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Police in the Netherlands on Saturday arrested a 19-year-old accused of cyber attacking the website of the public prosecution office as part of a bigger effort to support WikiLeaks, according to Reuters. Naked Security reported the DDoS attack on the prosecution website followed the Dutch police’s arrest of a 16-year-old in connection with cyber attacks […] More
Media outlets–including The New New Internet–have struggled to correctly describe the phenomenon Anonymous, labeling the loose coalition as hackers, online vigilantes and hacktivists. In an effort to set the record straight, Anonymous on Dec. 10 issued a press release to clarify what it really is and what it wants. Just don’t call them a group […] More
You do not get away with comparing WikiLeaks Julian Assange to the Taliban without ramifications–just ask Sarah Palin, whose political action committee website was cyber attacked this week after she urged the U.S. government to hunt the Australian down “with the same urgency we pursue al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders.” Anonymous, a loose coalition of hacktivists, […] More
Anonymous yesterday launched a DDoS attack against the website of the Swedish prosecution authority in response to the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to The Tech Herald.  The government-run website www.aklagare.se was unavailable most of Tuesday and early morning on Wednesday. As the site came back up again, a news release confirmed the site […] More
Hacker coalition Anonymous has launched a slew of cyber assaults against what it perceives to be enemies of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, including a DDoS attack on PayPal, which recently stopped processing donations to WikiLeaks in the wake of the release of U.S. embassy cables. Anonymous said it will “offer Wikileaks an additional mirror and […] More
When given the choice between being richer, thinner, smarter or younger, a large plurality of American adults said they would most want to be richer. The findings of a new Adweek Media/Harris Poll that surveyed 2,163 U.S. adults in July revealed that 43 percent chose being richer as the top pick. More than one-fifth said […] More
The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have come together to provide a Firefox add-on to provide more secure Internet browsing on several major websites. The new add-on make encryption easier on major sites like Google.com, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and PayPal with HTTPS, according to The Register. The new add-on, called HTTPS Everywhere, which […] More
Everyone agrees the present job market is tough as unemployment in the United States is in the double digits. Well, cyber criminals are stepping into the gap, seeking to hire individuals willing to infect computers with malware, according to an article on RedOrbit.com. Two cyber criminal organizations that have previously been involved with credit card […] More
The Central Intelligence Agency has come under attack by a modified botnet on the SSL port (secure sockets layer). The same botnet has also launched attacks against PayPal and several hundred other websites. The botnet sends a flood of legitimate-looking information requests over the SSL port, which forces them to consume more resources, according to […] More
Palantir Technologies, one of the latest entrants to the government intelligence services marketplace, has designed what some intelligence sources call the most effective tool for investigating terrorist networks. The main advance of the software: a user-friendly search tool that can scan multiple data sources at once, something previous search tools couldn’t do. With Palantir’s software, an analyst following a tip […] More
IBM has conducted a study evidencing the number of overall phishing attacks has gone down so far this year to 0.1 % of all spam email as compared to a range of 0.2-0.8% at the same time in 2008, however criminals are learning new methods of attack. IBM also asserted that spam email has not […] More
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