Hackers (Anonymous Lulzsec et al.)

12:28pm

Thu May 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Feds Charge Alleged New York Cell In International Cyber Heist

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 3:39 pm

Cybercriminals allegedly hacked into databases for prepaid debit cards and used the compromised data to steal from ATMs around the world.
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Eight people in New York have been charged as part of what prosecutors say was a global ring of cybercriminals who stole $45 million by hacking into prepaid credit card accounts and then using the data to get cash from thousands of ATMs around the world.

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch described the alleged scheme as "a massive 21st century bank heist that reached across the Internet and stretched around the globe. In the place of guns and masks, this cybercrime organization used laptops and the Internet."

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5:16am

Thu May 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Hacker Leaks Part Of 'Sex And The City' Author's New Book

Author Candace Bushnell attends the March 2010 DVF Awards at the United Nations in New York City.
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12:05pm

Fri April 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Dutch Authorities Nab Suspect In 'Unprecedented' Cyberattack

Authorities say they have arrested a Dutch national in Spain in connection with a March cyberattack widely described as the largest in Internet history.

According to The Associated Press, Dutch prosecutors say the 35-year-old suspect, who is identified only by his initials, S.K., was taken into custody on Thursday.

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4:41pm

Wed April 24, 2013
All Tech Considered

As Its Influence Grows, Twitter Becomes A Hacking Target

Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 2:57 pm

After high-profile accounts have been attacked — including AP's, NPR's and the BBC's — Twitter considers how to thwart hackers and protect users.
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In recent weeks, the Associated Press, NPR and the BBC have all had their Twitter accounts hijacked. Hacks of high-profile accounts have real-world consequences, and the security at Twitter is coming under increased scrutiny.

As the social media platform has become an essential news and communication platform globally, it has also become a honey pot for hackers. It's so deliciously attractive, they can't seem to resist.

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9:03am

Fri April 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Second Rape Case To Draw Social Media Buzz Will Be Reviewed

A few days after Rehtaeh Parsons' mother turned off the hospital life support systems and allowed her daughter to die, computer activists claiming to be affiliated with the hacker group Anonymous are threatening to reveal the identities of Parsons' alleged rapists.

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