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Hacker Who Tried to Blackmail Apple for $100,000 Sentenced in London

A 22-year-old man who claimed to have access to over 300 million iCloud accounts and threatened to factory reset all accounts unless Apple pays ransom has pleaded guilty in London for trying to blackmail Apple. In March 2017, Kerem Albayrak from North London claimed to be a spokesman for a hacking group called the “Turkish […]

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British Hacker Accused of Blackmailing healthcare Firms Extradited to U.S.

A British man suspected to be a member of ‘The Dark Overlord,’ an infamous international hacking group, has finally been extradited to the United States after being held for over two years in the United Kingdom. Nathan Francis Wyatt, 39, appeared in federal court in St. Louis, Missouri, on Wednesday to face charges related to […]

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Russian Police Raided NGINX Moscow Office, Detained Co-Founders

Russian law enforcement officers have raided the Moscow offices of Nginx—the company behind the world’s second most popular web server software—over a copyright infringement complaint filed by Rambler, a Russian Internet portal and email service provider. According to multiple reports from local media and social media, the police conducted searches and has also detained several […]

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Europol Shuts Down ‘Imminent Monitor’ RAT Operations With 13 Arrests

In a coordinated International law enforcement operation, Europol today announced to shut down the global organized cybercrime network behind Imminent Monitor RAT, yet another hacking tool that allows cybercriminals to gain complete control over a victim’s computer remotely. The operation targeted both buyers and sellers of the IM-RAT (Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan), which was […]

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Russian Hacker Behind NeverQuest Banking Malware Gets 4 Years in U.S. Prison

A Russian hacker who created and used Neverquest banking malware to steal money from victims’ bank accounts has finally been sentenced to 4 years in prison by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Stanislav Vitaliyevich Lisov, 34, was arrested by Spanish authorities at Barcelona–El Prat Airport in January 2017 […]

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Two Hackers Who Extorted Money From Uber and LinkedIn Plead Guilty

Two grey hat hackers have pleaded guilty to blackmailing Uber, LinkedIn, and other U.S. corporations for money in exchange for promises to delete data of millions of customers they had stolen in late 2016. In a San Jose courthouse in California on Wednesday, Brandon Charles Glover (26) of Florida and Vasile Mereacre (23) of Toronto […]

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Binance Confirms Hacker Obtained Its Users’ KYC Data from 3rd-Party Vendor

As suspected, the KYC details of thousands of Binance’s customers that hackers obtained and leaked online earlier this month came from the company’s third-party vendor, Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance confirmed. For those unaware, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, hit by a “Potential KYC leak” earlier this month, with an unknown hacker distributing […]

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Hacker Ordered to Pay Back Nearly £1 Million to Phishing Victims

A prolific hacker who carried out phishing scams against hundreds of companies worldwide has been ordered to pay back more than $1.1 million (over £922,000) worth of cryptocurrencies to his victims. Grant West, a 27-year-old resident of Kent, England, targeted several well-known companies around the world since 2015 to obtain the financial data of tens […]