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$30000 bail set for UK hacker who stopped WannaCry ransomware attack

A US judge in Las Vegas set a $30,000 bail for a well-known British cyber security researcher accused of advertising and selling malicious code used to pilfer banking and credit card information.

Marcus Hutchins, 23, gained celebrity status within the hacker community in May when he was credited with neutralising the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

His attorney, Adrian Lobo, told reporters that Hutchins was not released on Friday because the clerk’s office for the court closed 30 minutes after his hearing concluded, leaving his defence team not enough time to post the bail.

Lobo told a local NBC affiliate that Hutchins would be released on Monday and that she expected him to be on a flight on Tuesday to Wisconsin, where a six-count indictment against him was filed in the US District Court. He was receiving support from a “variety of sources” around the world to post his bail, she said.

Judge Nancy Koppe

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Feds: Conman posed as Anonymous hacker to threaten news orgs

A Seattle-area man accused of hacking news websites that reported on an international credit card scam he perpetrated has been arrested. Photo: Bill Hinton/Getty Images

Investigators have arrested a Seattle-area conman now accused of hacking news and legal information websites that publicized his earlier misdeeds.

Federal prosecutors claim Andrew Rakhshan overloaded Leagle.com in 2015 after the Dallas-based legal website refused to remove court filings from an unflattering lawsuit involving Rakhshan. Rakhshan, 37, is also alleged to have hammered the websites of Canada’s national broadcaster and a large Australian newspaper after they refused Rakhshan’s demands to remove news reports on his crimes.


Feds: Conman posed as Anonymous hacker to threaten news orgs …

A Seattle-area man accused of hacking news websites that reported on an international credit card scam he perpetrated has been arrested. Photo: Bill Hinton/Getty Images

Investigators have arrested a Seattle-area conman now accused of hacking news and legal information websites that publicized his earlier misdeeds.

Federal prosecutors claim Andrew Rakhshan overloaded Leagle.com in 2015 after the Dallas-based legal website refused to remove court filings from an unflattering lawsuit involving Rakhshan. Rakhshan, 37, is also alleged to have hammered the websites of Canada’s national broadcaster and a large Australian newspaper after they refused Rakhshan’s demands to remove news reports on his crimes.


What Makes a Hacker? Two Cyber Experts Explain

Companies are under constant assault from hackers but, for many people, the threat feels abstract and far away. That’s why Fortune produced the video above: It explains who the hackers are, and what they want.

For expertise, we turned to Nicole Friedlander, a long-time prosecutor who headed a cyber-crime unit in New York, and Andrei Barysevich, who scours the so-called “Dark Web” as an undercover private detective. In the clip, they discuss their first-hand experience with hackers.

“Hackers, for the most part, are regular people like you and

Read more at: http://fortune.com/2017/07/26/who-are-hackers/

Chester Bennington’s Wife Talinda Targeted by Hacker, Posts Sickening Tweets After Linkin Park Frontman’s Death

Just hours after Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was found dead in his California residence, his wife’s Twitter account posted a number of disturbing tweets regarding his death. It was later revealed that Talinda Bennington’s account was targeted by hackers in a sickening display of contempt for her husband’s death.

Reuters/Steve MarcusChester Bennington, Linkin Park frontman, died on Thursday from apparent suicide

The hacker reportedly posted six tweets within 24 hours of Bennington’s death. The vile tweets made disturbing claims that the singer was already dead before he hanged himself and that she had been cheating on Bennington with his fellow band member Mike Shinoda.

But perhaps the most insulting tweet said that Talinda never loved Chester but rather his money. Twitter exploded with activity after the posts as many fans expressed their anger at the apparent insult to Bennington’s memory. Even more disgusting is

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Facebook’s "Jayden K Smith" super-hacker viral hoax continues to fool users

Facebook recently passed the 2 billion monthly active users milestone. Ignoring multiple accounts, fakes, bots, etc. there’s still an awful lot of people who regularly access the social network, and not all of them are particularly tech-savvy – which could explain the latest incarnation of a viral message that’s spreading on the platform.

The hoax, which is circulating via Messenger, warns users of a cyber criminal called Jayden K Smith – not to be confused with Will Smith’s son, Jaden – whose hacking skills are seemingly so immense that he can somehow take control of your Facebook account, and those of all your friends, if you accept his friendship request.

“He is a hacker and has the system connected to your Facebook account. If one of your contacts accepts it, you will also be hacked, so make sure that all your friends know it. Thanks. Forwarded as received,” reads the message,

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The Hacker Hunters Chasing Russian Shadows

In a letter written from prison, Nikulin said that an FBI agent had raised election hacking with him during an interrogation. Lisov told his wife, Darya Lisova, by telephone on a program broadcast in February by RT that he was asked if he had “hacked the Pentagon, FBI, and CIA.” There is no way to confirm either man’s account.

Little was publicly known about Nikulin or Lisov before their arrests. But both men appear to have led very comfortable lives. A now-disabled Instagram account run by Nikulin shows he socialized with the children of Russia’s political elite, including the daughter of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, and was a lover of expensive sports cars. Despite living in the small town of Taganrog, near Russia’s border with Ukraine, Lisov’s social media accounts show that he spent a lot of time abroad, with frequent holidays including trips to the Maldives.

Levashov has a more prominent

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