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Research: How ransomware and hacking services are sold on darknet marketplaces

Black hat hackers, and cyber-criminals are far more sagacious than most of us think. They are no longer script kiddies who are showing off their hacking skills to impress their social circles, but highly professional businessmen who are working meticulously hard to benefit from their exploitative attacks. Research studies have been done on how cyber-criminals market their skills and sell ... Read More »

Analysis of Chinese and Russian Hacking Communities

Recorded future has been actively analyzing forums and markets that are tailored towards the Chinese and Russian audiences over the last annual period and has discovered several differences in the hosted contents within the forums and the differences in the forum conduct and organization. Recorded Future Insikt group analyzed posts, interactions, and advertisements in criminal and hacking forums to explore ... Read More »

Stanford man jailed for hacking charges

Colton Grubbs, 21, was sentenced up to 30 months by the District Judge Joseph Hood for conspiracy towards unlawful access of computers for criminal behavior. Specifically the charges are conspiracy to conduct money laundering, as well as, the illegal removal of the property to prevent its seizure by the law. Grubbs had admitted previously to marketing, selling and designing a ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendor ‘Courvoisier’ Pleaded Guilty to UK Hacking Charges

Grant West, a 25-year-old UK man, has pleaded guilty to stealing customer details from 17 major websites and reselling the information on the darknet. He admitted attacking Uber, T-Mobile, Groupon, Vitality, Coral Betting, AO.com, the British Cardiovascular Society, Mighty Deals Limited, Truly Experiences Ltd, Ladbrokes, Asda, Argos, Nectar, M R Porter, RS Feva Class Association 2017, Just Eat, and Sainsburys. ... Read More »

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Dispatch from Academia: Exit scams, hacking, violence, predation and fraud

Rasmus is a PhD student at the School of Criminology at University of Montréal. He has studied DNM’s since early 2014 and has, among other things, researched the politics of DNM’s, the demand DNM’s satisfy, how DNM’s affect global drug trafficking and much more. Currently his PHD research centers around trust and transactions on DNM’s, and he works with leading ... Read More »

Court Rules FBI Can Keep Phone Hacking Tool Secret from the Public

On December 2nd, 2015 Syed Rizwan Farook committed one of the worst terrorist attacks in the history of California, shooting 14 people and seriously injuring 22 other people. After Farook died in a shootout with law enforcement, the FBI seized Farook’s iPhone 5c. During the investigation into the terrorist attack, the FBI was unable to decrypt Farook’s iPhone. The FBI ... Read More »

The Art Of Google Hacking

When it comes to Google, everyone feels confident in knowing what we’re talking about. Google is that nice site that allows us to search whatever we want on the web. More technically, it’s a search engine, something that knows our preferences, our tastes and even (sometimes) our secrets. Google is easy, isn’t it? It appears as a blank page with ... Read More »

DEA in Talks with iPhone Hacking Group

The United States’ Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) recently revealed to be in talks with an Israeli malware and hacking organization known as the NSO Group. The NSO Group has ties to the Israeli military and intelligence agencies. The Israeli malware company’s top selling product, Pegasus, is a backdoor for Apple iPhones and iPads. Pegasus can even infect the newest fully ... Read More »

More CIA Android Hacking

  WikiLeaks published another entry in their Vault 7 collection of CIA leaks. The new documents released by WikiLeaks detail a program called HighRise, which infects Android phones and devices, and intercepts and redirects SMS text messages to a remote server controlled by the CIA. The user manual for HighRise version 2.0 comes from the CIA’s Information Operations Center. According ... Read More »

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 »