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Suspended Sentence for Mirai Botmaster Daniel Kaye

Last month, KrebsOnSecurity identified U.K. citizen Daniel Kaye as the likely real-life identity behind a hacker responsible for clumsily wielding a powerful botnet built on Mirai, a malware strain that enslaves poorly secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices for use in large-scale online attacks. Today, a German court issued a suspended sentence for Kaye, w
Publish At:2017-07-29 07:25 | Read:2778 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Agence France Presse BestBuy Daniel Kaye GovRAT Liberi

Hacker BestBuy pleads guilty to hijacking more than 900k Deutsche Telekom routers

The hacker BestBuy pleaded guilty in court on Friday to hijacking more than 900,000 routers from the network of Deutsche Telekom The notorious hacker BestBuy, also known as Popopret, pleaded guilty in court on Friday to hijacking more than 900,000 routers from the network of Deutsche Telekom. The 29-year-old man, whom name wasn’t revealed by authoritie
Publish At:2017-07-23 05:40 | Read:3610 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking BestBuy botnet DDoS Deutsc

Who is the GovRAT Author and Mirai Botmaster ‘Bestbuy’?

In February 2017, authorities in the United Kingdom arrested a 29-year-old U.K. man on suspicion of knocking more than 900,000 Germans offline in an attack tied to Mirai, a malware strain that enslaves Internet of Things (IoT) devices like security cameras and Internet routers for use in large-scale cyberattacks. Investigators haven’t yet released the
Publish At:2017-07-05 22:10 | Read:3731 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other BestBuy Binaryvision.co.il BlueCoat danielkaye02@gmail

Chinese IoT Firm Siphoned Text Messages, Call Records

A Chinese technology firm has been siphoning text messages and call records from cheap Android-based mobile smart phones and secretly sending the data to servers in China, researchers revealed this week. The revelations came the same day the White House and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued sweeping guidelines aimed at building security into In
Publish At:2016-11-17 06:40 | Read:4608 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Amazon Azzedine Benameur BestBuy BLU BLU R1 HD Bruce S

How Best Buy’s computer-wiping error turned me into an amateur blackhat

My inner blackhatI’ve worked with computers for a long time, but I’m no security expert.Further ReadingThe secret to online safety: Lies, random characters, and a password managerOr, how to go from "123456" to "XBapfSDS3EJz4r42vDUt."Most people use familiar names, dates, and places in their passwords, so my first step was to learn a little more about David.
Publish At:2015-06-12 23:55 | Read:3783 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Assessment BestBuy passwords


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