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'Lover Spy' hacker makes FBI 'most wanted' list

posted onNovember 11, 2013
by l33tdawg

A man who allegedly created malware purporting to catch out cheating lovers has made it on to the FBI's "most wanted" list of cybercriminals.

The FBI says Carlos Enrique Perez-Melara ran a website offering customers a way to "catch a cheating lover" by sending spyware masquerading as a greeting card.

Argentinean super-hacker accused of stealing $50,000 per month

posted onSeptember 17, 2013
by l33tdawg

Police in Argentina have detained a hacker that allegedly diverted over $50,000 [£32,337] a month to his bank account and is being branded a “super-hacker” as a result.

The 19-year-old, who hasn't been named, was first detained in Buenos Aires in July as part of “Operation Zombie”, with police raiding five premises in the Argentine capital and Rosario, a city to the North.

Brazilian Hacker Hits 14 NASA Websites

posted onSeptember 17, 2013
by l33tdawg

Starting last Tuesday, 14 subdomains of NASA went down.

One of them, dedicated to the Kepler mission that searches for habitable exoplanets, had an announcement posted that read, "Down for Maintenance: The requested webpage is down for maintenance. Please try again later."

Hacker Faces More Jail Time Than The Convicted Rapists He Exposed

posted onJune 10, 2013
by l33tdawg

A 26-year-old farm dweller who helped expose the rape of a teenage girl is facing up to 5x more jail time than the high school football members who publicly assaulted the girl. The Steubenville rape case became a national firestorm after it was revealed that dozens of people had witnessed the assault at a party and then shared pictures and social media updates of the event mocking the girl.

NASA sponsors worldwide hackathon

posted onApril 23, 2013
by l33tdawg

NASA is kicking off a worldwide hackathon this weekend, with teams of citizens competing to create software, hardware and mobile and web applications that will solve problems and improve life on Earth and in space.

As part of the second-ever International Space Apps Challenge, NASA has released 50 wide-ranging problems to be tackled during the 48-hour event.

61-Year-Old Hacker Convicted in Texas

posted onMarch 5, 2013
by l33tdawg

The FBI recently announced that Michael Musacchio, 61, of Plano, Texas was found guilty of conspiring to hack into his former employer's computer network.

Musacchio was the president of transportation company Exel Transportation Services from 2002 until he left the company in 2004 to form competitior Total Transportation Services along with fellow Exel employees Joseph Roy Brown and John Michael Kelly.

Jailed hacker allowed into IT class, hacks prison computers

posted onMarch 4, 2013
by l33tdawg

They're arguing now about who let it happen, but happen it did, with entertaining consequences.

Somehow Nicholas Webber found himself in an IT class while in jail. He's serving five years for creating a site called GhostMarket, which allowed those interested in creating computer viruses, partaking of stolen IDs and enjoying private credit card data to congregate.

After raid, Australian hacker fears possible arrest

posted onFebruary 27, 2013
by l33tdawg

Dylan Wheeler, a computer security and gaming enthusiast who lives near Perth in Western Australia, could very well be in a lot of trouble.

Wheeler, who is in his late teens, is by his own description somewhat of a hacker. He claims to have breached both Microsoft's and Sony's game development networks, extracting software tools used to develop games for the upcoming versions of the Xbox and PlayStation.

This DJ Is Potentially The Burger King And Jeep Hacker

posted onFebruary 22, 2013
by l33tdawg

It was just going to be another boring day on the internet when along came a hilarious hacker with a taste for McDonald’s, Gucci Mane and caps lock. Is a criminal mastermind behind the @BurgerKing (and likely @Jeep) takeover? Nope — just a guy who plays shows in Rhode Island who left an unfortunate internet paper trail.

Watch a Chinese military hacker launch a successful attack

posted onFebruary 19, 2013
by l33tdawg

Thanks to cybersecurity firm Mandiant, we now have a video of a hacker believed to be linked to the Chinese military infiltrating and stealing files from unidentified English language targets.

The video comes as part of Mandiant's 60-page report, first reported by the New York Times, that claims China's military is responsible for cyberattacks on more than 140 foreign businesses, many of which are in the United States.