Young hacker, who took over jail network to get friend released early, faces prison

A 27-year-old Michigan man who hacked into the government computer system of Washtenaw County Jail to alter inmate records and gain early release for his friend is now himself facing federal charges after getting caught.

Konrads Voits from Ann Arbor, Michigan, pleaded guilty in federal court last week for hacking into the Washtenaw County government computer system earlier this year using malware, phishing, and social engineering tricks in an attempt to get his friend released early from jail.


Hacker selling over 1 million decrypted Gmail and Yahoo passwords

Now, according to the recent news, login credentials and other personal data linked to more than one Million Yahoo and Gmail accounts are reportedly being offered for sale on the dark web marketplace.

Dutch hacker who almost broke the internet escapes jail

Sven Olaf Kamphuis, 39, was arrested in April 2013 by Spanish authorities in Barcelona based on a European arrest warrant for launching massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against Spamhaus that peaked at over 300 Gbps.

Spamhaus is a non-profit group based in Geneva and London that tracks spam and cyber-related threats, creates blacklists of those sites and then sells them to Internet Service Providers.

Breaking — Russian hacker responsible for LinkedIn data breach arrested by FBI

Yevgeniy N, 29-year-old Russian hacker was arrested in Prague on October 5 suspected of participating in conducting cyber-attacks against the United States, according to Reuters.

Hacker gets two years in jail for celebrity 'swatting'

New Yorker Mir Islam also made bogus calls that resulted in armed police storming the homes of film stars, federal workers and public figures.

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) said the sentence reflected his involvement in many campaigns of online harassment.

Islam will serve one year in jail as he has been in federal custody for the past 12 months.

US sentences Chinese hacker for stealing military information

Su Bin admitted collaborating with hackers in the Chinese military to steal data from US defence companies between 2008 and 2014.

He was arrested in Canada in 2014 and extradited to the US.

The Chinese government has repeatedly denied any involvement in hacking foreign companies or governments.

In addition to the 46-month prison sentence, the Los Angeles court also ordered Su to pay a $10,000 (£7,600) fine.

Webcam hacker spied on sex acts with BlackShades malware

Investigators from the National Crime Agency found images on the computer of Stefan Rigo, 34, including ones of people involved in sexual activity, some of whom were on Skype at the time.

Rigo was arrested in November last year during an international investigation.

He has been given a 20-week suspended sentence and placed on the sex offenders' register for seven years.

Rigo targeted a variety of victims after gaining remote access to their computers' webcams.

Incriminating images on his computer were discovered after a forensic examination.

Pentagon: IS hacker killed in US strike also was recruiter

A spokesman for Central Command, Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder, told reporters at the Pentagon on Friday that the hacker, Junaid Hussain, also was responsible for the recent release of personally identifying information on about 1,300 U.S. military and government employees and sought to inspire violence against U.S. service members.

Ryder called Hussain a key IS member. He said he was killed Monday in an airstrike in Raqqa, the city the Islamic State group considers its capital.

China top suspect in government agency hacks

The comments from Clapper, the director of National Intelligence (DNI), were first reported in The Wall Street Journal and marked the first time the Obama administration has publicly accused Beijing of the hacking attacks on the Office of Personnel Management.

"You have to kind of salute the Chinese for what they did," given the difficulty of the intrusion, the Journal quoted Clapper as saying at a Washington intelligence conference.