Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hackers & Emails

So you still think you are safe from Hackers

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So far the following Companies have had their data bases Hacked: Lowes, Home Depot, Target,  Microsoft, and the latest of these,(at least as of yesterday), JPMORGAN. And 10 more today.

 There are others of course. But theses are close to home, close to CV.

And you think your little Email address is safe. Think again. Read My Village Blogger

UPDATE 2-U.S. charges four with stealing $100 mln in software, data, etc.
Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:17pm EDT
By Aruna Viswanatha

(Reuters) - Four members of an alleged international computer hacking ring were charged with stealing more than $100 million worth of software and data - some of it used to train military pilots and some related to Microsoft Corp's Xbox gaming console - the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

Two of the four - a 28-year-old New Jersey man and a 22-year-old Canadian man - pleaded guilty to charges contained in an indictment unsealed earlier in the day, the agency said.

Prosecutors said the ring gained unauthorized access to the computer networks of Microsoft and some of its partners between January 2011 and March 2014 to steal source code, technical specifications and other information. Some of the intrusions were directed at the Xbox One gaming console before its November 2013 release. The hackers tried to build a counterfeit version of the console, according to the indictment.
The hackers also stole information about pre-release versions of the "Gears of War 3" and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" video games, prosecutors said.
Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft declined to comment on the case.
The men were also accused of logging into a U.S. Army network to steal simulator softwarefor the Boeing Apache attack helicopter, the Justice Department said.
Those attacks occurred after the ring hacked into the network of Zombie Studios, a Seattle-based video game developer contracted by the Army to make the training software, according to the indictment.
The men allegedly obtained access to the computer networks partly by using the stolen user names and passwords of employees at the partner firms.
Sanadodeh Nesheiwat of Washington, New Jersey and David Pokora of Mississauga, Ontario pleaded guilty to charges in Delaware federal court, the Justice Department said.
Nathan Leroux, 20, of Bowie, Maryland, and Austin Alcala, 18, of McCordsville, Indiana, were also charged in an 18-count superseding indictment. A fifth member of the ring who is an Australian citizen was charged under Australian law for his alleged role in the conspiracy, the agency said.
Tuesday's charges marked the second big hacking case announced by the Department of Justice this year.
In May, the agency charged five Chinese military officers and accused them of hacking into American nuclear, metal and solar companies to steal trade secrets. (Reporting by Aruna)
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