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Published: 2015-11-03 15:51:48

Silk Road Founder Arrested: In May 2015, Ross Ulbricht, the founder of the notorious online marketplace Silk Road, was sentenced to life in prison for his role in operating the site. Silk Road was known for selling illegal drugs and other illicit goods and services, and Ulbricht’s arrest was seen as a major victory for law enforcement.

Russian Hackers Arrested: In June 2015, the FBI announced the arrest of several individuals in connection with a massive cybercrime ring that had stolen more than $100 million from banks and other financial institutions around the world. The group was said to be based in Russia and had been operating since 2011.

LinkedIn Breach Arrests: In May 2015, the FBI announced the arrest of two individuals in connection with the 2012 breach of LinkedIn, which resulted in the theft of more than 100 million user passwords. The individuals were believed to be part of a hacking group based in Russia.

Ashley Madison Hack Arrests: In August 2015, the Toronto Police Department announced the arrest of two individuals in connection with the hack of Ashley Madison, a dating website for people seeking extramarital affairs. The hack had resulted in the release of sensitive information about millions of users, and the arrests were seen as a major step toward holding the perpetrators accountable.

TalkTalk Hack Arrests: In October 2015, the UK police arrested several individuals in connection with the hack of TalkTalk, a UK-based telecommunications company. The hack resulted in the theft of customer data, including names, addresses, and financial information.

Carbanak Group Arrests: In March 2015, law enforcement authorities in several countries announced the arrest of several individuals believed to be part of the Carbanak group, a cybercrime gang that had stolen more than $1 billion from banks around the world. The group was known for using sophisticated techniques to steal money, including sending phishing emails to bank employees and infecting computers with malware.

GameOver Zeus Botnet Arrests: In February 2015, the FBI announced the arrest of several individuals in connection with the GameOver Zeus botnet, which had infected more than 1 million computers around the world. The botnet was used to steal banking credentials and other sensitive information from victims.

Hong Kong ATM Theft Arrests: In August 2015, Hong Kong police arrested a group of individuals suspected of stealing more than $13 million from ATMs in the city using malware-infected bank cards.

Hacking Team Arrests: In July 2015, Italian police arrested several individuals in connection with the hack of Hacking Team, a company that sells surveillance software to law enforcement agencies. The hack resulted in the release of sensitive company information, including details of the company’s clients and the tools it used to monitor communications.

ZeuS Botnet Arrests: In September 2015, Spanish police arrested a group of individuals believed to be behind the ZeuS botnet, which had infected thousands of computers and was used to steal banking credentials and other sensitive information.

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