The creator of the Mariposa botnet and Rimecud malware, Matjaž Škorjanc, was sentenced by a Slovenian court to almost five years in prison. His former girlfriend, Nuša Čoh was sentenced to eight months’ probation for money laundering, according to the BBC.
Google has violated article 18 of the Spanish Constitution and received a penalty of 300,000 euros for three law infringements, according to the Spanish Data Protection Authority (AEPD).
Hackers stole financial data of 3.7 million customers and told three Israeli banks they would release it on the underground market if they didn’t receive a payment in bitcoins, according to Israel Hayom.
The ZeroAccess botnet was abandoned by its creators after Microsoft took legal action against them, according to Microsoft’s Blog.
Hackers allegedly unleashed a DDoS attack on China’s Central Bank after the institution banned Bitcoin deposits, according to the Diplomat.
Unknown hackers broke into Washington Post servers and accessed employees’ usernames and passwords, according to the newspaper’s statement.
The “Lil’ Wayne Found Dead” celebrity death scam is running today on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, according to Softpedia News.
Chinese hackers reportedly breached the US Federal Election Commission during the US government shut-down, according to the Center for Public Integrity. The breach occurred after a independent auditor warned FEC of the high vulnerability of their systems.
Russian hacking group RedHack has seized personal data from some 54 million Turkish citizens on the eve of Turkish local elections, according to Hurryiet Daily News.
NSA representatives denied in an interview with CBS News that they are collecting the content of Americans’ phone calls, without an authorization.
The Islamic Cyber Resistance Group leaked a number of files allegedly related to Al-Qaeda and the Israel Army to avenge the death of Hezbollah Commander Hassan Lakkis, according to Softpedia News.
A vulnerability in NVIDIA mental ray software may provide the perfect environment for brute-force password attack, bitcoin mining and privilege escalation, according to the Revuln report.
The US National Security Agency analyses cookies and location data to identify potential hacking targets, according to The Washington Post.
Karen “Gary” Kazaryan was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for hacking into hundreds of Skype, Facebook and email accounts, stealing nude photos and coercing women to strip for him under threat of publicly releasing the pictures, according to the L.A. Daily News.