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Blighty cops nab Brit teen for 'hacking' CIA Brennan's AOL email

A 16-year-old Brit has been arrested for allegedly hacking the email account of CIA director John Brennan. The teenager is accused of hacking Brennan's personal email account and releasing some 40 sensitive documents that were contained within including a 47-page security clearance application for the director's current role …
Darren Pauli, 15 Feb 2016

Bomb hoax server hoster reportedly cuffed in France

French police have arrested the operator of a log-free Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) service allegedly used by a hacking gang responsible for making dozens of fake bomb threats to schools around the world. Les Gendarmes say they've cuffed Vincent Lauton, 18, allegedly operator of runs darkness.su which …
Darren Pauli, 15 Feb 2016

Norway cops, Europol, throw cage over RAT

Five hackers arrested last month in a sting coordinated by Norway police have been revealed as running the MegalodonHTTP remote access trojan. The Kripos-Europol operation codenamed "OP Falling sTAR" has been kept largely under wraps until security firm Damballa revealed the name of the malware involved. The US security firm …
Team Register, 15 Jan 2016
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Cybercops cuff two in hunt for DDoS extortion masterminds

An international police investigation against the DD4BC DDoS extortion gang has led to one suspect being arrested and one detained, Europol said on Tuesday. Suspected key members of the organised network were identified in Bosnia and Herzegovina by the UK Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit before the intelligence was passed …
John Leyden, 12 Jan 2016

Turkish carder scores record 332-year jail term

A 26 year-old Turkish carder has received a record 332-year prison sentence for defrauding 54 customers. Onur Kopçak was charged after he stole and resold customer credit cards to other criminals. Turkish media report the man received a 135-year sentence for stealing 11 credit cards handed down by the Mersin third Criminal …
Darren Pauli, 12 Jan 2016

Latvian coder released from clink after mega-millions bank raids

A hacker partly responsible for creating the highly sophisticated Gozi trojan that ripped tens of millions of dollars from victims has walked away with 21 months time served. New York district judge Kimba Wood ruled Deniss Calovskis, 30, had paid sufficient penalty for what is described as his minor role in developing Gozi. …
Darren Pauli, 7 Jan 2016

British duo arrested for running malware encryption service

Two British suspects have been arrested accused of running the refud.me encryption site VXers use to evade antivirus. The National Crime Agency says the suspects from Colchester, Essex have been bailed until February next year. The pair operated the refud.me service which allowed VXers to test their malware against antivirus …
Darren Pauli, 24 Nov 2015

Met makes fourth TalkTalk arrest, this time a London teen

A 16 year-old boy from London has become the fourth to be arrested in connection with the hacking of British telco TalkTalk. Information is thin on the ground. Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit arrested the boy at his Norwich home on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences and he remains in custody. A …
Darren Pauli, 4 Nov 2015
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Teenage boy bailed until November over TalkTalk incident

The 15-year-old boy arrested in connection with the investigation into the alleged data theft from the TalkTalk website has been bailed until a date in November. Arrested on the evening of Monday, 26 October, a 15-year-old was taken into custody by officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), working alongside …

John McAfee cuffed by Tennessee cops, faces drug-driving, gun rap

Pic Paranoid wild man of infosec John McAfee was arrested in the US state of Tennessee over the weekend – and charged with driving under the influence, and possession of a handgun while intoxicated. The charismatic ex-boss of security software biz McAfee can be seen grinning in his police mugshot. "Yes, I was arrested while under …
Darren Pauli, 5 Aug 2015

FBI updates Most Wanted cyber felons list, offers US$4.2m bounties

The mastermind of the Zeus trojan; a car scamming screwball; an identity thief; a malvertiser, and a keylogger monger: nail these five net crims to the wall and the FBI will pay you US$4.2 million. The agency has updated its 'Cyber Most Wanted'™ with the new hits who join the existing famous five hackers employed in the …
Darren Pauli, 2 Jul 2015

BlackShades privacy raiding web rat gets five years in US cooler

Swedish BlackShades co-creator Alex Yucel has been sentenced to nearly five years in a US cooler for selling and distributing the remote access trojan (RAT). Yucel, 25, pled guilty February in a New York court to slinging the perverted mutation of a legitimate system administration tool and was forced to forfeit $US200,000 in …
Darren Pauli, 25 Jun 2015
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Slippery Silk Road spook will plead guilty to duping dealers

A US Secret Service information security bod is going to enter a guilty plea to pilfering US$820,000 in Bitcoins from scuttled drug souk the Silk Road. Shaun W. Bridges admitted to harvesting the anonymous currency before cashing out at the then Mx Gox Bitcoin exchange and going into hiding. “Mr. Bridges has regretted his …
Darren Pauli, 23 Jun 2015

Europol operation crushes phiendish global phishing ring

Police have arrested 49 men from Spain, Nigeria, and Cameroon in connection with electronic bank account raids that plundered some €6 million across Europe. The men were arrested as part of Operation Triangle, an effort involving police from Spain, Italy, and Poland together with authorities in Belgium, the UK, and Georgia. …
Darren Pauli, 12 Jun 2015
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Bulgarian Bill Gates blagger busted, banged up, again: report

A Bulgarian carder has been arrested withdrawing money from stolen cards four years after he was accused of plundering the bank account of Microsoft mogul Bill Gates. Bulgarian national Konstantin Simeonov Kavrakov, 31, was arrested last Thursday in the Philippines pulling cash from ATMs, local media report. Kavrakov was …
Darren Pauli, 13 Apr 2015
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Cross-dressing blokes storm NSA HQ: One shot dead, one hurt

One man is dead and another seriously hurt after they tried ramming a car into the gates of the NSA's headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. Just before 9am on Monday, Eastern Time, the two men – dressed as women – attempted to smash through a checkpoint and into the data center complex using a stolen Ford Explorer, NBC reports …
Iain Thomson, 30 Mar 2015

Saudi Arabia hires 'ethical hackers' to silence smut slingers

Saudi Arabia's prude police have hired ethical hackers to pop hedonistic Twitter accounts identified for spruiking smut leading to arrests. The crackdown reported by Emirates24 was led by the religious police which hired the hackers to obtain personal details of Twitter users. The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and …
Darren Pauli, 5 Jan 2015

Author fined $500k in first US spyware conviction

A US man has been handed a US$500,000 fine for selling the StealthGenie malware in the first prosecution of a mobile spyware slinger. Police collared Hammad Akbar, 31, in September after he allegedly sold the malware to an undercover agent in 2012. Akbar a Danish citizen, sold the StealthGenie malware capable of intercepting …
Darren Pauli, 30 Nov 2014

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