Group Incidents

Two Europeans, one of whom is English, have been indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury in connection with a 2003 distributed denial-of-service attack that is the focus of a major FBI investigation. The two men, who are not in custody, were indicted as part of the FBIs Operation Cyberslam, initiated in 2003 following a series of crippling distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks on a large Los Angeles vendor of digital recorders. The attacks effectively knocked that business offline, along with other private and government bodies, for two weeks, resulting in losses ranging from $200,000 to more than $1 million, according to the FBI.

Bot Roast II Nets 8 Individuals2007-11-29 00:00:00 UTC

The FBI today announced the results of the second phase of its continuing investigation into a growing and serious problem involving criminal use of botnets. Since Operation ‘Bot Roast’ was announced last June, eight individuals have been indicted, pled guilty, or been sentenced for crimes related to botnet activity. Additionally, 13 search warrants were served in the U.S. and by overseas law enforcement partners in connection with this operation. This ongoing investigative effort has thus far uncovered more than $20 million in economic loss and more than one million victim computers.

3 Charged for Operation bot roast2007-06-13 00:00:00 UTC

Operation Bot Roast was launched because the national security implications of the growing botnet threat are broad. The hackers may use the computers themselves, or they may rent out their botnets to the highest bidder. The more computers they control, the more they can charge their clients.
Eleven Cyber criminals Arrested in MattFeuter.ru case
Three Men Arrested In Hacking And Spamming Scheme; Targeted Personal Information Of 60 Million People

5 men for links to hacking tools2015-12-14 00:00:00 UTC

Five men from 16 to 24 years has been arrested, including the author of megalodonhttp RAT.
19 individuals in nine states have been charged for their involvement in Operation "Open Market," an investigation into a transnational criminal organization operating principally out of Las Vegas. The operations members bought and sold stolen personal and financial information online and engaged in crimes such as identity theft and counterfeit credit card trafficking. "The extent of the theft and sale of personal and financial information uncovered by this investigation is astonishing," said U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden. "Electronic mediums have made it much easier for persons and groups to sell and trade stolen information and fraudulent documents nationally and internationally. We are working vigilantly with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute the persons who commit these types of crimes." Agents with the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements ICE Homeland Security Investigations HSI arrested five people in Las Vegas Thursday and another 14 people in California, Florida, New York, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and West Virginia. Their charges include racketeering, conspiracy, and production and trafficking in false identification documents and access device cards. A total of 50 individuals were charged in the investigation; however, the names of several defendants have been redacted and remain sealed because they have not yet been arrested. "The indictments and arrests in this case are yet another example of how the Secret Service continues to promote the Department of Homeland Securitys mission of providing a safe, secure and resilient cyber environment," said A.T. Smith, the Secret Services assistant director for investigations. "The successful partnerships fostered by the Secret Services electronic crimes task forces result in ground-breaking investigations such as Operation Open Market."

Spanish Arrest D.O.M. Team2008-05-17 00:00:00 UTC

Spanish police announced the arrest today of five members of a prolific hacking team known as "D.O.M
Brazilian police on Friday dismantled a hacking ring, which had stolen more than 10 million reals 5 million U.S. dollars, one of the biggest cases in the country. In "Operation Nerd II", police arrested 29 people, 25 of them in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. The ring leader was nabbed in the southern state of Parana. The suspect had once been detained in 2005, when police launched a similar operation to battle hacking in Rio Grande do Sul. According to investigators, the gang sent spam e-mails under the name of entities like the Electoral Court or the Credit Protection Service, in order to get information from clients of banks and target their systems
the per­sons were mem­bers or related to the IRC-​net hacker groups: XP extreme power or DUC down under crew. The OM sus­pects the crews of hack­ing alot of servers/​computers world wide and made/​used them to make; what they call ddos-​nets. These ‘dis­trib­uted denial of ser­vice’ nets are used to attack other servers or web­sites with hundreds off hacked servers at once. The age off the arrested men are from 18 until 30 years old, the police has taken sev­eral computers, servers, cd-​roms for investigation, ALSO they dis­coverd an POT aka weed aka HEN­NEP gar­den at one off the sus­pects home, the weed was taken also and burned.
The “X-​Team” was accused of illegally entering the Supreme Court website in 1998 and replacing it with photos of murdered magazine journalist Jose Luis Cabezas as well as statements blaming the judges for covering up his death.

Worldpay hackers indicted2009-10-09 00:00:00 UTC

The indictment alleges that the group used sophisticated hacking techniques to compromise the data encryption that was used by RBS WorldPay to protect customer data on payroll debit cards. Payroll debit cards are used by various companies to pay their employees. By using a payroll debit card, employees are able to withdraw their regular salaries from an ATM. Once the encryption on the card processing system was compromised, the hacking ring allegedly raised the account limits on compromised accounts, and then provided a network of “cashers” with 44 counterfeit payroll debit cards, which were used to withdraw more than $9 million from over 2,100 ATMs in at least 280 cities worldwide, including cities in the United States, Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, and Canada. The $9 million loss occurred within a span of less than 12 hours. The hackers then allegedly sought to destroy data stored on the card processing network in order to conceal their hacking activity. The indictment alleges that the “cashers” were allowed to keep 30 to 50 percent of the stolen funds, but transmitted the bulk of those funds back to TSURIKOV, PLESHCHUK and other co-defendants, using means such as WebMoney accounts and Western Union. Upon discovering the unauthorized activity, RBS WorldPay immediately reported the breach, and has substantially assisted in the investigation.

