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Proposed Bill Would Curb Cyber Crime in Africa

Proposed Bill Would Curb Cyber Crime in Africa

Two of Africa’s key institutions are working to draft a proposed bill that would deal with the growing problem of cyber crime on the continent, Business Day reports. UN Economic… Read more »

Hackers Plant Blackhole Exploit Kit on Bin Laden Witness' Website

Hackers Plant Blackhole Exploit Kit on Bin Laden Witness' Website

A man who live tweeted about hearing helicopters and explosions in Abbottabad mere hours before Osama bin Laden’s death was announced has found himself the target of hackers, according to… Read more »

Oregon College Struck with Hack Attack

Oregon College Struck with Hack Attack

The Central Oregon Community College’s website has been hit by what school officials say are overseas hackers, prompting technicians to replace it with a temporary version, KTVZ.com reported. COCC spokesman… Read more »

Sony Accuses Anonymous in One of Largest Breaches Ever

Sony Accuses Anonymous in One of Largest Breaches Ever

In a letter to Congress released yesterday, a Sony Corp. executive said the company found a mocking message left during a recent cyber attack, but still does not know who… Read more »

Norton Unveils Global Effort to Fight Cyber Crime

Norton Unveils Global Effort to Fight Cyber Crime

Norton has announced the launch of a cybersecurity institute, which will bring together the company, law enforcement and consumer safety groups to fight cyber crime around the world. “Cyber crime… Read more »

Cyber Attack Cripples Radio Netherlands Websites

Cyber Attack Cripples Radio Netherlands Websites

Websites operated by Radio Netherlands Worldwide were paralyzed for nearly a day after an onslaught of distributed denial-of  services attacks launched yesterday. The cyber attack, which prevented tens of thousands… Read more »

Warez Ringleader Pleads Guilty to Copyright Infringement

Warez Ringleader Pleads Guilty to Copyright Infringement

A Harbor City, Calif., man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit criminal copyright infringement, spearheading a “warez” collective that illegally reproduced and distributed copyrighted music, according to the FBI’s… Read more »

FTC Settles Charges of Data Breach that Exposed 65K Customers' Info

FTC Settles Charges of Data Breach that Exposed 65K Customers' Info

Two companies that maintain large amounts of sensitive information about the employees of their business customers, including Social Security numbers, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they… Read more »

UK Teen Hacker Won't Face Charges for 'Call of Duty' Attack

UK Teen Hacker Won't Face Charges for 'Call of Duty' Attack

A U.K. teenager who was arrested over an alleged cyber attack on the online version of the computer game “Call of Duty” won’t be facing charges, according to BBC News…. Read more »

State Department Event Highlights Cyber Risks for Kids

State Department Event Highlights Cyber Risks for Kids

The State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security today hosted “Get Schooled, Kids and Cyber Security” to raise awareness about cybersecurity and children by discussing risks, mitigation strategies and safety tips…. Read more »

Sony Hit by Hackers — Again

Sony Hit by Hackers — Again

Sony said hackers breached security for a second online service, gaining access to personal information for 24.6 million customer as part of a broader attack on the company that has… Read more »

N. Korean Hackers Accused of Breaching S. Korean Bank

N. Korean Hackers Accused of Breaching S. Korean Bank

North Korean hackers were behind last month’s cyber attack that brought down the network of a South Korean bank, according to prosecutors in Seoul. Reuters reported the April 12 take… Read more »

Anonymous Launches OpIran

Anonymous Launches OpIran

Hacktivist collective Anonymous has announced OpIran, a new campaign designed to launch denial-of-service attacks at Iranian websites, according to news reports. Addressing the Iranian people, a post on AnonNews.org noted… Read more »

NIST Report Finds SPARK Immunity Holding Strong

NIST Report Finds SPARK Immunity Holding Strong

A National Institute of Standards and Technology report released this week validated AdaCore’s claims its SPARK language holds immunity to many vulnerabilities other languages fall prey to. The Source Code… Read more »

Bin Laden Death Leads to Scam Surge

Bin Laden Death Leads to Scam Surge

In the wake of President Barack Obama’s late-night announcement yesterday that the world’s most-wanted fugitive, Osama bin Laden, had been captured and killed, scammers were quick to jump at the… Read more »

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