Ecuador says hacking attempts doubled after it ended Assange asylum

QUITO (Reuters) – Hacking attempts on Ecuadorean government institutions have doubled since the country revoked WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s asylum at its London embassy last week, an official said on Monday. Telecommunications Vice Minister Patricio Real told reporters the websites for the country’s presidency, central bank and foreign ministry, among others, has received 40 million hacking attempts per day since […]

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How skint computer geek Paul Le Roux took on Somali pirates, smuggled meth from North Korea and hired 'hit-men to murder hit-men' to become one of the most dangerous men in the world

Dubbed the 'Jeff Bezos of the dark web' for his dealings in drugs, chemicals, cash, gold and military-grade weapons, ex-computer programmer Paul Le Roux is now one of the most prolific and dangerous cyber criminals in history. Locked in darkness behind his computer screen for most hours of the day, Paul, now 46, launched a pharmaceutical company illegally dealing painkillers […]

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Computer hacker faces jail for his role in £77m TalkTalk data breach

Computer hacker, 21, faces jail for stealing customer details from TalkTalk in massive data breach which cost the mobile network £77m Cyber criminal Daniel Kelley was part of a group behind a massive data breach  The gang obtained 21,000 unique bank account numbers and sort codes TalkTalk was fined £400,000 for security failings which allowed customers’ details to be accessed […]

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Moment computer hacker who attacked 100 company websites was arrested

Dramatic moment police snare hacker dubbed ‘Courvoisier’ who launched cyber attacks on Uber, Just Eat and Sainsbury’s before selling customers’ details and blowing £500,000 Bitcoin fortune on a trip to Vegas Hacker operating out of a caravan in Kent attacked the UK’s top companies He obtained personal and bank card details which he then sold on the dark web Police […]

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