Archive for the ‘Russian hackers’ Category

Hacker Stole Data of Over 70% Bulgarian Citizens from Tax Agency Servers

July 17th, 2019
Eastern European country Bulgaria has suffered the biggest data breach in its history that compromised personal and financial information of 5 million adult citizens out of its total population of 7 million people. According to multiple sources in local Bulgarian media, an unknown hacker earlier this week emailed them download links to 11GB of stolen data which included taxpayer's personal

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Alleged Russian Hacker Pleads Not Guilty After Extradition to United States

January 21st, 2019
A Russian hacker indicted by a United States court for his involvement in online ad fraud schemes that defrauded multiple American companies out of tens of millions of dollars pleaded not guilty on Friday in a courtroom in Brooklyn, New York. Aleksandr Zhukov, 38, was arrested in November last year by Bulgarian authorities after the U.S. issued an international warrant against him, and was

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FireEye: Russian Research Lab Aided the Development of TRITON Industrial Malware

October 24th, 2018
Cybersecurity firm FireEye claims to have discovered evidence that proves the involvement of a Russian-owned research institute in the development of the TRITON malware that caused some industrial systems to unexpectedly shut down last year, including a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia. TRITON, also known as Trisis, is a piece of ICS malware designed to target the Triconex Safety

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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 Parliament Hit by Cyberattack, Up to 90 MPs’ E-mail Accounts Hacked

June 26th, 2017

A cyber attack has hit the email system of UK Houses of Parliament on Friday morning that breached at least 90 emails accounts protected by weak passwords belonging to MPs, lawmakers, and other parliamentary staff.

Meanwhile, as a precaution, the Security service has temporarily shut down the remote access (outside the Westminster) to its network to protect email accounts.
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Putin: Hackers Are Like Artists, Who Wake Up In A Good Mood & Start Painting

June 1st, 2017

Just control your laughter, while reading this article. I insist.

Talking to international media at the St Petersburg Economic Forum on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a number of statement surrounding alleged Russia’s involvement in hacking.

If you are not aware, Russia has been the focus of the U.S. investigations for its purported role in interfering with the 2016 US

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Putin: Hackers Are Like Artists, Who Wake Up In A Good Mood & Start Painting

June 1st, 2017

Just control your laughter, while reading this article. I insist.

Talking to international media at the St Petersburg Economic Forum on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a number of statement surrounding alleged Russia’s involvement in hacking.

If you are not aware, Russia has been the focus of the U.S. investigations for its purported role in interfering with the 2016 US

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Russian Hackers Made ‘Tainted Leaks’ a Thing — Phishing to Propaganda

May 29th, 2017

We came across so many revelations of sensitive government and corporate data on the Internet these days, but what’s the accuracy of that information leaked by unknown actors?

Security researchers have discovered new evidence of one such sophisticated global espionage and disinformation campaign with suspected ties to the Russian government that’s been aimed to discredit enemies of the state.

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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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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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