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Hacker who put details of 165000 Just Eat customers up for sale on dark web from his caravan then attacked …

  • Grant West got hold of personal data of 165,000 Just Eat users over five months
  • Infiltration left Just Eat with bill of about £210,000 in repair and mitigation costs
  • West pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud Just Eat along with other charges 
  • Other companies attacked included Asda, Ladbrokes, Coral and Nectar

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‘Tis The Season To Become Cyber-aware And Have A Hacker-free New Year

 

This year was noteworthy for cyber attacks ― from ransomware, botnets, data breaches and more ― name a type of hack and it happened. Even the most trusted brands and companies were left vulnerable on many occasions in 2017. If the whirlwind of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday has left you with a hangover and blurred memories of of cybercrimes past, then let’s pause and reflect on some of the top cyberattacks from this year.

In May, WannaCry ransomware took over more

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Uber Hacker was 20-Year-Old Florida Man: Report

A 20-year-old Florida man who lives with his mother was responsible for a breach of 57 million Uber users’ details last year, according to a new report.

Three people familiar with the incident told Reuters that the controversial ride hailing service made the $100,000 payment to hush up the breach through its bug bounty program, run by HackerOne.

However, that sum is at least 10-times greater than the usual payments that would be made through the program.

Uber is said to have made the payment in order to confirm the identity of the hacker — which is still unknown — and remarkably have him sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to prevent future raids.

The hacker’s PC was apparently also analyzed by Uber to confirm all the data had been deleted. However, there will still be question marks over the validity of an NDA struck with a cyber-criminal, and whether or not the individual

Read more at: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/uber-hacker-was-20yearold-florida/

Liverpool computer hacker admits cyber crime attacks on Skype and …

A Liverpool computer hacker has been warned he could face jail after admitting a series of cyber crime offences including online attacks on Skype, Google and Pokemon.

Alex Bessell from Aigburth pleaded guilty to nine offences in all , including receiving £50,000 from the proceeds of a website he set up to sell malware and botnets to others.

The 21-year-old from Allington Street appeared at Birmingham Crown Court today.

He admitted carrying out two distributed denial of service attacks between August 2011 and November 2013, by taking over computers in order to crash the targets’ online operations.

Bessell also admitted gaining unauthorised access to data with intent to facilitate fraud by obtaining 750 usernames and passwords.

He also pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to build the Galaxy JDB hacking tool and supplying it to others for use.

Bessell also admitted

Read more at: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-computer-hacker-admits-cyber-13992971

Liverpool computer hacker admits cyber crime attacks on Skype and Google

A Liverpool computer hacker has been warned he could face jail after admitting a series of cyber crime offences including online attacks on Skype, Google and Pokemon.

Alex Bessell from Aigburth pleaded guilty to nine offences in all , including receiving £50,000 from the proceeds of a website he set up to sell malware and botnets to others.

The 21-year-old from Allington Street appeared at Birmingham Crown Court today.

He admitted carrying out two distributed denial of service attacks between August 2011 and November 2013, by taking over computers in order to crash the targets’ online operations.

Bessell also admitted gaining unauthorised access to data with intent to facilitate fraud by obtaining 750 usernames and passwords.

He also pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to build the Galaxy JDB hacking tool and supplying it to others for use.

Bessell also admitted

Read more at: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-computer-hacker-admits-cyber-13992971

Hacker admits cyber crime offences including Google and Skype …

A computer hacker has been warned by a judge that he could face jail after admitting a series of cyber crime offences including online attacks on Skype, Google and Pokemon.

Alex Bessell admitted nine offences in all, including pleading guilty to receiving £50,000 from the proceeds of a website he set up to sell malware and botnets to others.

The 21-year-old was at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday, appearing in a blue coat, jeans and trainers, to enter pleas after initially being arrested in September and later charged.

He admitted carrying out two distributed denial of service attacks between August 2011 and November 2013, by taking over computers in order to crash the targets’ online operations.

Bessell, of Allington Street, Aigburth, Liverpool, also admitted gaining unauthorised access to data with intent to facilitate fraud by obtaining 750 usernames and passwords.

He also pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to build the Galaxy JDB hacking tool,

Read more at: http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/national/article/Hacker-admits-cyber-crime-offences-including-Google-and-Skype-attacks-d0398619-c920-4691-9beb-ddc83ded4913-ds

Hacker admits cyber crime offences including Google and Skype attacks

A computer hacker has been warned by a judge that he could face jail after admitting a series of cyber crime offences including online attacks on Skype, Google and Pokemon.

Alex Bessell admitted nine offences in all, including pleading guilty to receiving £50,000 from the proceeds of a website he set up to sell malware and botnets to others.

The 21-year-old was at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday, appearing in a blue coat, jeans and trainers, to enter pleas after initially being arrested in September and later charged.

He admitted carrying out two distributed denial of service attacks between August 2011 and November 2013, by taking over computers in order to crash the targets’ online operations.

Bessell, of Allington Street, Aigburth, Liverpool, also admitted gaining unauthorised access to data with intent to facilitate fraud by obtaining 750 usernames and passwords.

He also pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to build the Galaxy JDB hacking tool,

Read more at: http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/national/article/Hacker-admits-cyber-crime-offences-including-Google-and-Skype-attacks-d0398619-c920-4691-9beb-ddc83ded4913-ds

DHS Warn of Hacker Mercenaries Funded by Nation-States

Lines between government-backed hackers and cyber criminals are getting fuzzier, top officials told lawmakers Thursday.

That’s one message the FBI wanted to send when it indicted two Russian intelligence officers and two criminal co-defendants for a major breach of the Yahoo email service in March, Director Christopher Wray said.

“We are seeing an emergence of that kind of collaboration which used to be two separate things—nation-state actors and criminal hackers,” Wray told the House Homeland Security Committee. “Now there’s this collusion, if you will.”

The Homeland Security Department is also following the trend, acting Secretary Elaine Duke told the committee.

“What we’re having to do is really understand, as the director said earlier, the difference between state actors, people [who are] maybe just looking for financial gain and those hybrid actors and that’s become more difficult,” she said.

Homeland Security

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