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March 16, 2016

The Stupidly Simple Way in Which Nude Photos from Celebrities Were Stolen

The hacker responsible for the infamous photo scandal involving explicit personal photos and videos of celebrities that were leaked online has now plead guilty in a Californian court. The means to hacking personal accounts that contained nude photos and videos? A simple phishing campaign.

Ryan Collins, a 36-year-old hacker by way of a phishing scheme who leaked nude photos and videos of celebrities has plead guilty to the offence of stealing them from several iCloud and Gmail accounts. Accounts that belonged to household names and celebrities.

Altogether, the Department of Justice state that Collins had admitted to scamming his way into more than 100 accounts between [...]

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February 9, 2016

The Great Cyber Bank Robbery

The great cyber bank robbery of 2015 reached into twenty-nine top Russian banks and is now infamously known as the “Carbanak” criminal gang. The use of long standing APT tools, and the sophisticated computer entry with spear phishing emails into bank browsers allowed invasion of malicious malware.

Once the victims made a request, Kaspersky Lab went to work with Interpol in January 2015 to uncover the hackers. A multinational group of three separate cybercriminals was uncovered. They had performed the cyber bank heist and stole one billion American dollars over a period of two years. Their criminal plot was traced back to 2013 and discovered cyber theft of over one hundred [...]

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January 28, 2016

$55 Million Cyber Heist Strikes Aerospace Parts Manufacturer

An Austrian aerospace parts manufacturer – FACC, has been the target of a cyberattack that resulted in cybercriminals making away with a staggering $55 million from the company’s coffers.

FACC has long been a manufacturer supplier of engine and interior parts for companies like Airbus and Boeing, making it a ripe target for cybercriminals who worked toward a big payday.

In a blog post, the company stated that its financial accounting department was the target of cyber fraud, after forensic and criminal investigations revealed the heist.

The manufacturer stated that while the “damage is an outflow of approx.. EUR 50 million in liquid funds,” the IT [...]

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