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Moscow - A Russian man has pleaded guilty in court to stealing $10m from former Royal Bank of Scotland division World Pay in 2008 by hacking into accounts, RIA News reported on Monday.
Riga - For some residents of recession-hit Latvia, he's a Robin Hood, exposing fat cats: for others, he's a cyber-gadfly with little new to say. A mysterious hacker who claims to have swiped millions of records from the tax office, he calls himself Neo.
This past weekend, Nasdaq revealed had been hit by cyber-vandals as well. The news, which came conveniently enough on a Saturday when the market maker is not active, reported that suspicious files were found on Nasdaq's site but no client information was compromised.
"Anonymous" announced its distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) assaults earlier in the day, saying they were launched because "the political and economic situation in Italy has become unstable."
William Hague revealed on Friday that his own staff were hit in December by data-stealing viruses, as he called for agreement on "acceptable rules" for how countries behave in cyberspace.