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  • News: Turkish hackers strike websites with DNS hack

    A Turkish hacking group managed to tamper with Internet addressing records over the weekend, redirecting dozens of websites belonging to companies including Microsoft, UPS and Vodafone to a different web pages controlled by the hackers.

  • News: Vodafone and The Telegraph victims of DNS attack

    A number of high-profile websites including Vodafone, The Telegraph and UPS have been subject to a domain name system (DNS) attack.

  • News: Hackers steal SSL certificates for CIA, MI6, Mossad

    The tally of digital certificates stolen from a Dutch company in July has exploded to more than 500, including ones for intelligence services like the CIA, the U.K.'s MI6 and Israel's Mossad, a Mozilla developer said Sunday.

  • News: CIA, Mossad, MI6 targeted by Iranian DigiNotar-hackers

    After breaching the Dutch CA (Certification Authority) DigiNotar, Iranian hackers managed to sign forged certificates for the domains of spy agencies CIA, Mossad and MI6. Leading certification authorities like VeriSign and Thawte were also targeted, as were Iranian dissident sites.

  • News: British Police Nab Men Believed Linked to HBGary Breach

    HBGary Federal was just one of many low-profile security contractors peddling its wares to clients with secrets to protect -- until earlier this year when the U.S. firm drew the attention of hackers.

  • Opinion: Security Threat: Beware the Office Multifunction Printer

    Cybercriminals are always looking for easy ways to break into your network, whether at work or at home. In a talk at this summer's DefCon 19 conference, security researcher Deral Heiland demonstrated various ways to compromise Internet-ready consumer-grade multifunction printers. These include printers that can scan to a file, scan to email, and fax documents, and the vulnerabilities he found are similar across all vendors.

  • News: Ex-employee wiped financial data from bikini bar

    At the Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill in Austin, Texas, you can get burgers and beer served to you by cute waitresses wearing denim shorts and bikini tops. And if you're David Palmer, a recently fired IT worker, you can also break into a U.S. military contractor's computer systems and wipe out payroll files, wreaking havoc at its customers.

  • Opinion: WikiLeaks Leak of Its Leaks Puts Sources at Risk

    It is hard not to be the center of controversy when you're a site like WikiLeaks that specializes in exposing information that was never intended for the general public. The whistleblowing, freedom of the press advocate is in hot water again as it is the victim itself of a breach that exposed US State Department communications that had been leaked to it.

  • News: UK charges two, arrests two more linked with Anonymous

    The story, "UK charges two, arrests two more linked with Anonymous," which posted to the newswire Friday, has been clarified in the first sentence of the fourth paragraph to refer to HBGary Federal. The fourth paragraph now reads:

  • News: Customer leaves Apple Store with confidential data

    A man inadvertently walked away from an Apple Store in Conneticut with a hard drive containing confidential information, according to a report.

  • News: Alleged LulzSec hacker 'Kayla' arrested by UK police

    Another two men suspected of involvement in attacks by Anonymous and LulzSec have been arrested by British police, bringing the total detained in an extraordinary week to seven.

  • News: Spinoff of Hactivist Group Anonymous Targets Celebrities

    A faction of the infamous hacktivist collective Anonymous appears to be branching off from the group's social responsibility mission and getting into the celebrity snooping business.

  • News: DHS warns of planned Anonymous attacks.

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today issued a somewhat unusual bulletin warning the security community about the planned activities of hacking collective Anonymous over the next few months.

  • News: Security rundown for the week ending Sept. 2

    A mish-mash of security issues came up this week, everything from how to protect virtualized environments to a system that protects copper in utility sites from robbery and a story about digital certificate thefts.

  • Opinion: Is It Really Necessary To Logout of Web Sites?

    Keith Stanley wants to know if he should really logout of Web sites that require a login when he's done with them.

  • News: Cyber crime, still a priority

    "$10,000, Expert, Please, Help, are some of the common words that compose emails used to lure innocent victims by cyber criminals" says Longe Oluminde Babatope, a cyber-security expert from Nigeria. Longe adds that most of these emails are rich in vocabularies, when such words form 5% of an email, with special characters and different reply links, then these emails should immediately be marked as spam.

  • News: UK charges two, arrest two more linked with Anonymous

    The U.K. is continuing to aggressively pursue so-called hacktivists, charging two men and arresting two more on Thursday who are allegedly connected with the groups Anonymous and Lulz Security.

  • News: Four Brits arrested in connection with LulzSec and Anonymous attacks

    Four Brits have been arrested in relation to recent attacks carried out by hacking groups LulzSec and Anonymous.

  • News: Anonymous claims hack of Texas police website

    Anonymous has attacked the website of the Texas Police Chiefs Association, in retaliation for the arrests of alleged members of the hacker group.

  • News: Man gets six years for hacking girls to extort photographs

    A 32-year-old paraplegic was sentenced to six years in prison for infecting more than 100 computers in a quest for financial information, nude photographs and thrills.



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