Tag Archive | "Privacy"


12 November 2015 | 1,385 views

ProtonMail DDoS Attack – Sustained & Sophisticated

So the ProtonMail DDoS Attack – if you’re not familiar ProtonMail is an secure, free, encrypted e-mail service that promises absolutely no compromises. It’s been getting hit hard since November 3rd, with a large scale rather sophisticated set of DDoS attacks rendering it unable to receive or send e-mail. It seems to have mitigated the […]

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31 January 2012 | 21,692 views

theHarvester – Gather E-mail Accounts, Subdomains, Hosts, Employee Names – Information Gathering Tool

theHarvester is a tool to gather emails, subdomains, hosts, employee names, open ports and banners from different public sources like search engines, PGP key servers and SHODAN computer database. This tools is intended to help Penetration testers in the early stages of the project It’s a really simple tool, but very effective. The sources supported […]

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20 October 2011 | 12,747 views

German Federal Trojan (0zapftis/Bundestrojaner) Eavesdrops On Skype, IE, Firefox, MSN Messenger & More

It’s always good to have some news about government conspiracy theories, or in this case government propagated malware. The last case I remember reporting on was – Tunisia Running Country Wide Facebook, Gmail & Yahoo! Password Capture. Now whilst we wouldn’t quite expect that kind of oppressive behaviour from a country like Germany, they do […]

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17 October 2011 | 11,705 views

The U.S. Department of Defense Hit With $4.9B Lawsuit Over Data Breach

We haven’t published anything about the Defense Department for a while, the last news really was the whole RSA SecurID thing which affected some of the US DoD sub-contractors. The latest news is they’ve been hit with a colossal lawsuit of almost $5 Billion! The lawsuit is regarding a recent breach involving a healthcare system […]

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03 October 2011 | 8,239 views

Anonymous Twitter Alternative Created For Protesters & Revolutionaries

There was a mass of news back in August about the London riots and how social media (especially Twitter) and the BlackBerry Messenger service (BBM) enabled the rioters to organize themselves via broadcast messages and tweets. After discovering a lot of rioters got busted from their Tweets and BBM messages (which are of course traceable) […]

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29 June 2011 | 12,124 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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02 June 2011 | 6,894 views

Targeted Phishing Attacks Carried Out On Gmail – Likely From China

It was just about a week ago when we wrote about the technical flaw in Hotmail and the fact that the Hotmail Exploit Has Been Silently Stealing E-mail for some time. The latest news is some hackers have been targeting users of the Gmail service, specifically US government officials. This comes shortly after the news […]

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17 March 2011 | 14,043 views

Web Hacking Incident Database Shows DoS Attacks On The Rise

It seems like the formidable Anonymous army has managed to change the weighting of stats collected by the Web Hacking Incident Database (WHID) with it’s vast array of DDoS attacks. We’ve reported on a couple of them like back in December when the WikiLeaks Attacks Caused Rival DDoS Retaliation. There have been a whole lot […]

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10 February 2011 | 13,701 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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17 January 2011 | 10,744 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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