The numbers were staggering by any measure. More than 160 million credit card numbers were stolen. According to federal prosecutors, the losses were in excess of $311 million. And at least 17 large financial institutions, retailers and other entities that processed credit card transactions were hacked in an audacious and complex operation that operated under the… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: Cyber Theft, cybercrime, Dmitriy Smilianets, New Jersey, news, U.S. Attorney, Vladimir Drinkman | Comments Off on Russians sentenced to prison in largest hacking prosecution in U.S. history
Computers serving the City of Newark have been infected by ransomware, according to a report by TAPintoNewark. The computers are unusable and the hacker has demanded 1.7 Bitcoin, the equivalent of $30,000 to unlock the City’s system.
The City’s police department’s computers were unaffected by the RSA-2048 encryption that was installed on Newark computers on Friday.Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, Newark, News | Tags: cybercrime, FBI, hackers, malware, New Jersey, Newark, news, ransomware, RSA-2048 encryption, Special Agent Chris Christopherson | 1 Comment »