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Top Cybercriminal Prosecutions of April

By |May 14th, 2014|Categories: Security, Tech News, Virus Alerts|Tags: , , |

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It’s time to check up on the progress that has been made by police forces and security experts in finding hackers and cyber-criminals. Here are the top prosecutions of April.

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Russian hacker faces extradition to USA

Russian hacker Vladimir Drinkman, involved in a group of cyber-criminals and arrested in Netherlands almost two years ago, faces extradition requests by the US and Russia. The Local Ministry of justice will decide which country will get the lawbreaker as soon as Drinkman can still appeal on that. Anyway, it seems that the hacker will face several years in prison. Drinkman is accused of hacking more than a dozen retailers, payment processors and financial companies and getting the information of more than 160 million credit- and debit-cards. This case is supposed to be the biggest financial hacker attack in the US for the moment. Investigators […]

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Cybercriminals Just Warming Up for Sochi Olympic Games

By |February 8th, 2014|Categories: Tech News|Tags: , , |

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The World Wide Web is just that—worldwide. It allows multitudes of people from far-flung corners of the earth to come together, a fact that becomes even more apparent during global events. As the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are underway, security concerns are top of mind, and while many athletes and fans are on heightened alert for physical attacks, our increasingly connected world presents new potential for cyberattacks as well.

On February 4th, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, issued a web-security advisory to those traveling to Sochi for the Olympics—as well as those watching from the comfort of their couches. Whether in Sochi or at home, there are some ice cold cyber scams that spectators should be on the lookout for.

Olympic travelers—Prepare to be hacked

Due to Russia’s system of lawful interception of all electronic communications, US-CERT […]

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