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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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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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