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North #Korea allegedly #hacking #PCs to mine #Monero #cryptocurrency

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

North Korea has been accused of hacking server networks to install mining scripts for the Monero cryptocurrency. A new Monero mining hacker group has been seizing control of servers over the past year. It’s now been linked back to North Korea.

Bloomberg reports the hacking team called Andariel came to the attention of authorities after it successfully hijacked a South Korean company’s servers last summer. The group then used the extra computing power to mine Monero coins, a cryptocurrency that’s rapidly growing and is especially popular in Asian countries.

Monero is privacy-oriented and easier to conceal than more mainstream alternatives such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. These qualities make it attractive to hacking groups looking to either steal or surreptitiously mine large quantities of cryptocash. Andariel obtained control of the target server without its real owners noticing.

It’s unknown whether Andariel has compromised other organisations. However, South Korean hacking analysis expert Kwak Kyoung-ju told Bloomberg that the unit is sophisticated and looking to broaden its targets. Kyoung-ju said Andariel is “going after anything that generates cash these days,” searching for cryptocurrencies or information which could be used to create money.

Andariel has now been tracked back to North Korea as the country finds itself accused of growing numbers of cyberattacks. After being hit with stricter sanctions and trade bans from the United Nations, the country is looking to alternative forms of income as the pressure on its economy increases. Hijacking foreign servers to mine lucrative digital cash could be one way to survive under the tougher sanctions.

In the past year, North Korea has been blamed by U.S. investigators for the WannaCry ransomware attack. The campaign affected thousands of Windows computers around the world last year and forced several major organisations to suspend their operations. Hackers exploited a vulnerability in unpatched versions of Windows to install the ransomware, forcing PC users to pay in Bitcoin before unlocking the machine.

As Computing notes, North Korea has also been implicated in a string of attempted attacks against the SWIFT international payments network used by major banks. The country is thought to have been involved in an attempt to steal over $950 million from Bangladesh’s central bank back in 2016. The operation was only aborted because the attackers got one word wrong.

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Women #allegedly #hack #college #computer system to change #grades

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The Bucks County District Attorney’s office said Aleisha Morosco tried multiple times to change her microbiology grade.

After several failed attempts, she enlisted a friend’s help, orchestrating a security breach at Bucks County Community College.

Authorities said while working at a medical office affiliated with Penn Medicine, Kelly Marryott accessed a faculty member’s personal information and leaked it to her friend, Aleisha Morosco.

Desperate to change her grade, Morosco then used the stolen data to gain unauthorized access to BCCC’s computer system. Officials said while inside the system, Morosco changed not just her grade, but several other student’s grades in her microbiology class.

“The investigators were able to find out the IP address used to access the professor’s account and change the grades,” said Jovin Jose, ADA Bucks County. “That same IP address was used by one of the charged defendants.”

The electronic footprint led investigators to Morosco and to her 37-year-old friend, Marryott.

“They got his personal information, and shouldn’t have obtained the use for that purpose,” said Jose. “We intend to prove at trial that they accessed his information to change grades, which is a crime.”

Bucks County Community College issued this response to Action News:

“BCCC takes the integrity of its data systems very seriously, and all of it the grades altered in the breach were restored to their correct level.”

Students on campus are stunned a classmate would go to these lengths to change a grade.

“It’s crazy. You deserve the grade you get,” said Emily Bombino. “And if you have an issue talk to your professor. Don’t go around changing, stealing his information.”

Both women face felony counts of unlawful computer use and identity theft. A court date is tentatively set for December.

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DATA BREACHES IN U.S. ALLEGEDLY INCREASING AT RECORD PACE

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

There are some things in the world that seem to be on a perpetually-increasing track such as price of rent in big cities. Now, this list may include the number of data breaches in the U.S., according to a recent report. According to non-profit organization Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC)…

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WIKILEAKS DOCS SHOW HOW THE CIA ALLEGEDLY INFECTED OFFLINE COMPUTERS

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It seems that more and more information continues to come to light regarding hacking — not just by your average hacker, but by the CIA and other government agencies, too. Now, WikiLeaks documents have revealed how the CIA infected offline computers using air-gap hacking. Air-gapping refers to a security measure…

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Hackers attacked 4 Florida school districts, allegedly hoped to hack voting systems

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans We’ve heard a lot about Russians attackers attempting to hack the US election, but another hacking group also allegedly wanted to interfere …

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Pembroke Pines Mother Arrested For Allegedly Burning Son With Hot Iron

A Pembroke Pines mother is behind bars after police say she allegedly burned her nine-year-old son with a hot iron – because he left paperwork at school.
32-year-old Tamecha Jean was arrested Monday night by local police and the Broward Sheriff’s Office. A call had come into an abuse hotline set up by Pembroke Pines Police that afternoon, which launched an investigation.
According to officers, Jean intentionally burned her son because the child had left paperwork at school that she was expecting at home.
Jean was taken to the Broward County Jail after being charged with one count of aggravated child abuse. The victim, as well as two other kids in the home, were taken into protective custody.

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5 Students Who Allegedly Defraud American Women Through Romance Scam Arrested. Photo

The Ibadan Zonal office of EFCC, Monday, 20th March, 2017 took over five suspected internet fraudsters arrested by men of the Oyo State Joint Security Task Force, ‘Operation Burst’ for further investigation…. The suspects, which includes Oyewole Oyeleye Olatunji (28), Adeniran Adeyinka Yusuf (29), Samuel Olumide Adeola (29), Israel Adeola (24) and Olorunyemi Savior Imonah (24) were arrested March 13, 2017, during a routine surveillance at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho. They confessed to have defrauded some American women through various romance scam using different dating sites. Read More….

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TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY FILMING STUDENTS UNDRESSING

A high school teacher in Carrollton, Texas has been charged after he has been accused of allegedly using a hidden camera to capture his female students undressing.

According to Fox News, George Edwin Thomas III, a teacher at R.L. Turner High School, was arrested Thursday morning for six accounts of invasive visual recording after his girlfriend discovered footage of his female students changing into their uniforms.

An arrest affidavit states that Thomas’ girlfriend found the footage on a thumb drive in their apartment, and watched it after she became skeptical of Thomas cheating on her, that is when she discovered the recordings.

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Man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting special needs teen

A 50-year-old man was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl who has special needs.

According to the probable cause report submitted by the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident occurred on Wednesday, March 8.

A teacher reportedly contacted authorities after noticing that her student was acting different.

“The teacher said the victim is one of her special needs students that she watches carefully,” states the report. “The teacher noticed that the victim was rapidly shaking her leg and appeared very upset and this is unusual behavior for the victim.”

The teacher questioned the teen and she reportedly told her about the incident, which involved unwanted physical contact to the victim’s private areas.

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