Brian Krebs, an investigative journalist who covers the murky world of cyber-crime, is used to being trolled. Recently a merry band of thieves from a secretive Russian fraud forum decided to order him some heroin from the drugs and gun bazaar Silk Road, then tip off police to the incoming drugs.
A year after his arrest, it has now been confirmed that Dmitry Smilianet, owner of a pro gaming team, took part in one of the largest hacking operations ever prosecuted.
A pair of security experts have demonstrated that by using a laptop, an old game controller and some software, it’s possible to tap into the onboard computer chip in some modern cars and take control of them.
In what the U.S Department of Justice is calling the “largest known data breach conspiracy” of all time, five European hackers gained access to and stole sensitive information from computer systems belonging to multiple high profile organizations, including NASDAQ, J.C Penny, 7-Eleven and many others.
The Washington Post is reporting that the U.S. Department of Justice has begun an official investigation on the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General James Cartwright. Cartwright is suspected of being the source that exposed a top-secret mission where the Stuxnet virus/worm was uploaded inside Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility. The U.S.
Symantec Corporation recently wrote that they have successfully been able to track down the source of many South Korean hacking incidents. The evidence uncovered revealed that a hacker group called the “DarkSeoul” gang was behind the massive cyber-attacks going back at least four years.
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated publicly on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 that Edward Snowden was indeed present in Russia but that Russia would not be arresting him, nor would they detain him for extradition as per request of the United States.
Xinhua, which is China’s official news agency, recently blasted the United States over the recent leaks that revealed how the U.S. was hacking directly into China’s Universities while simultaneously accusing China of hacking into the U.S. These most recent leaks from Edward Snowden published by the South China Morning Post demonstrated how the NSA hacked directly into
Once again more NSA leaks have been revealed by Edward Snowden, and this time he has presented material that purportedly shows that the NSA has directly hacked into China’s Tsinghua University. This University, which is located in Beijing, is highly regarded as Mainland China’s top tier of higher education, and has been a top priority
Gottfrid Warg, who co-founded the controversial file sharing torrent site, The Pirate Bay, was recently sentenced to two years in prison. Warg was charged and convicted with acting on illegal money transfers on-line and hacking into a Sweden-based computer system that stored and managed data for Swedish authorities.
The U.S. National Security Agency, which is one of the most secretive intelligence gathering organizations in the world, was brought down when news of the PRISM program was leaked to both the U.K.-based Guardian and the Washington Post. Yesterday, the Guardian revealed the leak on the program to be a 29-year-old Edward Snowden, who volunteered to disclose his identity.
China’s President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama agreed to bring the two nations together and resolve the problems both nations have with cyber security. For many months the two powerful nations have gone ‘tit for tat’ with accusations of cyber espionage and theft of corporate secrets.
China’s own top security chief is claiming to have mountains of data’ implicating the United States involvement with hacking into China’s computer networks. Nevertheless, China was quick not to directly blame the U.S. for any sponsored espionage, but instead made a plea for “greater unity between the two nations”.