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NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 1

James Bamford Wired.com (Threat Level)     The spring air in the small, sand-dusted town has a soft haze to it, and clumps of green-gray sagebrush rustle in the breeze. Bluffdale sits in a bowl-shaped valley in the shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Range to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. It’s …

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The Hacker Manifesto – The Mentor (1986)

The Hacker Manifesto - The Mentor (1986)

The Mentor Mithral.com   Another one got caught today, it’s all over the papers. “Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal”, “Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering”… Damn kids. They’re all alike. But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950’s technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? …

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Android Smartphone Hackers Building Malware in Russia

Android Smartphone Hackers Building Malware in Russia

Antone Gonsalves CSO   The malware business growing around Google Android — now the leading smartphone operating system — is still in its infancy. Today, many of the apps built to steal money from Android users originate from Russia and China, so criminal gangs there have become cyber-trailblazers. Sophos and …

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Cyber Spies Are Exploiting Your Mac and Windows Computers

Cyber Spies Are Exploiting Your Mac and Windows Computers

Antone Gonsalves CSO   Cyber spies have planted Java- and Flash-exploiting malware on Web sites focused on human rights, defense and foreign policy. Over the last two weeks, the Shadowserver Foundation, a nonprofit group that tracks Internet threats, has discovered several such compromised Web sites that download the malware through …

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Man Gets 12 Months For Hacking Facebook Account

Man Gets 12 Months For Hacking Facebook Account

Steve McCaskill TechWeek Europe   Man from Sussex tracked down by Met Police’s e-Crime Unit for Facebook account hack A man from Sussex has been handed a 12 month sentence for hacking into a private Facebook account. Gareth Crosskey will spend the next year in jail after committing two offences under …

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10 Hacking Incidents That Made History

10 Hacking Incidents That Made History

Joan Goodchild PC Advisor – UK   Hacking has been around for decades. Today’s crimes are often financially-motivated fraud. Here are ten hacking incidents that made history In our first Rogues Gallery, we looked at ten infamous social engineers — con men who exploited human weaknesses rather than technical vulnerabilities. But there have …

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Android Malware Posing as ‘Angry Birds Space’

Android Malware Posing as 'Angry Birds Space'

Matthew Hawkins Technolog @ MSNBC   Android smartphone users and “Angry Birds” fans need to watch out for more than crafty pigs — there’s malware going around that targets Android users by posing as Rovio’s hit game “Angry Birds Space,” warnsSophosLabs. The infected version can be found in unofficial app stores …

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‘The Unknowns’ Hacking Group Hits NASA and U.S. Air Force

'The Unknown' Hacking Group Hits NASA and Air Force

Liz Klimas TheBlaze NHGRHJJUWQGP A new hacking group with the name “The Unknowns” has targeted NASA, the European Space Agency, the U.S. Air Force, Harvard University and others but not as an outright malicious attack. The group has said it released information it hacked from these organizations to show them …

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