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06 May 2014 | 2,953 views

Teen Accused Of Hacking School To Change Grades

So an interested piece of news I spotted today is about Jose Bautista, an 18 year old from Miami-Data, USA who was arrested and charged with hacking school to change grades. It seems he’s being dealt with fairly harshly, which is a trend with ‘hacking’ related crimes nowadays. We did have a story similar to [...]

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10 September 2013 | 1,841 views

Google’s Chrome Apps – Are They Worth The Risk?

So there’s been a bit of debate lately about Google’s Chrome apps after the launch, most of you have probably heard of Chrome OS a while back with a few Chromebooks popping up here and there. Chrome Apps are the next generation of browser apps that can be run offline and eventually will be cross [...]

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04 February 2013 | 1,317 views

Twitter Breach Leaks 250,000 User E-mails & Passwords

The big news for the past few days was a rather sizable Twitter hack, although it’s only a small percentage of the 140 million strong Twitter user-base – 250,000 is still a large number. If you were affected you will have received a password reset e-mail and will be prompted to change your password if [...]

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09 August 2011 | 10,469 views

More Cyberterrorism – Taiwan Political Party Accuses China of Hacking

Well there hasn’t been a whole lot of news the last couple of days apart from the London riots – which don’t have much of a technical spin. The only technical part is that the looters/rioters etc seem to be organizing themselves using BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) and Twitter. The former being rather smart as it’s [...]

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18 July 2011 | 23,294 views

AnonPlus/Anon+ – The Anonymous Social Network

We’ve reported a few times on the Anonymous collective, with the most recent being the rumoured attacks by Anonymous against the Malaysian Government. The latest story is following Google+ banning numerous Anonymous members, they have spawned their own social network called Anon+/Anonplus. As is normal with these things, it’d hard to say if it really [...]

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25 April 2011 | 7,249 views

Sony Rebuilding PlayStation Network (PSN) – Down 4 Days So Far

There’s been a few big stories in the past few days, one is of course the whole iPhone geo-location data tracking thing – but everyone was too busy checking into Foursquare to complain about that. The other is that the Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) basically got hacked, owned and raped. It’s still currently down and [...]

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17 March 2011 | 13,973 views

Web Hacking Incident Database Shows DoS Attacks On The Rise

It seems like the formidable Anonymous army has managed to change the weighting of stats collected by the Web Hacking Incident Database (WHID) with it’s vast array of DDoS attacks. We’ve reported on a couple of them like back in December when the WikiLeaks Attacks Caused Rival DDoS Retaliation. There have been a whole lot [...]

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15 March 2011 | 4,972 views

Adobe Promises Patch For Flash 0-day Being Used In Targeted Attacks

With all the new vulnerabilities with working exploits pouring out of Pwn2Own, I can’t say I expected to see another 0-day in Adobe Flash outside of the contest. It wasn’t that long ago (back in October 2010) when there was another Critical 0-day Vulnerability In Adobe Flash Player, Reader & Acrobat and Adobe were scrambling [...]

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21 December 2010 | 12,609 views

Gawker CTO Outlines Security Improvements Post Breach

An e-mail from the Gawker CTO (Tom Plunkett) has been posted online and it outlines the security improvements that Gawker are planning to implement after the recent massive breach of user passwords from their database. As we mentioned recently, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into the Gawker breach, which just goes to [...]

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09 December 2010 | 10,874 views

WikiLeaks Attacks Cause Rival DDoS Retaliation

The biggest news by far for the past week or so has been the attacks on WikiLeaks infrastructure after posting tens of thousands of classified cables online in a categorized form. Just a few days ago their DNS provider (EveryDNS) pulled the plug – apparently due to pressure from the US government, and also because [...]

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