In the Iranian province of Fars a young village hacker who stole millions of rials from bank accounts has been arrested, the website of the Hamshahrionline newspaper reported.
As it turned out, the young hacker got accustomed to a computer from four years and three years ago he became interested in hacking software. The first time he managed to hack the bank account of his relative, subsequently he similarly found account numbers of other people and stole money from them.
A cyber security expert has called for updating the national laws which should reflect the “new reality of changing threats” to Intellectual Property (IP) laws.
Roger Cressey, senior vice-president, Booz Allen Hamilton, who was in Oman for the recently-concluded Cyber Defence summit, called for a coherent national policy as networks become pervasive and stated that traditional approach may not work anymore.
Spam campaign targeting US Airways customers distributes a computer Trojan called GameOver.
Cybercriminals are distributing a new piece of malware that's based on the ZeuS computer Trojan through rogue emails that masquerade as US Airways online check-in notifications.
They also include rogue links to view fake flight reservations on the US Airways website that actually point to domain names not connected to the company. Clicking on those links triggers a series of Web redirects that eventually lead to a BlackHole attack page.
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What the headlines don’t tell you
The news is circulating of the recent arrests of many of LulzSec’s members. From the Fox News site:
“Law enforcement agents on two continents swooped in on top members of the infamous computer hacking group LulzSec early this morning, and acting largely on evidence gathered by the organization’s brazen leader–who sources say has been secretly working for the government for months–arrested three and charged two more with conspiracy.”