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Anonymous Hackers Hit IPA Website

Anonymous Hackers Hit IPA Website

| April 28, 2012 | Reply

Jacob Kleinman International Business Times   Members of the hacktivist collective called Anonymous lashed out at the International Police Association http://ipa-iac.org (IPA) on Friday afternoon. The Anonymous hackers responsible left an angry message on the website’s homepage, stating that they defaced the page “for the lulz” (for fun) but also warned that they might have stolen some “sensitive data.” […]

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Anonymous – a History of Hacktivism

Anonymous – a History of Hacktivism

| April 28, 2012 | Reply

  RT   Anonymous was founded on the imageboard 4chan in 2003. The hacktivist group is open, and any hacker can apply the Anonymous label for his or her attacks, thus joining the movement. For the first five years of its existence, it was a little-known, decentralized online community. In 2006, the group organized the […]

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Cryptic’s Account Database Hacked – Warnings Issued

Cryptic’s Account Database Hacked – Warnings Issued

| April 28, 2012 | Reply

William Usher CinemaBlend   Over the past few days you may have seen news skimming over something to do with user accounts, hacks and Cryptic Studios. Well, much like with Sony, SOE and Steam before them, Cryptic has suffered unauthorized access into their user account database, and has issued warnings for gamers to change their […]

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Cyber War Heats Up as Taliban Webite is Hacked

Cyber War Heats Up as Taliban Webite is Hacked

| April 28, 2012 | 2 Replies

Al Arabiya News Reuters – Kabul Hackers have for the third time in less than a year crippled the main website of the Afghan Taliban, with a Taliban spokesman on Friday blaming Western intelligence agencies amid an intensifying cyber war with the insurgents. The unidentified hackers broke into the Taliban’s El Emara website twice on […]

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Financial Sector Faces Increased Botnets & DDoS Attacks

Financial Sector Faces Increased Botnets & DDoS Attacks

| April 17, 2012 | 4 Replies

  The Hacker News   DDOS attacks against the financial sector almost tripled during the first quarter of this year, according to DDoS mitigation specialist Prolexic. The firm also reported a 3,000 per cent quarter-on-quarter increase in malicious packet traffic targeted at the financial services sector, compared with the final quarter of 2011. China leads the […]

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Cyber Safety Measures for Online Shopping

Cyber Safety Measures for Online Shopping

| April 16, 2012 | 1 Reply

With the popularity of online shopping today, the importance of cyber security becomes essential to everyone. Shopping, even in the real world, involves money and where there is money, there go the criminals. And since much shopping is now happening in cyber space, these criminals lost no time in following the money trail targeting online […]

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Stuxnet Planted by Iranian Double Agent

Stuxnet Planted by Iranian Double Agent

| April 16, 2012 | 1 Reply

Richard Sale ISSSource.com   The Stuxnet virus that damaged Iran’s nuclear program was implanted by an Israeli proxy — an Iranian, who used a corrupt “memory stick.32,” former and serving U.S. intelligence officials said. In the continuing battle to hold off the Iranian nuclear program, Iranian proxies have also been active in assassinating Iran’s nuclear […]

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Anti – Android Network Toolkit and 7″ Tablet make a $99 Pentesting Platform

Anti – Android Network Toolkit and 7″ Tablet make a $99 Pentesting Platform

| April 16, 2012 | Reply

D. Dieterle Cyber Arms   Every once in a while you run into a product that just makes you sit back and say – “Wow!” I just picked up a 7″ Polaroid tablet for $99 and was stunned at how good it works. The screen quality, how smooth it ran and how responsive it was. […]

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Pirate Party Ordered to Shut Down Pirate Bay Proxy

Pirate Party Ordered to Shut Down Pirate Bay Proxy

| April 16, 2012 | Reply

  Torrent Freak   Last week the Dutch Pirate Party refused to cave in to the demands of Hollywood-backed anti-piracy group BREIN, who ordered the political party to take their Pirate Bay proxy offline. As expected, BREIN didn’t let the case rest.The group obtained an injunction from the Court of The Hague which ordered the […]

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Hackathon Survival Guide: 9 Things To Know

Hackathon Survival Guide: 9 Things To Know

| April 16, 2012 | Reply

Jamillah Knowles The Next Web     I love covering a good hackathon. There’s a lot to choose from around the UK with many creative, competitive and altruistic versions of a coding get-together where people make amazing things in a short amount of time. One thing I do see at the end of these events […]

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