17-Year-Old ‘Mastermind’, 2 Others Behind the Biggest Twitter Hack Arrested – Tempemail

A 17-year-old teen and two other 19 and 22-year-old individuals have reportedly been arrested for being the alleged mastermind behind the recent Twitter hack that simultaneously targeted several high-profile accounts within minutes as part of a massive bitcoin scam. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Mason Sheppard, aka “Chaewon,” Continue Reading

Twitter hack: US and UK teens arrested over breach of celebrity accounts | Twitter

Authorities have charged three men in a major Twitter breach this month that hacked the accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls to scam people around the globe out of more than $100,000 in bitcoin. The suspects include a 19-year-old British man from Bognor Regis, a 22-year-old man from Continue Reading

17-Year-Old ‘Mastermind’, 2 Others Behind the Biggest Twitter Hack Arrested – Tempemail

Three young individuals — 17, 19, and 22-year-old — have reportedly been arrested for being the alleged mastermind behind the recent Twitter hack that simultaneously targeted several high-profile accounts as part of a massive bitcoin scam. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Mason Sheppard, aka “Chaewon,” 19, from the Continue Reading

Police Arrested Hundreds of Criminals After Hacking Into Encrypted Chat Network – Tempemail

In a joint operation, European and British law enforcement agencies recently arrested hundreds of alleged drug dealers and other criminals after infiltrating into a global network of an encrypted chatting app that was used to plot drug deals, money laundering, extortions, and even murders. Dubbed EncroChat, the top-secret encrypted communication Continue Reading

8 People Arrested for Spreading Fake COVID-19 News in South Africa | Tempemail

Eight people in South Africa have been arrested for disseminating false information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, confirms Police Minister Bheki Cele during a media address on Tuesday, 7 April 2020. Previously, Cele and other authorities have on multiple occasions warned the general public against spreading fake news as it could Continue Reading

Kenyan Man Arrested for Posting “Misleading and Alarming” Coronavirus Information | Tempemail

Sourced from Live Science In the wake of coronavirus outbreaks across Africa, a Kenyan man has been charged with spreading misleading and alarming information – essentially fake news – on social media. Taking to Twitter, 23-year-old Elijah Muthui Kitonyo published a tweet where he (1) claimed to be working at Continue Reading

Iowa drops charges against security pros arrested for courthouse penetration testing

In context: Security professionals, particularly penetration experts, have a pretty tough job. Government organizations and corporations will hire these individuals to look for physical vulnerabilities and security loopholes in their operations. Much like the disclosure of serious software flaws, the end goal of this process is to improve security overall. Continue Reading

Iowa hired a cybersecurity firm to do penetration testing, then arrested its workers

In brief: With data breaches and ransomware attacks seemingly occurring weekly, Iowa state officials thought it would be an opportune time to have professionals test the security at government facilities around the state. So it hired cybersecurity firm Coalfire to conduct penetration testing (pen testing) on both infrastructure components like Continue Reading