Archive | Legal Issues


17 April 2014 | 478 views

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Arrest Heartbleed Hacker

The Heartbleed Bug was the big thing last week and honestly pretty much the biggest thing this year so far. And it turns out someone has been caught using the Heartbleed bug in a malicious way and in Canada no less. The young Heartbleed hacker goes is a 19 year old Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes and [...]

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26 March 2014 | 727 views

Security Vendor Trustwave Named In Target Suit

You might remember earlier in March, the Target CIO resigned due to the huge breach in December last year. Now in an unprecedented move, the banks are suing Target’s security vendor – Trustwave. It’s a class-action suit accusing them of failing to detect the breach. It seems a bit of a stretch though, there’s no [...]

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06 March 2014 | 754 views

Target CIO Beth Jacob Resigns After Huge Breach

So the latest news this week is that the Target CIO Beth Jacob has resigned, it seems to be somewhat linked to the massive heist of credit card details from Target that took place in December last year. To be fair it was a fairly complex, high-level attack and I’m pretty sure most companies would [...]

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03 December 2013 | 1,705 views

Stuxnet 2 Under Development By Spy Agencies?

It’s been a fair while since we’ve heard a mention of Stuxnet, so the potential for Stuxnet 2 is quite interesting. Of course at this point, it’s pretty much all just rumours – but still I’d be very surprised if such a thing wasn’t already in the works. Apparently in this case, it’s the Saudi [...]

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04 November 2013 | 823 views

Anonymous Targets Singapore For Proposed Internet Licensing Rules

So the latest news in South East Asia is that someone claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous is waging a digital war against Singapore due to their proposed Internet licensing rules, which are akin to backdoor censorship. You can see the Youtube video here: The Anonymous Legion Threatens Singapore Government They already started by attacking [...]

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18 June 2013 | 3,021 views

PRISM, Edward Snowden, Big Brother & More Stuff We Already Knew

So there’s been 100s of articles posted about PRISM, which also now has a lengthy Wikipedia article – PRISM (surveillance program). Apparently PRISM (2007-present) is the program that replaces the previous (2001-2007) NSA warrantless surveillance program. So the US government has been watching everyone, no shit (Nineteen Eighty-Four?). PRISM is a clandestine national security electronic [...]

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30 May 2013 | 1,467 views

4 Former LulzSec Members Sentenced To Prison Time In The UK

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about any hacking related arrests, or in this case, imprisonments. In this case, it’s some ‘ex’ members of LulzSec, for the attacks they perpetrated in 2011. The longest of the sentences being 32 months, almost 3 years for the guy that operated and managed the botnet used in [...]

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20 March 2013 | 2,531 views

Andrew Auernheimer AKA Weev Gets 41 Months Jail Time For GET Requests

This is a pretty sad case, and one which I’m sure all of us have followed since it first started. Surprisingly it hasn’t gotten a whole lot of media attention, but then this legal precedent sticks it to the man and has some consequences regarding the infosec industry – and who would want to publicize [...]

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29 November 2012 | 1,474 views

Noted Chinese Hacker Wicked Rose Heading Antivirus Company Anvisoft

The latest scandal on the block, it seems like a noted Chinese hacker known as Wicked Rose or Withered Rose is involved with the Antivirus startup Anvisoft. The hackers real name is Tan Dailin and he was previously involved in the hacking of some US defence contractors. Anvisoft even posted on their official Facebook group [...]

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06 November 2012 | 2,132 views

VMWare ESX Source Code Leaked On The Internet

Another big source code leak, this time VMWare ESX, software which I’m sure most of the readers here have used at some point (I know I have). There was a time back in 2006 when VMWare Rootkits seemed like they might be the next big thing, but nothing much ever came out of it. VMware [...]

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