cyber crime

Two Iraqis Sentenced in Finland for Posting Severed Head Images Online

HELSINKI, March 23 – Courts in Finland handed suspended sentences of 16 and 13 months respectively to an Iraqi Shi’ite militiaman and an Iraqi army sergeant on Wednesday for posting images of themselves holding severed heads of enemy fighters on Facebook. The two were arrested after arriving in Finland last year and were charged with

[ Read More ]

Israeli Firm Helping FBI to Open Encrypted iPhone: Report

TEL AVIV, March 23 – Israel’s Cellebrite, a provider of mobile forensic software, is helping the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s attempt to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California shooters, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported on Wednesday. If Cellebrite succeeds, then the FBI will no longer need the help of

[ Read More ]

For Bank Heist Hackers, the Philippines Was a Handy Black Hole

By John Chalmers and Karen Lema MANILA, March 21 – In February 2013, the Philippines was up against a deadline to amend its Anti-Money Laundering Act and get itself off the ‘grey list’ of a global watchdog, and lawmakers were bickering over whether to include casinos under the legislation. With one day to go, a

[ Read More ]

Cyber Expert Disappears After Comments on Bangladesh Central Bank Heist

A cyber crime expert has disappeared after talking to police and the media about an attempted $951 million cyber heist from Bangladesh’s central bank, his wife said on Sunday. Kamrun Nahar Chowdhury said her husband Tanveer Hassan Zoha had been taken from a motorised rickshaw in the early hours of Thursday by people in plainclothes

[ Read More ]

Hackers Bring Down Thai Websites Over British Murders Verdict

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK, Jan 13 – International hacking movement Anonymous said it attacked hundreds of Thai government websites on Wednesday over death sentences handed down to two migrant workers for the murder of two British tourists. A court sentenced Myanmar migrant workers Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, both 22, to death on

[ Read More ]

Hyatt Hotels Attacked with Payment-Card Stealing Malware

By Jim Finkle and Radhika Rukmangadhan Dec 23 – Hyatt Hotels Corp said on Wednesday that its payment processing system was infected with credit-card-stealing malware in an attack discovered three weeks ago, the latest in a series of breaches at hospitality firms. Company spokeswoman Stephanie Sheppard said in an email late on Wednesday that the

[ Read More ]

Iran Arrests 53 People for Running pro-Daesh Websites

ANKARA, Dec 7 – Iran’s cyber police chief said on Monday officers had arrested 53 people for running websites supporting the Daesh militant group, Tasnim news agency reported. Kamal Hadianfar said most had been based “in provinces near border areas,” without specifying where. Shiite Muslim power Iran said last month it had broken up a

[ Read More ]