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DHL Goes Down After Hacker Exposes Clearnet IP Address

  Reddit user known as /u/t0mcheck publicly disclosed “crippling” vulnerabilities in two darknet markets: DHL and Sourcery Market. As usual, the posts increased the number of heated conversations between users and moderators. Eventually everything came down to DHL. According to a DHL representative, was not new to marketplace staff—they had known for two years. Now, along with Sourcery Market, both ... Read More »

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Police Arrest Reliance Jio “Hacker” in Under 24 Hours

In early July, a hacker leaked the data of Reliance Jio customers through a clearnet website. The site revealed a subscriber’s name, subscription date, and account email address. Reliance, however, denied that any breach had occurred. Internet users then spotted an Alphabay vendor selling info on 120 million users of a “large Indian telecommunications company.” After denying that anyone compromised ... Read More »

Czech Court Approves Extradition Of LinkedIn Hacker: But To The US Or Russia?

A judge in the Czech Republic approved the extradition of Russian hacker Yevgeny Nikulin, a.k.a. “Peace” or “peace_of_mind”, who is accused of serious crimes in both the US and Russia. The cybercriminal can be extradited based on the current charges. However, the court did not specify which country. The Russian hacker was arrested in a joint operation between the Federal ... Read More »

Hacker leaks Naked Pics at dark web stolen from Cosmetic Surgery Clinic

Hackers broke in Grozio Chirurgija, a cosmetic surgery clinic and stole about 25,000 private photographs including nude photographs as well as personal information. The deputy chief of Lithuania’s criminal police bureau Andzejus Raginskis told reporters about a group of hackers called Tsar Team. They broke into the servers of the Grozio Chirurgija clinic earlier this year and demanded a ransom ... Read More »

Russian Hacker Sentenced in One State, Two States to Go

In 2016, a federal jury in Washington convicted Roman Seleznev of 38 counts of various financial cybercrime charges. After the Washington court gave Seleznev a 27 year sentence, he traveled down south to Atlanta, GA. There, on May 19, a judge arraigned the 32-year-old Russian national on more cyber fraud charges. In another indictment—the Atlanta one—a federal jury charged Seleznev ... Read More »

Alphabay Hacker “Cipher0007” Takes Down Sanctuary Market

In January 2017, a hacker—known on Reddit as /u/Cipher0007—found two Alphabay bugs that gave him access to over 200,000 messages between vendors and buyers. He handled the disclosure well and received community praise for doing so. Come late May, the hacker posted that he hacked the Sanctuary marketplace and, in the process, indirectly extinguished the site. Instead of contacting the ... Read More »

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Hacker Who Tried To Frame Security Researcher in 2013 – Sentenced To Prison

A 31-year-old hacker from Ukraine, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for serious crimes, including ordering heroin from a narcotics vendor on the Silk Road Marketplace to security researcher Brian Krebs’ home. The cybercriminal is known by various names (both in the “real world” and on the dark net), including Sergey Vovnenko, Sergey Vovnencko, Tomas Rimkis, Flycracker, Flyck, Fly, ... Read More »

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Deutsche Telekom Responds To The Arrest Of Hacker

On Wednesday Feb 22 2017, law enforcement authorities arrested a 29-year-old British suspect at the Luton airport in London. Some suspect that the man is a hacker known as “BestBuy”, who is responsible for the massive Deutsche Telekom breach. The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) in Germany announced the arrest of the suspect on Thursday. The 29-year-old is charged with ... Read More »

International Hacker Pleaded Guilty Hacking 13,000 Computers

In Newark, New Jersey, the administrator of two so-called “hacking forums” pleaded guilty to two charges from a six-count indictment. The administrator end International hacker admitted that he committed wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in New Jersey and many known and unknown locations in the United States. The hacker/admin, Sergey Vovnenko, worked with an international criminal investigation from 2010 ... Read More »

Famed Hacker Emails Source, Says Spanish Police Never Arrested Him

Spain’s Policia Nacional, in late January and early February, arrested three suspected hackers for hacks that targeted two spyware-for-hire companies. Both companies, Hacking Team and Gamma International created and sold malware, spyware, and communication interception tools to law enforcement—exclusively—for years on end. In 2015 and 2014, a hacker breached both companies. One hacker, Phineas Fisher, claimed responsibility for the hacks ... Read More »

Suspected Hacker Behind the NeverQuest Banking Trojan Arrested in Spain

In 2013, researchers from Kaspersky Lab’s SecureList published “Online Banking Faces a New Threat” and explained the threat NeverQuest, a banking trojan, posed to the public. Three-and-a-half years after a hacker listed the malware on a forum, Spain’s Guardia Civil announced that officers arrested NeverQuest’s creator. The press release revealed that the FBI requested Interpol issue an arrest warrant for ... Read More »

Russia And US Compete For Czech Extradition Of LinkedIn Hacker

Yevgeny Nikulin a.k.a Peace, a 29-year-old Russian citizen was accused of hacking US social media platforms including LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring. Nikulin was arrested in a Prague hotel’s restaurant on October 5 in a joint action between the FBI and Czech law enforcement authorities. Now, being held in detention in the Czech Republic, both Russia and the US wants the ... Read More »