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Jul 26, 2013
Jul 26, 2013

Hacker Barnaby Jack dies in San Francisco

BOSTON (Reuters) – Well-known hacker Barnaby Jack has died in San Francisco, a week before he was due to show off techniques for attacking implanted heart devices that he said could kill a man from 30 feet away.

The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office said he died in the city on Thursday. It gave no details.

Jul 26, 2013

U.S. indicts hackers in biggest cyber fraud case in history

/BOSTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors said on Thursday they have charged five men responsible for a hacking and credit card fraud spree that cost companies more $300 million and two of the suspects are in custody, in the biggest cyber crime case filed in U.S. history.

They also disclosed a new security breach against Nasdaq, though they provided few details about the attack.

Jul 25, 2013

U.S. charges 6 in major credit card, Nasdaq hacking cases

/BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors charged six foreign nationals with hacking crimes, including credit and debit card thefts that authorities say cost U.S. and European companies more than $300 million in losses, and charged one of them with breaching Nasdaq computers.

Prosecutors said the indictments unsealed on Thursday for the payment card hacking were the biggest cyber fraud case filed in U.S. history.

Jul 25, 2013

U.S. charges five in largest credit theft, hacking case

/BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday they have launched the country’s largest hacking fraud case and charged five men in Russia and Ukraine with credit card theft resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses for a number of multinational companies.

Victims include Nasdaq OMX Group Inc, Visa Inc, Dow Jones Inc, J.C. Penney Co, JetBlue Airways Corp and Carrefour SA.

Jul 24, 2013
Jul 24, 2013
Jul 23, 2013

Ex-CIA official to address government-wary hackers

BOSTON (Reuters) – A former CIA official and a retired Air Force general will address next week’s Def Con hacking convention, which for the first time asked federal officials to steer clear because of anger over alleged government spying.

Joseph DeTrani, a long-time CIA official who served as a U.S. envoy in talks with North Korea regarding its nuclear activities, will open the hackers’ conference on August 2 with a speech about weapons of mass destruction and cyber technology. Former Air Force General Robert Elder, who created one of the U.S. military’s first cyber units, will speak the following day.

Jul 22, 2013

Apple developer site shuttered four days after attack

BOSTON, July 21 (Reuters) – A website that Apple Inc
uses to communicate with its community of some 6
million software developers remained shuttered on Monday, four
days after a cyber attack that prompted a harried upgrade to
prevent future breaches.

It was not immediately clear what data, if any, was been
compromised by the attack.

Jul 22, 2013
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      "Jim works in the Reuters Boston bureau covering cyber security, hacking and technology privacy issues. He’s been with Reuters since 2005. He previously covered technology, media and biotechnology for Broadcasting & Cable, the Orange County Register and Bloomberg News out Tokyo, Taipei, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, California."
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