3 young men in Hanoi for stealing information2015-05-14 00:00:00 UTC
All the three are university graduates with majors in information technology and they had rented a house to live together in Cau Giay District. In May 2014, Nguyen used the Internet to learn about information related to bank credit profiles that were sold or shared on websites for the online purchase of goods. After detecting security flaws on several websites, Nguyen hacked them and stole the card credit databases he found there. Nguyen later logged in on two online trading websites with servers located in Hong Kong and Italy to order goods and request that the goods be delivered to his address. He then asked Hong and Thanh to join him in hacking other similar websites to steal credit profiles to sell. Nguyen and Thanh later exchanged and traded their stolen data, and asked the buyers to transfer their payments to the bank accounts of Thanh and Hong. Under their agreement, Nguyen and Hong each enjoyed 40 percent of the total sales of the stolen data, while Thanh pocketed the remaining amount. In November 2014, Nguyen detected vulnerabilities on another website, hacked it and stole credit profiles from it. They also set up a website to store all the data they had pinched from the hacked websites. As of their arrest, the three young men had appropriated a total of 48,113 credit card profiles, of which they had sold about 34,000 for over VND400 million $18,600. Of the amount, Nguyen and Hong got VND150 million while Thanh received VND100 million.
According to the indictment, beginning on July 12, 2012 and continuing through July 1, 2014, Bourret and Andrianakis knowingly conspired to commit acts and offenses against the United States, namely computer fraud and abuse, access device fraud, identification document fraud and wire fraud. The indictment further alleges that there was interdependence among the members of the conspiracy. The purpose of the conspiracy was for the conspirators to enrich themselves by selling passwords and unauthorized access to private and password protected information, images and videos on the Internet and by selling private and password protected information, images and videos that the conspirators obtained from the Internet. The conspirators developed, marketed and sold a software application called Photofucket, which allowed viewers to circumvent the privacy settings of the image and video hosting website at Photobucket.com and to access and copy users private and password protected information, images and videos without authorization. The conspirators used Photofucket to obtain guest passwords to access usersâ€™ password protected albums. They also transferred, or caused to be transferred, guest passwords to others who paid to use the Photofucket application.
2 St. Lawrence County teens hacked school intranet to change grades, delete records2015-04-25 00:00:00 UTC
Two teens are charged with a felony for allegedly hacking into the Madrid-Waddington Central School
2 Arrested and charged for over 30 public and private organizations2014-05-05 00:00:00 UTC
charged two men for their participation in a conspiracy to hack into the computer systems of over 30, conspiracy to hack into the computer systems of over 30 public and private organizations
3 men charged over largest internet breach on record2012-01-01 00:00:00 UTC
Authorities in the United States have unveiled charges against two Vietnamese nationals and one Canadian in connection with a computer fraud scheme to steal more than 1 billion email addresses. The incident was the largest known data breach of names and email addresses on record. Indictments in the case accuse two Vietnamese nationals of hacking into at least eight major email services from February 2009 to June 2012 and stealing the email addresses that were then used for various spam and marketing schemes. The scheme netted at least $US2 million from the marketing of various products and services, according to the US Justice Department. Those charged with hacking were Viet Quoc Nguyen, 28, and Giang Hoang Vu, 25, both Vietnamese nationals. The charges were unsealed following the arrest of David-Manuel Santos Da Silva, 33, of Montreal in Canada, who is accused of conspiracy to commit money laundering for helping Nguyen and Vu to generate revenue from the scheme and launder the proceeds.
2 teens are arrested following SOCA attack2012-05-10 00:00:00 UTC
TWO NORWEGIAN TEENAGERS have been arrested on suspicion of carrying out online attacks, including one on the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency SOCA web site. The 18 and 19 year-olds have been arrested by Norways National Criminal Investigation Service NCIS for suspected involvement in a number of distributed denial of service DDoS attacks, including last weeks attack on the SOCA web site. The agency did not specifically refer to any particular attack.
Four Members of International Computer Hacking Ring Indicted 2014-09-30 00:00:00 UTC
Four Members of International Computer Hacking Ring Indicted for Stealing Gaming Technology, Apache
57 Arrested in UK after joint investigation with FBI2015-03-06 00:00:00 UTC
Ten Regional Organised Crime Units, Police Scotland and Police Service of Northern Ireland visited approximately 60 businesses, with personalised security data reports, identifying 5,531 compromises on servers within the UK. The compromises could be used to send out spam email, launch attacks against websites or servers, or install phishing websites to gain access to sensitive information.
Oleg Pliss hackers arrested2014-05-09 00:00:00 UTC
One of them was hacking usersâ€™ email accounts and elaborate phishing pages to glean victimsâ€™ Apple ID credentials. The second scheme â€“ which may or may not related to the Oleg Pliss scam â€“ allegedly bound devices to prearranged accounts and used â€œvarious internet resources to create ads.â€ Those ads promised access to Apple ID accounts that contained â€œa large amount of media content.â€ As soon as someone accepted the offer and linked their device to the account, attackers hijacked the devices.
14 arrested for attacks on paypal2011-07-19 00:00:00 UTC
This incident became known as the Paypal 14. All accused was said to use ddos software loic to conduct attacks on paypal after paypal had stopped accepting donations for wikileaks.
13 Arrested for OpPayBack2013-03-10 00:00:00 UTC
Alleges that the 13 used distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks against the websites of the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America, Kiss founding member and reality TV star Gene Simmons, and Hustler magazine, among others.
25 Arrested in operation unmask2012-02-28 00:00:00 UTC
25 alleged members of Anonymous arrested in operation unmask, this was the first part of arrests in operation unmask
6 Arrested for Operation Unmask2012-03-26 00:00:00 UTC
6 Arrested for Operation Unmask as apart of a crack down by interpol into anonymous hacking activities around the world. these arrest was a second round of arrests for interpol and operation unmask