Tag Archive | "USA"


02 October 2012 | 3,694 views

Hackers Break Into White House Military Network

It’s been a while, but hey I’m back! So here’s a news story that caught my eye today – it’s been a while since we’ve reported on a Spear Phishing attack, and guess what? Yes, last time it was also perpetrated by Chinese, but it was targeting Google’s Gmail. Targeted Phishing Attacks Carried Out On [...]

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13 February 2008 | 10,085 views

US Customs Owns Your Data?

Ok here’s something controversial for you guys to digest, there has been anecdotal evidence of US Customs seizing laptops before and examining the data…but it now seems to be rather more widespread. It’s a little worrying to me how a government can just rummage through your data when you are totally innocent and they don’t [...]

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21 September 2006 | 6,821 views

DOE Hit By Hackers and Covered Up

Ahah! More government cover-ups? This one was a while back too. Digging on those archives right now yah. A hacker stole a file containing the names and Social Security numbers of 1,500 people working for the Energy Department’s nuclear weapons agency, scary eh? The US government security really does scare me sometimes, their internal departments [...]

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16 June 2006 | 4,178 views

Trojan Compromises 2,200 Oregon Tax Payers

Aha! Trojans strike again. Really, I still think it all comes down to education, it doesn’t seem to be a targeted attack though. Just a random infection from your average porn site Trojan. Electronic files containing personal data of up to 2,200 Oregon taxpayers may have been compromised by an ex-employee’s unauthorized use of a [...]

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28 February 2006 | 44,929 views

US considers banning DRM rootkits – Sony BMG

Now after the huge Sony BMG Rootkit fiasco, this has become quite a hot topic, how far can vendors go to enforce their ‘Digital Rights Management’ (or Digital Restrictions Management as we like to call it), can they install a rootkit on your machine and hook into your OS? Can they take over your PC [...]

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