2 Arrested for Revenge Porn2014-01-23 00:00:00 UTC

Hunter Moore, 27, of Woodland, who operated isanyoneup.com, and Charles Evens, 25, of Studio City, were arrested without incident by special agents with the FBI. Both men are expected to make initial court appearances this afternoon—Moore in federal court in Sacramento and Evens in United States District Court in Los Angeles. Moore and Evens are charged in a 15-count indictment unsealed after they were arrested this morning. The indictment charges both men with conspiracy, seven counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information, and seven counts of aggravated identity theft. According to the indictment, Moore operated the website isanyoneup.com, where he posted, among other things, nude or sexually explicit photos of victims. The pictures were submitted without the victim’s permission for purposes of revenge. However, to obtain more photos to populate the site, Moore allegedly instructed Evens to gain unauthorized access to—in other words, to hack into—victims’ e-mail accounts. Moore sent payments to Evens in exchange for nude photos obtained unlawfully from the victims’ accounts. Moore then posted the illegally obtained photos on his website without the victims’ consent. The indictment alleges that Evens hacked into e-mail accounts belonging to hundreds of victims. An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court. If convicted, Moore and Evens face up to five years in federal prison for each of the conspiracy and computer hacking counts. The charge of aggravated identity theft carries a mandatory two-year sentence to run consecutive to any other sentence imposed in the case.
Two Vietnamese men were sentenced to six months in prison for posting locations of traffic checkpoin
Pair facing 10 years jail for allegedly hacking students Facebook and deleting his uni enrolment
According to the evidence submitted at trial, from 2002 to 2004, Musacchio was the president of Exel Transportation Services, a third party logistics or intermodal transportation company that facilitated links between shippers and common carriers in the manufacturing, retail and consumer industries. In 2004, Musacchio left Exel to form a competing company, Total Transportation Services, where he was the original president and CEO. Two other former Exel employees, Joseph Roy Brown and John Michael Kelly, also went to work at Musacchio’s new company. Trial testimony and exhibits established that between 2004 and 2006, Musacchio, Brown and Kelly engaged in a scheme to hack into Exel’s computer system for the purpose of conducting corporate espionage. Through their repeated unauthorized accesses into Exel’s email accounts, the co-conspirators were able to obtain Exel’s confidential and proprietary business information and use it to benefit themselves and their new employer.
2 Owners and operators of reFUD.me website which offered a FUDfully undetectable malware packer.
2 Charged in Scheme Said to Defraud Internet Phone Providers

3 Commack High School students 2015-10-20 00:00:00 UTC

Three Commack High School students who allegedly accessed of the districts computer system and changed students grades and schedules.
arrest of three Australians for breaking into and tampering with computers in the U.S. and Australia, after a two-year investigation. Computers included Citicorp as well as many on the Internet -- at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Harvard University, Digital Equipment Corp., Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Boston University, New York University, the University of Texas and Bellcore. The three were identified as Nanshon Even-Chaim, 18; Richard Jones, 20, and David John Woodcock, 21. Jones and Even-Chaim are students and Woodcock is a computer programmer. Handles are Phoenix, Electron and Nom.
Four Arrested capital while attempting to shop with cloned cards, , has managed to steal thousands of dollars from the accounts of billionaire Bill Gate.

3 gang detained for facebook hacking2015-10-13 00:00:00 UTC

Three-member gang detained on charges of hacking the Facebook accounts of women and then harassing them
Six teenagers aged between 15 and 18 arrested for renting Lizard Squad’s Lizard Stresser DDoS tool

Arrest in JP Morgan hack2015-07-22 00:00:00 UTC

Israel Police Cyber Unit has arrested two Israelis suspected of manipulating US stocks after hacking. In 2016 they got extradited to US.

Police Operation shuts down Darkode2015-07-15 00:00:00 UTC

A police operation known as Shrouded Horizon has closed down one of the most used cyber crimnal forums and resulted in 70 people being either arrested or searched in global takedown of hacker forum Darkode.
3 teens charged with cyberattack on baby formula website
charged by Indictment for conspiring to disrupt service at Comcast corporation’s www.comcast.net w
Two San Dimas High School students have been arrested on suspicion of hacking into their schools computer system in order to change the grades of about 120 students. Administrative staff notified the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department of the alleged hacking on Thursday. Deputies opened their cybercrime investigation just hours before graduation. Two adult students -- a senior and a junior -- were arrested on suspicion of unauthorized computer access and fraud. They allegedly used an administrators password to break into the computer system. "Im glad they were caught, but its just scary that thats going on nowadays," said parent Sandra Boutros, whose son is expected to attend San Dimas High School next year. Erika Fernandez, who will be a senior next school year, said she knew one of the students arrested. "I feel bad, because he was so nice. He was maybe doing something that he thought was right about it, but then its wrong because its somebody elses grades, and to get arrested for it, thats crazy," Fernandez said. Teachers were in the process of reviewing their students grades for accuracy, Principal Michael Kelly said in a statement. "We are very confident that we have the ability to restore all of the impacted scores," Kelly said.
Two anonymous hacktivist under house arrest for 2015 EXPO attacks
According to police, the gang used to illegally buy customer data from mobile service providers and banks. Then they called up customers pretending to be bank officials. "They used to lure them by offering gift coupons or special schemes. Once convinced, customers even shared personal details, including transaction IDs and passwords," a senior police officer said. "They never withdrew more than Rs10,000 from any of the accounts as people usually avoid taking legal action for being cheated for a small amount," he adds.