Archive for the ‘Cyber Crime’ Category

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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Russian Financial Cybercriminal Gets Over 9 Years In U.S. Prison

July 11th, 2017

A 29-year-old Russian-born, Los Angeles resident has been sentenced to over nine years in prison for running botnets of half a million computers and stealing and trafficking tens of thousands of credit card numbers on exclusive Russian-speaking cybercriminal forums.

Alexander Tverdokhlebov was arrested in February, pleaded guilty on March 31 to wire fraud and on Monday, a federal court

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UK Teenager, Aged 18, Charged With Running DDoS-For-Hire Service

July 3rd, 2017

A teenage student has been charged with running a supplying malware that was used for launching distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against websites of some of the world’s leading businesses.

Jack Chappell, an 18-year-old teenager from Stockport, is accused of helping cyber criminals with his DDoS booter service (DDoS-for-hire service) to flood millions of websites around the world

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25-Year-Old Hacker Pleads Guilty to Hacking U.S. Military Satellite Phone System

June 16th, 2017

A British computer hacker who allegedly hacked a United States Department of Defense satellite system in 2014 and accessed the personal information of hundreds of military personnel has pleaded guilty on Thursday.

Sean Caffrey, a 25-year-old resident of Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands, has admitted to breaking into a US military communications system in June 2014 and stealing usernames

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3 Nigerian Scammers Get 235-Years of Total Jail Sentence in U.S.

May 26th, 2017

You may have heard of hilarious Nigerian scams. My all time favourite is this one:

A Nigerian astronaut has been trapped in space for the past 25 years and needs $3 million to get back to Earth, Can you help?

Moreover, Nigerians are also good at promising true love and happiness.

But You know, Love hurts.

Those looking for true love and happiness lost tens of millions of dollars over the

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Cyber Crime Gang Arrested for Infecting Over 1 Million Phones with Banking Trojan

May 23rd, 2017

The Russian Interior Ministry announced on Monday the arrest of 20 individuals from a major cybercriminal gang that had stolen nearly $900,000 from bank accounts after infecting over one million Android smartphones with a mobile Trojan called “CronBot.”

Russian Interior Ministry representative Rina Wolf said the arrests were part of a joint effort with Russian IT security firm Group-IB that

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Researchers to study perceived link between cybercrime and autism

April 5th, 2017

While many have already drawn their conclusions on the link between autism and cybercrime, this study aims to establish whether it’s real and to understand the pathways into offending

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