Latest Cybercrime Stories

2013-04-01 23:04:58

E-Investigations, a Texas-based computer and mobile device investigations and forensics firm announces the opening of their new state-of-the-art forensics lab in Austin, Texas. Greg Ledenbach, Senior Forensic Investigator and a Texas licensed private investigator at E-Investigations, will manage the lab and have oversight of computer and mobile device forensics projects in Austin, Texas. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 E-Investigations, a Texas-based computer forensics and private...

2013-03-29 23:02:17

Nexusguard, the premium anti-DDoS service provider, warns that Distributed Denial-of-services (DDoS) attacks towards governmental bodies will become more frequent and robust in 2013, posing a significant threat to public services and security. Hong Kong (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 DDoS attacks have become a highly popular means of protest in recent years. In January 2013, the hacker group Anonymous submitted a petition to the White House's "We the People" Web site, requesting President Obama to...

Wisconsin Man Linked To Anonymous And Arrested
2013-03-28 18:41:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Authorities have arrested a man in Wisconsin that has been allegedly connected to the infamous hacking group Anonymous. Officials say Eric J. Rosol, 37, participated in Anonymous' take down of Koch Industries' website during protests in the Wisconsin capital in 2011, including www.kochind.com and www.quiltednorthern.com on February 27 and 28 in 2011. Koch Industries is a $115-billion-a-year oil and manufacturing company owned...

Ongoing War Over Largest Internet Attack In History Affecting Bandwidth
2013-03-27 14:12:49

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There´s a war going on, and we´re all being affected by it, even if we can´t see what´s happening. It´s a classic tale of good versus evil. A London based spam-filtering group and a Dutch web-hosting firm have been duking it out for over a week, engaged in what´s been called the “biggest attack in history." As these two factions have it out, they´re also using up a sizable amount of the...

Reuters Journalist Answers Charges Of Aiding Hackers
2013-03-21 12:44:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Matthew Keys, the deputy social media editor at Reuters, is facing charges for conspiring with the hacktivist group Anonymous. The 26-year old has been suspended from Reuters with pay following his arrest last week, and is due in federal court in Sacramento, Calif. on April 12 to face an arraignment. If found guilty in this case, Keys faces up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $750,000. In what could be a fitting move...

Reuters Journalist Indicted After Conspiring With Hacking Group Anonymous
2013-03-15 10:55:42

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The hacktivist group Anonymous has been busy this year, reportedly hacking the computers of the US Federal Reserve, the US State Department Careers Website and even fast-food restaurant Burger King´s official Twitter account. Exactly how the group was able to access all those organizations´ computers remains a point of debate. However, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) released information today that...

2013-03-08 23:03:31

When it comes to unraveling a mystery today, chances are some of the answers, if not all, will be found in digital form. So when a suspicious suicide leads to accusations of a heinous crime like murder, all wrapped up in things like cyber espionage, intellectual property theft, digital suicide notes and all the other critical digital evidence that goes with it - "it´s no wonder it was digital evidence that really changed the complexion of the story involving Shane Todd´s...

Spam Texters Beware - The FTC Is On To You
2013-03-08 04:55:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Federal Trade Commission announced on Thursday that it has filed eight lawsuits in federal courts throughout the US in recent days against 29 defendants it claims are behind hundreds of millions of scam text messages sent to mobile phone users. "Today's announcement says ℠game over´ to the major league scam artists behind millions of spam texts," said Charles Harwood, Acting Director of the FTC´s Bureau of...

Cyber-Attacks Against China Most Often Blamed On US
2013-03-01 11:14:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last month, American security firm Mandiant released a report which claimed China's military was behind more than 100 attacks against US companies spanning 6 years. China's Ministry of National Defense has now returned fire, saying that two-thirds of the attacks in their country have originated in the US. The Ministry of Defense (MOD) released a statement yesterday claiming that they have seen, on average, 144,000 attacks...

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