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The Panama Papers Leak – What You Need To Know

The HUGE news this week is the Panama Papers leak, a massive cache of 11.5 million documents leaked to a German Newspaper (Süddeutsche Zeitung) in August 2015. It’s one of the most significant data leaks of all time and Edward Snowden has labelled it as “the biggest leak in the history of data journalism”. It’s […]

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FBI Backed Off Apple In iPhone Cracking Case

So the big furore this week is because the FBI backed off Apple in the whole Apple vs the World privacy case regarding cracking the iPhone Passcode of the phone belonging to the San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook. If you’re not familiar with the case, catch up with it here: FBI–Apple encryption dispute. The latest […]

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TalkTalk Hack – Breach WAS Serious & Disclosed Bank Details

So it turns out the TalkTalk hack is a lot more serious than they initially tried to make it out to be, TalkTalk claimed that it’s core system wasn’t compromised and only the website was breached. But now they’ve admitted the hackers got away with bank account numbers, partial credit card numbers and dates of […]

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More Drama About Hillary Clinton’s E-mail Leak – VNC & RDP Open

So this Hillary Clinton’s e-mail leak case has been a pretty interesting phenomena to observe and has been going on since last month, we didn’t really cover it as well it mostly concerns US politics – not a huge area of interest for most. But it’s getting more and more interesting, there was a report […]

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Drones, Tor & Remailers – The Story Of A High-Tech Kidnapping

This whole thing sounds like something straight out of CSI: Cyber with references to Drones, Tor, remailers, anonymous image sharing and the scrubbing of meta data. Pretty interesting reading, although it rather smells like a lot of exageration. A super high-tech kidnapping – gone wrong in the end. Whoever wrote tho e-mails sent to the […]

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Hacking Team Hacked – What You Need To Know

So the Internet has been blowing up for the last few days about an Italian information security company called Hacking Team getting pwned – they were already pretty famous for their software RCS (Remote Control Software) also known as Galileo. In modern digital communications, encryption is widely employed to protect users from eavesdropping. Unfortunately, encryption […]

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IRS Was Not Hacked – Taxpayer Data Stolen For 100,000 People

So the IRS was not hacked – as many media outlets are claiming. Was taxpayer data stolen from IRS systems? Yes, did it involve any kind of hack (by any definition) – no. There was no intrusion, there was some clever phishing, data slurping and brute forcing – of people who already had their data […]

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Microsoft China Offices Raided By Government

There has been a lot of back and forth between the US government and China when it comes to cyber-terrorism or cyber-espionage, valuable secrets being sought out by both sides. For political and commercial purposes, and if you’ve watched any movies lately you’ll know the ‘China Hackers’ are almost super human. This time the Chinese […]

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Navy Sys Admin Hacks Into Databases From Aircraft Carrier

So this story caught my eye and I found it pretty interesting as it reads like something out of a Tom Clancy novel crossed with a bunch of script kiddies, a Navy Sys Admin has been charged with conspiracy to hack – the interesting part was that he hacked the Navy (whilst working there..) and […]

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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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