BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S.-led international operation disrupted a crime ring that had infected hundreds of thousands of PCs around the globe with malicious software used for stealing banking credentials and cyber extortion, the Justice Department said on Monday.
Authorities used technical and legal tactics to interrupt the so-called botnet’s operations, shutting down the servers the cyber criminals used to control infected machines and causing those machines to “phone home” to servers controlled by law enforcement.
BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, June 1 (Reuters) – Lewis Katz, the
co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, was among seven
people killed when a private jet caught fire and crashed as it
tried to take off near Boston.
Authorities have yet to release names of the six other
people killed in the Saturday night plane crash at Hanscom Field
in Bedford, Massachusetts, about 20 miles (35 kms) northwest of
Massive Iranian cyber spying operation #Newscaster uncovered by iSight Partners. Targets in US, UK, Saudi, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan
BOSTON, May 29 (Reuters) – In an unprecedented, three-year
cyber espionage campaign, Iranian hackers created false social
networking accounts and a fake news website to spy on military
and political leaders in the United States, Israel and other
countries, a cyber intelligence firm said on Thursday.
ISight Partners, which uncovered the operation, said the
hackers’ targets include a four-star U.S. Navy admiral, U.S.
lawmakers and ambassadors, members of the U.S.-Israeli lobby,
and personnel from Britain, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq and