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Russian Hacker Gets 4 Years in U.S. Prison for Malware Attacks

A Russian hacker who admitted to using malicious software known as NeverQuest to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from online banking accounts was sentenced to four years in a U.S. prison. Stanislov Lisov, 33, also known as “Black” or …

Ransomware Attack At Mexico’s Pemex Halts Work, Threatens To Cripple Computers

MEXICO CITY — A ransomware attack hit computer servers and halted administrative work on Monday at Mexican state oil firm Pemex, according to employees and internal emails, in hackers’ latest bid to wring ransom from a major company. Hackers have …

Jury Indicts Capital One Hacker Suspect on Wire Fraud, Data Theft Charges

A federal grand jury has indicted the suspected hacker who obtained personal information of over 100 million people in the Capital One Financial Corp. data breach on charges of wire fraud and computer data theft, the U.S. Department of Justice …

Accused Capital One Hacker’s Volatile History Put Before Judge

Federal prosecutors in Seattle have pieced together a string of disturbing social-media posts and police complaints to portray the accused Capital One Financial Corp. hacker as an unhinged danger to society who should remain locked up while awaiting trial. It’s …

Capital One Accused Hacker May Have Hit 30 Other Companies

The Seattle woman accused of hacking into Capital One Financial Corp.’s cloud and stealing personal information on more than 100 million Americans also broke into servers of more than 30 other companies, the U.S. said in a request to keep …

ECB Says One of Its Websites Was Hacked, Data Possibly Captured

The European Central Bank said one of its websites was hacked by unauthorized people who may have stolen private information including contact data. According to an emailed statement, hackers installed malware onto an external server that hosts the Banks’ Integrated …

Alleged CapitalOne Hacker Barely Bothered to Hide

SEATTLE — The 33-year-old former Amazon software engineer accused of hacking CapitalOne made little attempt to hide her attack. In fact, she effectively publicized it. It’s one of many riddles swirling around Paige Thompson, who goes by the online handle …

Capital One Touted the Cloud’s Safety as Hacker Was Breaching It

Capital One Financial Corp., in recent years, has beat the drum every chance it got: The cloud is cheaper. The cloud is faster. And the cloud is far more secure. Then a hacker got into the cloud, siphoning off sensitive …

Tipster’s Email Led to Arrest in Massive Capital One Breach

Capital One Financial Corp. set up an email address for tipsters — including “white hat” hackers — to alert the company to potential vulnerabilities in its computer systems. On July 17, the company got a hit. “Hello there,” the email …

Fake Facebook Warlord Used to Spread Malware, Researchers Say

In one of the largest malware campaigns to exploit Facebook Inc., a suspected Libyan hacker lured tens of thousands of people into exposing personal information and granting access to personal devices, Israeli cyber security company Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. …