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20 June 2006 | 5,445 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 | 5,819 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 | 8,458 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 | 3,720 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 | 7,385 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 | 3,801 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 | 10,218 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 | 8,804 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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13 April 2006 | 12,735 views

British Hacker Gary McKinnon Fears Guantanamo

I don’t know what he was thinking really, tampering with US military or governmental systems without some SERIOUS protection. A British man accused of being behind the largest ever hack of US government computer networks could end up at Guantanamo Bay, his lawyer has claimed. Gary McKinnon, from London, denies causing $700,000 (£400,000) damage to […]

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30 March 2006 | 5,103 views

US Investigates Snort Sale as a Security Risk

Basically the Americans are saying a lot of their sensitive govermental organisations are using Snort and they don’t want the software to be controlled by an Israeli company, they see it as a threat. The same Bush administration review panel that approved a ports deal involving the United Arab Emirates has notified a leading Israeli […]

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