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Anonymous Promises to Take Down the Internet

Anonymous Promises to Take Down the Internet

Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com   They’re back. The FBI’s Lulzsec promises hijinks on April Fool’s Day. On Saturday, the supposed hacktivist group infiltrated – and we can presume created – by the U.S. government released a YouTube video promising more mayhem. “Lulzsec will start targeting governments, corporations, agencies, and quite possibly the people watching this video. We are here for the lulz, the …

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We Just Built Skynet in the Desert, Now What?

We Just Built Skynet in the Desert, Now What?

Dominic Basulto BigThink.com    Ten years after 9/11, the National Security Agency (NSA) is close to putting the finishing touches on what will be the single biggest spy center in the country. According to James Bamford of WIRED, this new one million-square foot spy complex in the Utah Desert will actually be capable of monitoring, intercepting and de-encrypting just about any message …

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Fight Censorship With Low Orbit Server Stations

Fight Censorship With Low Orbit Server Stations

The Hacker News   One of the world’s largest BitTorrent sites “The Pirate Bay” is going to put servers on GPS-controlled aircraft drones in order to evade authorities who are looking to shut the site down. In a Sunday blog post, The Pirate Bay announced new “Low Orbit Server Stations” that will house the site’s servers and files on unmanned, …

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US Government Expects Major Cyber Attack

US Government Expects Major Cyber Attack

Pam Benson CNN – Security Clearance    The United States will soon suffer a catastrophic cyberattack if it doesn’t act now to prevent it, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warned Thursday. “The clock is ticking and winding down,” Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, said at a hearing on the security threats facing the United States. Speaking to the nation’s …

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The Virtual Threat: We Must Be Ready To Fight

The Virtual Threat: We Must Be Ready To Fight

Amiya Kumar Mishra The Telegraph   We must be ready to fight against all kinds of cyber crimes The year 2011 has been a victim to some of the world’s biggest hacking attacks. The hacking of Sony Playstation, customers’ information breach of Citibank, Operations Payback are only a few to name among them. India is also one of the victims …

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Cyber Attack: What Will Happen To The Individual?

What Will Happen To The Individual?

Olivia Johnson Cyber Attacks   So far, my blogs have manly concerned international cyber threats; however, nationally citizens all over the world should also be worried about government or private attacks on personal networks and data. This problem is already occurring openly in the Middle East and North Africa. During the recent uprisings, pro-government groups used cyber tactics, such as …

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AntiSec Hackers Hit US Police Supplier

The Nation   Hackers identifying themselves with the Antisec movement have attacked the site of a company that sells equipment to US law enforcers such as the police. A message posted over New York Ironwork’s homepage said it was a “tribute to Jeremy Hammond”. Mr Hammond has been accused of being involved in an attack on the think tank Stratfor …

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Cyber Attack on New York Power Grid

Eric Engleman and Chris Strohm Bloomberg   The Obama administration simulated a cyber attack on New York City’s power supply in a Senate demonstration aimed at winning support for legislation to boost the nation’s computer defenses. Senators from both parties gathered behind closed doors in the U.S. Capitol yesterday for the classified briefing attended by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, FBI …

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Cyber Threat From China

Siobahn Gorman Wall Street Journal   WASHINGTON—China almost certainly would mount a cyberattack on the U.S. in the event of a conflict, and the U.S. has no clear policy to determine how to respond appropriately, a congressional advisory panel is set to warn on Thursday. In a lengthy report analyzing Chinese cyber-capabilities and the threat facing the U.S., the U.S.-China …

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Curiosity Pwned the Cat

th3 j35t3r   ‘Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret’.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson At the beginning of this week just hours before the news of Hector Monsegur’s arrest broke, many of you will have noticed that my twitter profile pic changed from the usual ‘Jester Mask’ to a QR-Code. The timing of this subtle change could not have been more favorable, as interest peaked …

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