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  • Recently Arrested.

    I was thinking, What is the harm of having a Recently arrested thread? I get a fair amount of "hacker + arrested" news alerts, some of them are interesting and creative crimes, some are down right funny or just lame. It would nice if anyone else wanted to contribute to the list of recently "obtained for questioning " talented or talentless individuals.

    Police Hold 3 in spam trojen bust/ uses sony's rootkit for exploit

    There are more out there, I just dont have the time right now, perhaps later i will link them :-) Please feel free to contribute.
    "Haters, gonna hate"

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    Re: Recently Arrested.

    I wanna know why they did not arrest Sony folks for making their program in the first place! Answer: $

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    • #3
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      Sony took it hard in the class action suit. Unfortunately it won't have the same effect on their bottom line since most people will take the additional free downloads in leiu of the cash payment.

      Criminal indictments of corporations are actually quite rare. The best example would be the indictmet and conviction of the Andersen Accounting firm in the wake of Enron. Now, I could go on a rant for hours about this...probably more suited for an environment where I have an adult beverage in my hand.

      At any rate, the criminal conviciton of Andersen was later overturned however the business was destroyed along with hundreds of jobs. The risk to employees is extremely high considering the number of people within the organization who are actually culpable for the criminal conduct. It's a big risk for an attorney general to take considering fines are the only penalty for a criminally convicted corporation.
      jur1st, esq.

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      • #4
        Re: Recently Arrested.

        Originally posted by jur1st
        Now, I could go on a rant for hours about this...probably more suited for an environment where I have an adult beverage in my hand.
        Like minded, perhaps we will have a chance in vegas. Of course that would put you at risk of listening to me rant while drinking. very risky. Very very.

        On another additional note I wanted to add how funny this sounds to me
        "rather aggressive online criminal gang that goes by the name "m00p."

        Also from article:
        According to a story on the Times of London's Web site, the trio included a 63-year-old from England, a 28-year-old from Scotland and a 19-year-old from Finland."

        And from this one:
        According to another source of mine close to the investigation reported in the Times, the 63-year-old English suspect is not himself part of m00p, but allegedly rented resources from the younger suspects -- both believed to be m00p members, the source said -- to conduct massive junk e-mail campaigns. The Englishman also is suspected of buying databases of people possibly interested in what he had for sale.

        Anywho, just adding more.
        "Haters, gonna hate"

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        • #5
          Re: Recently Arrested.

          Recently (well, two months ago) there was a story in my country.

          19 high-school students/pupils "hacked into one of their school's office computers and changed their grades. Unfortunately, their crime was discovered and most of the students expelled."

          That's what shoves dirt on *our* name and pride as hackers... They ain't hackers.
          Just because they where able to change some msword-file.
          I mean... they were 19 people, and they weren't even able to get into the computer and change their grades without getting caught? They must be more than stupid. Go do your homework before messing with other people's computers! Guess someone in their "group" found a skiddie-program and showed it to the others. Have they ever produced something themselves? I'm frustrated and angry about it.

          -GBHis
          Feel free to tell me what I just wrote is a piece of crap - I do that all the time myself :)

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          • #6
            Re: Recently Arrested.

            A funny article

            Although, not recently arrested. i got a laugh out of this one. Most of these guys come through on my news alerts.
            "Haters, gonna hate"

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            • #7
              Re: Recently Arrested.

              "Still, if you are looking for an easy way to infiltrate any medium- to large-sized company out there, one great way to do it is simply to approach some of these botmasters and ask them if one of their infected machines is already located within the target organization,"
              So now they give instructions and a stepping stone for those who were maybe thinking about doing something illegal.

              As for Myspace, I think it will be like a plague on our youth. Amittedly, I have an account myself as an easy way to keep intouch with some out of state friends but some of these peoples are fools. So many kids these days seem to have no self esteem because we've become so PC oriented that they have to do some thing to fit in or noone will like them. Life will be so hard if the cool kids don't like me. "So let's do something illegal and post pictures up and write blogs about. That will be cool... What do you mean I can get in trouble for this?" It's sad but I think it will only get worse.
              I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me. - HST

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              • #8
                Re: Recently Arrested.

                Originally posted by arashi_kage
                "Still, if you are looking for an easy way to infiltrate any medium- to large-sized company out there, one great way to do it is simply to approach some of these botmasters and ask them if one of their infected machines is already located within the target organization,"
                So now they give instructions and a stepping stone for those who were maybe thinking about doing something illegal.

                As for Myspace, I think it will be like a plague on our youth. Amittedly, I have an account myself as an easy way to keep intouch with some out of state friends but some of these peoples are fools. So many kids these days seem to have no self esteem because we've become so PC oriented that they have to do some thing to fit in or noone will like them. Life will be so hard if the cool kids don't like me. "So let's do something illegal and post pictures up and write blogs about. That will be cool... What do you mean I can get in trouble for this?" It's sad but I think it will only get worse.

                Myspace is a gift from some sort of Apocalyptic Lord...Cthulhu would have made these monsters gouge their own eyes out and slam their heads into the Servers they had planned to host it off of...

