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Belarusian police shut down notorious hacking forum

Catalin Cimpanu reports: Belarusian authorities have seized the servers of a notorious hacking forum that served as a meeting place for malware authors, hackers, spammers, botnet operators, and other cyber-criminals, the Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs said in a press release. Named XakFor, the forum launched in 2012 and targeted the Russian-speaking cybercrime scene....

Update on Pearson Breach: Parent Files Class-Action Suit After Data Breach Exposes Nearly 1 Million Schoolchildren’s Personal Information

CBS reports: A mother filed a federal class-action lawsuit on her daughter’s behalf Thursday, after nearly a million students nationwide had their personal information exposed in a data breach by a company used to track student academic progress. The Indian Prairie School District 204 in Naperville was among the academic districts affected. The woman,...

Two men accused of harassing NJ police officers by posting hacked personal info online

Joshua Jongsma reports: Two New York men hacked the personal information of 50 North Jersey public employees, mostly police officers, and posted much of it online, authorities said. Evan Koulikov, 21, of Spring Valley, New York also made harassing phone calls to many of the victims, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. Eric...