Archive for the ‘Internet security’ Category

How hackers hijacked a bank’s entire online operation

(Media Release) The traditional model of hacking a bank isn’t so different from the old-fashioned method of robbing one. Thieves get in, get the goods, and get out. But one enterprising group of hackers targeting a Brazilian bank seems to have taken a more comprehensive and devious approach: One weekend afternoon, they rerouted all of […]

Russian arrested in Spain ‘over US election hacking’

(Media Release) Spanish police have arrested a Russian programmer for alleged involvement in “hacking” the US election, Spanish press reports have said. Pyotr Levashov, arrested on 7 April in Barcelona, has now been remanded in custody. A “legal source” also told the AFP news agency that Mr Levashov was the subject of an extradition request […]

Here’s How Russian Agents Hacked 500 Million Yahoo Users

        (Media Release)  ( free-pr-online.com) It was June 2013, and U.S. law enforcement thought they were finally getting their hands on a slippery target: Russian hacker Alexsey Belan, indicted in Nevada and California for computer intrusions at three U.S. e-commerce companies, had been arrested in Europe. Instead, Belan escaped to Russia, where the […]

Inside the TalkTalk ‘Indian scam call centre’

(Media Release) TalkTalk customers are being targeted by an industrial-scale fraud network in India, according to whistleblowers who say they were among hundreds of staff hired to scam customers of the British telecoms giant. The scale of the criminal operation has been detailed by the three sources, who say they were employed by two front-companies […]

It’s not just your TV that can track your habits without consent

(Media Release) If you want to know what products and services are tracking you without your consent, their privacy policies are a good place to start. Own a PlayStation? Sony can share “non-personally identifying information and behavioural data from our studies with our affiliates and other third parties.” Belkin — which makes a line of smart […]

Cybercrime and fraud scale revealed in annual figures

(Media Release) There were an estimated 3.6 million cases of fraud and two million computer misuse offences in a year, according to an official survey. The Crime Survey for England and Wales included the offences for the first time in its annual report, which covered the year to September. Separate figures recorded by police showed […]

US poll hacking: Russia says MI6 ex-spy ‘runaway crook’

Note: In the past the Russian Government has been incapable in telling the truth,  Donald trump only excepts truths if they benefit him, draw your own conclusion when reading this piece. (Media Release) The UK ex-spy said to be behind accusations of Russian hacking in favour of Donald Trump in the US is “some runaway […]

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