A simple email marketing trick is also abused by cyber-criminals, who are employing a technique known as "pixel tracking" to gather information on possible targets or to improve the efficiency of phishing attacks.
Spanish police arrested a Russian hacker in Barcelona on the behest of US authorities on suspicion of meddling in last year's US presidential election process.
The US Department of Justice announced yesterday that Maxim Senakh, 41, of Velikii Novgorod, Russia, pleaded guilty for his role in the creation of the Ebury malware and for maintaining its infamous botnet.
Hackers have breached America's Job Link Alliance (AJLA), a job portal offered by the Department of Labor (DOL), and stolen personal details from an undisclosed number of job seekers.
Yesterday, a Russian national accused of helping develop the Citadel banking trojan was arraigned in front of a US judge for the first time, after being extradited from Fredrikstad, Norway.
A young student at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel was expelled this past week after the University discovered he hacked into the email inboxes of several of his professors.
One of the Anonymous hackers who exposed the Steubenville High School rape case in 2012, was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison by a judge in Lexington, Kentucky.
The US is discussing new legislation that will allow victims of ongoing cyber-attacks to fight back against hackers by granting more powers to entities under attack in regards to the defensive measures they can take.
Eric Taylor, known online under the nickname of Cosmo the God, was sentenced on Friday last week to three years probation for a series of hacks the teenager committed in 2011 and 2012.
A malware operator and administrator of two online hacking forums was sentenced last week to 41 months in prison for his role in the distribution of the Zeus malware and for selling online the personal data he stole from infected victims.
Brian P. Johnson, 44, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will have to spend the next 34 months in federal prison and pay $1,134,828 in damages after hacking his former employer shortly after being fired.
A financially-motivated, Russian-speaking hacker known as Rasputin, has breached and stolen data from universities in the US and the UK, and federal, state, and local US government agencies.
A New Hampshire hacker will spend the next eight years of his life in prison after he hacked into the email and social media accounts of dozens of females, including ten minors, and harassed and extorted victims into sending sexually explicit photos.
A 14-year-old US teen has admitted to attempting to hack the Brussels Zaventem Airport on the day after brutal ISIS bombings had killed 32 people, on the morning of March 22, 2016.
A grey-hat hacker going by the name of Stackoverflowin says he's pwned over 150,000 printers that have been left accessible online.
Spain's National Police Corps have detained a man in the city of Salamanca, who they suspect of being Phineas Fisher, a famous hacker who has breached Gamma Group and Hacking Team, two companies that sold cyber-surveillance software to oppressive regimes.
Spanish police officers arrested and jailed a Russian national last Friday, January 13, on suspicion of creating and operating the NeverQuest banking trojan.
Zachary Shames pleaded guilty today to charges of developing and selling malware that was later used to infect thousands of victims.
In a statement issued yesterday by the White House, President Barack Obama has ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats in response to multiple hacking incidents that took place during the recent US Presidential Election.