Third attack against Sony planned

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Sony has quite a bit of work on their hands trying to restore the PlayStation Network by the end of this week and dealing with a possible breach of customers' credit card details thanks to...

Facebook identifies hacker

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We reported a few weeks ago that a hacker going by the handle 'Kirllos' had managed to acquire the credentials of 1.5 million Facebook accounts and was selling them at unbelievably low prices in certain...

1.5M Facebook accounts up for sale

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Computerworld reports that 1.5 million facebook accounts are up for sale by a hacker going by the moniker Kirllos. To be clear, that's .3% of the estimated 400 million total registered Facebook accounts. VeriSign's iDefense...

100,000 websites destroyed by hackers

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As many as 100,000 websites have been destroyed by hackers targeting server virtualisation software HyperVM, which powers most virtual private server (VPS) hosting companies. Most of the VPS systems hosted by Vaserv, and its sister...

Gaza propaganda war takes place online

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Branded by some as "hacktivism", the conflict between Israel and Palestine has spilled onto the web, with activists from both sides defacing websites, taking over computers and shutting down Facebook groups, according to a report...

Gary McKinnon Appeals to Home Secretary

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Lawyers for a Briton accused of hacking into secret military and Nasa computers are asking the home secretary to ensure he is not jailed in the US. Glasgow-born Gary McKinnon, 42, who last month lost...

Hacker loses extradition appeal

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A Briton accused of hacking into top secret military computers has lost a Law Lords appeal against being extradited to stand trial in the US. Gary McKinnon, 42, could face a life sentence if...

Spain Arrests DOM Team Hackers

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The Spanish National Police have announced the arrest of five people suspected of hacking into or outright disabling thousands of Internet pages, some of them run by government agencies in the U.S., Latin America and...

Hacker Testifies Against News corp

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A computer hacker testified on Wednesday that a News Corp unit hired him to develop pirating software, but denied using it to penetrate the security system of a rival satellite television service. Christopher Tarnovsky —...

Hacker uses iPhone for Video Recording

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An iPhone user by the name of drunknbass has succeeded in turning Apple Incorporated’s smartphone into a video camcorder. The application he has written allows the device to capture 2MP quality videos at 10 FPS...

Robert Anderson: I Was a Hacker for the MPAA

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Promises of Hollywood fame and fortune persuaded a young hacker to betray former associates in the BitTorrent scene to Tinseltown's anti-piracy lobby, according to the hacker. In an exclusive interview with Wired News, gun-for-hire hacker...

Hacker Breach Suspends California Gov Domain

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If you had trouble accessing government websites in California a few days ago, don't worry, you weren't hallucinating: the federal government apparently briefly suspended the entire "ca.gov" domain after a hacker managed to insert redirects...

Hacker Finds Serious Flaw in Adobe PDF

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The same hacker who discovered a recently patched QuickTime flaw affecting the Firefox browser says he has found an equally serious flaw in Adobe Systems Incorporated's PDF file format. Using Adobe Reader 8.1 on Windows...

After hacker dissection, Safari beta is patched

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Three days after releasing Safari 3.0, Apple has issued its first patch of the beta software: Safari 3.0.1, which fixes three flaws in the browser including security vulnerabilities. Although the issues found in the first...

Hacker accesses students' personal information

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The FBI has launched an investigation regarding a computer hacker accessing the Social Security numbers and personal information of 22,396 current or former students at the University of Missouri-Columbia who also worked at one of...

Myth crushed as hacker shows Mac break-in

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Right after Apple's release of a patch for 25 vulnerabilities in OS X, a hacker managed to break into a Mac by exposing a hole in Apple's browser Safari, winning a $10,000 prize as part...

UK hacker loses extradition fight

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A London man has lost his High Court Fight against extradition to the US. He allegedly carried out the "biggest military computer hack of all time". Gary McKinnon, of north London, is accused of gaining...

Hacker Steals French Presidential Candidate Data

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As the French presidential race came into full swing, a hacker stole sensitive data (including a list of the Jean-Marie Le Pen's backers) stored in the National Front party headquarters' database, according to police reports....

One Hacker Kit Accounts For 71% Of Attacks

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According to Atlanta, Gerogia-based Exploit Prevention Labs, a multi-exploit hack pack was behind 70.9% of all Web-based attacks throughout December 2006. The kit includes up to a dozen different exploits, including several derived from the...

Vista Exploit Surfaces on Russian Hacker Site

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Proof-of-concept exploit code for a privilege escalation vulnerability affecting all versions of Windows—including Vista—has been posted on a Russian hacker forum, forcing Microsoft to activate its emergency response process. Mike Reavey, operations manager of the...

Torrentspy names alleged MPAA hacker

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A month after accusing the Motion Picture Association of America of conspiring to commit data theft, the operators of a file search engine presented more details regarding the alleged relationship between the MPAA and a...

Hacker Said to Resell Internet Phone Service

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Federal authorities arrested one man in Miami and another in Spokane, Wash., today in connection with what they said was a hacking scheme involving the resale of Internet telephone service. The suspects were said to...

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