Malware

Fallout from Recent Spear Phishing Attacks?

Brian Krebs writes: McDonald’s and Walgreens this week revealed that data breaches at partner marketing firms had exposed customer information. There has been a great deal of media coverage treating these and other similar cases as isolated incidents, but all signs indicate they are directly tied to a spate of “spear phishing” attacks against e-mail...

TX: Cyber thieves hit Gregg County for $200K

Glenn Evans reports: An international cyber attack on the Gregg County Tax Assessor has cost at least seven taxing entities a total of about $200,000, officials said Monday. Other Texas counties could also be victims. The cyber theft hijacked local tax payments from a daily electronic transfer, that day totaling $690,000, destined for schools...

Russian gang used customized virus bought from hacker forum on ATMs

Members of an organized criminal group responsible for infecting ATMs with a computer virus have been arrested in Yakutsk, capital of the far eastern Russian Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) according to the Ministry of the Interior. The leader of the gang sought the services of a hacker through an international Internet forum. Once recruited...

UK: Hacker fined over Soas student password scam

A computer hacker who broke into the email accounts of hundreds of students has been fined £21,000. Daniel Woo, 23, a Bulgarian, admitted repeatedly posing as a student at the School of Oriental and African Studies in Bloomsbury, central London. Police said Woo, of Knightsbridge, took financial data, and fraud later occurred in some...

Former UCM students indicted for scheme to sell stolen information

David Twiddy reports: Two former University of Central Missouri students have been charged with stealing the identities of thousands of their classmates and faculty with the goal of the information. A federal grand jury in Kansas City indicted Joseph A. Camp, 26, of New York, and Daniel J. Fowler, 21, of Kansas City, with...