Tag Archive | "hackers"


04 October 2007 | 7,087 views

New German Hacking Law 202(c) – Sites Close & Possible Backfire

This has been floating around for a while and you might have noticed a warning on some German based security sites that they’ve had to move their tools due to this new legislation known as 202(c) – a couple of examples are KisMAC and Phenoelit. Basically the new law prohibits manufacturing, programming, installing, or spreading [...]

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06 September 2007 | 8,780 views

Pentagon Hacked by Chinese Miltary

The details are still a bit shaky, but this news has been making the rounds. Apparently the the hack attack in June on the Pentagon may have been carried out by the Chinese Military (People’s Liberation Army). One senior US official said the Pentagon had pinpointed the exact origins of the attack. Another person familiar [...]

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16 August 2007 | 6,763 views

German Hacker Successfully Clones E-Passports

So the latest news is that the RFID chips in electronically enabled passports are NOT encrypted, which bright spark came up with that idea? Ok so you implement ‘more secure’ RFID passports, and leave all the data in plain text for anyone to tamper with – nice! So what do you think they are gonna [...]

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07 August 2007 | 6,382 views

The Homeland Security Department Suffered More Than 800 Successful Hack Attacks

Not just attempts, but 844 successful intrusions over the past two years, quite a scary statistic no? They are actually having a subcommittee hearing entitled “Hacking the Homeland”. This includes all kinds of intrusions including web site hacks, viruses, worms and other kinds of intrusion. DHS and its constituent agencies have suffered more than 800 [...]

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03 April 2007 | 6,385 views

The Black & White Ball UK – Whitehat vs Blackhat

Black hat hackers vs White hat professionals – This is the Black & White Ball The Black & White Ball will be held at the stylish Ministry of Sound venue in London, the date is to be confirmed (but it will be in September). In security parlance, the terms Black Hat and White Hat refer [...]

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22 January 2007 | 9,102 views

Logic Bomb Backfires on Hacker Employee

Ah the logic bomb, a source of humour for many due to it’s frequent showing up in ‘hacking’ movies, and it’s complete mis-use. ZOMG THE LOGIC BOMB IT’S GONNA PWN US ALL! A former UBS PaineWebber employee was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday for planting a computer “logic bomb” on company networks [...]

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16 January 2007 | 8,739 views

Pentagon Hacker Gary McKinnon Appeals against US Extradition

It seems like it’s getting really serious in the Gary McKinnon case, he’s facing what looks like his last appeal against the US anti-terror law case against him for hacking some NASA systems by guessing the weak passwords. Not like he’s really a terrorist, or did any damage…he did something very stupid though, bruised the [...]

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14 December 2006 | 16,731 views

Hackers Break Into Water Processing Plant Network

When things like this happen it’s kinda of scary, like a while back when someone managed to get into a highly secure power station network through a stupid contractors laptop that was connected to the net via dialup and to the uber ‘secure’ power station LAN. An infected laptop PC gave hackers access to computer [...]

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20 October 2006 | 6,545 views

A Politically Tight Situation? Blame a HACKER!

It has happened quite a few times lately, politically tight situations, mistakes, data or information leaks and whoops damn…er…let’s blame it on hackers! Case 1: California Highway Patrol officials have opened a criminal investigation into “multiple” breaches and illegal downloads by outside hackers into the computers of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office, after an embarrassing private [...]

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01 October 2006 | 11,607 views

Security Boom Post 9/11

It makes sense really, the paranoia that quickly infected every corner of the ‘Western’ world had to be cashed in on by somebody, tada! The security industry of course. During the Cold War, Canada’s National Optics Institute developed a system to detect which type of enemy tank or fighter jet was approaching. After the Soviet [...]

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