Judge Orders Hand Over of Twitter User Data

Judge Orders Twitter to Hand Over User Data

  InfoSecurity Magazine   Judge Orders Hand Over of Twitter User Data.  On the same day that a New York judge ordered Twitter to hand over the tweets of Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris, Twitter launches its new Transparency Report. Malcolm Harris is one of around 700 protesters arrested on Brooklyn Bridge. At the time the bridge was off-limits …

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Anonymous Targets Accounts of Patriot Hactivist ‘The Jester’, th3j35t3r

Anonymous Targets Accounts of Patriot Hactivist 'The Jester', th3j35t3r

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   There is a war brewing.  This war will be fought on the digital front.  The players are the Anonymous hactivist group and a ‘Patriot Hactivist’ known as The Jester (th3j35t3r). Today the Anonymous hactivist group claims to have managed to take control of several social accounts belonging to ‘Patriot Hactivist’ Th3J35t3r. The jester is a …

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6000 Aussie Users Caught in DNSChanger Shutdown

6000 Aussie Users Caught in DNSChanger Shutdown.

James Hutchinson Secure Business Magazine   6000 Aussie Users Caught in DNSChanger Shutdown. The Australian Communications and Media Authority estimates 6000 Australian internet users could face disconnection when US authorities shut down rogue DNS servers on Monday. Up to four million users are believed to have been infected at the height of the DNSChanger advertising scam, which redirected legitimate searches …

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New Anonymous Leader Will Be Like Tony Soprano

New Anonymous Leader Will Be Like Tony Soprano

David Gilbert International Business Times   Anonymous, the loose hacking collective which sprang to worldwide prominence last year, is going through a major change and is waiting for a new leader to emerge – and that leader could model himself on Tony Soprano according to one security expert. Rob Rachwald, director of security strategy with computer security company Imperva, believes …

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Internet Blackout Could Affect 300,000 Online Users Today

Internet Blackout Could Affect 300,000 Online Users Today

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   Starting Monday,  up to 300,000 users may experience an Internet blackout due to a nasty virus that started circulating the web in 2007. The FBI will shut down the temporary DNS servers that it set up to support users affected by the rogue virus called DNSChanger.  Once those servers are shut down, all …

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How to Survive a Zombie Hack Attack

How to Survive a Zombie Hack Attack

Stephanie McGrath The Chronicle Herald   How to Survive a Zombie Hack Attack I was sitting at my parents’ cottage checking my iPhone when digital disaster struck. First, I couldn’t sign into my email. Next, my husband’s phone made that annoying “You’ve got mail” Apple sound. “Did you just send me an email?” he asked. “No,” I said. (I’d been …

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Top 15 Tips to Create Strong Passwords, FREE Secure Password Generator

Top 15 Tips for Creating Strong Passwords (+ Free Secure Password Generator)

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   You can use our FREE Secure Password Generator to create a new password now. Top 15 Tips to Create Strong Passwords Today’s digital world brings new conveniences and entertainment in the form of online shopping, banking and social networking sites.  With these conveniences there are also new threats lurking under the covers of …

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DOJ Asks Court To Keep Google NSA Partnership Secret

DOJ Asks Court To Keep Google NSA Partnership Secret

LegalTimes   DOJ Asks Court To Keep Google NSA Partnership Secret The Justice Department is defending the government’s refusal to discuss—or even acknowledge the existence of—any cooperative research and development agreement between Google and the National Security Agency. The Washington based advocacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center sued in federal district court here to obtain documents about any such agreement …

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UK Facebook Hacker Targets Teen Star Selena Gomez

UK Facebook Hacker Targets Teen Star Selena Gomez

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   Gareth Crosskey, Facebook hacker and former fast food employee from the UK, hacked into the Facebook account of the popular teen star Selena Gomez.  He then went on to threaten to leak emails between Gomez and her boyfriend Justin Bieber. On July 4th, 2012 Crosskey had his jail sentence reduced on appeal. Crosskey sparked …

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13 Ways To Improve Security of Your Facebook Account

13 Ways To Improve Security of Your Facebook Account

Jing Castañeda ABS-CBN News   This article includes 13 Ways To Improve Security of Your Facebook Account. MANILA, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday warned against Facebook accounts being used by hackers by to dupe people. One 17-year-old user of the social media site, identified only as “Anna,” revealed that she nearly became a victim of a …

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