US busts hacking/insider trading ring

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans NEW YORK (AFP) – An international team of computer hackers and stock traders was charged with pocketing more than $100 million in illicit profits based on stolen market-moving financial information, US officials announced Tuesday. The Department of Justice charged nine people…

read more

Israeli firm busts 13-year-long Europe hack attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans One of the biggest and certainly longest-living professional hacking operations in the world is history — thanks to an Israeli company that discovered that thieves have been using a single system to break into computers for more than a decade. […]…

read more

ICE busts prolific dinosaur fossil smuggler

Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector:  border_security Image Caption:  Tyrannosaurus bataar In another unusual case that sometimes crop up during ICE’s smuggling enforcement duties, the agency has arrested a Florida man for illegally importing dinosaur fossils from China and Mongolia that could be worth millions. Homepage position:  10 read more View…

read more

Google busts itself for distributing malware

Google is under fire in Washington for favoring its own properties. This week, I ran across proof that on at least one front it doesn’t discriminate. The company’s Safe Browsing service uses Google’s wide-ranging spiders to look for evidence of malware distribution on the network at large; the findings are…

read more