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30 May 2013 | 1,495 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 | 2,625 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 | 1,556 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 | 2,205 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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02 October 2012 | 3,767 views

Hackers Break Into White House Military Network

It’s been a while, but hey I’m back! So here’s a news story that caught my eye today – it’s been a while since we’ve reported on a Spear Phishing attack, and guess what? Yes, last time it was also perpetrated by Chinese, but it was targeting Google’s Gmail. Targeted Phishing Attacks Carried Out On […]

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29 August 2012 | 4,569 views

1 Million Accounts Leaked From Banks, Government Agencies & Consultancy Firms

Seems like some hactivists have been working hard, 1 million accounsts were leaked over the weekend from some pretty serious sources by the group Team GhostShell – who are affiliated with Anonymous. It seems like these weren’t particularly complex or technically adept multi-layer attacks, they were carried out via the most common avenue – SQL […]

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12 March 2012 | 5,237 views

Former LulzSec Leader Sabu Flips Sides & Informs For The FBI

This is pretty epic, the big buzz last week was all about Sabu and how he was a traitor to LulzSec and Anonymous. Now most people think things like these only happen in the movies, secret arrests followed by strong-arm tactics to make the perp turn and be an informant for the feds. Sounds like […]

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21 February 2012 | 10,877 views

UK Facebook Hacker Jailed For 8 Months

It’s a pretty harsh sentence if you ask me, especially since Facebook decided in July 2011 to start paying bug bounties. I have to say though, this guy must be a pretty talented hacker to break into the Facebook servers – they aren’t exactly low hanging fruit. I’d imagine they are some of the most […]

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28 December 2011 | 12,060 views

US Subway Stores POS Hacked For $3Million Dollars

Honestly there hasn’t been much news over the holiday period, well maybe there was but no one bothered reporting it. There was the Stratfor case of course, which Anonymous is saying wasn’t anything to do with them. The scale of this incident somehow reminds me of the whole TJ MAXX fiasco a few years back. […]

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05 December 2011 | 13,348 views

GCHQ Code Breaking Challenge Solved Through Googling

This is quite an amusing story, I’m sure many of you have read about the ‘hacking challenge’ set up by GCHQ and that they are looking to hire hackers cyber-security specialists through non-traditional channels. The thing that tickled me was, well there were two things actually..one that the challenge site was coded in ASP and […]

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