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Dallas man convicted of computer fraud, aggravated identity theft in hacking of New York-based tech company

Mathew Richards reports: Following a five-day trial, a Dallas man was convicted on Friday on charges for computer fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with his hacking of a New York-based technology company, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 30-year-old Tyler C....

Two former Twitter employees and a Saudi national charged in plot to spy on users for Saudi government

From the U.S. Department of Justice, Northern District of California: SAN FRANCISCO –Ali Alzabarah, Ahmad Abouammo, and Ahmed Almutairi, a/k/a Ahmed Aljbreen, were charged for their respective roles in fraudulently accessing private information in the accounts of certain Twitter users and providing that information to officials of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, announced United...

Trend Micro employee sold criminals data that fueled targeted scams

Gabriel E. Hall reports: A new security incident was discovered by one of the most prominent anti-virus makers – Trend Micro. According to an official blog post that was published by the firm on Tuesday, November 5, one of its employees accessed customer information database and harvested data, which later was sold to tech support...