examples of cyber crime INCIDENTS

Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 01:00 am
Hi everyone.

Can you guys give me some examples of cybercrime.

I dont mean a list of what is cybercrime. i mean answers like "cybercrime examples include identity theft, phising, credit card fraud etc" are NOT what i seek. I know what are the possible types of cyber crime.

I need some examples. Like the NASA database was hacked into in 2005.
OR there was a high profile case of so-and-so breaking into the citibank account and transferring a million dollars to his name.
OR such and such virus/worm attack was started by a group of russian/indian hackers as a revenge against hitler/gandhi

etc. etc. Please give me some examples
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 01:35 am
You might wish to used the google search engine! Here is one example from a fast google search!

Data thieves steal credit card data from supermarket chain
Data thieves broke into computers at supermarket chains Hannaford Brothers and Sweetbay, stealing an estimated 4.2 million credit and debit card numbers, Hannaford said Monday.
Robert McMillan

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 13:55:00 UTC
Data thieves broke into computers at supermarket chains Hannaford Brothers and Sweetbay, stealing an estimated 4.2 million credit and debit card numbers, Hannaford said Monday.

"The stolen data was limited to credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates, and was illegally accessed from our computer systems during transmission of card authorization," said Hannaford CEO Ron Hodge, in a statement posted to the company's Web site.

Hannaford became aware of the theft on Feb. 27, following reports of suspicious credit card activity. The crime, which occurred some time between December and March, is one of the largest reported data thefts from a retailer in U.S. history.

"Somebody hacked into their system," said Mark Walker, vice president and counsel with the Maine Bankers Association, which started informing its 15 member banks of the breach last Friday.

Although only credit and debit card numbers were stolen -- not names or addresses -- Walker said that some cases of identity theft had been associated with the incident.

The Associated Press reported Monday that more than 1,800 cases of fraud had been linked to the theft, which affects 4.2 million credit and debit card numbers.

That's far fewer account numbers than in the nation's largest retail data theft. In 2005, hackers gained access to computer systems at Massachusetts-based TJX Companies, owners of T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and Bob's Stores. That breach affected more than 94 million credit and debit card accounts.

Hannaford is owned by Belgian supermarket giant Delhaize Group, which operates about 1,500 stores in the eastern U.S. In addition to Hannaford Brothers, it owns Food Lion, Bloom, Bottom Dollar, Harveys, Kash n' Karry and Sweetbay grocery stores.

Hannaford stores in New England and New York state were hit with the theft, as were the company's Sweetbay stores in Florida, according to the Hannaford Web site. The company warned that some independent retail locations in the Northeast that carry Hannaford products were also affected.

Close to 70 Massachusetts banks have been contacted by Visa and MasterCard about the incident, which occurred between December and March, the Massachusetts Bankers Association (MBA) said Monday in a statement.

"The MBA estimates that hundreds of thousands of credit and debit cards owned by consumers in Massachusetts and northern New England states could be affected, and is urging consumers to monitor their accounts," the bankers association said.

MasterCard characterized the incident as a "potential security breach" and issued a statement saying that the matter is being investigated by law enforcement. Because of the ongoing investigation, however, the credit card company declined to provide additional details.

A Secret Service spokesman confirmed Monday that his agency, which pursues financial crimes, is investigating.

Delhaize and Hannaford representatives did not return telephone calls and e-mails seeking comment on Monday. On its Web site, Hannaford is advising customers looking for help with the matter to call its support line at 1-866-591-4580.

Because Hannaford does not associate addresses or names with its credit card numbers, it is unable to notify those who have had their credit card numbers compromised, the company said.

Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 09:31 am
Thanks very much.

Every time i used the google search, all i got was examples of the TYPES of cybercrime possible (hacking, identity theft, child porn etc).

What did you put in your search field to get INSTANCES of cyber crime ??

Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 09:34 am
"Data thieves" looks like a good start based on the article Bill posted.

I would suggest picking words from articles after you find some that are what you are looking for. "Hackers" "break in" "steal" are good choices.
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 09:46 am
Also try google news search as well as web search.
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 10:10 am
Also look and go to computer forenics websites one with the name 4cast contain it is name is interesting and it even have some interesting podcasts.

A fast google news search with the following terms xp hack teller machines resulted in the following story.

Flaw in XP lets malware steal PIN Numbers
Print | Email | Font Size: A A Author: Sean Kalinich Posted: 1 week, 1 day Ago

There is a hack that has been put into place on ATM(Automated Teller Machines)using windows XP as an OS that allows for malicious persons to recover account and PIN numbers directly from the machine.

The hack is most likely inserted using a compromised card that when read by the ATM causes the infection to begin. Once the virus is in play it replaces the isadmin.exe file which then replaces the lass.exe file.

Once the infection has run its course another “control” card can be used to harvest the information gathered. According to the report the card can even eject the cash box on the ATM.

Read more here.

The malware was able to capture the magnetic stripe data from the private memory space of transaction-processing applications that were installed on these compromised ATMs, along with PIN codes for good measure.

Courtesy of some advanced management functionality found within the malware code, the attackers are able to control the compromised cash machines via a customised interface which can be accessed by simply inserting a controller card into the ATM card slot.

The stolen data can then be printed using the receipt printer built into the ATM, or output via the card reader to a suitable storage device. SpiderLabs do not believe that there is any networking functionality built into the malware, however.

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