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When Online Hacking Poses Real-World Dangers

When Online Hacking Poses Real-World Dangers

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 …

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Anonymous Says It Hacked Chinese Government Sites

Anonymous Says It Hacked Chinese Government Sites

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 …

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Pastebin Makes Plans To Censor Hacker Pastes

Pastebin Makes Plans To Censor Hacker Pastes

by Sir Cumv3nt [VirtualThreat] Pastebin is seeking additional staffing in order to monitor the site for pastes that contain ‘sensitive information’, similar to those that hackers often post to the site.  Anonymous, the online hactivist group, claims this move screams of censorship. Pastebin.com currently has over 200,000 registered users on the …

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Cyber Warriors Strike al-Qaeda Online

The new battlefront: Cyber warriors strike al-Qaeda online

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 …

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China Has Hacked Every Major US Company

China Has Hacked Every Major US Company

Darlene Storm ComputerWorld   Gloom and doom is the predicted forecast, but that is in regard to U.S. cybersecurity instead of the weather. Four top government cybersecurity officials have basically come out to say America is getting her hiney kicked in cyberattacks by nation state hackers. “Your government failed you,” …

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NSA Director Fingers China in Recent RSA Intrusion

NSA director fingers China in recent RSA intrusion

Jason Mick (Blog) Daily Tech   NSA: China is Destroying U.S. Economy Via Security Hacks NSA director fingers China in recent RSA intrusion and subsequent data thefts, U.S. oblivious its at war Well, no more hemming and hawing about, it’s official — the Chinese hacked EMC Corp. (EMC) subsidiary RSA and stole the …

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DoD Unable to Stop Cyber Attacks?

DoD Unable to Stop Cyber Attacks?

Jared Serbu Federal News Radio   When it comes to defending the nation’s private networks from cyber attacks, the Defense Department still is mostly in after-the-fact “forensics mode,” the military’s top cyber official told lawmakers Tuesday. The Pentagon sees its job as defending the nation from foreign threats, a view …

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Pentagon Sees North Korea Cyber Threat as Major Concern

Pentagon Sees North Korea Cyber Threat as Major Concern

Paul Eckert (Reuters) Khaleej Times   WASHINGTON – North Korea has added sophisticated cyber attack capabilities to its arsenal of threatening weapons and this year is rife with opportunities for military provocations from Pyongyang, senior U.S. defense officials said on Wednesday. The officials told the House of Representatives Armed Services …

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“LulzSec Reborn” Hacks Military Dating Site

"LulzSec Reborn" Hacks Military Dating Site

  RT   The hacking group LulzSec Reborn may have resurfaced after a short lull. The group claims to have attacked a military dating website. In its announcement on the pastebin.com website, the group said it has leaked 170,937 military emails from MilitarySingles.com website. “There are emails such as @us.army.mil …

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TH3J35T3R: Don’t Dox The Man, Dox The Actions

TH3J35T3R: Don’t Dox The Man, Dox The Actions….

    Krypt3ia   Preamble: Over the last few years, Jester has been out there making waves and headlines. I have been watching all of this with a jaundiced eye and think that its once again time I sit down and put my thoughts on paper, so to speak, about …

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