Category: Cyber Crime

  • Police hunting for man who killed people live on Facebook

    A man identified as Steve Stephens broadcasted a live video on his Facebook this Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio. In the video, which has already been removed from the website, he seemingly seeks out a random elderly man with whom he strikes up a conversation before shockingly pulling out a gun and shooting his victim point blank […]

  • Inmates Caught Hacking into Ohio Correctional Facility Network System

    Yesterday was a big day for the officials at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s (ODRC) as they cracked down a major scheme going on for about a year and a half. As per investigatory report [PDF], officials at ODRC were investigating a case of possible breach of the security of their network since July […]

  • FBI Kills Kelihos Botnet after Russian Hacker Arrested in Spain

    Earlier this week, Spanish authorities arrested a Russian hacker and “one of the world’s most notorious criminal spammers,” Peter Yuryevich Levashov (Severa) in Spain. Now, the Feds are working on dismantling Kelihos botnet used by Severa to conduct his large-scale cyber crimes. According to a press release from Department of Justice, an extensive effort to disrupt and dismantle the Kelihos […]

  • Third-Party Sellers From Amazon Hacked by Cyber Criminals

    A new wave of cybercrime was reported on the biggest online marketplace, Amazon. Hackers have started using third-party sellers to scam buyers and other merchants to steal thousands of dollars by offering nonexistent goods and by changing the bank account details. In the last several weeks, more and more cases of hacking attacks have been […]

  • Android Version of Sophisticated Pegasus Spyware Discovered

    Pegasus is a smartphone spyware developed by the Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group; it is believed to be one of the most dangerous spyware that has been developed so far. It was found attacking iPhone devices in August 2016. Pegasus uses three iOS system’s zero-day vulnerabilities, which at that time were not identified. Now, Google and […]

  • North Korean Hackers Targeting Banks Globally: Report

    Last year, Bangladesh’s Central Banks suffered a big blow when hackers apparently operating from North Korea managed to steal $81 million. Now, the cyber security firm Kaspersky has claimed that the attackers were most probably from the notorious Lazarus group and that banks in as many as 18 countries have become victims of this group’s […]

  • Fancy Bears Hacked IAAF – Athletes’ Data Stolen

    Fancy Bears hackers are back and this time, their target was The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Apparently, the hackers have managed to get away with the athletes’ medical records, including therapeutic use exemption (TUE). This breach was reported to the athletics’ world governing body, and even though they admitted that unauthorized access was […]

  • Blizzard’s World of Warcraft fans hit by phishing scam

    Hackers have centered their attention towards a famous game “World of Warcraft, ” and things aren’t looking good for its fans. According to the Graham Cluley, hackers are conducting phishing attacks on gamers using two types of emails to steal their login credentials. The viscous scheme: Hackers are sending emails to World of Warcraft players making them […]

  • Online stores under attack; a new fraudster bot spotted in the wild

    Hackers have designed a new bot named Giftghostbot which is being used to defraud thousands of gift card owners. As per reports, these attacks were first spotted by the cyber security firm, Distil Networks on February 26th, and since then almost 1000 websites have been the victim of this hack. The criminals are using this bot […]

  • A Multimillion Phishing Scam: Two Tech Giants Scammed into Paying Over $100M

    Evaldas Rimasauskas, a man from Lithuania, scammed two major US tech companies into wiring over 100 million Dollars several bank accounts. According to the reports, the criminal impersonated to be a well-known Asian computer hardware manufacturer by registering his own company with the same name in Latvia, with the same name as a legitimate one in […]

  • Twitter suspended 377,000 accounts for promoting terror and extremism

    Twitter announced on Tuesday (20th) that it has deleted 377,000 accounts in the second half of 2016 as part of its fight against content related to extremism and terrorism. The number is 60% higher than the profiles deleted in the first half of last year, according to its transparency report. In total, the social network […]

  • Hackers can crash Google’s Nest Dropcams by exploiting Bluetooth flaws

    Last year Google found some critical security flaws in Microsoft’s Edge browser and urged the company to fix these flaws within nine months but Microsoft acted otherwise, and the browser is still vulnerable to cyber attacks. In return, Google security researchers published some aspects regarding the flaws to give a glimpse into their findings. Fair […]

  • Hackers claim to steal 200 million Apple accounts; demand $75k ransom

    Over 300 million Apple email accounts are said to be in the hands of a group of hackers claiming that if Apple is not willing to pay a ransom payment by at least April 7th, they will wipe all the user data from those accounts. The group, which goes by the name, Turkish Crime Family, is […]

  • 13 Infected Android Apps on Google Play Phishing Instagram Accounts

    Lately, credential stealing campaigns and Instagram go hand in hand as we have seen so many credential stealers targeting social networking app users. These campaigns circulate on Google Play in the form of tools designed to increase the number of followers on Instagram. Recently, 13 malicious apps were identified to be uploaded on Google Play […]

  • U.S. to Charge 4 Hackers Involved in Massive Yahoo Data Breach

    The U.S. Department of Justice is gearing up to issue indictment orders against four hackers involved in cyber attacks against Yahoo which affected hundreds of millions of users worldwide, reports Bloomberg. The department is charging four people for their role in the data breach against Yahoo which almost derailed its deal with Verizon. In an unconfirmed report, TechCrunch reports that these […]

  • #OpBlueWhale: “Anonymous” Urges Teens to Quit Playing Suicide Game

    A group of hacktivists connected to the online hacktivist group Anonymous is urging teens to quit taking part in a sinister game called Blue Whale. Since last year, this game has gained popularity in Russia and as a result, 130 teens have reportedly committed suicide.. (Editors note: HackRead has so far been unable to independently […]

  • Dark Web Suffers After Anonymous Hacked Firm Hosting Child Porn Sites

    We previously informed you about the hacking of over 10,000 websites on the Dark Web by the notorious hacker group Anonymous. The group took down the servers of Freedom Hosting II (web hosting services that handled 11,000 or nearly 20% of all Dark Web websites) to teach child pornography distributors and addicts on the Dark […]

  • Facebook Call Cops on BBC for Exposing Child Abuse Content

    It is a fact that Facebook has become the breeding ground for malicious pedophiles and child sex addicts. Despite claims from the social network, we have seen countless examples so far where Facebook failed to take preventive measures or responded aptly whenever the presence of such illicit content involving children was reported to it. The […]

  • New Phishing Scam Targets Digital Payment and Online Banking Users

    The cyber criminal community widely depends on phishing scams to target unsuspected users, that’s why these attacks are not only increasing but also adding sophisticated means to trick users into giving away their personal and financial details. Recently, security researchers at Cyren discovered a phishing scam targeting banking and digital payment customers worldwide. The targeted platforms […]