Aug 192018

Alice Yan reports:

Three men have been detained on suspicion of hacking into computers and stealing about 600 million yuan (US$87 million) worth of virtual currency, police in northwest China said.

The case is the highest value cryptocurrency criminal investigation in China so far, officers in Xian told Huashang News on Saturday.

The police started investigating the case in March when a man from the city complained his computer had been hacked and 100 million yuan in bitcoin and ethereum had been stolen.

Read more on South China Morning Post.

Aug 162018

Erin Pearson reports:

A Melbourne private schoolboy who repeatedly broke into Apple’s secure computer systems is facing criminal charges after the technology giant called in the FBI.

The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, broke into Apple’s mainframe from his suburban home on multiple occasions over a year because he was such a fan of the company, according to his lawyer.

Read more on The Age.

Aug 152018

WSVN reports:

A cybersecurity breach at a South Florida school. A student hacked into teachers’ computers — but was never criminally charged. 7’s Brian Entin investigates.

A new school year is about to start at Miami Springs Senior High — but a hacking incident last school year has the district tightening security.


7News has learned a high school senior was able to hack into the school’s computers and change between 25 and 30 grades.

Read more on WSVN.

Aug 102018

Alexander J. Martin reports:

Butlin’s has confirmed that the records of up to 34,000 guests have been accessed by hackers.

The holiday camp chain says the stolen data does not include payment details – but customers’ names, holiday dates, postal and email addresses and telephone numbers are believed to have been accessed.

A spokesperson confirmed to Sky News that the compromise had taken place over the past 72 hours, and was caused by a phishing email which posed as the local Chamber of Commerce.

Read more on Sky News.