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    CIA Website Hacked; LulzSec Claims Responsibility

    The public website of the CIA went down yesterday evening as hacker group Lulz Security announced on Twitter it had launched an attack, Reuters reports. The site initially could not be accessed from multiple locations around the world, and service continued to be sporadic later in the evening. LulzSec, which promises “high-quality entertainment at your […] More

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    Nigerian Hacktivists Rage against Costly Presidential Inauguration

    Nigerian hacktivists yesterday attacked the Niger Delta Development Commission’s website, reportedly reacting to the government’s plan to spend about $6.5 million on President Goodluck Jonathan‘s May 29 inauguration, NEXT reports. Known as NaijaCyberHactivists, the Nigerian hacker group warned of more attacks this weekend should the president decide to maintain his budget. The letter expressed frustration […] More

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    Hackers Deface Indian Committee Website

    Anonymous hackers on Sunday defaced the official website of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee, a unit of the Indian National Congress, according to The Hindu. Renjith Balan, IT adviser of the party, said he discovered the defacement at 7 p.m. The hackers posted several messages on the website, saying they were acting on the behalf […] More

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    Cyber War Rages as Indian, Pakistani Cyber Armies Battle it Out

    A group of Pakistani hackers calling itself the Pakistan Cyber Army has begun attacking the websites of the Indian Cyber Army attack after ICA shut down nearly 40 Pakistani government websites. According to The Express Tribune, the two hacker collectives have been engaged in a cyber war, attacking each other’s and government-owned websites. Some of […] More

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    Cocky Hacker Defaces Navy Memorial Site, Ridicules Admin

    A hacker broke into the U.S. Navy Memorial website and left a message for the administrator, mocking him for the inadequate security and offering his assistance, Softpedia reports. Operated by the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, www.navymemorial.org provides visitors information about the memorial, as well as news, annual reports and other services. The breach was detected […] More

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    Turkish Hacker Defaces Kiwi Parliament Website

    A Turkish hacker this weekend defaced New Zealand Parliament’s official video website, replacing all content with an animated flag and the message “best regards to all world.” The hacker who goes by the name of Iskorpitx has a long history of compromising a website’s server, then over-writing it with his own messages, sometimes political, but […] More

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    Hacker Defaces Website of Botswanan Investment Organization

    A hacker last week defaced the website of Botswana Export Development and Investment Authority and was able to change the homepage and some sections of the website, removing information on upcoming events and latest news usually displayed for investors. Botswana newspaper Mmegi reported that the hacker replaced the intro section of homepage with lines of […] More

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    Algerian Cyber Pirates Way Offshore, Attack Wrong Target

    One of Britain's best-known castles fell victim to Middle-Eastern “cyber-pirates“ last week after they mistook it for a Crusader fortress of the same name more than 2,000 miles away, The Telegraph reports. Belvoir Castle was mistakenly targeted by a subversive group of Algerian hackers who confused its website with that of Belvoir Fortress in Israel. […] More

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    Hackers Deface Philippine Government Sites

    The Philippine government has cautioned all federal agencies tighten security of their official websites following last week’s hacking of the Philippine Information Agency website, Xinhua reported. A government official said in a press statement the executive branch is adopting “best practices” to make government websites less vulnerable to intrusion. PIA is the official information arm […] More

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