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Scottish Police Department Hit with Cyber Attack

Scottish Police Department Hit with Cyber Attack

A Scottish police department was forced Monday to shut down its website after officials feared Chinese hackers had attacked the force, Herald Scotland reports. The IT team at Strathclyde Police… Read more »

Crooks Steal $644,000 from NYC Department of Education

Crooks Steal $644,000 from NYC Department of Education

Hackers have defrauded the New York City’s Department of Education of more than $644,000 by targeting an online bank account used to manage petty cash expenditures, according to investigators. The… Read more »

Hacker Defaces Uganda's Official Website with Hitler Pic

Hacker Defaces Uganda's Official Website with Hitler Pic

The official website of Uganda’s president was pulled down late last month after hackers posted a picture of Adolf Hitler, which remained on the site for more than 24 hours,… Read more »

Botnet Takedown Leaves Hackers on the Prowl for Legitimate Work

Botnet Takedown Leaves Hackers on the Prowl for Legitimate Work

Botnets have become increasingly more common tools among hackers, but this year there has been signification success with shutting them down. While law enforcement agencies celebrate the success, there is… Read more »

Hackers Look to Help Disaster Relief Efforts

Hackers Look to Help Disaster Relief Efforts

This weekend, hackers around the globe came together for the second Random Hacks of Kindness event, which looks to find solutions to problems in disaster areas. The event included developers… Read more »

Jobs Site in UK Gets Hacked

Jobs Site in UK Gets Hacked

Jobs sites run by Trinity Mirror Group have been hacked, according to a blog post by the company. JobSearch.co.uk and jobs.mirror.co.uk were both hacked on May 19. “Our security systems… Read more »

Microsoft Will Provide Vulnerability Info to Governments

Microsoft Will Provide Vulnerability Info to Governments

Microsoft has announced its plans to provide pre-patch vulnerability data to governments around the globe. Under the new program, named Omega, Microsoft will share the information with governments in an… Read more »

German Court Wants Civilian Help to Stop Hackers

German Court Wants Civilian Help to Stop Hackers

Internet users in Germany can now be fined up to euro100 ($126) if a third party uses their unprotected network to illegally download data, a German court in Karlsruhe ruled… Read more »

Romanian Hackers Hit Out at Media Org

Romanian Hackers Hit Out at Media Org

A group of enraged Romanian hackers have let loose against The Daily Telegraph for perceived insults against the Romanian people. The hackers, calling themselves the Romanian National Security group, defaced… Read more »

India Baits Chinese Hackers

India Baits Chinese Hackers

Indian cybersecurity professionals have set baited traps to track Chinese hackers attempting to breach Indian government networks, according to a report in The Times of India. The recent “Shadow in… Read more »

Hackers Steal Emails, Sensitive Info from Dalai Lama, Indian Institutions

Hackers Steal Emails, Sensitive Info from Dalai Lama, Indian Institutions

Indian national security information, emails and other sensitive documents were stolen from the Dalai Lama’s office, and the hackers have been traced to China, according to a report by researchers… Read more »

Africa Could become World's Cyber-crime Capital

Africa Could become World's Cyber-crime Capital

Russia and China are often considered the two nations leading in cyber crime, but there is a runner-up that could take the leading spot in Internet misdeeds: Africa. Cybersecurity experts… Read more »

Laser Looks to Keep Hackers at Bay

Laser Looks to Keep Hackers at Bay

A new invention by a professor at Tel Aviv University’s School of Electrical Engineering claims to help to stop hackers of today… and tomorrow. Dr. Jacob Scheuer‘s invention uses existing… Read more »

Opposition Websites in Iran Hacked

Opposition Websites in Iran Hacked

Members of the Revolutionary Guards in Iran have hacked into 29 websites run by the opposition, according to the Fars News Agency. “The hacked websites acted against Iran’s national security… Read more »

Cooperation Key to Catching Criminals

Cooperation Key to Catching Criminals

Cyber criminal cases are illusive, invisible and devastating. A criminal’s location does not need to be near the area of the crime and criminals do not leave finger prints or… Read more »

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