All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hacking’

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 have been targeted at least three times. First they took down the Vatican homepage, then they broke into a Vatican …

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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, and competing in Silicon Valley. The networking site is encouraging engineering students, enthusiasts, professionals, and interns to participate in the …

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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 source for The Sunday Times claims that “everything Sony purchased from the Michael Jackson estate was compromised.” If this information …

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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 the RSA Cyber Security Conference in San Francisco about what his organization is doing to stop cyber crime. Mueller began …

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Anonymous Continues Anti-ACTA Attack On U.S. Government

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 been eliminated. Until that time, however, sit back and enjoy the ride as Anonymous takes down yet another site, all …

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Anonymous’ Celebration Over pcAnywhere Shortlived?

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 PC software, and the software company foresaw a risk to all users of pcAnywhere. The release of the source code …

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Cyber Criminals Are Selling Web Traffic

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 Web site’s traffic. The shop injects hidden integrated frames into pages of legitimate Web sites to redirect visitors to the …

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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. “If you break in, I want to have fun with you,” David Koretz, CEO of Mykonos, told Technology Review. He …

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Anonymous Leaks Romania’s Nuclear Department Database

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 is no mention of the database leak, instead focusing on the fight to replace their government. They throw their support …

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Facebook Publicly Unmasks Koobface Hackers

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 known where they are. It is known how they do what they do. But, no one is touching them. The …

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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 bad news: We are writing to let you know that there may have been illegal and unauthorized access to some …

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