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Infographic: 2011′s Worst Hacking Scandals Infographic: 2011′s Worst Hacking Scandals

I recently reported on Verizon’s 2012 Data Breach Investigation Report, and how the report highlighted the growing trend of hacking for a political or other cause – “hacktivism”. But those cases aren’t the only security breaches, or even the majority …

Interview: More Than 50% of Site Traffic May Be Hackers or Spammers Interview: More Than 50% of Site Traffic May Be Hackers or Spammers
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How secure is your website? It’s a scary thought when you think about it, especially given all the attacks that have risen up in recent years. Last year, well-known websites such as Sony, Epsilon, and even government sites were hacked.

Digital Playground Hack Found Government and Military Email Addresses

In the ongoing war over digital privacy, copyrights, and internet freedom, hypocrisy just keeps rearing its ugly head. This isn’t surprising, given that there are millions of people employed by the U.S. and foreign governments, and corporations with a vested …

Anonymous Attacks Vatican For Third Time in One Week

It’s been a hard past week for the Vatican’s online presence. Since members of Anonymous declared war on religion last Monday, and as a part of the latest retaliatory cyber attacks following the indictment of several suspected hackers, Vatican servers …

LinkedIn to Host DevelopHer, a Hackday Competition for Females in Engineering Fields LinkedIn to Host DevelopHer, a Hackday Competition for Females in Engineering Fields

LinkedIn announced their first Women’s Hackday– DevelopHer, and it will be hosted from June 30 – July 1, 2012. DevelopHer is a public competition for female engineers to unite by hacking all night, eating food and doing yoga, meeting judges, …

Cyber Attack on Sony May have Resulted in Loss Of Michael Jackson Music Catalog Worth $250 Million Cyber Attack on Sony May have Resulted in Loss Of Michael Jackson Music Catalog Worth $250 Million

Sony Entertainment’s online businesses were shutdown by hackers in April of last year and may have lost their entire catalog of Michael Jackson’s unreleased tracks including a duet with Will.i.am and a track with dead Queen singer Freddie Mercury. One …

FBI Director Talks Cyber Attacks FBI Director Talks Cyber Attacks

Terrorism is obviously still the most dangerous threat facing the United States. Cyber attacks and cyber terrorism may one day become the most dangerous threat, however, according to the FBI. The director of the FBI, Robert Mueller, recently spoke at …

Anonymous Continues Anti-ACTA Attack On U.S. Government Anonymous Continues Anti-ACTA Attack On U.S. Government
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At some point, there’s going to be a massive, mainstream media-friendly bust where a bunch of 20-somethings are led away for the world to see, with FBI officials holding press conferences claiming the scourge of the Anonymous hacker group has …

Anonymous’ Celebration Over pcAnywhere Shortlived? Anonymous’ Celebration Over pcAnywhere Shortlived?
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Last week, Symantec Corp. issued an announcement that all users of their pcAnywhere software should disable it until further notice. An Indian hacker affiliated with Anonymous going by the handle YamaTough had released the source code to Symantec’s Norton Utilities …

Cyber Criminals Are Selling Web Traffic Cyber Criminals Are Selling Web Traffic
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Have you ever wanted to buy traffic to your Web site? Well, now you can through the help of Russian cyber criminals. SC Magazine is reporting that cyber criminals have opened an online store selling Web traffic by hijacking other …

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. …

Anonymous Leaks Romania’s Nuclear Department Database Anonymous Leaks Romania’s Nuclear Department Database
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As Romania is engulfed in massive protests over their government’s perceived incompetence, a branch of Anonymous has leaked the nation’s National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering database online. Anonymous has posted a video in support of Romania’s protests. There …

Facebook Publicly Unmasks Koobface Hackers Facebook Publicly Unmasks Koobface Hackers
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The New York Times reported yesterday on a powerful “web gang” that have been pocketing millions of dollars from unsuspecting web surfers using a worm dubbed “Koobface” (an anagram of “Facebook”). Apparently, it is known who they are. It is …

Zappos Server Containing Customer Info Hacked Zappos Server Containing Customer Info Hacked

Zappos was reportedly hacked, with cyber criminals infiltrating the company’s servers here in Kentucky, though the company maintains that no “critical” credit card or payment info was accessed. Still Zappos sent an email around to customers, which said: First, the …

Webcam Hacking Movie Looks To Heighten Awareness Webcam Hacking Movie Looks To Heighten Awareness
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Webcam hacking is a term and practice you may not have heard of, but will never forget after watching the movie below. The movie is simply titled “Webcam“, and was shot completely on none other than an actual webcam. The …

BlackBerry Blog Hacked After RIM Cooperates with Authorities BlackBerry Blog Hacked After RIM Cooperates with Authorities
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RIM’s official BlackBerry blog Inside Blackberry is currently down, after being hacked by a group going by the name TeaMp0isoN. The reason? Well, BlackBerry Messenger, was interestingly the communication channel of choice among rioters, apparently, and RIM indicated that it …

Recent Gmail Attack Reportedly Targeted White House Employees Recent Gmail Attack Reportedly Targeted White House Employees
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White House workers were reportedly targeted in recent attacks against Google’s Gmail service, said to come from hackers in China. The White House has not indicated who exactly was targeted, but has said that there were no official messages compromised. …

Twitter And FTC Reach Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission said today it has finalized a proposed settlement it announced last June with Twitter, which resolved charges that Twitter deceived users and put their privacy at risk by not protecting their personal information. The FTC alleged …

Gawker Attack Sends Ripples Throughout the Web
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I can’t remember the last time we’ve seen so many hacking (and related) stories in the news, particularly in which so many big name brands were affected in such a short amount of time. Last week, of course the big stories were about "Anonymous" taking down MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, etc. 

Database Administrator Sentenced To One Year For Hacking
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A former senior database administrator for electric provider GEXA Energy in Houston was sentenced today to one year in prison for hacking into his former employer’s computer network, the U.S. Department of Justice said today.

Man Indicted For Hacking And Email Threat To VP Biden
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A Minnesota man had indicted in federal court for hacking into his neighbor’s Wi-Fi connection and allegedly posing as the neighbor to make threats to kill Vice President Biden and email child pornography.

The indictment, filed today, charges Barry Vincent Ardolf, 45, of Blaine with two counts of identity theft, one count of making threats to the president and successors to the presidency, one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer, one count of possession of child pornography, and one count of distribution of child pornography.