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Man hires ‘court hacker’ on Craigslist … who turned out to be a cop

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Man hires ‘court hacker’ on Craigslist … who turned out to be a cop

A Pennsylvanian bloke will spend two to four years behind bars for trying to hire a hacker on Craigslist to erase his court fines. Zachary Landis, 27, admitted to Lancaster County Court he tried to hire someone to illegally access court records and strike a $16,000 debt he owed for previous charges. That someone wasn’t a hacker – it was an undercover police detective. The would-be criminal mastermind posted an ad to classified site Craigslist seeking a cyber-genius who could break into the county court’s records system and wipe the balance of what he owed. According to ABC27 news, Landis used his personal email address and real phone number to make the post. Not exactly Danny Ocean, this one. The ad caught the attention of a detective who presented himself to Landis as a hacker. The two then corresponded about the planned network intrusion, during which Landis handed over the ID numbers of his previous convictions, and asked for a small portion of the debt to be erased as proof of the hacker’s skills before paying. Obviously, the police were able to trace the contact details and ID numbers back to Landis, and arrested him. On Wednesday last week, Landis […]

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Hacker alleges Fitbit smartband could be a malware carrier

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Hacker alleges Fitbit smartband could be a malware carrier

PCs, smartphones, and tablets are fair game to hackers these days. And we’ve also started to see cars with sophisticated infotainment systems and controls also getting hacked. But how about the innocent little whose sole purpose is to keep your body healthy? Well, now they’re getting hacked as well. And worse, they might be used to make other computers unhealthy. Fortinet researcher Axelle Apvrille reveals that the Fitbit is one such wearable that easily succumbs to a hack in just 10 seconds and can then spread the malware to computers it syncs with. The scenario almost sounds like something straight out of a spy flick. An attacker gets within Bluetooth range of a Fitbit fitness tracker, near enough to establish a connection. It doesn’t need to be a long connection though, as 10 seconds is reportedly enough to drop the payload. Once the deed is done, the malware sits innocently in the wearable, waiting for the user to connect it to a PC to sync. Once the FitBit tries to communicate with PC to update the user’s profile, it also dumps malicious code that can create a backdoor on the computer or cause the machine to crash. Even worse, the […]

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Hacker arrested by Canadan Police for exploiting HeartBleed Bug

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A 19-year-old man is arrested and charged by Canadian police a who allegedly exploited the Heartbleed bug to steal personal data from the Canadian Revenue Agency’s website. Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, who allegedly grabbed 900 social insurance numbers (SINs) over a period of six hours, marks the first time that authorities have apprehended someone in relation to the bug in OpenSSL. Solis-Reyes of London, Ontario is a student at Western University, was detained by the London Police Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Division Integrated Technological Crime Unit. In a statement, Assistant Commissioner Gilles Michaud of the RCMP, said: The RCMP treated this breach of security as a high priority case and mobilized the necessary resources to resolve the matter as quickly as possible. Investigators from National Division, along with our counterparts in “O” Division have been working tirelessly over the last four days analyzing data, following leads, conducting interviews, obtaining and executing legal authorizations and liaising with our partners. He is scheduled to appear in court in Ottowa on 17 July 2014. Canada’s tax agency was one of the first major organizations to be impacted by the Heartbleed flaw and subsequently had to remove public access to its […]

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‘The Player’ Season 1 Episode 5 Follows Alex & Teenage Hacker Mission

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‘The Player’ Season 1 Episode 5 Follows Alex & Teenage Hacker Mission

After last week’s episode, NBC’s “The Player” — originaly called “Endgame” — is back with its freshman season’s episode 5. From the looks of it, the brand new episode entitled “House Rules” is going to be action packed since Philip Winchester’s Alex will have a new mission. In a sneak peek at the upcoming episode, the clip starts with the introduction of a savvy student named Solomon Desai, played by guest star Nik Dodani. The voiceover for “The Player” promotional clip says at the start, “This boy has stumbled upon something extraordinary. How will you protect him?” The teaser then jumps to Charity Wakefield’s Cassandra King telling Alex that he needs to save the teenage hacker, and he only has 36 hours to do it since the whole world is after the student. According to TV Equals, Solomon will be in big trouble when he attempts to hack the Pentagon and succeeds in doing so. However, he may have found very confidential data during the hack, alarming The House and the Chinese government. The two forces will try to get Solomon first, so Alex must do his best to keep the young hacker safe. Will Yun Lee is guest starring […]

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‘Babyface hacker who paralysed a phone giant’: Son of a single mother, TalkTalk suspect, 15, is violent video game addict who rarely leaves his bedroom

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‘Babyface hacker who paralysed a phone giant’: Son of a single mother, TalkTalk suspect, 15, is violent video game addict who rarely leaves his bedroom

The boy of 15 arrested over the TalkTalk cyber-attack is a baby-faced loner and gaming fanatic nicknamed ‘Vicious’ who rarely leaves his bedroom. The reclusive youngster is suspected of being behind the huge security breach that has put the banking details of four million households at risk. Scores of TalkTalk customers have been targeted by fraudsters exploiting the hacked data and the firm’s share price plunged. The boy was arrested in the pebble-dashed property he shares with his single mother on a rundown estate in Northern Ireland. His online blog reveals he is obsessed with violent video games such as Grand Theft Auto. It emerged today that he himself was targeted by hackers who published his personal details on a now-deleted website for young hackers known as ‘skids’ or ‘script-kiddies’, according to The Times. The hackers abused his closest family members and called the ‘fat b****es along with pictures of him with them. Neighbours say he was being taught at home after repeated suspensions saw him kicked out of school. ‘He’s always inside, in there 24/7 and up all night in his bedroom,’ said one. A close family friend said: ‘He never wanted to go to school. He never leaves […]

