U.S. Secret Service Agent Matt O’Neill was growing nervous. For three months, he’d been surreptitiously monitoring hackers’ communications and watching as they siphoned thousands of credit card numbers from scores of U.S. retailers.
Hackers from the U.S., Russia and Ukraine hawk computer exploits for as much as $300,000 on an underground market fueled by digital currencies like Bitcoin, a report by RAND Corp. and Juniper Networks Inc. shows.
A former analyst at Two Sigma Investments LLC, an $18 billion quantitative hedge fund, was indicted on charges he stole his firm’s confidential data, in the latest such case brought by the Manhattan district attorney.
An Imperial Tobacco Group Plc unit sued a Lorillard Inc. subsidiary, NJOY Inc., Vapor Corp. and eight other makers of electronic cigarettes in the U.S., alleging they infringed its intellectual property.
An employee of Two Sigma Investments LLC, an $18 billion quantitative hedge fund, was charged by New York prosecutors with stealing computer data from the company, the latest in a growing number of proprietary financial firm theft cases brought by the Manhattan district attorney.