                Most kids in todays society think the term Hacking can be used as some sort of Status for computer folk; obviously they do not know what Hacking actually is (Except from what they got from Wiki or a google search..I think giving them the credit for using google is too much) and use it as loosely as the term Terrorist...(Ok..bad example)

                The funny part about the kid that changed the grades on MSword or whatever app. it could have been is that he probably stole the password from his teacher (Most teachers use some pretty simplistic passwords...As well as Administrators in some/most districts..) and had the chance to do something stupid. With all the effort he put in to changing his(and others grades) grades he could have taken the time to learn something.

                Who am I kidding...The US public school system is subpar...

                blah /end fragmented rant.
                A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.
                -
                William S. Burroughs

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                • #9
                  Re: Recently Arrested.

                  Originally posted by enven
                  Most kids in todays society think the term Hacking can be used as some sort of Status for computer folk; obviously they do not know what Hacking actually is (Except from what they got from Wiki or a google search..I think giving them the credit for using google is too much) and use it as loosely as the term Terrorist...(Ok..bad example)

                  Who am I kidding...The US public school system is subpar...

                  blah /end fragmented rant.
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                  Just kidding.

                  Those kids are terrorist!
                  They don't kill people, they kill their time. Thus making the parents spend more time on their computers, less time on their kids...
                  The kids will grow up with far less attention and love than they need, and they will turn to cracking - at best - if not turning into skiddies themselves. Our whole society on earth will be undermined and at the end, it'll lead to our doom. Want to save the world?
                  - watch your kids.

                  This was a dramatic and joking reply, but has some slightly serious points.
                  -GBHis

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                  • #10
                    Re: Recently Arrested.

                    'Nasa hackers' detained in Chile
                    "Men entrusted with power, even those aware of its dangers, tend, particularly when pressured, to slight liberty." - , The Church Committee, April 26 (legislative day, April 14), 1976

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                    • #11
                      Re: Recently Arrested.

                      I hear asshole was arrested for male prostitution
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                      • #12
                        Re: Recently Arrested.

                        A few more: (google news search)

                        “The Hacker,” http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/5109
                        "Goodin allegedly sent thousands of fraudulent e-mails which appeared to be from America Online’s Billing Department to AOL subscribers, seeking their personal credit and debit card account information."



                        http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=4352
                        In the investigation called "Operation Cardkeeper", FBI agents, worked with local authorities to identify a criminal ring which was allegedly selling stolen identities, credit card and bank account information.


                        http://iafrica.com/news/sa/326341.htm
                        The 28-year-old man was arrested after a joint operation between the Scorpions, Standard Bank and a UK-based security consultancy, which traced the man through his prepaid SIM card on his mobile phone, Standard Bank said in a statement on Wednesday.


                        Sex offenders caught using MySpace
                        http://www.legalbrief.co.za/article....61025085827203

                        According to a report on the Sunday Times site, former computer hacker Kevin Poulsen, a senior editor for Wired, made the discovery after developing a program that cross-referenced people using the successful site with registers of sex offenders. Inputting the names of nearly 386 000 sex offenders from 46 states across the US, Poulsen found thousands of possible matches. Wired's investigation led to the arrest of 39-year-old Andrew Lubrano, a New Yorker now facing his fourth arrest for a sex crime.
                        "Haters, gonna hate"

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                        • #13
                          Re: Recently Arrested.

                          http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/11...ker_sentenced/
                          A Nottinghamshire man who attacked the website of London dating agency loveandfriends.com has avoided imprisonment.

                          http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/12..._escapes_jail/
                          Teenage British Trojan distributor escapes jail
                          A 16 year-old Briton was convicted last week for releasing the Randex trojan, which was used to relay spam through infected PCs.

                          I'm noticing a trend there.
                          "Haters, gonna hate"

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                          • #14
                            Re: Recently Arrested.

                            I read in a local paper about a elderly man who was arrested, and week's later prosecuted for copyright infringement related stuff.

                            He was using a P2P client to download classical music on a broadband connection.

                            The Fed's/Corporate Governance went through his entire home. It says he had gotten warning's from his ISP twice prior to the raid, and even attempted to wipe his drive with something like DBAN. The federal prosecutor's some how got a grant to do forensics on his hard disk based on the mutual forensics bill put in place recently(which is really a shortcut around the old legal process.)

                            The prosecution didn't even use the data from the disk. They used some old VHS tape's they found in his attic that had The Twilight Zone series recorded on them that hadn't been moved in ten year's, and where collecting dust.

                            I heard a similar story year's back, but they used a missing matress tag instead of VHS tape's.

                            I get warning's from my ISP where they supposedly been contacted by a mega entertainment corporation claiming the IP they reported mapped to my account based on the time stamp. Funny thing is I get one within a week after going over 3GB within 72 Hours every time.

                            Since the ISP's are passively confessing to viewing plain text data passing through there gateway's everyone should start generating at least one packet a day that says something like -the system operators at my ISP commit beastiality on a daily bases.-
                            Last edited by VAX_to_PBX; November 8, 2006, 17:31.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Recently Arrested.

                              http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/...et_Charges.php

                              Singapore teenager has been charged with tapping into someone else's wireless Internet connection, a crime that carries a penalty of up to three years in jail, a newspaper reported Saturday.

                              Garyl Tan Jia Luo, 17, is the first person to be charged with this crime under the Computer Misuse Act, the Straits Times reported.

                              The report said Tan is accused of using a laptop computer to gain unauthorized access to a home wireless network on May 13.

                              The newspaper said a neighbor had apparently lodged a complaint against Luo.

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