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Paris Hilton Hacker Busted Yet Again

Paris Hilton Hacker Busted Yet Again

By Toni Matthews-El June 3, 2014

It’s been ten years since the Paris Hilton hacker scandal and apparently one of the culprits responsible never learned his lesson. Cameron Lacroix of New Bedford, Mass. just pled guilty to two counts of computer intrusion and one count of …

Hacker Releases Visa and Mastercard Information Hacker Releases Visa and Mastercard Information
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According to a hacker who calls himself Reckz, or Jeremy, he has gained access to Visa and Mastercard files through several large banks. He then released the information minus several critical aspects including card number, security code, and expiration date. …

Hacker Talks To Security Expert From Within Virus Hacker Talks To Security Expert From Within Virus
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Hollywood gets a lot of things wrong when it comes to technology. One of the most persistent errors that we see is the hacker character. They’re always portrayed as some kid who can perform all manner of technological magic that …

Russian National Arrested for Hacking Accounts Russian National Arrested for Hacking Accounts

In another instance of cyber fraud relating to Russia, a Russian national has just been charged in the U.S. for gaining illegal access brokerage accounts, and secretly making odd trades, to the benefit of the criminal ring he was working …

Biggest IT Security Hacks [Infographic] Biggest IT Security Hacks [Infographic]

The folks at Background Check have put together a chart describing some of the largest IT security breaches ever. Verizon has been tracking online security since 2004, and posted 174 million hacks in 2011, the second highest ever. The chart …

Pwnium Makes Chrome A Safer Web Browser Pwnium Makes Chrome A Safer Web Browser

Google began a competition called Pwnium last week that tasked hackers to find exploits on its Chrome Web browser. We reported how one Russian student had won $60,000 for his hack. The Google Chrome security team posted on

‘Password1′ Most Popular Password in Business ‘Password1′ Most Popular Password in Business

According to the 2012 Global Security Report by Trustwave, ‘Password1′ has become the most common password used in business. Password1 is so common because it satisfies the Microsoft Active Directory setting, meaning it has a capital letter, a number, and …

Anti-Abortion Activist Confesses to Hacking into BPAS Anti-Abortion Activist Confesses to Hacking into BPAS

The hacker who broke into the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) has plead guilty to violating the UK Computer Misuse Act in a London Court today. Jeffrey admitted to gaining unauthorized access to data and a computer with the intention …

Aaron Bond Booted From School for Hacking Aaron Bond Booted From School for Hacking

Aaron Bond, last year heralded as Europe’s youngest smartphone app developer, has been expelled from school for hacking into its computer system. Bond, who was among hand-picked delegates at the Apple conference last year, has been permanently expelled from King …

Hacker Arrested After BPAS Information was Stolen
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Today the Scotland Yard arrested a 27-year-old who claims to have links to the hacktivist group, Anonymous, on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act. The Metropolitan police’s central e-crime unit was granted a search warrant for the suspect’s …

Ford Refers To Henry Ford As "Our Original Hacker"

Shortly after Ford updated their Facebook page to the new timeline, they were taking a look back at how the company had pushed the boundaries of technology. The posted the following message to their timeline on the heels of a …

Romanian Hacker Sells Secrets

The U.S. Embassy in Bucharest explained to the Associated press yesterday that a 20 year old information technology student has hacked into several Pentagon and NASA servers. They claim the attacker: “used sophisticated hacking tools to gain unauthorized access to …

Twitter Hacker Targets Kutcher Twitter Hacker Targets Kutcher

Over the past weekend Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher had his Twitter account taken over by a hacker who had ill intentions. Apparently the perpitrator tweeted on the subject of Lorene Scafaria, rumored to be dating Kutcher. …

Facebook Hosting 2012 Hacker Cup Facebook Hosting 2012 Hacker Cup

Hackathons give birth to potential new products such as Facebook’s Timeline. Now it’s time for Facebook’s second annual Hacker Cup to put a new wave of hackers to the test. Facebook is hosting the second annual Hacker Cup starting on …

Trends Of A Teenage Hacker

 When it comes to hacking social networks, girls are showing that they are more practical than boys in terms of what they are doing. Girls are more likely to go after information that leads to bank accounts, while boys are more likely to hack social networks in a survey conducted in England by Trend Micro. 

Hacker Claims Responsibility For Palin Email Breach
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It’s not been a good week, online or off, for the McCain campaign, but it’s been especially brutal online. The biggest news, aside from the obvious fundamentally strong economic crisis occurring Monday, has been the hacking of Sarah Palin’s email account.

UK Aims to Stop Hackers by Banning Tools

In what could be a bad day for United Kingdom pen testers, stress testers, and other systems security folks, the UK is getting ready to ban the creation and distribution of tools that could be used by hackers. This generally unpleasant concept could make it not only impossible to create the next nessus or nmap by anyone in the UK, it could also send them to jail for distributing the tools they make as well.

This ought to set back UK computer security by decades.