Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against a Chinese company that operates an online service that sells virtual gaming currencies, accusing the company of hacking into Xbox accounts and illegally purchasing game coins via the account owners' credit card.
Outlaw was a veteran of the Dark Web marketplaces, founded way back in 2013. The site was never the most popular destination for online criminals but had a steady following.
The website of the HandBrake app has been compromised, and one of its download mirrors modified to host a version of the Proton RAT embedded in the app's Mac client.
There are over 85,000 RDP servers available for sale or rent via xDedic, a marketplace for selling or renting hacked servers that was exposed in June 2016.
On Friday, April 7, the FBI arrested Zhengquan Zhang, a 31-year-old IT engineer, who now stands accused of installing malware on his employer's servers to steal proprietary source.
Five inmates from the Marion Correctional Institution (MCI) built two computers from spare parts, hid them in the ceiling of a training room closet, and used them to hack into the prison's network.
A quick round-up of various stories going on in tech right now
A new attack on smart TVs allows a malicious actor to take over devices using rogue DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting — Terrestrial) signals, get root access on the smart TV, and use the device for all sorts of nasty actions, ranging from DDoS attacks to spying on end users.
The Ask Partner Network (APN) was compromised for the second time in two months, as crooks found a way to deliver malware to computers running the Ask.com Toolbar.
The Turkish-Dutch political conflict has spewed into cyberspace during the past few days as Turkish hackers have defaced hundreds of websites and Twitter accounts with political messages and pictures of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Anonymous hackers have breached Freedom Hosting II, a popular Dark Web hosting provider, and have taken down 10,613 .onion sites.