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Firefox Addon Allows Clueless to Hack Facebook

Darlene Storm ComputerWorld    Even if you were drunk and surfing at a Wi-Fi hotspot, you probably wouldn’t stand up and shout your username and password for anyone who might want it. But an attacker does not need to find out your username and password. If you thought that capturing …

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GitHub Hacked – Millions of Projects at Risk

Sebastian Anthony ExtremeTech .com   GitHub, one of the largest repositories of commercial and open source software on the web, has been hacked. Over the weekend, developer Egor Homakov exploited a gaping vulnerability in GitHub that allowed him (or anyone else with basic hacker know-how) to gain administrator access to …

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Vatican Website Hacked by Anonymous

James Johnson The Inquisitr    Hacktivist group Anonymous took retaliation against “corruption in the Roman Catholic Church” by taking down the Vatican website on Wednesday morning. Still inaccessible on Wednesday evening a spokesman would not confirm that that hacker group was responsible for the attack. On an Italian-language website Anonymous …

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Adult Site Hacked, Credit Card Info Exposed

Adult Site Hacked, Credit Card Info Exposed

Paul Roberts ThreatPost.com   The adult Web site DigitalPlayground.com was hackeed. A group calling itself TheConsortium has claimed credit for the attack, saying it stole credit card information on 40,000 paying customers and even listened in on a company conference call. The compromise occurred on March 4, according to a …

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LulzSec Brought Down by Own Leader

Jana Winter FoxNews.com   EXCLUSIVE: Law enforcement agents on two continents swooped in on top members of the infamous computer hacking group LulzSec early this morning, and acting largely on evidence gathered by the organization’s brazen leader — who sources say has been secretly working for the government for months — …

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Chicago Hacker Tied to Anonymous

Chuck Sudo Chicagoist.com   Jeremy Hammond, the Bridgeport resident arrested yesterday in connection with the international investigation into hacktivist collectives Anonymous and LulzSec, is no stranger to being investigated by authorities for his computer skills or to being in prison.   According to the Sun-Times, Hammond’s rap sheet includes “a conviction …

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SEC Shows VeriSign Hacks Went Unreported

Joseph Menn The Sydney Morning Herald    VeriSign, the company in charge of delivering people safely to more than half the world’s websites, has been hacked repeatedly by outsiders who stole undisclosed information from the leading internet infrastructure company. The previously unreported breaches occurred in 2010 at the Reston, Virginia-based …

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Anonymous Targeting Power Grid?

Rosa Prince The Telegraph   The Anonymous hacking group may soon have the ability to launch an attack on global power networks, a US official has warned. The claim was immediately rejected by the loosely-linked group of hackers, who accused the National Security Agency of “fear-mongering” after its director, General Keith …

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Hackers Show Porn on Best Buy TVs

Chris Cato News Channel 7   GREENVILLE, S.C. – Best Buy’s corporate office is apologizing for the incident that was apparently witnessed by numerous customers, including young children. “It was extremely, extremely pornographic image,” customer Gloria Berg says.  ”I think even the word ‘pornographic’ doesn’t cover it.  I have never …

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Anonymous Hacks Combined Systems

Anonymous Hacks Combined Systems

VirtualThreat VirtualThreat.com   In a bold move the hacker activist group called Anonymous has rooted, defaced, and ultimately removed Combined Systems servers from the internet.  This pounding came on the same date as a well-known uprising in Bahrain.  Founded in 1981, Combined Systems, Inc. (CSI), is a U.S.-based firm that …

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