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TalkTalk hack: Family of 15-year-old alleged hacker ‘feel like prisoners in their homes’

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TalkTalk hack: Family of 15-year-old alleged hacker ‘feel like prisoners in their homes’

The family of a 15-year-old alleged hacker accused of involvement in a huge cyber attack on TalkTalk feel like prisoners in their homes, it was claimed yesterday. The video-game loving boy was arrested in connection with one of the largest cyber attacks in UK history. The baby-faced teen, whom we have chosen not to name, from Ballymena, Co Antrim, was detained at his home on Monday afternoon following a police raid. He was released on bail the following day. Family members were yesterday still struggling to come to terms with the shock arrest of the reclusive teen who has written online about his love for violent video games Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto. It is understood extended family members knew nothing about the arrest until they read media reports. They have been thrust under the spotlight, with the family and the alleged cyber criminal making headlines around the world. “They are devastated and feel like prisoners with all the attention. “They don’t want to leave their homes.” Curtains remained drawn at the boy’s Ballymena home and those of his father and other family members throughout yesterday. It is understood his dad split with the teen’s mum about 10 […]

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Airlines guard against hacker threat

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The aviation industry is stepping up efforts to enlist coordinated international support in the battle against the threats posed to airlines and passengers by hackers and those seeking to exploit IT systems. The security of commercial airlines and whether the systems crucial to fly planes are vulnerable to cyber attacks hit the headlines in April after a security researcher claimed that he had been able to hack into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit. Along with Wi-Fi and electronics on board, airlines, airports and air traffic management companies are sharing more information than ever before to make flying more efficient and deal with increasing numbers of passengers. But that provides more interfaces that can be exploited by attackers, aviation industry representatives said at the AVSEC World aviation security conference in Dublin on Monday (local time). Those seeking to do mischief also know that attacking an airline will guarantee maximum impact, they said. As part of initiatives to shore up the industry’s defences, a team has been put together by leading aviation industry associations to work on a declaration on cyber security to put to members of the United Nations’ aviation safety arm next year. One of the issues being […]

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Seoul seeks hacker troops to fend off North Korean cyberattacks

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A new army of South Korean soldiers was intently focused on fending off the enemy attack. Where were they coming from? What tactics were they using? And how best to neutralize them? The attackers were probably North Korean — that’s a given on this divided peninsula, which remains stuck in a state of war — but those manning the defenses weren’t armed conscripts along the demilitarized zone. They were some of South Korea’s savviest computer whizzes, and they were dealing with that most 21st- century of invasions: the cyberattack. “I do think about how I’m going to defend us against an attack from North Korea,” said Lee Kyung-won, a 16-year-old high school student from Suwon who was part of a team fighting a hypothetical cyberwar during a “white hat” hacking competition last week. Having endured numerous cyberattacks — apparently stemming from North Korea — in recent years, South Korea is bolstering its technological defenses. The National Intelligence Service and the Defense Ministry have this month been hosting a competition to find computer geniuses to use their skills for good — hence the “white hats” — by intercepting attacks from nefarious “black hat” hackers. Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/south-korea-seeks-hackers-to-defend-against-north-korean-cyberattacks/2015/10/24/88bcbca0-7682-11e5-a5e2-40d6b2ad18dd_story.html

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Kerala: Hacker group ‘Mallu Cyber Soldiers’ targets websites of sex rackets

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After hacking Pakistan’s official websites as a reply to Pak hackers’ 27 September attack on the Kerala government’s online portal — www.kerala.gov.in, online hackers “Mallu Cyber Soldiers” is in the news again. Recently, there were many reports on online prostitution by Kerala-based sex rackets, who target school children and young girls. In retaliation to such crimes, the group of hackers have now targeted the web portals of such sex rackets. They have successfully hacked two websites — callgirlsfinder.in and russian-models.in — related to online prostitution and is on a mission to crash similar websites in the coming days. However, even if a website is hacked, the admin can restore it after a point of time, therefore “Mallu Cyber Soldiers” request the government to take proper decision over this issue to swipe them off completely. “We are also seriously looking into this issue as it has become a serious threat to our society. Even school kids are trapped in this gang. Team MCS is ready to do whatever we can from our side..but that cant sort out this issue..Government has to take an ultimate decision over this online prostitution. Hope the cyberdome which has been launched newly by our cyber cell can […]

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Hacker claims to have breached CIA director’s personal email

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An anonymous hacker claims to have breached CIA Director John Brennan‘s personal email account and has posted documents online, including a list of email addresses purportedly from Brennan’s contact file. The CIA said it referred the matter to the proper authorities, but would not comment further. The hacker spoke to the New York Post, which described him in an article published Sunday as “a stoner high school student,” motivated by his opposition to U.S. foreign policy and support for Palestinians. His Twitter account, @phphax, includes links to files that he says are Brennan’s contact list, a log of phone calls by then-CIA deputy director Avril Haines, and other documents. The Post said he didn’t reveal his name or where he lived. The hacker also claimed to have breached a Comcast account belonging to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and released what appeared to be personal information. One document purporting to come from Brennan’s AOL email account contains a spreadsheet of people, including senior intelligence officials, along with their Social Security numbers, although the hacker redacted the numbers in the version he posted on Twitter. It’s unclear why Brennan would have stored such a document in his private email account. Based […]

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