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Law enforcement in US, China, India, Romania collaborate to arrest hackers-for-hire

Law enforcement in US, China, India, Romania collaborate to arrest hackers-for-hire

Law enforcement in four countries have managed to work together to take down a number of hackers-for-hire, all accused of operating websites offering to break into email accounts for a fee.

Hacker Guccifer reportedly arrested in Romania

Police claim to nab hacker 'Guccifer' in Romania

A man police claim is the celebrity-fixated hacker, Marcel Lazarus Lehel, was arrested at his village on Wednesday.

FBI hunt for seven fugitives involved in multimillion-dollar eBay car scam

FBI hunting seven Eastern Europeans for multimillion-dollar eBay car scam

The FBI has put out a wanted poster and Interpol has issued red notices looking for help in tracking down a gang of seven swindlers who allegedly ran a $3 million (£1.8m) scam, selling cars that were just figments of their very active imaginations.

Subway multimillion-dollar hack ringleader pleads guilty

Subway multimillion-dollar hack ringleader pleads guilty

Adrian-Tiberiu Oprea, a Romanian national and the alleged ringleader of the gang responsible for a multimillion-dollar hack of the Subway fast-food chain, has pleaded guilty.

Bank-raiding Gozi malware - three men charged in New York

The DoJ has published five "charging documents" filed in New York yesterday against three men accused of operating a bank-raiding malware enterprise.

The documents give a fascinating insight into a cybercrime operation...

Romanian payment card crook gets 21 months in the US - $10M losses inflicted on 150,000 card holders

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Judgement Day for Romanian cybercriminal Cezar Butu.

He'll serve 21 months in a US prison for his role in a $10M carding heist against sandwich giant Subway and other US businesses.

SSCC 100 - John McAfee, OS X malware, Swiss intel, NASA laptops and Romanian carders

SSCC 100 - John McAfee, OS X malware, Swiss intelligence, NASA laptops and Romanian carders

Chester finally brings up his century with Chet Chat Episode 100 - the Benjamin Franklin edition!

Chet's guest in the 100th Chet Chat is Paul Ducklin.

Romanian hackers busted with half a MILLION credit cards from Australia - how could THAT have happened?

Romanian hackers busted with half a MILLION cards from Australia - how could THAT have happened?

A Romanian carding crew allegedly made off with half a million Aussie credit card numbers, racking up charges averaging more than $1000 each on 30,000 of them.

Half a MILLION cards from Australia. And the crooks didn't even need to leave Romania. How could THAT have happened?

TinKode sentenced after hacking Oracle, NASA and others to expose weak security

TinKode sentenced after hacking Oracle, NASA and the Pentagon

The infamous hacker known as TinKode has been sentenced by a Romanian court - receiving a hefty fine and a suspended prison sentence.

Men plead guilty to $10 million Subway restaurant hack

Men plead guilty to $10 million Subway restaurant hack

Two men have pleaded guilty to their part in a multi-million dollar scheme which saw the point-of-sale computers of hundreds of Subway restaurant stores hacked into, and the details of customers' payment cards stolen.

Man charged with NASA hack, on 10th anniversary of Gary McKinnon's arrest

'Stop spy on us!' 14 NASA sites hacked

It's ten years since British hacker Gary McKinnon was arrested, and now another hacker has been indicted for allegedly hacking into NASA computers.

TinKode arrested for suspected hack of NASA and Pentagon servers

TinKode arrested for suspected hack of NASA and Pentagon servers

Police believe that they may have apprehended the notorious hacker TinKode, who in the past has hacked into government and military websites, exposing their poor security.

Visa looks into Eastern European security breach

Snowden outs “Follow The Money” international banking spies

Romanian state-owned CEC Bank has blocked and reissued 17,000 credit cards on suspicion that they had been compromised, and a security blogger warns of loopholes in the security of "Verified by Visa"

NASA hacker arrested, perhaps it is time for some defense?

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A hacker in Romania has been arrested and accused of breaking into NASA and causing $500,000 in damages.

Hacker forces Royal Navy to suspend website

Royal Navy website hacked

Security on the Royal Navy's website appears to have been compromised by a Romanian hacker, who claims to have broken into the site and exposed passwords.

Romanian police arrest 70 phishers and fraudsters

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Police in Romania have announced that they have arrested 70 people, breaking up three separate gangs involved in organised cybercrime in the process. The raids across the country followed an investigation by the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism Read more…

Suspected Pentagon hacker "Wolfenstein" arrested

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According to media reports, a 23-year-old man has been arrested in Romania, suspected of hacking into US Department of Defense systems in 2006. According to investigators, Eduard Lucian Mandru, of Iaşi, Romania, is not just a student at the local Read more…

Romanian police round up alleged phishers

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According to media reports, Romanian police have arrested 20 people suspected of being involved in a scheme to steal banking usernames and passwords off the public through bogus websites. According to Stefan Negrila, chief of the organized crime police in Read more…