[ISN] Cops Shut Down Hacker Drug Ring

http://www.technewsdaily.com/18372-cops-hacker-drug-ring.html By Marshall Honorof TechNewsDaily Staff Writer June 18 2013 A Dutch drug ring employed a group of Belgian hackers to reroute two tons (1,814 kilograms) of cocaine and heroin into their waiting arms — but the police nabbed them just before they could carry out their devious plan. This may sound like the elaborate setup for a crime drama, but it actually happened, according to Dutch paper De Telegraaf. The nameless cabal of Dutch drug dealers hired at least two (and, more likely, four) hackers in Belgium to subtly manipulate shipping companies’ computers and direct containers full of drugs into port. The hackers were able to gain remote access to the computers for two different shipping companies, and then rerouted containers into Antwerp, Belgium, for a convenient pickup. Instead of the regular transportation company, the drug runners showed up, ready to haul away their prize: one ton of cocaine, one ton of heroin and more than $1.7 million. Even though they fell victim to hacking, the shipping companies noticed that something was amiss in their records and contacted the police. When the drug runners showed up to claim their prize, they found the police waiting for them. […] _______________________________________________ ISN mailing list ISN@lists.infosecnews.org http://lists.infosecnews.org/mailman/listinfo/isn_lists.infosecnews.org