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Anonymous Hacks Vatican Again

The Vatican has declared it has been infiltrated by hacker group Anonymous for the second time, shortly after 2pm on Monday. A Vatican spokesperson downplayed the incident, stating that “there was a second attack we are aware of directed against …

‘Anonymous’ Takes Down Vatican’s Website ‘Anonymous’ Takes Down Vatican’s Website

Hackers from an Italian cell of the group ‘Anonymous’ took the Vatican’s website offline. At writing, vatican.va is still offline, though Vatican officials are working to fix this. Anonymous claims to seek to punish “the corrupt Roman Catholic Church and …

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Computers Were Seized By Hackers In November NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Computers Were Seized By Hackers In November
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According to a federal report released on Wednesday, NASA was the target of 47 different sophisticated cyberattacks in 2011, some of which were considered “advanced persistent threats.” During one attack in November, hackers seized control of computers belonging to NASA’s …

Microsoft Store India Hacked, Passwords Leaked Microsoft Store India Hacked, Passwords Leaked

The Indian Microsoft store Web site has been hacked. The Web site is currently inaccessible, but it previously feature a message from a hacker group called EvilShadowTeam. From the language used in the hack and those claiming responsibility, the attack …

Hackers Ramp-Up Production At Foxconn Hackers Ramp-Up Production At Foxconn

Hackers calling themselves Swagg Security have infiltrated Foxconn’s computer systems and created havoc with production schedules and quotas. Taking advantage of an internet vulnerability, the group was able to gain access to usernames and passwords for many people within the …

Hackers On Your Home Security Cameras? Hackers On Your Home Security Cameras?
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Some users of home security Cameras made by Trendnet could have been exposed to malicious activity by hackers. Using the Shodan search engine users can locate internet connected devices using very simple search terms. Apparently the way these Trendnet cameras …

Symantec Confirms Extortion Attempt Symantec Confirms Extortion Attempt
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Hackers using the Twitter Handle @YamaTouigh have been tweeting about Symantec and its Norton antivirus product throughout January claiming that they will be releasing the source codes for the security product. Earlier this week Symantec confirmed that they have been …

Security Software Aims To Trick Hackers Security Software Aims To Trick Hackers

Hacker attacks are increasing and Web sites need new defenses to protect their data. That’s where Mykonos comes in, a security company that protects Web sites from attacks by wasting a hacker’s time instead of using an easily breakable wall. …

Hacker “Yama Tough” To Release Norton Antivirus Source Code? Hacker “Yama Tough” To Release Norton Antivirus Source Code?

A Hacker that goes by “Yama Tough” has been tweeting bout Symantec and its Norton antivirus product. YamaTough said on Twitter that he (or she) plans to release the full source code of the product on Tuesday. @YamaToughYama ToughThis comming …

[Exclusive] Can Hackers Create a SOPA-Proof Internet? [Exclusive] Can Hackers Create a SOPA-Proof Internet?
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What’s the shortest distance between two points? If you said a straight line, then you just earned a self-high five. We here at WebProNews we have already given you a guide on how to navigate the post-SOPA Internet, but suppose …

Gene Simmons Hacker Arrested, Linked To Anonymous Gene Simmons Hacker Arrested, Linked To Anonymous

The FBI has arrested a hacker linked to Anonymous for a DDoS attack last year against Gene Simmons’ website. The 24-year-old Kevin George Poe was apprehended in Connecticut. He has reportedly been ordered to appear before a Los Angeles court …

Is Anonymous Waging A War Against Child Pornography? Is Anonymous Waging A War Against Child Pornography?
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Tracking the actions of a group like Anonymous can be a tricky proposition, mainly because Anonymous is less like a “group” and more like a loose coalition of like-minded hackers. But according to the claims of some internet denizens identifying …

Sesame Street YouTube Channel Hacked, Showed Porn For 20 Minutes Sesame Street YouTube Channel Hacked, Showed Porn For 20 Minutes
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It was a big deal when Sesame Street came to YouTube (it came to Hulu and iTunes at the same time). These online channels provide worldwide access for children everywhere to enjoy Sesame Street content that many of us grown-ups …

PlayStation Network Hacked Again, 93,000 Affected PlayStation Network Hacked Again, 93,000 Affected
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I’m sure you are saying, “Oh God, not again…” Sony has announced on the PlayStation Blog that thousands of user IDs and passwords have been compromised, about two-thirds of which are from the Sony Entertainment Network and PlayStation Network and …

NBC News Twitter Gets Hacked, Spreads False Terrorist Attack Information NBC News Twitter Gets Hacked, Spreads False Terrorist Attack Information

With the significance of the weekend quickly building into its emotional crescendo, people are sensitive to any mention of an attack on the United States. So when a prominent television channel finds that their Twitter feed has been hacked and …

Anonymous Launches URGE, A Twitter Hijacking Tool Anonymous Launches URGE, A Twitter Hijacking Tool
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Apparently, Anonymous is sick of everyone on Twitter talking about Justin Bieber and Bernie Mac. More specifically, they seem to blame Twitter for choosing to trend those hashtags instead of other hashtags that the group feels are more important. Their …

Nokia Developer Forum Hacked, User Records Breached Nokia Developer Forum Hacked, User Records Breached
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The AntiSec movement has just claimed another victim – mobile manufacturing giant Nokia was hit with an SQL Injection attack that exposed a “significant” number of user records. The Nokia Developer Forum site suffered the breach, the credit for which …

Guy Fawkes Day Facebook Takedown: Does Anonymous Agree With Itself? Guy Fawkes Day Facebook Takedown: Does Anonymous Agree With Itself?

Yesterday, the internet community became aware of a video and press release that claimed to be straight from hacktivist group Anonymous. The release outlined their new operation, #OpFacebook, which plans to taken down Facebook once and for all on November …

Creep Takes Woman’s Facebook Account Hostage For Nude Pics Creep Takes Woman’s Facebook Account Hostage For Nude Pics
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On one side you have Anonymous hacking into government sites and corporations under the stated purpose of social change, and then you’ve got this guy. John Joaquim III has been charged with first-degree criminal attempt to commit larceny by extortion …

Will Facebook Be Destroyed on November 5th? Will Facebook Be Destroyed on November 5th?
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What would you do if Facebook was no more? Tweet more? I bet Google+ would open up invites even more in the event of a total Facebook collapse. We all might be faced with that reality, says hacktivist group Anonymous. …

Is This The Face of Anonymous and LulzSec? Is This The Face of Anonymous and LulzSec?
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A British teenager, who prosecutors say is a top member of hacktivist groups Anonymous and LulzSec, was released today on bail. The 18-year-old Jake Davis has no criminal record. Davis, known as “Topiary” on the web, is being charged in …