Data theft

Pierluigi Paganini January 27, 2023
Hacker accused of having stolen personal data of all Austrians and more

A Dutch hacker who was arrested at the end of last year claims to have stolen the personal data of almost all Austrians.  At the end of November 2022, the Amsterdam police arrested a 25-year-old man from Almere who is suspected of having stolen or traded the personal data of tens of millions of people […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 01, 2017
Weaponizing of the insider in the Dark Web, a dangerous phenomenon

A study revealed how hackers in the dark web are arming insiders with the tools and knowledge necessary to help steal corporate secrets. The dark web is the right place where to buy and sell corporate secrets, experts at the risk management firm RedOwl and Israeli threat intelligence firm IntSights made an interesting research titled “Monetizing […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 06, 2016
FBI arrested another NSA contractor involved in theft of secret documents

Once again an NSA contractor is the headlines for the alleged theft of secret exploit codes and highly confidential documents. The FBI has arrested another NSA contractor over a massive secret data theft. The US DoJ has charged Harold Thomas Martin (51) with theft of secret documents and highly classified government material. According to a court […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 29, 2015
Former Employee tried to sell Yandex Source Code for Just $29K

A former employee at stole the source code of the Yandex Search Engine and its algorithms and tried to sell the for tens of thousands of euro. A former employee, Dmitry Korobov, of Russian search engine Yandex is accused of stealing the source code and algorithms implemented by the company. The man alleged attempted to sell […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 16, 2015
France Televisions hacked and 100,000 contacts stolen

A group of cyber criminals hacked systems the systems of the France Televisions and have stolen data on 100,000 contacts stored by the French state TV. Another cyber attack hit a French TV, this time the hackers compromised the computers at the network of the broadcaster stealing  personal data belonging 100,000 contacts. According to an […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 06, 2015
Home Office – Cybercrime goes unpunished in the UK

British law enforcement is in difficulty facing the cybercrime, just one computer hacker a month convicted of cyber crime out of 100,000 incidents a year. Cybercrime is becoming very attractive for ordinary crime, high earnings, limited risks than other criminal activities and poor perception of crime are among the elements that are facilitating the rapid spread of […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 11, 2015
Rex Mundi hackers leaked customers’ data of the Swiss Bank they hacked

The hackers of the Rex Mundi group have released online data stolen from The Banque Cantonale de Geneve that refused to pay 10000 EURO. Last week The Banque Cantonale de Geneve has been hacked by the criminal crew Rex Mundi that has tried to blackmail the financial institution. The group of Rex Mundi hackers threatened to […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 09, 2015
Rex Mundi hackers are Blackmailing a Swiss Bank after data breach

The Banque Cantonale de Geneve announced that Rex Mundi hackers had stolen the personal data of thousands of its clients and that it was being blackmailed. The Banque Cantonale de Geneve revealed that a criminal crew has tried to blackmail the financial institution, according a first report on the incident the data breach affected said several thousand […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 07, 2015
Insider Theft affects a tenth of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Clients

Insider theft at Morgan Stanley affected nearly the ten percent of the company’s wealth management clients, the company officially confirmed the incident. The financial services company Morgan Stanley has confirmed a partial client data leak, the incident was confirmed by the firm in a statement published on its website. Morgan Stanley reported that an employee posted […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 19, 2014
Home Depot confirms data theft for 56 million cards

Home Depot announced that data related to 56 million cards were stolen by cyber criminals. Home Depot, the US largest home improvement retailer, confirms breach impacted 56 million customers. On Thursday the company Home Depot released an update on the evolution of the investigation of the data breach suffered by the company. Home Depot data breach is larger than the […]