High Court will not extradite hacker
The UK's High Court will not send Lauri Love to face trial in the US for hacking government computer systems. Instead it has issued a final refusal to overturn Love's successful appeal of his extradition which kills the US attempt to sentence the hacker for a hundred years in one of its private prisons down the loo.
Feel the wrath of the Apple fanboy
A North Korean cyber espionage group which has customarily only been interested in South Korea’s government and private sector deepened its sophistication and hit further afield including in Japan and the Middle East in 2017, security researchers said.
It appears they got away with it
Unknown hackers stole $6 million from a Russian bank last year in an attack using the SWIFT international payments messaging system, the Russian central bank said.
She was also a seven-time double Jeopardy winner
Stephanie Jass, a record-setting, seven-time winner on Jeopardy, has been charged with two felonies for accessing the email accounts of two executives at the college where she worked as an assistant professor.
20 year old geezer scored personal data of 57 million users
A 20 year old Florida man who was responsible for the large data breach at Uber last year was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” programme.
Reward from a grateful nation
US authorities have decided that that the British guy who saved the world from the “wanna cry” malware is a criminal and arrested him.
Not the Russians this time
A hack of UK politicians which was thought to be the work of Russians turned out to be carried out by amateurs.
Russian bear falls for honeypot easter egg
A last-minute attempt by Russian hackers to overturn the French election in favour of Tsar Putin’s favourite destabilising candidate came unstuck with some good IT management.
FBI settles for face saving arrest
What do you do if hackers lift a software tool without paying for it and use it to bring down the internet?