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Russian hacker pleads guilty over $500m Citadel malware
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Russian hacker pleads guilty over $500m Citadel malware

23 March 2017  |  7558 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 7 linkedin

A Russian hacker accused of helping to develop and maintain the notorious Citadel malware toolkit, which was used to steal more than $500 million from bank accounts, faces up to 10 years in a US prison after pleading guilty to computer fraud.

Banks should be liable for scam victims' losses says consumer group

Consumer group Which? has accused the UK's Payment System Regulator (PSR) of letting banks off the hook by not forcing them to reimburse customers who fall victim to online money transfer scams.

Cybersecurity startup valued at $1bn
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Cybersecurity startup valued at $1bn

09 June 2016  |  15379 views  |  2 comments | 14 tweets | 14 linkedin

Cylance, a cybersecurity startup that uses algorithms and artificial intelligence, has been valued at $1bn following a round of fundraising that secured more than $100m in private equity investment.

US lawmakers to investigate Fed's cyber security
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US lawmakers to investigate Fed's cyber security

06 June 2016  |  5529 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 4 linkedin

A US congressional committee is to investigate the Federal Reserve's cyber security practices, according to Reuters which recently reported that there have been more than 50 cyber breaches at the central bank between 2011 and 2015.

Darkode hacking forum dismantled by authorities
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Darkode hacking forum dismantled by authorities

16 July 2015  |  4546 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 6 linkedin

International authorities have shut down one the most notorious and active online forums for cyber criminals and left more than 70 people across the globe facing charges or search warrants.

Cybercops bust banking Trojan ring
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Cybercops bust banking Trojan ring

26 June 2015  |  4813 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 12 linkedin

European cyber-crime agencies have busted a criminal gang responsible for infecting tens of thousands of computers with banking Trojans and stealing up to EUR2 million from user accounts.

Millions looted as DDoS attacks provide cover for wire transfer heists
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Millions looted as DDoS attacks provide cover for wire transfer heists

22 August 2013  |  8112 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 8 linkedin

A wave of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been used as cover for the plunder of millions of dollars in fraudulent wire transfers at three US banks in recent months, according to a Gartner analyst.

Anonymous allegedly leaks bank executive account information during US Super Bowl

In the latest round of attacks, Hacktivist group Anonymous claims to have leaked the names, addresses and other personal information on around 4,000 bank executives.

CFTC employee falls for phishing scam
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CFTC employee falls for phishing scam

25 June 2012  |  3372 views  |  0 comments

A Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) staffer fell for a phishing scam last month, putting the regulator's employees' personal information at risk.

Russian security services bust notorious malware ring
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Russian security services bust notorious malware ring

21 March 2012  |  6362 views  |  0 comments

Russian police have arrested eight men in connection with a cybercrime ring that used the malicious carberp trojan to loot millions of pounds from online bank accounts across the country and worldwide.

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