Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Four arrested in the biggest bank data theft in history

In August 2014, the biggest US bank, JPMorgan Chase, announced that private data of 76 million customer accounts, plus 7 million small businesses had been robbed. One year later, the FBI announce the arrest of four persons connected with the case. Today we'll also remark two applications for data theft, how easy it seems to just hack a Jeep and fresh news about Darkode.


The arrested would be two men in Florida, two in Israel and possibly a fifth person of American nationality living in Israel. They are accused of several computer crimes related to financial institutions and the virtual currency Bitcoin. JPMorgan theft was a scandal at the time, because criminals strolled for a month over the network of the bank without anyone realizing it.


Experian, defendant

And we continue with big data theft. When the gap's still fishtailing the largest dating site in the network, we know the demands bringing two companies that suffered major robberies last year. Financial reporting agency Experian faces the greatest demand ever filed in California because of the violation of laws protecting their customers, after a young Vietnamese stole data and impersonated nearly 14,000. The other company which is facing a lawsuit is Neiman Marcus, which had robbed data for more than a million customers.

Hack the car

But today the network is not abundant in boring news about lawsuits and arrests, no. Today the big new is that two well-known researchers remotely "hacked" a Jeep while a journalist of "Wired" was traveling: they manipulated the air conditioning, the radio, they left him with no brakes and finally, they "turned off" the car in the motorway. Of course it was all agreed and he wanted to prove that the network remote management of Fiat Chrysler vehicles is vulnerable. The experiment comes as two democratic senators proposed a new law, the "Car SPY Act", requiring manufacturers to better protect them.

Under Darkode

We finish with underground information. Last week we discussed the closure of the site of exchange and sale of equipment for Darkode cybercrime. Today we read a text that gives us more details from within and explains how the current administrator of the site would be a "mole" of the police, which would explain that he is not among those arrested.

We had many more news, because curiously heat seems not to affect the quantity or quality of the information on cybersecurity. You can find it on our Twitter account.

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