How to Steal a Million: The Memoirs of a Russian Hacker

How to Steal a Million: The Memoirs of a Russian Hacker

As a University researcher specializing in cybercrime, I've had the opportunity to watch the Russian carding market closely and write about it frequently on my blog "Cybercrime & Doing Time." Sometimes this leads to interactions with the various criminals that I have written about, which was the case with Sergey ... Read More
Drinkman and Smilianets Sentenced: The End to Our Longest Databreach Saga?

Drinkman and Smilianets Sentenced: The End to Our Longest Databreach Saga?

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, we may have finally reached the end of the Albert Gonzalez Databreach Saga. Vladimir Drinkman, age 37, was sentenced to 144 months in prison, after pleading guilty before U.S. District Judge Jerome Simandle in New Jersey. His colleague, Dmitriy Smilianets, age 34, had also pleased ... Read More
On the Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, 30 Iranian News sites hacked to show death of Ayatollah Khamenei

On the Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, 30 Iranian News sites hacked to show death of Ayatollah Khamenei

February 11th marked the 39th aniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the day when the Shah was overthrown and the government replaced by the Ayatollah Khomeini, called "The Supreme Leader" of Iran. February 10th marked something quite different -- the day when hackers gained administrative control of more than ... Read More