U.S. charges Filipino man with hacking accounts of celebrities. From Reuters. A Filipino man has been criminally charged in New Jersey with running a large and sophisticated scheme to hack into the bank and credit card accounts of well-known or celebrity customers, U.S. prosecutors said. According to an indictment made public on Friday, Peter Locsin, 35, conspired with others from February 2012 to January 2015 to compromise accounts belonging to at least five victims at three financial institutions.
SEC Sues UK Man For Hacking US Investors’ Accounts. From Dark Reading. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a case in a US District Court against a UK national accusing him of hacking into the accounts of US investors and carrying out fraudulent trades, reports Reuters. SEC alleges that Idris Dayo Mustapha made a profit of at least $68,000 while costing his victims around $289,000 through these illegal transactions in April and May.