Hacked: Hacking Finance

Hacked: Hacking Finance



Feds Charge Hacker With Trying To Sell Stolen TV Scripts, Sex Tapes And Private Information

Posted on December 26th, 2015.

Federal prosecutors have charged a Bahamas man with felony criminal copyright infringement and identity theft for hacking 130 celebrities’ email accounts and stealing unreleased movie scripts, sex tapes and Social Security numbers, according to The New York Times. Alonzo Knowles, 23, appeared in Federal District Court in New York City on...



Iranian Hacking Of New York Dam Signals Wider Cyber Threat

Posted on December 22nd, 2015.

A classified incident where Iranian hackers infiltrated a dam less than 20 miles from New York City two years ago underscores a major threat to the U.S. power grid, factories, pipelines, bridges and dams, according to a front-page story in today’s Wall Street Journal. The story notes the incident occurred amidst concerns that the...



Teen Hackers Socially Engineered Way Into CIA Director’s Private E-Mail

Posted on October 20th, 2015.

The federal government is sure to be looking for a teenage hacker and two of his friends now that they’ve gone public with a rather embarrassing fact: by pretending to be a Verizon employee, they were able to get personal information about CIA Director John Brennan. This personal information, such as the last four digits of his...