Phishing

Russian Hackers Faked Gmail Password Form To Invade DNC Email System

Sheera Frenkel reports: Russian hackers used emails disguised to look as Gmail security updates to hack into the computers of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) and members of Hillary Clinton’s top campaign staff, according to a report by the SecureWorks cybersecurity company. The emails, which were sent to DNC and Clinton staff from March 10, appeared...

Connecticut Hacker Created Darknet Phishing Sites To Steal Bitcoins

JP Buntinx reports: The FBI and other law enforcement agencies have been keeping a close eye on the darknet marketplace sector as of late. During one of their investigations, they came across a person building clone websites of platforms such as AlphaBay. As it turns out, these were deliberate phishing attempts to collect login information from...

UK: Student found guilty of hacking firm’s emails

David Parker reports: A university student has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 compensation after he hacked the emails of a garden furniture company and targeted one of its customers. Moshood Olawale Abolade, 26, of Hatchets Lane, Newark, had denied fraud by false representation. He was found guilty after a trial at Nottingham...

UK man charged under Computer Misuse Act over US crime

Okay, I missed one where an arrest in the UK is allegedly linked to a breach in the U.S. On September 2, the Thames Valley Police announced: SEROCU’s Cyber Crime Unit has arrested a man in connection with computer misuse and fraud offences. A 37-year-old man from Reading was arrested yesterday (1/9) on suspicion of...

China hackers swipe millions in data breach

Jon Marino reports: A big Wall Street technology firm is being sued after allegedly falling for a run-of-the-mill email scam and wiring client funds to hackers. SS&C Technologies, a $6 billion market capitalization company that bills itself as “the most comprehensive powerhouse of software technology in the financial services industry,” was duped by China-based...