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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....

MESSAGETAP: Who’s Reading Your Text Messages?

Raymond Leong, Dan Perez, and Tyler Dean report: FireEye Mandiant recently discovered a new malware family used by APT41 (a Chinese APT group) that is designed to monitor and save SMS traffic from specific phone numbers, IMSI numbers and keywords for subsequent theft. Named MESSAGETAP, the tool was deployed by APT41 in a telecommunications...