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Anonymous Hackers Hit IPA Website

Anonymous Hackers Hit International Police Association Website

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.” It appears that Anonymous targeted …

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Anonymous – a History of Hacktivism

Anonymous – a History of Hacktivism

  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 so-called “Habbo raids” on the …

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Cryptic’s Account Database Hacked – Warnings Issued

Cryptic’s Account Database Hacked – Warnings Issued

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 passwords. The official statement sent …

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Cyber War Heats Up as Taliban Webite is Hacked

Cyber War Heats Up as Taliban Webite is Hacked

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 Thursday, replacing usual insurgent victory …

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Financial Sector Faces Increased Botnets & DDoS Attacks

Financial Sector Faces Increased Botnets and DDoS Attacks

  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 way as the country from …

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Cyber Safety Measures for Online Shopping

Cyber Safety Measures for Online Shopping

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 shoppers. Online shopping became fashionable …

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Stuxnet Planted by Iranian Double Agent

Stuxnet Planted by Iranian Double Agent

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 scientists, these sources said. These …

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Pirate Party Ordered to Shut Down Pirate Bay Proxy

  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 Pirates to shutter the proxy …

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Hackathon Survival Guide: 9 Things To Know

Hackathon Survival Guide: 9 Things To Know

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 though is a few people …

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