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  • Hackers Plan Third Sony Attack? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Hackers Plan Third Sony Attack?

    Only a day after Sony CEO Howard Stringer apologized to customers Thursday for last month’s massive data breach, a group of hackers is planning to strike again and launch another missive of cyber attacks against the company in retaliation for its handling of the hack, CNET reported. An observer of the Internet Relay Chat channel […] More

  • Sony Accuses Anonymous in One of Largest Breaches Ever - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 stole personal information from more than 100 million of the company’s online-gaming accounts. Although the intruders deleted all traces of the hack, Sony said it […] More

  • Anonymous Launches OpIran - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 how “an era of change is sweeping the world,” and workers everywhere are taking their place to lead and control their destiny. “The people of […] More

  • FBI“™s Gordon Snow Testifies on Cyber Threats - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FBI“™s Gordon Snow Testifies on Cyber Threats

    Assistant director for the cyber division of the FBI, Gordon Snow, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee“™s subcommittee on crime and terrorism this week to talk about how the bureau is responding to the ongoing threat of cyber crime terrorism. Snow discussed the overall cyber threat and said he couldn“™t overstate the potential impact the […] More

  • Sony, Hacker 'GeoHot' Settle in PS3 Jailbreaking Case - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sony, Hacker 'GeoHot' Settle in PS3 Jailbreaking Case

    Sony announced today it has reached a settlement with PlayStation 3 hacker George “GeoHot” Hotz, who agreed to a permanent injunction, Ars Technica reported. “Our motivation for bringing this litigation was to protect our intellectual property and our consumers,” Sony’s general counsel Riley Russell said in a statement. “We believe this settlement and the permanent […] More

  • Report Indicates Trojan Threats Increasing - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report Indicates Trojan Threats Increasing

    A new report tracking the number of IT threats in the first quarter of this year shows the number of threats has increased 26 percent since March of 2010. PandaLabs published the report and concluded the majority of IT threats came from Trojans. The virus comprised 70 percent of the new malware created. The report […] More

  • Anonymous Wages War on Sony - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Anonymous Wages War on Sony

    Infamous hacktivist collective Anonymous has turned its eye to Sony, with denial-of-service attacks in retaliation for the tech giant’s lawsuit against a PS3 hacker who is accused of violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and for allegedly contributing to copyright infringement. Earlier this year, Sony filed for a […] More

  • Anonymous Releases BofA Emails - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Anonymous Releases BofA Emails

    Anonymous this morning released a series of emails it obtained from a former Bank of America employee who claims they reveal how a division of the bank sought to hide information on foreclosures, according to media reports. In the emails dating from November 2010, individuals who appear to be employees of Balboa Insurance, a BofA […] More

  • Anonymous Goes after Copyright Collection Agency - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Anonymous Goes after Copyright Collection Agency

    Anonymous has cyber attacked the website of copyright collection agency BMI as part of Operation Payback, the collective’s ongoing war against copyright and anti-piracy enforcers. According to Rolling Stone magazine, BMI temporarily took down its website in response to the group’s denial-of-service attack and in a statement said the hackers were not able to compromise […] More

  • Pentagon Investigates 'Anonymous' Threat against Quantico - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pentagon Investigates 'Anonymous' Threat against Quantico

    The Pentagon has requested an investigation into Anonymous’ reported cyber threat against the military base used to hold Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking secret government documents to whistle-blower site WikiLeaks and “aiding the enemy,” The Financial Times reported. Pentagon spokesman Col. David Lapan told AFP the probe was requested after news emerged […] More

  • Anonymous Launches 'Operation Bradical' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Anonymous Launches 'Operation Bradical'

    Anonymous has declared it will go after those who are currently responsible for detaining Bradley Manning, and in a crowd-sourced document the collective identifies Defense Department Press Secretary Geoff Morell and Quantico’s Chief Warrant Officer Denise Barnes as targets and calls on members to uncover personal information on both, Forbes’ Firewall blog reported. Calling their […] More

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