Hacked: Hacking Finance

Hacked: Hacking Finance



New Form of Ransomware Uses Social Media to Customize Demands

Posted on November 27th, 2016.

A new form of ransomware is reported to have been found that uses a person’s social media and computer files to customize a demand, according to cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint. Called ‘Ransoc’ by the researchers because of its connection to social media, they found that the malware was scanning local media filenames and running...



Hacker, 26, Sees Record Prison Sentence of 336 Years

Posted on January 11th, 2016.

On Sunday, a 26-year old hacker was sentenced for the theft and subsequent sale of credit card information to other cyber criminals. Onur Kopçak, a 26-year old Turkish hacker, will serve a record 334 years in prison. Kopçak saw a sentence of 135 years approved by the Mersin third Criminal Court of General Jurisdiction on Sunday, as...