Tag Archive | "illegal"


21 February 2012 | 10,736 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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23 July 2008 | 18,533 views

San Fransisco Mayor Regains Control of the Network

In the story we recently covered where Terry Childs had locked San Fransisco officials out of their own network, there is a new development. He’s handed over the passcode to the Mayor, Gavin Newsom. It seems he came to his senses and he also seems to have VERY little faith in the IT administration for [...]

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21 July 2008 | 6,194 views

San Fransisco Officials Locked Out of Their Own Network

Another disgruntled IT worked causing mayhem, remember the guy that destroyed all the medical records? He got a pretty hefty sentence, now we have another who has locked everyone out of the new ‘state of the art’ computer network in San Fransisco – he’s on a $5 million dollar bail so I’d say he’s in [...]

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11 January 2008 | 14,338 views

UK Government Set to Make ‘Hacking Tools’ Illegal

This is sad news, it seems UK is considering following the lead of the Germans and their recently implemented hacking law 202(c) regarding the making of ‘hacking tools‘ illegal. It’s almost like making baseball bats illegal because you can hit someone with it, doesn’t matter its made for playing sport and that’s what most people [...]

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