Tag Archives: hacking

Soccer Hooligans Hack Phone Systems

Fans of the English soccer club Chelsea took their rivalry with Manchester United’s team to new heights by hacking into the phone system of Manchester United. The hackers changed the voicemail message to a chant of  “we are the champions” by Chelsea supporters. The original message was that the club …

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Security Guard Pleads Guilty to Hacking Hospital Computer Systems

A former security guard has pleaded guilty to hacking his employer’s computers while working the night shift at Dallas-based Carrell Clinic hospital. Jesse William McGraw, a member of a hacking group Electronik Tribulation Army, pleaded guilty last week to two counts of transmitting malicious code. According to court documents, McGraw …

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Researchers Find Way to Hack Cars

Researchers with the Center for Automotive Embedded Systems Security (CAESS) have found a way to hack into cars and control vital functions, including braking. This week, the university researchers will present their paper “Experimental Security Analysis of a Modern Automobile” at the upcoming IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in …

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Teenage Sony Hacker Sentenced to 1 Year's Probation

A Pennsylvania-based teenage hacker who employed botnets to paralyze Sony Entertainment Corporation’s video-gaming website has been sentenced to serve one year on probation, perform 250 hours of community service and pay Sony $5,000, pittsburghlive.com reports. The 11th grader was found guilty of using a computer for illegal motives, computer encroaching …

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Cyber Breach with Army Major's Computer

An army investigation in India has found that a breach using a major’s computer was the result of a ‘cybersecurity breach’ and not espionage, according to Defence Minister A K Antony. “It is a case of alleged misuse of computer by an officer of the army. The moment we got …

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Hacker Indicted in Tax, Mail, Wire Fraud Conspiracy

A California-based man who allegedly tried to swindle the government out of millions of dollars by using sophisticated hacking techniques and other conniving methods was indicted last week. The indictment alleges that as early as 2005, Daniel David Rigmaiden, aka Steven Travis Brawner, conspired with others, including Ransom Marion Carter, …

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Hacker Gets 37 Months in Jail for Hacking Brokerage Accounts

A hacker who broke into brokerage accounts at Charles Schwab, laundered more than $246,000, and sold stolen credit-card numbers has been sentenced by the Manhattan Federal Court to 37 months in prison. From approximately September 2006 through December 2007, Aleksey Volynskiy and Alexander Bobnev participated in a scheme to steal …

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Chinese City Takes Steps to Protect Citizens' Online Assets

In the city of Shenzhen, police will now work to protect locals’ online assets, according to a White Paper of Public Services of Shenzhen Public Security Bureau.This is the first such policy of online asset protection within Guangdong province. The police will work together with online gaming platforms and websites …

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Beijing Responds to Hacking Allegations

Recently, researchers at the University of Toronto accused the Chinese of carrying out cyber espionage against India and the Dalai Llama. A spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that China is committed to fighting cyber crime and questioned the motives of the researchers who released the report “Shadows in …

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How to Track a Hacker

Bill O’Reilly, Paris Hilton and Sarah Palin have one thing in common, apart from being celebrities: They have all been victims of hacking. Although the media spotlight hit all three public figures, it was Palin’s bad fortune that got the most attention. Right before the presidential election in 2008, a …

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China's Cyber Crime Problem

While Russia is often considered to be the haven of cyber criminals, China quite likely plays host to the greatest number. Last month, the giant nation was the biggest source of cyber attacks, according to an article in the Financial Times. “There are probably no more than 1,000 people in …

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Cyber Bodyguards Set Up in Switzerland

In an effort to meet the growing needs of business people, the Electronic Bodyguards Group has formed in Switzerland to help protect business people from privacy and security threats in the electronic sphere. The group, formed by Peter Houppermans, a security consultant who helped build the UK’s Government Secure Intranet, …

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Hackers Exploit Windows 7 in 2 Minutes

It did not take more than 2 minutes for the first hacker at Pwn2Own hacking contest to sidestep the security measures of Windows 7. Both Peter Vreugdenhil of the Netherlands and a German who called himself Nils succeeded in exploiting a fully updated 64-bit version of Windows 7 by disabling …

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