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25-Year-Old Admits Hacking the Department of Defense

On June 15, the UK’s National Crime Agency announced that a 25-year-old hacker pleaded guilty to hacking the United States Department of Defense. He hacked a DoD satellite communication system in June 2014 and upload evidence two months later. Working with the FBI and DoD, the NCA arrested the hacker, Sean Caffrey, in March 2015. At Birmingham Crown Court, Caffrey ... Read More »

Local Police Contract the Same Hacking Firms as the FBI

C. Aliens Local Police Contract the Same Hacking Firms as the FBI As part of an ongoing investigation into law enforcement’s forensic procedures regarding cellphones, Muckrock filed Freedom of Information Requests with several police Departments in the US. The organization wanted information related to utilization logs, guidelines, policy, and even payment contracts. They requested the payment information from commercial hacking ... Read More »

Leaked UK Privacy Law Requires ISP Spying and Hacking

According to a recently leaked draft of the Investigatory Powers bill, the UK government is searching for a new mass surveillance method. And not in the sense that the government is asking private firms how to access the darknet to purchase stolen NSA tools; they are in the process of developing a plan to force those fortune, namely ISPs, into ... Read More »

Research Claims: The Dark Net Is Less Vulnerable To Hacking Attacks

The dark web is a part of the internet, which provides and maintains anonymity to its users. People can use this privacy to either illegal and legal ways. For example, in countries where freedom of speech is oppressed, or the media is censored, the citizens can use the Tor browser to connect to the dark web and anonymously browse the ... Read More »

International Hacker Pleaded Guilty Hacking 13,000 Computers

In Newark, New Jersey, the administrator of two so-called “hacking forums” pleaded guilty to two charges from a six-count indictment. The administrator end International hacker admitted that he committed wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in New Jersey and many known and unknown locations in the United States. The hacker/admin, Sergey Vovnenko, worked with an international criminal investigation from 2010 ... Read More »

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Hacking and Politics – Can Hackers Change World Politics?

Researching through Science and Technology Studies STS along with application of the social movement theory, present literature has tried to examine the relationship between hacking and politics. Most authors only present questions without proposing any answers. Most authors resist equating political activism with hacking. Hacking is unique, especially when considering Gabriella Cleman’s phrase “the political agnosticism of hackers” . This ... Read More »

Five Arrested for Hacking 41 ATMs and Stealing $2.5m in Taiwan

According to a press release from Europol, law enforcement in Europe and Asia ran a “complex operation” that resulted in five arrests. Three separate law enforcement agencies made the arrests after collecting intel during the year-long investigation into “an organized criminal group.” The European and Asian law enforcement agencies involved—agencies in Romania, Belarus, and Taiwan—successfully convicted three of the five ... Read More »

Wireless Hacking #1

Welcome to the first of a series of articles dedicated to the art of hacking wifi Internet connections using Kali Linux and terminal commands. You will know: • What are the different flavors of wireless networks you’ll encounter and how difficult it is to hack each of them. • What are hidden networks, and whether they offer a real challenge ... Read More »

Security Researchers Found a “One-Stop-Shop” for Hacking Tools on Command and Control Server

Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab’s Secure List described the accidental discovery of a “one-stop-shop” for hacking tools. The Kaspersky Lab team intercepted traffic from machines infected with the Hawkeye RAT and “stumbled upon an interesting domain.” They found a command and control server that saved the keylog data provided by the HawEye RAT. The server additionally sold hacking software, tools, ... Read More »

Romanian Hacker Gets Prison Time For Major US Hacking Scheme

A Romanian computer hacker was sentenced to serve three years in prison for an international identity theft scheme. On September 22, the multi-year case against the hacker who breached security companies and medical offices has been finalized. Mircea-Ilie Ispasoiu, the prosecuted hacker, had been operating since August 2011, according to indictment papers. In 2014, the US indicted Ispasoiu with two ... Read More »

Russia Arrests 50 People In The Bust Of The Largest Ever Hacking Ring

The Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Ministry of Interior carried out a nationwide raid in Russia where around 50 people had been arrested in part of a hacking ring that allegedly stole $25 million from financial institutions inside the country. The busts resulted not only in the arrest of people, Russian law enforcement authorities seized the computers, other electronic ... Read More »

New Form Of Cerber Ransomware Being Offered On Russian Hacking Forum

Security Researchers at Forcepoint discovered that a Russian hacking forum on the dark web is selling the Cerber ransomware as a RaaS (Ransom-as-a-service). This is a new form since Cerber has been distributed via exploit kits or email using macro-enabled Word document files, however, this is the first time WSFs (Windows Script Files) have been used for this purpose. WSFs ... Read More »

Dark Web Hacking Forum Nulled.io Hacked

Nulled.io, a hacking forum on the dark net, has been hacked and all of the website’s user database has been leaked for all to see.  Nulled is a forum on the dark web where cybercriminals buy and sell stolen credit card and ID data, malware creation kits, and cracks to common software platforms. A not identified hacker group managed to ... Read More »

Anonymous Teaches Hacking On Dark Web Chat Network

On April 24 night, 250 people all around the world were logging into OnionIRC, a hidden internet relay chat network on the dark web, through their Tor browsers. The members of the chat were not there to buy drugs or exchange child pornography material. No, they joined the secure chat room to learn hacking, taught by Anonymous hacktivists, such as ... Read More »