On-line merchants sick of rampant Web credit card fraud and its attendant confiscatory charge-back fees and fines can learn the most popular scams tricksters use and keep abreast of new developments thanks to a site, that presents it all in vivid detail. THe site even has a members'-only 'Fraud Museum', exhibiting numerous materials related to successful on-line CC tricks. All I can say is this is certainly an interesting "business model". Read the full report here.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 15-year-old Michigan boy has been charged with breaking into at least three NASA computer systems and altering their Web sites.
The teen-ager posted images on the sites related to a hacking group called Electronic Souls, authorities said.
Stephen Nesbitt, who investigates computer break-ins at NASA's Office of Inspector General in Washington, said the teen-ager never got access to any sensitive information.
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Saw this over at SNN
Many experts agree that Eastern European hackers are some of the most skilled in the world. However, the lack of opportunity to turn those skills toward something productive has created a cracker sub-culture that is built upon an ethically irresponsible foundation. Cracking pays in Russia as well as many more respectable (and established) professions, so it's little surprise that nefarious deeds are committed from there against US businesses.
Saw this one over at ArsTechnica and thought it would be of interest to everyone...
As promised, Arian's here with the technical details on the largest coordinated hack ever. From the looks of it, all this finger pointing at Microsoft is way off base. Needless to say, this hacking effort has caught the attention of just about everyone in law enforcement.