A $3 million reward for information on the FBI's most wanted cyber criminal was issued in Washington yesterday.
31-year-old Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev is alleged to have coordinated the GameOver ZeuS botnet, which installed malware onto victims' computers and collected personal information including PIN numbers and bank account details. The programme secretly logged keystrokes on passwords and launched malicious websites where victims entered sensitive information.
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, a 640-room hotel in Las Vegas, has warned payment cards may have been compromised over an eight-month period ending early last month.
Law enforcement has been notified, and the attack has been stopped, according to a notice on its website. The company is notifying customers, and its notification letter has been posted on the website of California’s Attorney General.
Credit and debit card skimmers secretly attached to gas pumps are an increasingly common scourge throughout the United States. But the tables can be turned when these fraud devices are discovered, as evidenced by one California police department that has eschewed costly and time-consuming stakeouts in favor of affixing GPS tracking devices to the skimmers and then waiting for thieves to come collect their bounty.
Less than 24 hours after Google unveiled a Chrome extension that warns when user account passwords get phished, a security researcher has devised a drop-dead simple exploit that bypasses it.
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