Chinese arrested in Los Angeles on hacking charge

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US authorities on Thursday accused a Chinese national visiting the US of providing malware that has been linked to the theft of security clearance records of millions of US government employees. Yu Pingan of Shanghai was arrested on Monday at Los Angeles International Airport after a federal criminal complaint accused…


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Prison Time for Manager Who Hacked Ex-Employer’s FTP Server, Email Account

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Jason Needham, 45, of Arlington, Tennessee was sentenced last week to 18 months in prison and two years of supervised release for hacking his former company’s FTP server and the email account of one of his former colleagues. Needham did all the hacking after he left his former employer, Allen…


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‘Criminal mastermind’ of $4bn bitcoin laundering scheme arrested

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The Russian “internationally sought ‘mastermind’ of a crime organisation” accused of laundering more than $4bn in bitcoin, including funds obtained from the hack of failed bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, has been arrested in Greece. A US jury indicted Alexander Vinnik on Wednesday after his arrest in a small beachside village…


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Accused Yahoo hacker extradition hearing set for September

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Accused Yahoo hacker Karim Baratov is going ahead with a hearing to fight his extradition to the United States, but only if his legal team can’t reach a resolution with U.S. officials in the interim. Wednesday marked the deadline for when the 22-year-old’s lawyer had to tell a Hamilton court…


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Leader of Russian ‘Humpty Dumpty’ hackers sentenced to two years in prison

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A court in Moscow sentenced Vladimir Anikeev to two years in prison on Thursday for leaking the hacked correspondence of senior Kremlin officials and members of the Russian elite. Mr Anikeev had earlier pled guilty to being the ringleader of the shadowy online collective Shaltai-Boltai, or Humpty Dumpty, in a…


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Ex-employee faces 7 years in prison after hacking into security firm and deleting client data

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A US man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison after being found guilty of an audacious hacking scheme in which he used a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) to covertly delete a slew of sensitive computer files belonging to his former security company employer. After resigning from Florida-based…


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Man Sentenced for Money Laundering in Massive Hacking Scheme

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Pakistani man has been sentenced to four years in prison for laundering nearly $20 million as part of an international computer and telephone hacking scheme. Muhammad Sohail Qasmani, formerly of Bangkok, Thailand, had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He was sentenced to…


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Florida Man Tied to Global Hacking Scam Gets 5 1/2 Years

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A Florida man was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for running a bitcoin exchange that is suspected of laundering money for a group of hackers who targeted publishing and financial firms as part of a complex securities fraud. Anthony Murgio, 33, admitted in January that he ran Coin.mx…


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Cyber expert promoted ethical hacking arrested.

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Sunny Nehra would give YouTube tutorials on responsible hacking and his Facebook page sharing similar tips had amassed 10,000 followers But it has been alleged that the 24-year-old engineering dropout could not resist the lure of ‘easy money’ and targetted international online shoppers He is now in judicial custody after…


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Two Men Arrested for Hacking Microsoft

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British police announced today they arrested two suspects part of an international group that hacked into Microsoft’s network. The two suspects are a 22-year-old man from Lincolnshire and a 25-year-old man from Bracknell. The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) arrested the two this morning, searched their homes for…


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Bala Cynwyd man sentenced to prison for hacking water utilities

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A 42-year-old Montgomery County man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for hacking computers that caused a business disruption to municipal water utilities, prosecutors said Thursday. Adam Flanagan, of Bala Cynwyd, had pleaded guilty in March to two counts of unauthorized access to a…


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Man Who Hacked Clinton Foundation Gets 18 Months

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Already slated to remain in federal lockup until his 80s, a Florida man received an 18-month prison term on Monday for hacking into the Clinton Foundation — a sentence effectively canceled out by his prior child pornography crimes. Two years ago, a Secret Service investigation traced 400,000 attempts to break…


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Men get 5 years in $1M phony tax return scheme

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Two New York men will spend more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to an identity theft scheme. Jhan Luis Mejia Marcelino, 27, and Odanys Orlando Rojas, known as “El Fuerte,” 39, both of the Bronx, N.Y., were sentenced Thursday to 61 months each for their roles in…


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Man sentenced in $2M airline ticket hack involving Cobb travel group

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A Cameroonian man was sentenced in federal court for helping run a $2 million airline ticket hacking scheme that targeted customers travel technology companies, including one in Cobb County. Eric Donys Simeu, 32, was sentenced to four years and 10 months in prison for his involvement in an online phishing…


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National Guard soldiers convicted of using stolen credit cards to shop at the PX, local businesses

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Two Maryland Army National Guard soldiers have been convicted of using stolen credit and debit card information to shop at Air Force and Army Exchange Service stores and local businesses around the state in 2014 and 2015. On June 1, Spc. James Stewart, 27, was found guilty of conspiracy to…


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Iraqi hacker arrested for targeting security agency

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An Iraqi activist has been arrested for hacking the National Security Service’s website and posting a message criticising it, but his detention has inspired further hacks calling for his release. Hussein Mahdi had previously targeted other Iraqi government websites to air grievances against the authorities, who have now responded in…


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SF man who stole identities of fellow inmates gets 7-year sentence

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A San Francisco man was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday, four months after a jury found him guilty of stealing the identities of men he’d met in prison and using them to commit tax fraud, prosecutors said. From June 2010 to January 2012, 52-year-old Howard Webber, who was…


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Ukranian who pleaded guilty in hacking scheme gets 30 months in prison

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Ukrainian sentenced in hacking scheme A Ukrainian hacker involved in an international scheme that used stolen unpublished news releases to make about $30 million in profits was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison. Vadym Iermolovych, 29, must also pay slightly more than $3 million in restitution. He had pleaded…


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Convicted Russian Cyber Criminal Roman Seleznev Faces Charges in Atlanta

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Roman Seleznev, of Vladivostok, Russia, has been arraigned on federal cyber fraud charges associated with the 2008 hack and theft of banking credentials from RBS Worldpay, a payment processing company located in Atlanta, Georgia. Seleznev was indicted by a federal grand jury on Dec. 22, 2014. “In 2008, an American…


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Phone-hacking cases continue 10 years after ‘rogue reporter’ jailed

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Ten years ago the News of the World’s royal editor, Clive Goodman, and the private investigator Glenn Mulcaire were jailed for intercepting the voicemails of aides to Prince William and Prince Harry. Andy Coulson resigned from his position as editor of the tabloid shortly afterwards, and an internal investigation concluded…


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