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12 October 2011 | 9,839 views

VeriSign Demands The Power To Take Down Websites/Domains

I was scanning the news today, and nothing much was going on. There were some half-arsed stories about Anonymous and LulzSec – but nothing really worth writing about. And then, and then I spotted this, which quite frankly scares the shit out of me. As much as it may well have a use in law [...]

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13 September 2011 | 9,381 views

Script Kiddies Lay Claim To NBC News Twitter Account Hack

There was a bit of a buzz on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 when the NBC News Twitter account was hacking and started posting updates regarding a repeated terrorist attack against ground zero. It only lasted a few minutes but as the account has 120,000 followers – it caused quite a stir. It’s not known [...]

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30 August 2011 | 16,600 views

Hackers Get Hold Of Wildcard Google SSL Certificate – Could Hijack Gmail Accounts

One of the big discussions points this week is about a wildcard cert for Google that has leaked out from a Dutch company called DigiNotar. The certificate is good for all Google domains – it’s a *.google.com cert. This is bad news and apparently has been in the wild for a while, some people are [...]

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18 August 2011 | 13,082 views

Collar Bomber Gets Owned By Word Metadata & USB Drive

There were other more technical and probably relevant stories to report on today, but for some reason I just found this story very odd and strangely fascinating. Now here a strange case, a man climbs into a young girls bedroom in the middle of the night, threatens her with a baseball bat and then chains [...]

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29 June 2011 | 12,076 views

Groupon India Subsidiary Leaks 300,000 Plain Text User Passwords

Oh look! Another data-leak, this was was pretty bad as it contained plain-text passwords (who on earth doesn’t hash their passwords in the DB in 2011?!). Anyway this time it was a Groupon subsidary – Sosata.com which managed to leak the e-mail addresses and plain-text passwords for 300,000 users AND on top of that, Google [...]

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16 June 2011 | 10,180 views

Malaysia Government Sites Under Attack From Anonymous

The big news in Asia this week is that Anonymous has found a new target – the Malaysian government. Recently the Internet regulator in Malaysia (SKMM) issued a notice to all the ISPs in the South-East Asian country to block 10 domains associated with copyright infringement. Following that, Anonymous released a manifesto against the Malaysian [...]

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13 June 2011 | 7,268 views

IMF (International Monetary Fund) Suffer Major Breach In Sophisticated Cyberattack

Oh dear, another big organization has fallen foul to the whole RSA SecurID hack – it seems that way anyway. In combination with a Spear Phishing attack (similar to the one carried out on high level US officials via Gmail recently) hackers have busted the IMF wide open. It seems to be a very targeted [...]

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07 June 2011 | 11,606 views

RSA Finally Admits 40 Million SecurID Tokens Have Been Compromised

Well we did say assume SecurID was broken back in March when we wrote – RSA Silent About Compromise For 7 Days – Assume SecurID Is Broken. With the recent news Lockheed Martin Hacked – Rumoured To Be Linked to RSA SecurID Breach and another US Military sub-contractor compromised through SecurID tokens – RSA have [...]

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31 May 2011 | 7,250 views

Lockheed Martin Hacked – Rumoured To Be Linked to RSA SecurID Breach

You all probably remember the big kerfuffle that occurred after RSA got hacked, it was widely assumed that the SecurID system was compromised somehow and could not be relied on. We reported about it in the article – RSA Silent About Compromise For 7 Days – Assume SecurID Is Broken – where we questioned their [...]

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27 May 2011 | 6,998 views

Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) Reopens In Asia

Finally! My friends over in this hemisphere can finally stop whining and get back on PSN! We’ve been covering this whole Sony Hack quite extensively over the past few weeks and this should be the final part of the network coming back online. Asia is the last segment of the PlayStation Network to come back [...]

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