Sunday, June 25, 2017

Two British Men Arrested For Hacking Microsoft

   
   
British police have arrested two men in the UK conspiring to hack into the computer networks of US tech giant Microsoft with plans to steal customers’ data from the software giant.

The suspects — 22-year-old from Sleaford and a 25-year-old from Bracknell — were arrested by the detectives from the Britain's South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) Thursday morning (22 June 2017).

The UK authorities arrested them from their home in Lincolnshire and Bracknell and seized a number of devices after searching their home.

While it is still unclear what systems were targeted, SEROCU believes the suspects are part of a larger international group that involved breaking into the Microsoft's network between January 2017 and March 2017 to scoop up the customer information.

"This group is spread around the world and therefore the investigation is being coordinated with our various partners," Rob Bryant, detective sergeant SEROCU's Cyber Crime Unit said while announcing the arrest. "We have made two arrests in the UK this morning and have seized a number of devices."

"We're still in the early stages of this investigation and will work with our partners to ensure that cyber criminals have no place to hide. It's too early to speculate on what information the group has accessed, however, after speaking with Microsoft we can confirm they didn't gain access to customer information."

Both the suspects, whose identities have not yet revealed by the police, are currently in custody and have been charged under the Britain's Computer Misuse Act for conspiracy to gain "unauthorised access" to protected computers belonging to Microsoft.

In response to the arrests, Tom Burt, Microsoft VP and deputy general counsel of the Digital Crimes Unit released a statement to BBC, saying:
"Today's action by authorities in the UK represents an important step...Stronger internet security depends on the ability to identify and prosecute cybercriminals. This requires not only a strong technical capability but the willingness to acknowledge issues publicly and refer them to law enforcement."

"No company is immune from cybercrime. No customer data was accessed, and we're confident in the integrity of our software and systems. We have comprehensive measures in place to prevent, detect, and respond to attacks."

SEROCU officials said they are working with Europol, the NCA's National Cyber Crime Unit, the FBI, the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), and Microsoft's cyber team to investigate the intrusions and bring culprits to justice. via
   
   
   
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30 comments:

  1. Those two guys should be employed by MICROSOFT

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    1. Your really thinking what am thinking bro

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  2. This shows their level of the cyber security , if it was in my country, it will take 3 months if not 3 years to trace criminals .. hahaha

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    1. Yes Emmanuel your right, If it's naija nobody will be cought

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  3. In some places, a guy of that age is not able to afford a laptop while some are still battling on how to gain admission to high school.

    The government needs to do something about our educational system

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    1. Yes they need a good reward Abdullahi

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  5. Paul Asuquo , I noticed you're using tricks in order to win the top monthly commentator airtime.

    You make sure you comment more than once on every post just so you keep ranking, that isn't whats expected of you.

    Don't comment when you don't have any important point to make, other people also know how to use tricks too but they're lying low.

    Seriously you're littering the comments section, Wizy you've got to do something about it cause such comments won't count on my blog.

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    1. I don't post comments simply because i want to top the list but rather I'm airing out my views.

      If you have a blog like this one then show us.

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    2. Could you please post your comments with a valid identity and not ANONYMOUS.

      I have been relating lots of issues across to the blog owner and he NEVER COMPLAINED ABOUT IT, so why are you raising an issue that won't be attended to by the blog owner.

      Could you please send me the link to your blog

      ONE LOVE AND MAXIMUM RESPECT TO ALL READERS.

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    3. Hi Anonymous, thanks for your observation but I have to come in here to tell you the real truth.

      At the moment, Paul is still the best commentor on this blog, not just because of the number of comments but quality and the way he drafts his comments. He also help by attending to some people's questions via the comments box.

      Am aware of what's going on bro. Thanks once again for letting me know but you made a mistake by using Paul as your example.

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    4. Even before I notice wizy gives out airtime I comment anyhow I want on the blog it even look like a chat room though wizy stopped that, so if anyone is taking about comment for airtime you should exclude Paul cus I read his comments too.

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    5. @wizytechs, thanks for coming to my rescue. I hereby rest my case.

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  6. Thanks for Your wonderful post

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  7. thanks oga wizy for sharing this informative post with us all.

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    1. This what I just read the complent about, odd comments odd thread odd place

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    2. Upon seeing this your reaction against what SIR MIKE had said, i quickly went to where 2go was posted and discovered that nothing was seen or recorded against you.
      Then if actually it was a mistake, i will then suggest that you move these your comments to the appropriate post.
      If it's done that way, then it will be nice to see.
      Thanks

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  9. but about this 2go new version.they are just trying to make people go back to 2go chat that why they introduced a new version.because for example if you found out that ur business is not moving you will try out to find possible solution to it.that is what 2go are trying to do.but as for it been since 2015 I log in 2go I don't think I will ever go back to that chat again.thanks

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    1. Hassan stop double comments it's really annoying even odd

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  10. don't you think it a mistake.because no one is perfect.so did you think you are perfect and you have never made a double comment before.so always reason before you say any thing.

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  11. Hack in deeed! Its a crime? I'm in to it but not yet sucessful learn it!

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  12. How i wished it was nigerian those two men caught hacking the internet, they would have giving them a medal for it💃

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  13. But keep on with Your good job and you remain the best blog

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