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Kingpin Denial of Service website vDOS gets taken out by hacker

September 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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vDOS, one of the most disruptive attack-for-hire services on the internet, has been taken down and its alleged co-owners arrested following a “massive hack” on the site. The hack revealed information about tens of thousands of vDOS customers who had paid the site for DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, as well as the identities […]

UK ‘hacker’ Lauri Love fears death in US prison

September 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A British man wanted in the US for allegedly hacking into government computers says he fears dying in jail if he is extradited. Lauri Love, who has Asperger’s syndrome, worries he will be sentenced to up to 99 years. “If I went into a US prison, I don’t think I’d leave again,” he told the […]

Hacker ‘Guccifer’ jailed for four years

September 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A Romanian hacker who targeted high-profile US politicians has been sentenced to 52 months in prison. Marcel Lazar, known online as “Guccifer”, pleaded guilty in May on charges of aggravated identify theft and unauthorised access of a computer. Lazar, who targeted former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the Bush family, was arrested on hacking […]

Hacker gets two years in jail for celebrity ‘swatting’

July 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A US hacker who put the personal data of celebrities and officials online has been sentence to two years in jail. New Yorker Mir Islam also made bogus calls that resulted in armed police storming the homes of film stars, federal workers and public figures. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) said the sentence reflected […]

Ukrainian hacker pleads guilty to insider trading in US

May 17th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A Ukrainian man has pleaded guilty to his role in an insider trading scheme that netted more than $30 million (£20.8 million) in illicit profits. Vadym Iermolovych, 28, admitted to hacking into newswire agencies and using the unpublished information to gain advantage on the stock market. Thirty-two people have been charged in connection with the […]

Hacker says he’s breached DHS and FBI, leaks claimed staff data

February 9th, 2016 by Mark Daly in ilicomm News No Comments »
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The big breach news of the day is that an unidentified hacker threatened to expose a large stash of employee data allegedly stolen from the US public service… …and then followed up with a “proof of concept” leak of 9000 Federal employees from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). By leaking what seems to be […]

Ukraine power outages blamed on “hackers and malware” – the lessons to learn

January 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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You may have read news stories over the New Year’s break about hackers causing power outages in Ukraine, using malware as their primary toolkit for attack. Ars Technica went as far as to lead with the headline: “First known hacker-caused power outage signals troubling escalation.” The article was perhaps a little more circumspect, suggesting that […]

5 Cyber Security Tips to Improve Employee Habits

December 21st, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Employees are a first-line defence against threats such as zero-day attacks and breaches.  It is critical that they are made aware of basic methods that will maintain the company’s digital integrity.  Whether your organization is large or small, training your employees can go a long way towards keep your IT infrastructure secure.  Here are 5 […]

FBI seeks hacker after 1.2 billion logins are stolen

November 25th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The FBI has linked a hacker to the theft of 1.2 billion internet credentials – the largest heist of its kind. A hacker known as “mr.grey” is named in court documents filed by the bureau last year, according to the Reuters news agency. The hacker was linked to the stolen logins via a Russian email […]

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