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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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