FBI agents have arrested a 20-year-old man alleged to have been part of a hacking gang which not only launched distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, but also launched a wave of chilling bomb and shooting threats against thousands of schools in the United States and United Kingdom.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
British teenager George Duke-Cohan has been jailed for three years for making hoax bomb threats that closed hundreds of schools up and down the UK.
A man has been jailed for six and a half years after sending a letter bomb to Bitcoin exchange Cryptopay. Why would anyone do such a horrendous thing? Police believe it was because he couldn’t remember his password.
Hundreds of British schools and colleges reported receiving bomb threats via email, and sent pupils home.
The Seattle Times is furious, after discovering that the FBI stole its identity… to catch a bomb hoaxer.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.