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Mobile store owner hacked T-Mobile employees to unlock phones

A former owner of a T-Mobile retail store in California has been found guilty of a $25 million scheme where he illegally accessed T-Mobile's internal systems to unlock and unblock cell phones.Argishti Khudaverdyan, 44, allegedly ran a scheme between 2014 and 2019 where he unlocked devices from the cellular networks of their vendors and enabled people to use
Publish At:2022-08-02 13:46 | Read:387 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Legal hack

Meta, US hospitals sued for using healthcare data to target ads

A class action lawsuit has been filed in the Northern District of California against Meta (Facebook), the UCSF Medical Center, and the Dignity Health Medical Foundation, alleging that the organizations are unlawfully collecting sensitive healthcare data about patients for targeted advertising.This tracking and data collection allegedly takes place in me
Publish At:2022-07-30 21:54 | Read:371 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Legal

Ex-Coinbase manager charged in first crypto insider-trading case

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged a former Coinbase manager and two co-conspirators with wire fraud conspiracy and scheme to commit insider trading in cryptocurrency assets.This is the first case of its kind in litigation history and a signal that those performing cryptocurrency and NFT fraud will be targeted by law enforcement.Coinbase is an Americ
Publish At:2022-07-21 17:56 | Read:401 | Comments:0 | Tags:CryptoCurrency Legal

Russian RSocks botnet disrupted after hacking millions of devices

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the disruption of the Russian RSocks malware botnet used to hijack millions of computers, Android smartphones, and IoT (Internet of Things) devices worldwide for use as proxy servers.The law enforcement operation involved the FBI and police forces in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, where the botn
Publish At:2022-06-17 10:56 | Read:482 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Legal hack botnet

Interpol seizes $50 million, arrests 2000 social engineers

An international law enforcement operation, codenamed 'First Light 2022,' has seized 50 million dollars and arrested thousands of people involved in social engineering scams worldwide.The operation was led by Interpol with the assistance of police in 76 countries and focused on social engineering crimes involving telephone deception, romance scams, business
Publish At:2022-06-15 10:56 | Read:1130 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Legal

Surfshark, ExpressVPN pull out of India over data retention laws

Surfshark announced today they are shutting down its VPN (virtual private network) services in India in response to the new requirements in the country that demand all providers to keep customer logs for 180 days.VPN services aim to provide privacy to internet users by encrypting their network traffic and hiding their actual IP addresses behind those assigne
Publish At:2022-06-08 10:56 | Read:906 | Comments:0 | Tags:Legal

U.S. DOJ will no longer prosecute ethical hackers under CFAA

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a revision of its policy on how federal prosecutors should charge violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), carving out "good-fath" security research from being prosecuted.With this policy update, the DOJ is separating cases of good-faith security research from ill-intended hacking, which were p
Publish At:2022-05-19 14:53 | Read:1143 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Legal hack

Crypto thief threatened to cut man's fingers 'one by one,' stole £34K

Online crypto scams and ponzi schemes leveraging social media platforms are hardly anything new.BleepingComputer has previously reported on crypto thieves abusing Instagram for running 'investment' scams that people could and have fallen for.But, this gruesome case of a London-based crypto robber transcends the virtual realm and tells a s
Publish At:2022-05-14 10:55 | Read:1683 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security CryptoCurrency Legal

US charges hacker for breaching brokerage accounts, securities fraud

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has charged Idris Dayo Mustapha for a range of cybercrime activities that took place between 2011 and 2018, resulting in financial losses estimated to over $5,000,000.Many of the victimized entities were U.S.-based financial institutions and brokerage firms that suffered direct system compromise from Mustapha and his co-c
Publish At:2022-05-11 18:51 | Read:753 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Legal hack

Dell, Apple, Netflix face lawsuits for pulling services out of Russia

A Moscow Arbitration Court has reportedly seized almost $11 million belonging to Dell LLC after the company failed to provide paid-for services to a local system integrator.IT systems integrator Talmer sued Dell early last month when the American computer giant declined to provide technical support services for VMware as previously agreed. Dell is
Publish At:2022-05-09 15:15 | Read:1425 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology Government Legal

UK sanctions Russian microprocessor makers, banning them from ARM

The UK government added 63 Russian entities to its sanction list on Wednesday. Among them are Baikal Electronics and MCST (Moscow Center of SPARC Technologies), the two most important chip makers in Russia.The two sanctioned entities will now be denied access to the ARM architecture since Arm Ltd., the licensee, is based in Cambridge, England, and will have
Publish At:2022-05-07 14:40 | Read:1239 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology Legal

SheetJS ditches npm registry over 2FA requirement and 'legal matters'

In a surprising move, the popular open source project, SheetJS aka "xlsx," has dropped support for the npm registry.Downloaded about 1.4 million times weekly on npm, SheetJS is relied upon by NodeJS developers looking to craft and parse Excel spreadsheets using nothing but JavaScript.The project's maintainer suggests that the decision to pull out o
Publish At:2022-05-06 06:48 | Read:1186 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software Legal Technology

U.S. DoD tricked into paying $23.5 million to phishing actor

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced the conviction of Sercan Oyuntur, 40, resident of California, for multiple counts relating to a phishing operation that caused $23.5 million in damages to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).The fraudster managed to divert to his personal bank account DoD funds destined for a jet fuel supplier.After an
Publish At:2022-05-02 10:44 | Read:2913 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Healthcare Legal

Medical software firm fined €1.5M for leaking data of 490k patients

The French data protection authority (CNIL) fined medical software vendor Dedalus Biology with EUR 1.5 million for violating three articles of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).Dedalus Biology provides services to thousands of medical laboratories in the country and the fine is for exposing sensitive details of of 491,939 pati
Publish At:2022-04-28 14:40 | Read:1461 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Legal

U.S. Treasury sanctions Russian cryptocurrency mining companies

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced a new package of sanctions targeting parties that facilitate evasion of previous measures imposed on Russia.Among the sanction-bypassing mechanisms identified and blocked, the announcement names corporate entities engaging in large-scale cryptocurrency mining in Russia.The reasoning behind this action is that
Publish At:2022-04-21 14:40 | Read:1858 | Comments:0 | Tags:CryptoCurrency Legal Technology

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