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What is Cyber Security All About?

What is Cyber Security All About?

| April 13, 2012 | Reply

In this age of technology and communication convergence, you cannot help but be involved in technologies and innovations that revolve around computers, cellular phones and the World Wide Web. But as we go around our daily lives with these technologies and what not, there are times that we begin to feel really paranoid on our […]

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Hacker Grandpa ‘Th3Raptor’ Shuts Down Al Qaeda

Hacker Grandpa ‘Th3Raptor’ Shuts Down Al Qaeda

| April 12, 2012 | Reply

Jana Winter Fox News   The hacker who calls himself “The Raptor” has a new flock of tech-savvy, eager veterans — including another military grandpa — ready to sign on to his campaign to disrupt the websites and online forums where Al Qaeda sympathizers congregate to push their hateful, anti-American propaganda. After FoxNews.com exclusively reported on The […]

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Phone Hacking Scandal Comes to the U.S.

Phone Hacking Scandal Comes to the U.S.

| April 12, 2012 | Reply

  The Daily Beast In an exclusive interview, a London lawyer reveals his plans to take on Murdoch on behalf of clients who believe their phones were hacked in America. Fleet Street lawyer Mark Lewis is coming to America this week—and he’s bringing the phone hacking scandal with him. Lewis has been Rupert Murdoch’s prime […]

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Anonymous Takes Out Boeing Website

Anonymous Takes Out Boeing Website

| April 12, 2012 | Reply

Matt Liebowitz MSNBC TechnoBlog   Anonymous is taking responsibility for launching a coordinated cyberattack on Boeing’s website, a high-profile takedown that’s part of the hacking collective’s campaign against what it believes is a stifling piece of federal legislation. Anonymous announced “Tango Down boeing.com by #Anonymous for #OpDefense” on its YourAnonNews Twitter feed at about 3:45 p.m. EDT […]

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Anonymous Hackers Plan More China Site Attacks

Anonymous Hackers Plan More China Site Attacks

| April 12, 2012 | Reply

Melanie Lee Huffington Post   SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The activist hacker group Anonymous plans to launch further attacks on Chinese government websites in a bid to uncover corruption and lobby for human rights, a member of the group said on Monday. Anonymous, a loosely knit group that has attacked financial and government websites around the […]

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CabinCr3w Hacker Identified By Twitter & Hot Bikini Girl

CabinCr3w Hacker Identified By Twitter & Hot Bikini Girl

| April 12, 2012 | Reply

Dan Oakes Brisbane Times   Summary: Photos of an Australian girl in a bikini led to the arrest of CabinCr3w hacker Higinio O. Ochoa III, who allegedly hacked government websites. PICTURES of a scantily clad woman taken in an outer-Melbourne suburb have led to the arrest of a man who allegedly hacked law enforcement and […]

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1.5 Million Credit Cards Hacked: Was Yours One of Them?

1.5 Million Credit Cards Hacked: Was Yours One of Them?

| April 7, 2012 | 5 Replies

WonderHowTo Business Insider   As hard as you try to protect your valuable information with strong passwords and anti-doxing measures, there’s nothing you can really do when someone else gives up your goods. And that is the case with the recent Global Payments breach. Global Payments is just one of the middlemen in charge of processing credit, debit and […]

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When Online Hacking Poses Real-World Dangers

When Online Hacking Poses Real-World Dangers

| April 7, 2012 | Reply

Steve Henn NPR   There are a couple interesting Anonymous stories out there in the ether today. First, the news. The group claims to have hacked a number of Chinese government websites. Last month, Anonymous China launched its own Twitter account. It was endorsed by the YourAnonNews account, which is kind of the unofficial clearinghouse […]

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Anonymous Says It Hacked Chinese Government Sites

Anonymous Says It Hacked Chinese Government Sites

| April 7, 2012 | Reply

The Associated Press NPR   BEIJING (AP) — China was struggling Thursday to restore several government websites that international hacking group Anonymous says it attacked in an apparent protest against Chinese Internet restrictions. On a Twitter account established in late March, Anonymous China listed the websites it says it hacked over the last several days. […]

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Cyber Warriors Strike al-Qaeda Online

Cyber Warriors Strike al-Qaeda Online

| April 6, 2012 | 1 Reply

Paul Koring The Globe and Mail   Cyber-warrior attacks have created havoc with al-Qaeda’s internet presence – taking out at least five major jihadi websites nearly two weeks ago – although the radical Islamic group has managed to get one of its main web forums back online. “The enemies of Allah . . . (attacked) with a […]

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