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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 […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Privacy

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) […]

Topic: Privacy

Script Kiddies Lay Claim To NBC News Twitter Account Hack

There was a bit of a buzz on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 when the NBC News Twitter account was hacking and started posting updates regarding a repeated terrorist attack against ground zero. It only lasted a few minutes but as the account has 120,000 followers – it caused quite a stir. It’s not known […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Legal Issues, Privacy

Hackers Get Hold Of Wildcard Google SSL Certificate – Could Hijack Gmail Accounts

One of the big discussions points this week is about a wildcard cert for Google that has leaked out from a Dutch company called DigiNotar. The certificate is good for all Google domains – it’s a *.google.com cert. This is bad news and apparently has been in the wild for a while, some people are […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Legal Issues, Privacy