Travelodge customer details stolen

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Apparently Travelodge has suffered an attack on its customer database. A spokesman for the chain says that a "third party" had managed to obtain names and email addresses, according to the BBC. The company has...

LulzSec members revealed by "LulzSec Exposed"?

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The antics by LulzSec over the past few weeks may have attracted a bit too much attention, at least for those involved in the group. Their veil of anonymity and fearlessness may be finally crumbling....

WikiLeaks rival to launch next week

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could soon find himself under attack from an unlikely source, with reports WikiLeaks ''defectors'' are planning to launch a rival whistleblower site as early as next week. Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports...

Microsoft helps smash massive botnet

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Microsoft announced this week, that together with industry partners, it has executed a major botnet takedown of Waledac, a large and well-known “spambot.” Botnets are networks of compromised computers controlled by "bot herders" or "bot masters"...

Google patches serious Buzz exploit

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Only a week after the release of Google Buzz, hackers have already found an exploit that allows someone to compromise a user's Google Buzz account, according to ha.ckers.org. The exploit actually lay inside the Google...

Hackers breach Best Western in data heist

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Hackers have broken into the corporate databases for best Western Hotels and may have stolen the names, addresses and credit card information of every customer who stayed with the international group since 2007. An investigation...

Hackers warn high street chains

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High street chains will be the next victims of cyber terrorism, some of the world's elite hackers have warned. They claim it is only a "matter of time" before the likes of Tesco and...

Hackers exploit poor website code

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Web designers making very old mistakes are letting malicious hackers hijack visitors to their sites, say experts. Many of the loopholes left in the code created for websites have been known about for almost a...

Even with Vista SP1, Hackers Still Crack WGA

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[quote]The fact that Microsoft has relaxed its antipiracy mechanism built into Windows Vista concomitantly with the release of Service Pack 1 failed to stop hackers from providing a crack for the latest version of Windows...

Indonesian Government Website Hacked Over Porn Ban

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According to a government official, hackers have defaced the Web site of Indonesia's information ministry in response to a government move to restrict access to pornographic material on the Internet. On Tuesday, Indonesia's parliament had...

Hackers claim iPhone 2.0 breakthrough

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It hasn't even been released yet, but iPhone hackers claim to have already figured out a way to jailbreak Apple's iPhone 2.0 software. The iPhone Dev Team said yesterday it has figured out a way...

Hackers Turn Off Lights, Demand Cash

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Hackers literally turned out the lights in "several regions outside the United States" after breaking into electrical utilities and demanding extortion payments before disrupting the power, senior CIA analyst Tom Donahue told utility engineers at...

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