has now been issued three new charges. The news comes just hours after Schulte wrote a letter to the federal judge presiding over his case, accusing officials at Manhattan Metropolitan Correctional Center of

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Ukrainian Man Arrested For Distributing NotPetya Ransomware And Helping Tax Evaders

August 10th, 2017

Ukrainian authorities have arrested a 51-year-old man accused of distributing the infamous Petya ransomware (Petya.A, also known as NotPetya) — the same computer virus that massively hit numerous businesses, organisations and banks in Ukraine as well as different parts of Europe around 45 days ago.

However, the story is not as simple as it seems, which portrayed this man as a criminal. I

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Creator of NanoCore RAT Pleads Guilty to Aiding CyberCriminals

July 27th, 2017

A programmer who was arrested in March this year—not because he hacked someone, but because he created and distributed a remote access software that helped cyber criminals—has finally pleaded guilty.

Taylor Huddleston, 26, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal charges of aiding and abetting computer intrusions for intentionally selling a remote access tool (RAT), called

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Gang Behind Fireball Malware that Infected 250 Million PCs Busted by Police

July 26th, 2017

Chinese authorities have recently initiated a crackdown on the operators of a massive adware campaign that infected around 250 Million computers, including Windows and Mac OS, across the world earlier this year.

The adware campaign was uncovered by security researchers at Check Point last month after it already infected over 25 million computers in India, 24 million in Brazil, 16 million in

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Gang Behind Fireball Malware that Infected 250 Million PCs Busted by Police

July 26th, 2017

Chinese authorities have recently initiated a crackdown on the operators of a massive adware campaign that infected around 250 Million computers, including Windows and Mac OS, across the world earlier this year.

The adware campaign was uncovered by security researchers at Check Point last month after it already infected over 25 million computers in India, 24 million in Brazil, 16 million in

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