News tagged with federal prosecutors

Hackers stole $45 million in bank card breach (Update)

A worldwide gang of criminals stole $45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining cash machines around the globe, federal prosecutors said—and ...

dateMay 09, 2013 in Other
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Internet firm fought court order in WikiLeaks case

A small California-based Internet provider is the second company to confirm it fought back against a court demanding a customer's account information as part of a criminal investigation into the release of documents by WikiLeaks.

dateOct 10, 2011 in Internet
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Fake chips threaten military

A growing deluge of millions of counterfeit chips is posing peril to the military and the general public -- and perhaps nothing illustrates it better than a scheme federal prosecutors recently revealed that stretched from ...

dateSep 14, 2010 in Semiconductors
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Hacker gets prison for cyberattack stealing $9.4M

An Estonian man who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a 2008 cyberattack on a credit card processing company that enabled hackers to steal $9.4 million has been sentenced to 11 years in prison by a federal judge in Atlanta.

dateOct 24, 2014 in Security
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Pa. vendor confirms link to Target data probe (Update)

Minneapolis-based Target isn't commenting on reports that a Pittsburgh-area heating and refrigeration company is being investigated as the possible portal through which computer hackers stole credit card numbers from 40 million ...

dateFeb 07, 2014 in Security
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Prosecutors: Hacker helped thwart 300 cyberattacks

A prolific computer hacker who infiltrated the servers of major corporations later switched sides and helped the U.S. government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets, according to ...

dateMay 26, 2014 in Security
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