Tag Archives: Mikko Hypponen

Leader of Hacking Crew m00p Pleads Guilty

A Scottish man has pleaded guilty to offenses originating from his involvement as the leader of an international cyber crime ring responsible for infecting computers worldwide with Trojans, according to Softpedia. In 2006, U.K. authorities arrested Matthew Anderson, following an investigation into the hacker group called m00p. Prosecutors said Anderson, …

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Stuxnet, an Inside Job?

The Stuxnet worm blamed for infecting hundreds of thousands computers and critical infrastructure in Iran could have been an inside job, according to security experts. Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, told V3.co.uk the malware could have been created by someone with detailed knowledge of Siemens’ computer systems, possibly …

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Dude, Where is My Virtual Sofa?

If theft in the real world was not bad enough, thieves are now stealing virtual objects. Finnish police are investigating several hundred cases of theft, with some individuals reporting the loss of up to 1,000 euros worth of virtual furniture and other items, BBC reports. Habbo Hotel, a virtual world …

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2010 Sees Upswing in Arrests, Prosecution of Cyber Criminals

F-Secure yesterday released the first part of its 2010 security review, which notes a significant success in arresting and prosecuting cyber criminals around the world, a development the company hopes will be a permanent move for law enforcement to identify, seize and prosecute cyber criminals. Before the Internet, drug trafficking, …

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The Chinese Are Coming: Cyber Espionage Targets Government Contractors

U.S. government networks are consistently probed for vulnerabilities by hackers and foreign intelligence agencies. The difficulty of attribution combined with the ease of access and decreased physical risk makes cyber espionage a favorite tool of more advanced intelligence services. Foreign governments seek information for U.S.-based networks for a variety of …

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