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Jailed cybercriminal hacked into his own prison's computer system after being put in IT class

Jailed cybercriminal hacked into his own prison's computer system after being put in IT class

Here's a piece of advice for those running classes training prisoners about information technology.

It's probably not a good idea to let notorious hackers join the course - or, if you do, to keep a very close eye on what they're up to.

DDoS marketing stunt backfires, entrepreneur jailed for nine months

DDoS marketing stunt backfires, entrepreneur jailed for nine months

He meant to promote his anti-DDoS kit by shedding light on poor internet security at the Hong Kong stock exchange, but his two brief DDoS attacks instead wound up costing him his freedom for the better part of a year.

SSCC 91 - Utah explains data breach, Facebook hacker jailed, FlashBack removal for Leopard, Pentagon expands data sharing

Sophos Security Chet Chat

This week's Chet Chat returns to our usual news format this week with guest Gary Korhonen (@hundredaire). Gary and Chet discuss the Utah data breach, Facebook hacker's prison term, OS X Leopard's FlashBack removal tool, Pentagon data sharing and Operation Phish Phry sentencing.

Hacker jailed for stealing millions of banking and PayPal identities

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UK-based Edward Pearson from York has been jailed for more than two years for stealing millions of personal identities. Read how he got caught before cashing in on his stolen goods.

Two years in jail for Zynga poker hacker

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29-year-old Ashley Mitchell has received two years in a UK slammer after being found guilty of stealing 400 billion poker chips from Zynga, makers of popular social networking games such as zyngapoker, FarmVille and MafiaWars.

From pizza to cybercrime: DarkMarket mastermind jailed

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The mastermind behind one of the world's most notorious underground internet forums was sent to jail for four years and eight months on Friday. 33-year-old Renukanth Subramaniam created DarkMarket, a website for cybercriminals and fraudsters to buy and sell stolen Read more…