Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Hacker News Today July 3, 2013

Hackers helped criminals to supervise transportations of narcotics

The Prosecutor's Office of Denmark stated that local law enforcement officers in cooperation with the Belgian police managed to defuse an international criminal gang of drug traffickers. The most interesting is the fact that in order to control the movement of drugs, gang members broke into the control system for the movement of goods of different transport companies.

According to police, the criminals managed to crack the sites of two of the largest container points at the port of Antwerp, Belgium. In addition, with the target of phishing (malicious emails containing keyloggers) attackers gathered information stored on infected computers transportation companies.

Belgian police carried out a series of arrests. In particular, managed to arrest two men suspected in the direct delivery of information systems breakups transport companies.

During the searches conducted in the framework of the operation in March this year, police seized a record amount of cocaine.

In turn, the Dutch police arrested seven suspects and raided 23 homes and offices. During the searches, confiscated computers, data storage media, money, weapons, ammunition and body armor.

Hackers have posted personal data of 40,000 U.S. soldiers 

Unidentified hackers claim that they were able to gain access to personal data of 40,000 troops of the U.S. Army. According to unconfirmed reports, the victims of hackers have become soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division, 3rd Marine Division, as well as more than 2 million party functionaries of the ruling party in South Korea.

In an interview with Reuters South Korean experts of «NSHC» said that they managed to find sites posted on their personal data of U.S. soldiers and party functionaries, as well as video clips, which was allegedly shows the process of hacking sites. However, they claim that they were unable to obtain confirmation of the legitimacy of the detected data.

According to available information, the victims of cyber attacks that occurred on the anniversary of the start of the Korean War, has also become the official sites of the president and the prime minister of South Korea. In addition, according to the state police in South Korea, the victims of hackers were also sites of some local media.

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