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The Ukrainian police have arrested a hacker who made headlines in January last year by posting a massive database containing some 773 million stolen email addresses and 21 million unique plaintext passwords for sale on various underground hacking forums. In an official statement released on Tuesday, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said it identified …

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Ukrainian Police have this week busted out two separate groups of hackers involved in carrying out DDoS attacks against news agencies and stealing money from Ukrainian citizens, respectively. According to the authorities, the four suspected hackers they arrested last week, all aged from 26 to 30 years, stole more than 5 million Hryvnia (around 178,380 …

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The United States Department of Justice announced Monday the arrest of 74 email fraudsters across three continents in a global crackdown on a large-scale business email compromise (BEC) scheme. The arrest was the result of a six-month-long operation dubbed “Operation Wire Wire” that involved the US Department of Justice, the US Department of Homeland Security, …

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Romanian police have arrested five individuals suspected of infecting tens of thousands of computers across Europe and the United States in recent years by spreading two infamous ransomware families—Cerber and CTB Locker. Under Operation Bakovia—a major global police operation conducted by Europol, the FBI and law enforcement agencies from Romanian, Dutch, and the UK—raided six …

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Image: iStockphoto/wundervisuals On Friday, the FBI arrested a man who allegedly tweeted a seizure-inducing strobe light at Vanity Fair contributing editor Kurt Eichenwald, who has epilepsy. John Rayne Rivello of Salisbury, Maryland, was arrested in Maryland on a federal criminal complaint charging him of cyberstalking, according to an FBI press release. Eichenwald tweeted about the …