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‘Pit bull’ Secret Service cyber cop wins public service award

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

A Secret Service agent who helped catch the JPMorgan Chase & Co. hackers and is described by colleagues as a "pit bull" was honored this week at the "Sammies" public service awards.

Smartphones can steal 3-D printing plans by listening to the printer

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

Smartphones equipped with special programming can become a sophisticated spy sensor capable of stealing designs from a 3-D printer — just by measuring the noise and electromagnetic radiation the printer emits.

Romanian hacker Guccifer jailed for Powell, Bush hacks

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

The Romanian hacker known as Guccifer was sentenced to 52 months in federal prison Thursday by a U.S. court in Alexandria, Virginia.

Senators urge global action on cyber bank robbers

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

U.S. President Barack Obama should raise the issue of online bank robberies and other cyberattacks on the worldwide financial system at the upcoming G20 gathering of global leaders in China, six democratic senators urged this week.

Russian carder convicted of hacking 2.9M credit cards

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

The son of a Russian member of parliament allied with the Kremlin has been convicted of credit card hacking crimes worth more than $169 million, according to the Justice Department and media reports.

‘Ghoul’ malware targeting small and medium sized industrial businesses

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

Security researchers have identified a hacking group targeting small- and mid-sized industrial manufacturers in more than 30 countries, apparently to drain their bank accounts or steal their intellectual property.