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CEO of Cryptsy, a Major Online Cryptocurrency Exchange Company, Indicted for Defrauding Company’s Customers, Destroying Evidence, and Tax Evasion

Miami, Florida – A 17-count indictment was unsealed in federal court in Miami, Florida charging Paul E. Vernon, 48, the founder, operator, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Project Investors Inc., doing business as Cryptsy, with criminal violations for his involvement in a sophisticated theft scheme involving his cryptocurrency exchange. The charges include tax...

Canadian man linked to thedarkoverlord sentenced to federal prison for trafficking stolen identities on the dark web

ATLANTA – Slava Dmitriev has been sentenced for access device fraud in connection with his possession and sale of over seventeen hundred stolen identities on the dark web.  Dmitriev, a Canadian citizen, was arrested while on vacation in Greece in September 2020 and extradited to the United States in January 2021. “This defendant profited...

It started with Roblox… would it end with swatting?

Dave Herndon reports: Police were called to Salina Intermediate School after the assistant principal called about a student whose computer was hacked Jan. 6. Police came to the school and talked with the student and his father, who were both worried that another game was going to have them Swatted after the student’s computer...

Chester County Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking into Area College Computer Networks

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Timothy Spillane, 39, of Chester Springs, PA, pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge Joel Slomsky to accessing a protected computer network without authorization, arising from his intrusions into the digital networks of two suburban Philadelphia-area colleges. According to court documents, between November...

Proposed settlement reached in lawsuit against Excellus

One year after Excellus settled with OCR over a 2015 data breach, there is now a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit that was filed in response to the breach. The terms of the settlement, which have not yet been approved by the court, do not involve paying even one dime to class...

CA: Chico State computer hacker sentenced

Chloe Curtis reports on an insider breach that exposed students’ personal information and requests for COVID vaccination exemptions: A 22-year-old Chico man was sentenced to probation, fines and community service after admitting to illegally hacking multiple computers at Chico State. Alejandro Benitez appeared in Butte County Superior Court on Thursday where he entered a...

Hacker steals $200,000 through Multichain bug, offers to return 80% to victim

Tim Copeland reports: The ongoing exploitation of the cross-chain protocol Multichain has now totaled $1.5 million, according to ZenGo co-founder Tal Be’ery. A bug in the protocol is being exploited by multiple blockchain wallets, with either one hacker or many behind the attacks. One of the hackers, who has stolen $200,000 through this bug, has offered some...

Earth Lusca Hackers Aimed at High-Value Targets in Government and Private Sectors

Ravie Lakshmanan reports: An elusive threat actor called Earth Lusca has been observed striking organizations across the world as part of what appears to be simultaneously an espionage campaign and an attempt to reap monetary profits. “The list of its victims includes high-value targets such as government and educational institutions, religious movements, pro-democracy and human rights...