Archive | Legal Issues


17 May 2011 | 6,590 views

Sony Brings Back PSN & Gives Away Freebies After Hack

We’ve been following the Sony PlayStation Network hack quite closely since back in April when we reported Sony Rebuilding PlayStation Network (PSN) – Down 4 Days So Far. Shortly after that it got a bit ugly with Sony PlayStation Network Hack Resulted In Stolen User Data & Lawsuit and then another hack, which lost an [...]

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04 May 2011 | 6,769 views

Sony Loses 25 Million More Customer Account Details Through SOE (Sony Online Entertainment)

I actually misread this news at first and thought it was an additional leak from the Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) Hack that has been flooding the news, but sadly for Sony this is an entirely different hack carried out at the same time. It turns out around the same time PSN got hacked SOE (Sony [...]

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28 April 2011 | 9,062 views

Sony PlayStation Network Hack Resulted In Stolen User Data & Lawsuit

So after our report on Monday – Sony Rebuilding PlayStation Network (PSN) – Down 4 Days So Far – news had been spilling out about this whole thing pretty much non-stop. It appears the network is still down and there was some serious data loss including user data for millions of users being stolen. All [...]

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20 April 2011 | 6,141 views

Microsoft Implements Company Policy For Vulnerability Disclosure

Microsoft has implemented a new company policy regarding vulnerability disclosure in non-Microsoft products (third-party products). Unsurprisingly they are following the ‘responsible disclosure’ line rather than the ‘full disclosure’ line favoured by the infosec community. It’s fair enough though, as they say treat others as you wish to be treated. I’m pretty sure Microsoft would much [...]

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11 April 2011 | 6,689 views

TJX Hacker Albert Gonzalez Claims Government Made Him Do It

The latest news from the tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy camp is that Albert Gonzalez the TJX hacker who was convicted in 2009 was authorized to hack by the US Government. Back in 2009 we posted about that too – TJX Hacker Albert “Segvec” Gonzalez Indicted By Federal Grand Jury. And now he’s saying his actions [...]

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30 March 2011 | 6,653 views

NASA Systems At Risk From Hacking Attacks

It’s not surprising really, when I learned that the recently retired NASA space shuttle was still using 5.25″ floppy drives – I suspected that much of the NASA IT architecture was probably antiquated. Also the recent SCADA related security scare, indicated the industrial and large-scale systems probably aren’t the most secure around. Combine those two [...]

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21 March 2011 | 12,983 views

Dutch Court Rules Wi-Fi Hacking Legal In Holland

Interesting case and a very interesting interpretation of the laws of Holland which lead to this decision which means the Dutch can hack in Wireless routers legally. We published a story about the ethics of jacking open Wi-Fi connections way back in 2006, when a supposed ethics expert said it was ok: Jacking Wifi is [...]

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10 February 2011 | 13,617 views

Tunisia Running Country Wide Facebook, Gmail & Yahoo! Password Capture

We have mentioned Facebook plenty of times, they have had their fair share of security issues and we have mentioned Tunisia once way back in regards to Internet Repression. It seems like the government of Tunisia have been basically phishing their users with fake versions of login pages for Facebook, Gmail and Yahoo!. It only [...]

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07 February 2011 | 13,115 views

Canadian Dating Site PlentyofFish.com Hacked

Something which caused some kind of stir last week was the hacking of the Canadian dating site Plenty of Fish (sometimes known as PoF) which rose to fame on the Webmaster forums for SEO due to a picture of Markus Frind holding an Adsense cheque for $132,000 for two months earning. For anyone not familiar [...]

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17 January 2011 | 10,704 views

China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans

It seems like the Chinese are always coming up with inventive ways to scam people, this time the people in their own country. Android is of course growing quickly globally and China is no exception with the availability of cheap hardware there the open-source Android OS is a natural choice. The latest scam is some [...]

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