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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 »

Supreme Court Grants FBI Decentralized Hacking Warrants

The U.S. Supreme Court passed a proposed change to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, one of the main bodies of law that governs the powers and behavior of the FBI. Previously, Rule 41 stated that a judge may only hand out a warrant to be issued within the district they represent, but how do you work ... Read More »

FBI Likely Shared Information From Hacking Operation With UK

When the Federal Bureau of Investigation had busted PlayPen, an infamous child porn website on the dark net, they planted a malware to acquire the details of the users in early 2015 when the agency briefly controlled the domain. Now, it looks like that the FBI shared this info with the United Kingdom law enforcement authorities. Vithusan Puvaneswaran (21), a ... Read More »

Darknet Hacking Forum “Hell” Returns After Shutdown

Hell, the infamous hacking forum on the dark side of the web, returns after it has been shut down for months. Hell was used by cybercriminals to share stolen data, hacking tips, techniques and other information with each other. The forum has been shut down after it was rumored that the admin (who is also the founder of the website), ... Read More »

Ross Ulbricht indicted for Silk Road narcotics trafficking & Hacking

As it was published originally: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/02/ross-ulbricht-indicted-for-silk-road-narcotics-trafficking-hacking/ “Federal prosecutors have formally indicted Ross Ulbricht, the suspected mastermind behind the original Silk Road website (a new one has since sprung up in its place). Ulbricht was charged with four formal criminal offenses: narcotics trafficking conspiracy, continuing criminal enterprise, computer hacking conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy. Ulbricht’s defense attorney, Joshua Dratel, did not immediately respond ... Read More »