Archive | Legal Issues


12 July 2006 | 3,916 views

Consultant Breached FBI’s Computers

Using standard script kiddy tools a consultant managed to compromise some of the FBI’s computers containing confidential information. Quite a hack eh? A government consultant, using computer programs easily found on the Internet, managed to crack the FBI’s classified computer system and gain the passwords of 38,000 employees, including that of FBI Director Robert S. [...]

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25 June 2006 | 17,163 views

UFO ‘Hacker’ Gary McKinnon Reveals What He Found

An interesting interview had been posted on Wired with Gary McKinnon about what he actually found whilst penetrating the US government networks. After allegedly hacking into NASA websites — where he says he found images of what looked like extraterrestrial spaceships — the 40-year-old Briton faces extradition to the United States from his North London [...]

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20 June 2006 | 5,426 views

Money Lost Due to Cybercrime Down Again This Year!

It seems even though vendors are pushing their snakeoil harder than ever, the actual figures show that the money lost due to cybercrime has decreased every year for the last four years! Perhaps people are finally getting more secure, it’s not suprising with the advent of cheaper and easier to use intrusion detection and intrusion [...]

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03 June 2006 | 5,814 views

The MPAA TorrentSpy Hacker – $15,000!

Ah the big boys can’t get in legitimately, so they are starting to use underhand tactics eh? A lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses the Motion Picture Association of America of hiring a hacker to steal information from a company that the MPAA has accused of helping copyright violators. The lawsuit (click for PDF), filed in U.S. [...]

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30 May 2006 | 8,438 views

Cambodia Bans 3G So The People Can’t Get P*rn

It’s sad when a country has to resort to this to control it’s people, freedom to watch p*rn for Cambodians! Heeding a request from his wife, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday banned the latest generation of mobile phone services in Cambodia to curb the dissemination of p*rnography. Bun Rany, along with the wives of [...]

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29 May 2006 | 3,712 views

Amnesty International Irrepresible Internet Campaign

Irrepressible Adj. 1) Impossible to repress or control. Chat rooms monitored. Blogs deleted. Websites blocked. Search engines restricted. People imprisoned for simply posting and sharing information. The Internet is a new frontier in the struggle for human rights. Governments “with the help of some of the biggest IT companies in the world” are cracking down [...]

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28 May 2006 | 7,377 views

MySpace Hackers in Police Custody

MySpace owned again..let’s quote them for a penetration test or vulnerability assessment haha. TWO New York teenagers are reportedly in police custody after allegedly threatening to give out the personal information of users of MySpace.com unless they are paid $US150,000 ($200,000). Associated Press reported Shaun Harrison, 18, and Saverio Mondelli, 19, of Suffolk County, face [...]

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24 May 2006 | 3,796 views

Security Researchers Afraid to Reveal Vulnerabilities

Well it happened a while back, remember? The French researcher Guillaume Tena who got in trouble for breaching French copywrite laws by decompiling some software. Now people are generally starting to worry about disclosing vulnerabilities through any channels, does there need to be some kind of anonymous PGP key based system for vulnerability disclosure? So [...]

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09 May 2006 | 10,201 views

UK hackers condemn McKinnon trial

It is a little over the top, this guy used over the counter kiddy tool and ‘hacked’ into systems because of blank passwords. Not rocket science, and apparently the machines he had access to were air-gapped, or segregated from the networks containing sensitive information, so the charges are greatly trumped up and are NOT relative [...]

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30 April 2006 | 8,757 views

Gary McKinnon Busted Because he Forgot the Time Difference

It turns out Gary McKinnon got sloppy, that’s why he got busted. He forgot the computers he was comprimising were in a completely different time zone, and as he was using remote control software, the person in the office saw their mouse moving around. We have reported about this guy before, when he was fearing [...]

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