Police arrested eight men for a $2.08 million bank heist carried out with a device they plugged into a bank computer. Read the story here: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/09/21/bank-robbers-pose-as-it-guys-rig-device-to-slurp-1-3m-from-barclays/ … [Read more...] about Don’t worry, they’re just the IT guys (stealing $2.08 million).
A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to installing backdoors on several government, university, telecoms, and commercial systems and offering access to them in exchange for payment. Among others, the man offered undercover agents access to U.S. Department of Energy supercomputers that he had compromised via universities that had access to them. Source: … [Read more...] about Universities used for Espionage
Western governments have long suspected Chinese computer equipment makers of being spying factories. Huawei is typically front and center in today’s allegations about Chinese corporate spying. But Lenovo, it turns out, is a longstanding shared enemy of Western spy agencies. Read More at the … [Read more...] about Is Your Computer a Foreign Spy?
Researchers discovered a backdoor-opening malware that uses a “magic code” in order to start communication with the same IP address and port once the C&C server instructs it to do so. The attackers gain permanent access to the machine once the account is created. Source: … [Read more...] about Backdoor Trojan uses “magic code” to contact C&C server.
A former Hostgator employee has been charged with felony breach of computer security for allegedly installing a backdoor that granted nearly unimpeded access to more than 2,700 servers owned and operated by the popular web hosting company. Prosecutors say 29-year-old Eric Gunnar Gisse, of San Antonio, Texas, worked at the hosting firm from September 2011 through February 15, … [Read more...] about Employee allegedly installed backdoor on servers . . .