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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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