11 Dec 2013

Thirteen plead guilty to Anonymous hack of Paypal site

“Thirteen people have pleaded guilty to disabling Paypal’s servers in an attack US authorities say was orchestrated by hacking collective Anonymous. The defendants acknowledged taking part in protests organized by Anonymous in December 2010 against Paypal, after the payment site cut ties to Wikileaks.” Source: BBC News – Thirteen plead

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10 Dec 2013

Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting

“Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September’s G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc. The hackers infiltrated the ministries’ computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such

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09 Dec 2013

Spy agencies in covert push to infiltrate virtual world of online gaming

“To the National Security Agency analyst writing a briefing to his superiors, the situation was clear: their current surveillance efforts were lacking something. The agency’s impressive arsenal of cable taps and sophisticated hacking attacks was not enough. What it really needed was a horde of undercover Orcs. That vision of

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06 Dec 2013

Anonymous Threatens Moroccan Government Just Before Sentencing of Kissing Teens

“On December 6, a Moroccan court will sentence the 14-year-old girl and the 15-year-old boy who took a picture of themselves kissing and posted it on Facebook. The two, along with the youth who took the picture, were arrested in early October. The Moroccan government has faced a lot of

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06 Dec 2013

Anonymous Threatens Tunisian Government over Return of Censorship

“After news broke that Tunisian officials might reinstate the old web surveillance and censorship mechanisms in the country, Anonymous hacktivists issued a statement to warn the government.” Source: Anonymous Threatens Tunisian Government over Return of Censorship

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05 Dec 2013

JPMorgan warns 465,000 card users on data loss after cyber attack

” JPMorgan Chase & Co is warning some 465,000 holders of prepaid cash cards issued by the bank that their personal information may have been accessed by hackers who attacked its network in July. The cards were issued for corporations to pay employees and for government agencies to issue tax

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05 Dec 2013

NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show

“The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, enabling the agency to track the movements of individuals — and map their relationships — in ways that would have been

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04 Dec 2013

Accused of Spying, Huawei CEO Says Company Is “Exiting the US Market”

“It looks like China’s Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker, is sick and tired of the United States accusing it of cyberspying. In an interview with the French press, the company’s founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said they’re throwing in the towel stateside.” Source:Accused of Spying, Huawei CEO Says

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04 Dec 2013

Logins Stolen From Facebook, Google, ADP Payroll Processor

“Two million logins and passwords from services such as Facebook, Google and Twitter have been found on a Netherlands-based server, part of a large botnet using controller software nicknamed ‘Pony.’ Another company whose users’ login credentials showed up on the server was ADP, which specializes in payroll and human resources

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04 Dec 2013

Serious Cyber-Vulnerabilities Found At The Department Of Homeland Security

“The report notes that problems exist even on Top Secret systems, and that among other problems, the Department of Homeland Security commonly utilizes inadequate authentication, fails to properly track data and hence is unable to adequately monitor who is accessing what information, and runs seriously outdated software. Windows XP – an

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